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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.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    If you are a knitter, a crocheter or a crafter, come and join us at Hazeldean Stitches. Share your ideas and projects with other yarn artists. All ages welcome! 

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    60 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

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

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - May 30, 2024
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024
    360 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    A member of Employment & Social Services’ Outreach and Mobile Services Team (OMST) will be at the Main branch of OPL in Room 117 on the 1st floor each Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. 

    Financial Support

    • Ontario Works
    • Emergency Assistance
    • Dental and Vision Care
    • Utilties – Enbridge and Hydro Bills
    • Housing – Rent and Rent Deposits

    Ongoing Assistance

    • System navigation
    • Connecting with your Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) worker
    • Requesting additional benefits
    • Booking appointments
    • Obtaining documents and identification
    • Transportation and more!

    Referrals to Other Resources

    • Employment Ontario
    • Housing Services (e.g. Social Housing Registry)
    • Child Care Subsidy
    • Ottawa Food Bank
    • Free Counselling Services
    • Mental Health and Addictions Services
    • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)


    Un membre de l’Équipe de services mobiles et d'intervention (ESMI) sera présent à la succursale Centrale dans la salle 117 au 1er étage les jeudis de 10h à 16h. Services de l'ESMI :

    Soutien financier

    • Ontario au travail
    • Aide d'urgence
    • Soins dentaires et de la vue
    • Services publics : factures d'Enbridge et d'électricité
    • Logement: loyer, dépôts de loyer

    Aide continue

    • Navigation dans le système
    • Liaison avec votre chargé de cas d'OT ou du POSPH
    • Demande pour d'autres avantages
    • Prise de rendez-vous
    • Obtention de documents et pièces d'identité
    • Transport et plus!

    Aiguillage vers d'autres ressources

    • Emploi Ontario
    • Services du logement (p. ex. Registre du logement social)
    • Subventions pour la garde d'enfants
    • Banque d'alimentation d'Ottawa
    • Services de consultation gratuits
    • Services en santé mentale et de lutte contre les dépendances
    • Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées (POSPH) 
  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    120 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    An open house for persons with dementia, their care partners, and families.

    Fun and stimulating mental activities are planned to enhance the social interactions and the connections that are built within the group. Light snacks and warm drinks are served alongside items that aim to spark conversations and reminiscing.

    First Thursday of each month (starts in May 2023). 1-3pm.

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. First Thursday of every month. New members welcome.

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    60 minutes

    24 sessions remaining

    There is no session on Thursday March 14th, 2024. 

    Coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness. Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of adult coloring. 

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!


  • Book Banter

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 11 : Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner (Note the date change)

    February 1: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

    March 7: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    April 4: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    May 2: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

    June 6: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • end of life

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    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. 

    Présenté par Mourir dans la dignité (section d’Ottawa), l’atelier Planification préalable des soins traite des décisions concernant les soins à vous prodiguer dans l’éventualité où vous seriez incapable de faire connaître votre volonté. On y aborde la façon de préparer ses directives médicales anticipées et de désigner une mandataire spéciale ou un mandataire spécial pour voir à nos soins. Des documents d’accompagnement seront fournis, notamment des feuilles d’exercices où définir et nommer ses croyances relatives aux soins de fin de vie, et les diverses options en matière de planification des soins de santé. Il y aura des discussions, entre autres sur la façon de parler à vos proches de vos volontés en matière de soins, dans l’éventualité d’une maladie ou d’un accident.

  • Books

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    January 4 "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

    February 1 "Lady Tan's Circle" by Lisa See 

    March 7 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister 

    April 4 "Talking to Canadians" by Rick Mercer

    May 2 "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

    June 6 "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger