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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.

  • old man in winter clothing reading a book, standing next to a yellow-and-turquoise-painted metal ben

    Thursday Mar 21, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Veuillez nous joindre le 3e jeudi de chaque mois pour des rencontres conviviales afin de discuter des livres de langue française.

    Quand vous vous inscrivez, nous vous réservons une copie du livre - pas besoin de le commander vous-même, à moins que vous préférez apprécier le titre dans un autre format.

  • Thursday Mar 21, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

  • Friday Mar 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of relaxing zentangle fun!

    Learn how to zentangle and create a beautiful bookmark! All materials will be provided.

  • Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Come engage in creative writing or academic writing!

    Each session starts with a 20-minute writing period, followed by a peer feedback session.

    You will need to bring the writing instruments of your choice (computer or pen and paper) so that we can write together.

    March 22; April 5 & 19; May 3, 17, 31

    Registration is required for this 6-session program series
     

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

    Radio-Canada, en partenariat avec la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, vous invite à la projection du documentaire Le mur du silence.

    Le monde des personnes sourdes demeure méconnu. Ce documentaire met en lumière les défis auxquels elles doivent faire face dans leur quotidien.

    Assistez à la projection gratuite du documentaire Le mur du silence, à une table ronde avec des protagonistes du film, ainsi qu’une initiation à la langue des signes québécoise (LSQ).

    Interprétation en LSQ et sous-titrage en direct offerts sur place.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Participants will create textile landscapes on a canvas board using fabric, twine and glue.  Show off your artistic flair with your new masterpiece.

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. 

    Create intricate paper art perfect for the season in a simple, easy to follow craft. Enjoy a calm atmosphere, good conversation, and discover how to turn swirls of paper into a floral art piece perfect for the season. 

  • photo of a tornado and photo of a bolt of lightening

    Sunday Mar 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Ottawa was under five tornado warnings in 2023! Did you get them on your phone?

    Local storm chaser Andrew Macklin dives into the basics of tornadoes, chasing storms, and recaps the notably active 2023 thunderstorm season in Eastern Ontario.

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup.

    You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

    If you plan to attend, please register to ensure the program is presented.

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    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.