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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 22, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    90 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • open book on tree roots, surrounded by leaves

    Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

  • Saturdays, Feb 24, 2024 - Mar 09, 2024
    120 minutes

    3 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.

  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 10:15am
    45 minutes

    AgVenture (Canada Agriculture and Food Museum) is coming for a visit to Storytime! Learn about bunnies, listen to a bunny storytime, sing a song about bunnies and have a face-to-face visit with a real rabbit. 

    ** Family program for ages 4 and older. **

  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Spend your Saturday investigating the world of S.T.E.M. 

    This month we will be looking at magnets and magnetism.

    Ages 8-12.

    Registration is required.

  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Get a Techno Buddy!

    Technology and Social Media can be overwhelming.

    Teen Volunteers share their Social Media knowledge with older Adult in a two-on-one setting.  

    Areas of technology help will focus on user’s personal account use by initial setting up of the accounts and how use the site:



    X (former Twitter)


    One hour = One topic

    If you want to cover a different topic from the list, Facilitator will need to approve it, as this is only a one hour session.

    Meeting place:  Teen Zone on the 3rd floor.

    Please bring your device fully charged (ex. cell phone, tablet, or laptop).

    Please provide a phone number we can contact you about your topic.

    You can sign up for one session and one waiting list slot per quarter.

  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa

    Saturdays, Feb 24, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Our storytime welcomes and respects the needs of children aged 0-6 years living with developmental disabilities and/or Autism, who may face barriers related to sensory experiences, show signs of, or are at risk for a developmental delay.

    A family member must be present for the entirety of the event.

    Offered in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa.

  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free. 

    Registration required

  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Rubik's Cubes at BH

     A friendly Rubik's Cube community meetup hosted by Blackburn Hamlet Branch. In a Non-Competitive setting, join to meet friends, show off your skills and see others perform. Please bring your own cube if possible

    Event Date: Sat. February 24 2024 at 2:30pm

    Rubik's Cubes a BH

    Une rencontre communautaire amicale Rubik's Cube est organisée par la succursale de Blackburn Hamlet. Dans un cadre non compétitif, rejoignez-nous pour rencontrer des amis, montrer vos compétences et voir les autres performer.

    Merci d'apporter votre propre cube si possible.

    Date: Samedi le 24 Février 2024 a 2:30pm

  • people joining hands to illustrate friendship

    Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Are you working from home and feeling lonely? 

    Are you looking to meet new people to share your past and new experiences?​

    Come to our Friend Speed Dating Event!​

    This event is intended for 40- to 50-year-olds. ​