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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.

  • Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Come engage in creative writing or academic writing!

    Each session starts with a 20-minute writing period, followed by a peer feedback session.

    You will need to bring the writing instruments of your choice (computer or pen and paper) so that we can write together.

    March 22; April 5 & 19; May 3, 17, 31

    Registration is required for this 6-session program series
     

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    Saturdays, Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024
    10:00am
    360 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come and make a craft at the library.  We provide the supplies and you provide the creativity and imagination!

    Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Drop-in program. While supplies last. This program is best for ages 4-10. 

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Spend your Saturday investigating the world of S.T.E.M. 

    This month we will be looking at catalysts and chemical reactions.

     Ages 8-12.

    Registration is required

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join us for a program full of colours and adventures! Stories, rhymes, songs and an egg hunt for children, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-5 years.

    Registration. **Please register one spot per child**

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

    Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    From the first known photograph of women playing hockey, taken at Rideau Hall...

    ...to Ontario's first women's hockey champions, the Ottawa Alerts...

    ...to Olympic figure-skating champion, Barbara Ann Scott (a.k.a "Canada's sweetheart")...

    Come learn about Ottawa's women on ice with guest speaker James Powell, author of the "Today in Ottawa's History" blog and several books.

    If you want to read more from James Powell, check out this list of his works in the Ottawa Public Library's collection!

  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa

    Saturdays, Mar 23, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Our storytime welcomes and respects the needs of children aged 0-6 years living with developmental disabilities and/or Autism, who may face barriers related to sensory experiences, show signs of, or are at risk for a developmental delay.

    A family member must be present for the entirety of the event.

    Offered in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa.

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Discover the mysterious continent of Africa with Rachel Lalonde with CAA Orleans. From the Mediterranean Sea to the wild savanna, Rachel will be your guide through the hottest new travel trends, essential flight information, and must-know documentation details.

    Open to all who love to travel (or just dream of it!)

    Register Online

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    Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Participants will create textile landscapes on a canvas board using fabric, twine and glue.  Show off your artistic flair with your new masterpiece.

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. 

    Create intricate paper art perfect for the season in a simple, easy to follow craft. Enjoy a calm atmosphere, good conversation, and discover how to turn swirls of paper into a floral art piece perfect for the season. 

  • photo of a tornado and photo of a bolt of lightening

    Sunday Mar 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Ottawa was under five tornado warnings in 2023! Did you get them on your phone?

    Local storm chaser Andrew Macklin dives into the basics of tornadoes, chasing storms, and recaps the notably active 2023 thunderstorm season in Eastern Ontario.