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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.

  • Children playing and drawing

    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Make your dreams come true with your own hands. Drop-in program. Ages 4-6.

    We will be making our very own galaxy suncatcher using melted crayon shavings.

  • SRC Logo, space wreath

    Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship. Registration is required. Ages 4-6.

    Learn about the solar system by making a space-themed wreath! We will be painting, colouring on cut-out planets, and adding glittery star stickers. 

  • SRC webcard stargazing children

    Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an action-packed adventure through the discovery zone, where you’ll explore colour chromatography, investigate why trees are important to engineers, and create an elastic-powered car. Every great scientist started out as a curious kid! Presented by Scientists in School. Ages 8-12.

  • Mondays, Aug 12, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    This is a book club, conversation space and community for parents or caregivers of little people who are looking for shared connection on the struggles and joys of parenting. Sleepless nights, big emotions, stepping on a toy car that feels like a shard of glass and surprise jam on your best work shirt, parenting is not always the social media perfect picnic it is cracked up to be. At the same time you love them to bits and are trying to merge the life before them with your current reality while also keeping all the balls in the air and doing your best to raise kind and thoughtful humans amidst a crazy and changing world.

    Explore concepts of parenting, identity and the ever present “mom or dad guilt”.

    If you don’t have time to read the book, still come! Chill vibes and welcoming space.

  • Children imagination

    Wednesday Aug 14, 2024 at 12:00pm
    120 minutes

    Our Knit & Knatter Club ladies will be available to teach anyone how to knit or crochet.

    We will provide yarn, needles, and crochet hooks – or bring your own!

    For ages 6 -17. Registration is required.

  • Saturday Aug 17, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and craft your very first project: a drawstring bag. This two-hour session will take you through the steps of setting up, threading, and using a sewing machine. 

    The same lesson takes place once a month. Please register for one session only. Registration limited to 5 spaces.

  • Cute alien reading a map,

    Monday Aug 19, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    3…2…1…. Que ton aventure intergalactique commence!

    Suis, Cubetto, notre petit robot programmable, dans sa quête à travers l’espace!

    Programme portes ouvertes pour les 7 à 9 ans.

  • Monday Aug 19, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks. Monday July 22nd 1:30-3:30​ Monday August 19th 1:30-3:30​ ​ Drop in Program

  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Aug 19, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • Wednesdays, Aug 21, 2024 - Jun 18, 2025
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Storytelling Open Mic is a perfect place for newcomers to discover oral storytelling in a warm and supportive atmosphere or for more experienced tellers to test out new stories. Listeners are needed and welcome! You will hear folk tales, historical pieces, fractured fairy tales, true personal stories, recitations, ballads, and original stories - ranging from funny to poignant. Attendees can listen or tell a story 5-10 minutes long.

    In collaboration with Ottawa Storytellers.