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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.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:30pm
    45 minutes

    Join us for a celebration of gardens! We will be reading a  picture book, planting a mini-garden to take home and doing a plant related craft.

    Registration required.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 3:30pm
    45 minutes

    Rejoignez-nous pour une célébration des jardins! Ensemble, nous lirons un album, planterons un mini-jardin et ferons un bricolage en rapport avec les plantes.

    Inscription requise. 

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    Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a decorative patio lantern with a mason jar, tissue paper, flowers or leaves. Perfect for your outdoor setting!

  • Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos.  The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls.  

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleands Photo Club.

  • two embroidered felt corner bookmarks

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will embroider a corner bookmark to take home!  All supplies are provided.  

  • Hobbies and crafts

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Adults and teens are invited to get creative and make an awful imperfect piece of art. At the end of the session, you will get to vote on which of your fellow artists’ work is the worst! All supplies are provided. 

    Tuesday May 7, 6:00-7:30pm

    Registration required

  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

    Registration is required as space is limited.

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

    4 sessions remaining

    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.

  • 2 mains jointes autour d'une tasse de café

    Wednesday May 08, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Un café mortel, c'est une rencontre où on discute de la mort. Notre but est d'aider les gens à être à l'aise avec l'idée de la mort et leur finitude. 

    La bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa (BPO) offre ce programme en partenariat avec l'association "Home Hospice Association".