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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.

  • Lego Blocks

    Fridays, Mar 08, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Building Boom! Show off your architectural creativity with Lego®!

    Archiboum! Architectes en herbes, à vos Lego®! 

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    After Family Storytime, stay for self-directed play with Duplo Blocks from 10AM-12PM.  

    Drop-in, Self-directed, Ages 1+

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Mar 15, 2024
    10:00am
    240 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    What you can find at Richmond branch during the March Break:

    Monday, the 11th- Self directed Lego and games @ 2pm-4pm.

    Tuesday, the 12th- Morning: stay and play @10:30am-11:30am.  Afternoon: Swordplay event (see website for info.).

    Wednesday, the 13th- Self directed rocket making @4pm-6pm.

    Thursday, the 14th- Morning: stay and play@10:30am-11:30am.  Afternoon: plasticine event (see website for info).  

    Friday, the 15th- Self directed Lego and games @2pm-4pm

    See you then!  

                  

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 7-12.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Get muddy with barnyard friends. We guarantee you will have a Moo-ving experience! Drop-in Family Program.

  • March Break - Game On!

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Meet the amazing reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and invertebrates from a variety of ecosystems around the world. You’ll learn about their behaviour, their habitats, conservation, and why they got so big. You will also explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that reptiles, mammals and invertebrates have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? What do tarantulas do to protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts! Family program for ages 4+.

    Please note: This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the Hazeldean Program Room.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Meet the amazing reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and invertebrates from a variety of ecosystems around the world. You’ll learn about their behaviour, their habitats, conservation, and why they got so big. You will also explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that reptiles, mammals and invertebrates have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? What do tarantulas do to protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts! Family program for ages 4+. 

    Please register once per family.

    This program will also be livestreamed at the following locations: Centennial and Hazeldean

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Explore different characteristics of reptiles, small animals, amphibians, and invertebrates. There will be a variety of interactive activity stations in the program room, and the presenter from Little Ray’s Reptiles will be on-screen.

    You’ll learn about their behaviour, their habitats, conservation, and why they got so big. You will also explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that reptiles, mammals and invertebrates have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? What do tarantulas do to protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts!

    Family program. Drop-in.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12.