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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Web banner for Arts and Culture

    Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    2:00pm
    75 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us at Blackburn Hamlet for a watercolour painting session. Bring your own project or start something new in the company of like-minded artists. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Register Online. Soyez des nôtres à la succursale de Blackburn Hamlet pour une activité amusante d’aquarelle. Aucune expérience nécessaire. Les fournitures vous seront fournies.

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  • Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

    ** This group will be meeting bi-weekly for the summer. Please check schedule.** 

  • Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Try Dungeons & Dragons in this four-session adventure! Learn the rules and create your own character to explore and battle your way through the haunted Death House. Experienced and beginner players welcome. Please bring a 1st level character. Pre-made characters and dice provided for those who do not have their own.

    Registration required. Space is limited to 5 participants.

  • poster for Good Time

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Good Time as part of our High Tension theme in July. The film was directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and was released in 2017. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 101 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.

    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    This is a virtual program that will be streamed live at the Nepean Centrepointe Branch.  

  • Groupe de conversation en français

    Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en français gratuit pour pratiquer le français dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Niveaux intermédiaire, inscription non requise.

    Join our free French conversation group to practice speaking in French in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    Drop-in program at an intermediate level.

  • Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
    3:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Technology and Social Media can be overwhelming. ​

    Get a Techno Buddy!​

    Teen Volunteers share their basic tech ​knowledge with older Adults in a ​two-on-one setting.

  • webcard for Chess Club with black Queen defeating white King

    Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    22 sessions remaining

    Join us for open games of chess. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. 

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    Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Rejoignez-nous à la bibliothèque pour regarder une comédie hilarante sur les relations familiales et les préjugés qu’on a parfois.

    Bourgeois de province, Claude et Marie défendent des valeurs conservatrices et catholiques qu'ils ont souhaité transmettre à leurs quatre filles. Peine perdue, les trois premières ont épousé des hommes de races et de religions différentes. Quand la cadette annonce qu'elle est fiancée à un vrai catholique, l'espoir renaît. Mais est-ce que les choses seront si simples ? Venez regarder le film pour découvrir !

  • Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Sep 18, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.