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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.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

  • Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 11:00am
    90 minutes

    Come and paint at the library! This is an opportunity to try out different techniques while meeting others who enjoy art. No lesson will be taught, however, books and videos will be available to provide ideas and inspiration. Materials will be provided.

    Register online.  Ages 9- 12.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Registration required. Family program for ages 4+. 

    Alta Vista Branch

    Saturday, June 1st, 2024

    11:00 am

    English Program

  • four people with speech bubbles

    Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome. / Pratiquez vos habilités de conversation en anglais dans une ambiance décontractée et amicale. Pour tous les niveaux.

    Language learning online resources / Ressources en ligne pour l'apprentisage des langues

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    “Show, don’t tell” is well-known advice in the writing world, but it’s often misunderstood. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore the concepts of ‘showing’ and ‘telling’ to understand when to use each effectively, since good writing balances both. We’ll discuss common pitfalls with ‘telling’ and demonstrate practical techniques to ‘show’ more, creating a more immersive reader experience. After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to show like a pro and tell really well.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    For children 7-12, interested in learning to play chess and finding out more about the game. Teen volunteers will be on hand to help those who are learning!

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Photos and narration from a river cruise that included, Prague, various stops in Germany and Austria and ending in Budapest, Hungary. There is a side trip to the Danube Gorge.

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • The word "password" on letter tiles on a reddish background

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password.

    Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy, and free!

    ** Please note: You are not required to bring your laptop to the session.