Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, and more.
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.
Wednesdays, Dec 13, 2023 - Dec 27, 2023
3 sessions remaining
Saturday Dec 16, 2023 at 10:30am
Sorry this event and its waiting list are full
Let your creativity flow with Pop-up Painters. Transform a blank canvas into a majestic snowy trees painting! Guided tutorial and supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Ages 8 and up.
This program is made possible with support from Friends of the Ottawa Public Library.
Paint me a Picture workshop is part of Emerald Plaza’s Holiday Open House. Throughout the day enjoy light refreshments, make holiday gift supplies at our crafting table, and play Chocolate Bar Bingo in the afternoon.
Saturday Dec 16, 2023 at 2:30pm
Sorry this event and its waiting list are full
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 wintery art piece or holiday card that is sure to impress.
Thursday Dec 21, 2023 at 11:00am
Join us at our new yarn club!
Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, rug hookers – all are welcome to socialize with fellow yarn crafters and work on their latest project.
Saturday Dec 30, 2023 at 11:15am
Ring in the Noon Year with us! Help us celebrate and countdown the new year without staying up late! We will read a story, sing songs, dance and make a party hat for the new year! Family friendly, drop-in on time to celebrate!
Thursday Jan 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
Wendy will present an overview of making inks from local plants, some basic recipes, examples of botanical inks used in her art and Artist Books and references for further exploration.
After the presentation, participants are invited to a Q and A, to try the palette of inks hands-on and to a ‘show and tell’ about her art.
A handout about using botanical inks on paper and textiles will be provided.
English adult event. Registration required as space is limited.
Wendy lives in Ottawa in the boreal eco zone. She creates painted, printed and stitched art textiles, papers and artist books on mostly botanical themes.
Her work is inspired by the beautiful landscapes and plant life, both wild and cultivated, of this rugged region of Canada.
"Working with nature as a gardener and as an artist is one of my life’s chief constants and consolations. My printed and stitched textiles and papers, like scrolls, become botanical records of plants and their environments in every season."
Her basic method is to print and stitch on textiles and papers, embroidering by hand and machine with the intention to build up layers of coloured marks to express feeling and concept with line, colour and texture.
As well as painting marks on substrates with acrylics or natural dyes, she uses eco printing, a monotype process that applies pigments from plants, soils and minerals directly from plants onto natural fibers.
Printing and dyeing with native plants from her garden and foraged from the local environment have become Wendy's special interest.
She has published internationally about eco printing, gives occasional classes and presentations and document all aspects of her art adventures in her blog “Threadborne"
Monday Jan 22, 2024 at 6:45pm
Registration opens on Monday, December 11, 2023 - 10:00am
Calling all quiz masters! Test your knowledge with live general trivia at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library!
Come for the fun, leave with the bragging rights!
Register a team of two to five people, come and enjoy!
Thursday Jan 25, 2024 at 4:30pm
Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2024 virtually with author Barbara Reid!
Join us at Rockcliffe Park for this hybrid virtual event with illustrator and author Barbara Reid. Barbara will show you her unique techniques in using clay to create an illustration, as she does in her books.
We will provide the clay and tools for you to create your own clay illustrations.
The event will end with a Q&A.
Thursday, 25 January, 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Ages 6-12 yrs, English, Registration required
To put holds on any of her books, click here
Saturday Jan 27, 2024 at 2:30pm
Registration opens on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 - 10:00am
Celebrate Family Literacy Day 2024 with Honorary Chair Barbara Reid (virtual presenter)! Barbara will be doing a demonstration on how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. The event is pre-recorded and will be viewed in branch as we follow along to create our own works of art using clay. This event is ideal for families with children ages 7 to 12. This program is presented in English.
Friday Feb 02, 2024 at 1:30pm
Adults are invited to learn and practice Zentangle, a fun relaxing type of art that involves drawing patterns. This art form can help people increase their focus and creativity. Supplies and instruction are provided. All skill levels are welcome!
Friday February 2, 1:30-3:30pm