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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.

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 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. Family program for ages 4+.

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Accueillez quelques-unes des poules du Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada dans votre bibliothèque!  Écoutez-les caqueter, touchez leurs plumes douces et regardez-les gratter et picorer. Grâce à des activités éducatives amusantes, les élèves explorent les caractéristiques, les besoins et le cycle de vie de ces favoris de la basse-cour. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

  • Alien reading a map beside their spaceship.

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship. 

    Join us as we zoom, zoom to the moon!

    Drop-in program. Ages 4-6.

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, Aug 08, 2024 - Feb 13, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Come meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All are welcome!

    Every second Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

    Here's what we're reading in 2024/2025:

    • March 14: Dead Wake by Eric Larson
    • April 11: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 
    • May 9: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    • June 6: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up by John Carreyrou
    • July 11: Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai
    • August 8: Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
    • September 12: On the Ravine by Vincent Lam
    • October 10: The Story of Us by Catherine Hernandez
    • November 14: Snow by John Banville
    • December 12: Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin
    • January 9: A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle
    • February 13: The Drowning Woman by Robin Harding
  • Saturday Aug 10, 2024 at 11:00am
    180 minutes

    Interested in miniature gaming with toy soldiers? Join in to play science fiction, high fantasy and historical games. Presented by the Ottawa Miniatures Gamers.

    Drop-in program for ages 12 and up.

    All materials will be supplied.

  • Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Enjoy an afternoon of open-ended creative making with other teens. Come experiment with the art materials we have on hand and try something new. You can also bring a work in progress or your favourite art supplies. Materials available: Collage materials, acrylic paint, brushes, and primed canvas

    Profitez d'un après-midi de création libre avec d’autres ados. Venez expérimenter avec les différents matériaux artistiques que nous avons à disposition et essayer quelque chose de nouveau. Vous pouvez également apporter un travail en cours ou vos matériaux préférés.

  • Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Jump start your own intergalactic adventure. 

    We will embark on an epic adventure into the world of comics. Get ready to unleash your imaginations and 

    roll the dice to create your very own Comic book! Registration required. Ages 7-9

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    Wednesday Aug 14, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Suite à la lecture d’un conte provenant de la collection de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, découvrez comment les mots peuvent se transformer en mouvement! Explorez votre imaginaire en bougeant avec les artistes de Tara Luz Danse de façon ludique et créative. Cette activité multisensorielle se terminera avec un coloriage en lien avec l’atelier vécu. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

  • Two children look at a rocket ship through a telescope.

    Thursday Aug 15, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Budding engineers take flight! Come build extraordinary flying machines out of everyday materials. 

    Ages 7-9. 

  • Thursday Aug 15, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Amir. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Ages 13-18.