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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.

  • Thursdays, Feb 29, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Blackburn Hamlet - Social Hour

    Happening on the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 am. Join your neighbors and have a chat over a coffee or a crossword. Bring your own mug!

    Next Event Date: Thursday, February 29th, 2024 from 10:30 to 11:30 am

    Heure Sociale - Blackburn Hamlet 

    Se tient le dernier jeudi du mois à 10h30. Venez rencontrer et discuter avec vos voisins autour d'un café ou des mots croisés. Apportez votre propre tasse!

    Prochaine rencontre:  le jeudi 29 février 2024 de 10h30 à 11h30

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Assemble a collage to make a signature masterpiece of your own. 

    No experience necessary but we invite you to check out the following Beginning Collage video if you would like to get an idea what we will be doing. 

    https://Creativebug.com/lib/ottawa

    Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring any bits and notions that you would like to include in your art.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Discover the science behind things that make you go…ewww! Make “snot” and sneeze it while exploring viscosity, identify various animals from their scat (i.e. poop) and learn about digestion while producing a burp in a bag. Join us on a gross but fun-filled science adventure!  Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Saturday Mar 16, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, David. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Ages 9-12.

    Instruments provided by the library.

  • Monday Mar 18, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Members of the Blackburn Hamlet Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All welcome!

    Drop in.

    March 18, 2024, The Maid by Nita Prose

  • Wednesdays, Mar 20, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills?

    Join our English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais?

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Discover the mysterious continent of Africa with Rachel Lalonde with CAA Orleans. From the Mediterranean Sea to the wild savanna, Rachel will be your guide through the hottest new travel trends, essential flight information, and must-know documentation details.

    Open to all who love to travel (or just dream of it!)

    Register Online

  • Wednesdays, Mar 27, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, March 4, 2024 - 10:00am

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 0-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants de 0 à 6 ans, accompagnés d'un parent ou d'un gardien. Inscription requise.

  • Wednesdays, May 08, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 0-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants de 0 à 6 ans, accompagnés d'un parent ou d'un gardien. Inscription requise.