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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 Mar 02, 2024 at 11:00am
    120 minutes

    Bring your family to the Richmond branch and celebrate Robert Munsch's classic "The Paper Bag Princess".

    Join us for crafts and activities inspired by the book.

    Dress up as your favourite princess, prince, knight, or dragon.

    Drop-in program

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    Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    18 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

  • photo of solar eclipse and photo of northern lights

    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    The Solar Eclipse and the Northern Lights; two of nature's most striking phenomena...and this April is the best time to see both! 

    Most remarkably, Southern Ontario's only total solar eclipse in our lifetime will take place.

    Come listen to adventurer Andrew Macklin explain the background science and share insights on how to best view them near Ottawa.

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    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join our interactive session to learn how to write compelling scenes for your stories. We’ll discuss how to leverage key elements such as conflict, goals, agency, and change to maximize the reader’s empathy with your characters. Whether you’re writing short stories or an epic novel, you’ll leave with practical tools and techniques for planning, writing, and editing your scenes.  

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join a band of adventurers as they set out from the seaside town of Dragonsbourne. This will be a three-part adventure that takes place in the ongoing location of Dragonsbourne, and its surroundings. Though this game is intended for teens who have played D&D before, beginners are also welcome. Please bring a 1st or 2nd level character and dice. Pre-made characters and dice will be provided for those who do not have their own.  This game is intended for ages 13-17. 

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 09, 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!

    Saturdays 1:30-3

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a relaxed scrapbooking session!  Please bring your own scrapbook and pictures.  Basic craft supplies will be provided.

  • Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    An introduction to the topic of organic gardening, with a focus on growing food.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 09, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. Ages 12-17 

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join us for a high energy, interactive musical Storytime that engages your child with gross motor skills and early literacy fun using books, songs, music, dance and musical instruments.  This program is for children 3 to 5 years accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  

    Registration required (you will be registered for all three March dates).