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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.

  • Book Banter

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    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

    May 30The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli (Note the date change)

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Drop-in for Storybook reading, songs, bounces and rhymes too!  

    Ages newborn to 17/18 months. 

  • Young child doing science experiment

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Stories and activities that support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.​

    ​For a child aged 3-6 and a parent or caregiver. Registration required.

    Please only reserve a spot for each child attending.  

  • chess board

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Do you enjoy chess, or do you want to learn the game?

    Drop in to play with other youth! Learn the basics and test your wits with a weekly chess challenge.

    Ages: 8 to 18

    Note: Chess Club will be paused during June for exam period, but will return in July! Stay tuned for scheduled dates.

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background

    Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Come knit/crochet/chat at the Munster Library Thursdays 6-8pm All levels are welcome!

  • Dickinson Discovery  Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday May 30, 2024 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.

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too. 

  • Armchair Travel

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Photos and narration from multiple car trips around this wonderful province. Highlights include Viking settlement in L’anse aux meadows, fjord at Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Bonavista, Twillingate, Cape Spear, icebergs, etc. Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • Two hands joined around a cup of coffee

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:15pm
    120 minutes

    At a Death Café, people gather together to discuss death. This event doesn’t have any particular objectives or themes aside from increasing everyone’s awareness of death and exploring our relationships with death, dying and grief. As we grapple with what life looks like today, having a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about difficult subjects is so important and can have a significant impact both on how we live and how we die.

    Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer death cafés with various themes. Check out the OPL website for upcoming death cafés (spring 2024).