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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, Apr 17, 2024 - May 08, 2024
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Following Storytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and children.

  • Show and Tell

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

    Join us following our French Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    30 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Extend your family time at the library with stay & play. After Storytime you can join us for 30 minutes of self-directed play. 

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet and meet fellow enthusiasts at the Sunnyside branch.  Knitters of all abilities are welcome.

    Apportez votre tricot ou votre crochet et rencontrez d'autres passionnés à la succursale Sunnyside.  Les tricoteurs de tous niveaux sont les bienvenus.

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 12:00pm
    90 minutes

    Courageous and emotionally powerful, Fire follows Sita (Nandita Das) and Radha (Shabana Azmi), two women living in New Delhi who are disappointed with their arranged marriages. While Sita is trapped in a relationship with her cruel and unfaithful husband, Jatin (Jaaved Jaafei), Radha is married to his brother, Ashok (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), a religious zealot who believes in suppressing desire. Lonely and lacking in love and passion, the two women begin to seek solace and friendship in each other, only to discover a passionate romantic love that must be kept secret. When it was released in the late 1990s, Fire’s incendiary subject matter led to protests and government interventions in India. Years later, the internationally acclaimed film is as seductive and moving as ever. The film won seven awards at film festivals around the world, including "Most Popular Canadian Film" at the Vancouver International Film Festival. 1996. 104 min. English only.

  • Canadian Film Day / Journée du cinéma canadien

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 12:30pm
    150 minutes

    Le français suit l’anglais

    The latest film from director Clement Virgo, Brother is a beautifully shot master work of subtle, affecting storytelling. Adapted from David Chariandy’s award-winning novel of the same name, Brother tells the story of Francis and Michael, two Black Canadian brothers growing up in Scarborough in the early 1990s. Recently immigrated to Canada, the brothers navigate the challenges of growing up outsiders, with feet in two worlds. Brother was named to TIFF’s annual Canada’s Top Ten list for 2022 and won a record 12 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Picture. “Brother is a film that reaffirms why I love movies…This is a vital piece of cinema that hasn’t received the buzz it deserves.” – Valerie Complex, Deadline Hollywood 2022.

    109 min. English with English subtitles.


    Superbement filmé, le plus récent film du réalisateur Clément Virgo, Brother, est un chef-d’œuvre de narration subtile et émouvante. Adapté du roman éponyme primé de David Chariandy, Brother raconte l’histoire de Francis et Michael, deux frères noirs et canadiens qui grandissent à Scarborough au début des années 1990. Récemment immigrés au Canada, les frères doivent faire face aux défis de grandir en tant qu’étrangers, les pieds dans deux mondes. Brother figure sur la liste annuelle des dix meilleurs films canadiens du Festival international du film de Toronto en 2022 et a remporté un nombre record de 12 prix Écrans canadiens, y compris celui du meilleur film. « Brother est un film qui réaffirme pourquoi j’adore le cinéma…C’est une œuvre cinématographique essentielle qui n’a pas reçu l’attention qu’elle mérite. » – Valerie Complex, Deadline Hollywood 2022.

    109 min. En anglais avec sous-titres en anglais.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
    120 minutes

    36 sessions remaining

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    120 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts.  For adults of all abilities.  Drop-in.

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

  • wool used to knit

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us for an informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts - from beginners to experts. Share your ideas and projects in a relaxed social atmosphere.  

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 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.