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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.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Come join us and learn basic computer skills! Personal laptop not required though you may bring one if you would like. 

    Open to all ages!

  • colourful balls of yarn

    Fridays, Mar 01, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project (or needlepoint, cross-stitch, etc) and share tips and tricks, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet (ou broderie, point de croix, etc) afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Fridays, Mar 01, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    4:00pm
    90 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Play card games, board games or video games at the Library.

    Viens jouer aux cartes, à des jeux de société ou à des jeux vidéos à la Bibliothèque. 

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself.

    How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.

    Presentation in English with a bilingual Q&A session after the presentation.

    Présentation en anglais seulement suivie d'une session question-réponses bilingue. 

  • Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté pour les débutants.

    Êtes-vous à un niveau intermédiaire ? Rejoignez notre groupe intemédiare à 17h.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment for beginners.
    Are you at an intermediate level? Join our intermediate conversation group at 5pm. 

  • Graphic of people talking

    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:00pm
    60 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté. Niveau intermédiaire. 

    Vous êtes débutant? Rejoignez notre groupe débutant à 16h.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. For an intermediate level.
    Are you a beginner? Join our beginner's conversation group at 4pm. 

  • Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • National Film Board of Canada logo on pink and purple field

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Arab Women Say What?! embodies the essence of living between two worlds: speaking and dreaming in different languages and lands.

    Nermeen, a young and bold Egyptian Canadian, invites us to join her circle of friends, a group of eight outspoken, daring Arab women who found each other through their shared love of laughter, food and life. The women examine feminism in Arab society, tackling challenging and often taboo sociopolitical issues. Their conversations offer a glimpse into their personalities, providing a complex understanding of what it means to “not be from here.”

    2023. 82 min. Film brought to you by the National Film Board.

  • Saturdays, Mar 09, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Play and learn about chess. For 6+ years old. 

    Jouer et apprendre à jouer aux échecs. Pour les 6 ans et plus. 

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Demo on how to enhance your photos by adjusting light, colour, and composition. Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will be using free photo editing software available for both Windows and MacOS.