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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, Dec 06, 2023 - Dec 13, 2023
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Inscription non requise.  

  • Wednesdays, Dec 06, 2023 - Dec 13, 2023
    11:00am
    30 minutes

    2 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, Dec 06, 2023 - Dec 13, 2023
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us for a preschool circle time with lots of stories, rhymes and songs, followed by a craft. Children are encouraged to bring an item or photo to share/talk about with the other participants.  

    For children aged 3-4 (starting kindergarten in the fall of 2024) and a parent/caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesdays, Dec 06, 2023 - Jun 05, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Wednesday, October 4 – Nature Journalling

    Join us for an introduction to the art of nature journalling. Reflect on nature interactions in your everyday life through guided prompts.

    Wednesday, November 1 – Paint a terracotta pot

    Give your favourite house plant an upgraded home by joining us to paint a terracotta pot. Follow along with the guided instructions or go rogue and follow your imagination.  

    Wednesday, December 6 – Holiday card making or gift tag making

    Welcome in the season as we make decorative cards and gift tags for the occasion of your choice. 

    All materials will be provided. Artistic talent not required!

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Dec 06, 2023 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    28 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Wednesdays, Dec 06, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
    10:00am
    660 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Donate to help your community ​at the Ruth E. Dickinson library during opening hours. ​

    100 Malvern Drive​

    Friday December 1st at 10am to ​

    Thursday, December 21st at 1pm 

    Items most need are: ​peanut butter, jam, juice boxes, fruit cups, granola bars, crackers, boxed macaroni & cheese, and canned pasta.​

    Visit barrhavenfoodcupboard.ca ​to find more information about how you can help. ​

  • Dickinson Discovery Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Dec 07, 2023 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • Friday Dec 08, 2023 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0 to 18 months and their parents or caregivers.

    Drop-in program.

  • Barrhaven Builder's Club

    Friday Dec 08, 2023 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Get creative with our Gears, Gears, Gears, Magformers, Keva Planks, Lego, Meccano, K'nex, VEX Robotics and more.

    Drop-in between 3:30 and 5:00pm to build, construct, engineer and design with us.

    Open to ages 5+

  • Saturdays, Dec 09, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters. For ages 13-17.  Spaces limited.