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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.

  • Monday May 13, 2024 at 7:45pm
    60 minutes

    Come draw, paint or sketch using different art mediums.  You are free to work on your own projects or create a new one.  Note that this is not an art lesson but rather an opportunity to try out different art material while meeting other teens who enjoy art.  Books and videos will be available to provide ideas and inspiration.  You can register for 1, 2 or all 4 sessions  For ages 13-17.

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    Venez dessiner ou peindre en utilisant différents médiums artistiques. Vous êtes libre de travailler sur vos propres projets ou d'en créer un nouveau. Ce n'est pas une leçon d'art, mais plutôt une occasion de tester différents matériels artistiques en rencontrant d'autres adolescents qui apprécient l'art. Des livres et des vidéos seront disponibles pour fournir des idées et de l'inspiration.  Vous pouvez vous inscrire à 1, 2 ou aux 4 sessions.  Pour les 13 à 17 ans.

  • Tuesdays, May 14, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    3:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    The Granny Squares for Warmth (GSFW) group was created in November 2020 as a Barrhaven-based group with a mission to create and donate hand-made blankets in the Ottawa area. ​

    In addition to blankets, members have also made and donated shawls, hats, and baby wear. ​

    Join us to crochet and join granny squares, to share and learn crochet stitches and techniques and to build a sense of community by making blankets for those in need. ​
    Everyone is welcome!

  • Night Owls Book Club

    Thursdays, May 16, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    New to independent reading?

    Join our family book club and discover great reading suggestions to get you started and keep you going. 

    We will share favorites, listen to read-alouds and participate in book-related art activities.

    For kids ages 6-8 and their adult reading partner.

  • Man reading to children and woman

    Saturday May 18, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, for children of all ages! | Rejoignez-nous pour des histoires, des chansons et des comptines, pour les enfants de tous âges!

  • Tuesday May 21, 2024 at 10:00am
    60 minutes

    Le Club de lecture RD est fier d'accueillir Michèle Vinet, auteure de chez nous.  Son roman, Le malaimant, lauréat du Prix littéraire Trillium fut récemment le sujet de leur rencontre.   Avec sa plume poétique, Michèle Vinet touche, ébranle et confronte.  Ses romans nous aident à mettre en lumière les mystères de la vie. 

  • Thursdays, May 23, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! ​
    All are welcome. 

  • Barrhaven Builders Club

    Friday May 24, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Get creative with our Gears, Gears, Gears, Magformers, Keva Planks, Lego, Meccano, K'nex, VEX Robotics and more.

    Drop-in between 3:30 and 5:00pm to build, construct, engineer and design with us.

    Open to ages 5+

  • 3 seedings in brown pots in a row

    Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    Did you start too many seedlings?
    Have some extra perennials or houseplants?

    Bring them to the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch Spring Plant Swap and take some other plants home!

    Weather permitting, we'll be set up outside of the branch near the main entrance. 

    Please don't forget to clearly label your plants. 

  • Dickinson Discovery  Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 10:00am
    360 minutes

    Drop in to our branch during the day and exchange puzzles with other members of our community.

    Bring one, take one. Bring two, take two! 

    If you are ready to let go of some gently used puzzles ahead of time, please drop them off at the desk on the 2nd floor starting June 12th during opening hours. This will help us prepare for the big day!