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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.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

    Parrot Partners is the only rehabilitation program for Parrots in Canada that combines professional training, education, and rehabilitation in the charitable service of relinquished and misunderstood parrots. 

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This presentation will help you explore your interests, reflect on your goals, and discover which program(s) may be the right fit for you. We will cover how to prepare for university life, including prerequisite courses and admission averages, financial aid to support your studies, and ways you can test drive university while still in high school. University offers a new routine, so we will explore sample student schedules. You'll also learn about enriching opportunities you can get involved in outside the classroom to ensure you make the best memories throughout your years in post-secondary education! Ages 13-18.

    Registration encouraged. Drop-ins welcome.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    30 minutes

    Find the clues; solve the puzzle. Are you up for the challenge? You will have 30 minutes to "escape"! 

    There is a maximum of 10 people per time slot. There are three time slots available - 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, and 3:30 pm. 

    *** Please register for only one time slot.***

    For ages 10-14.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:45pm
    30 minutes

    Find the clues; solve the puzzle. Are you up for the challenge? You will have 30 minutes to "escape"! 

    There is a maximum of 10 people per time slot. There are three time slots available - 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, and 3:30 pm. 

    *** Please register for only one time slot.***

    For ages 10-14.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon filled with arts and crafts.

    Soyez des nôtres pour un après-midi plein d'arts et de bricolages.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this sculpture-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working tin foil and plaster of paris to frame and sculpt their figures. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 13-18.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Whether it’s how a search engine sorts query results or how a video site decides what videos to recommend to you, algorithms have become a central part of our lives. This session will explore how our online experiences are shaped by algorithms, how those algorithms make decisions based on our personal information, and how teens can take control of their online identity and experience. For ages 13-18.

     This session is presented by Marc-Alexandre Ladouceur, Media Education Specialist at MediaSmarts, Canada's centre for digital media literacy.  

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

      

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 3:30pm
    30 minutes

    Find the clues; solve the puzzle. Are you up for the challenge? You will have 30 minutes to "escape"! 

    There is a maximum of 10 people per time slot. There are three time slots available - 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, and 3:30 pm. 

    *** Please register for only one time slot.***

    For ages 10-14.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 4:30pm
    60 minutes

    Light up your imagination. Ages 8-12.

    We will be dreaming, creating and inventing!

    Register to reserve a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows.

    Laisse ton imagination s'enflammer! Pour les 8 à 12 ans. 

    Nous allons rêver, créer et inventer!

    Inscrivez-vous afin de réserver votre place. Nous accueillerons ceux sans réservation le jour de l'événement tout dépendant de nos capacités.

  • Saturdays, Mar 16, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    2 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.