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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.

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 1:30pm
    30 minutes

    Babytime / Bébés à la biblio

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (inscription non-requise)

  • green web banner with tree growing out of a book and tree branches

    Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 2:00pm
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in.

    **Note: No program Tuesday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 12th.  

  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • Adult reading a book to baby

    Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
    2:15pm
    25 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months.

    **Please note : this program takes a break on the first two weeks of March '24. It resumes on March 19th.

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    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois.

    **À noter : ce programme fera relâche les deux premières semaines de mars 2024. De retour le 19 mars.

  • Mario

    Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - May 28, 2024
    3:00pm
    60 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Drop-in to play video games on our PS4 and WiiU. For ages 13-18. Drop-in. 

  • Homework Help Web Banner

    Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    5:00pm
    90 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Come and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. Led by United for Literacy volunteers. For students in grades 1 through 10. / Reçois de l'aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l'anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles de Littératie Ensemble. Pour les élèves de la 1e à la 10e année.

    Please note: A parent or caregiver for children participating in the homework club must remain in the library for the duration of a session. / Notez bien: Les parents ou les personnes en charge des enfants participant au club d'aide aux devoirs doivent rester dans la bibliothèque pendant toute la durée d'une séance.

    Online resources / Ressources en ligne

  • Art supplies

    Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 5:00pm
    120 minutes

    Working on a craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Don't currently have a project? Try our featured craft project : a DIY anti-bullying pin for "Pink Shirt Day"!
    Share ideas and expertise or learn from your fellow enthusiasts. Or simply bond and make friends over common hobbies. For teens of all abilities. Drop-in program.

    *Extra supplies available on hand for: drawing/colouring, origami, scrapbooking/collage, sewing, knitting, etc.

    Vous avez un projet d'art ou d'artisanat en cours? Apportez votre projet à la bibliothèque pour discuter tout en travaillant! Vous n'avez pas de projet présentement? Essayez notre projet vedette : un macaron anti-bullying DIY pour le Jour du chandail rose!
    Échangez des idées et conseils ou apprenez d'autres passionnés. Ou amusez-vous tout simplement avec des amis qui partage les mêmes passe-temps. Pour ados de tous les niveaux. Activité portes-ouvertes.

    *Matériel supplémentaire disponibles pour : dessiner/colorier, origami, scrapbooking/collage, couture, tricot, etc.

      "Lift each other up"

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    10 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.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

  • English Conversation Group

    Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

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