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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.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 24, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    10:00am
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Participez à notre groupe de conversation, dans une ambiance amicale et décontractée, afin d'améliorer vos habiletés à converser en français.

    Aucune inscription requise.

    Participate in our conversation group so that you can improve your French language conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    No registration required.

  • Open book on an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book

    Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Our final book club sessions before the summer break!

    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.

    For June, we'll be having a BYOB party... Bring Your Own Book Party, that is! Whether it be an old favourite, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it. A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event.

  • Green lightsaber on black background

    Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    In this Mathieu Fournier documentary on the first viral phenomenon of the digital age, Ghyslain Raza ("the Star Wars Kid") breaks his silence and reflects on his story for the first time. In doing so, he also explores our collective experience living in an online world in which we have to make peace with our digital shadows.

    2022. 1 h 19 min. In French with English subtitles. Courtesy of the National Film Board.

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    Dans ce documentaire de Mathieu Fournier, Ghyslain Raza, le « Star Wars Kid », sort du silence afin de réfléchir à notre soif de contenu et au droit à l’oubli à l’ère numérique.

    2022. 1 h 19 min. En français avec sous-titres anglais. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Open book on a white blanket on the grass, with coffee and a pastry

    Thursdays, May 16, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    11:00am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Nos dernières sessions avant la pause d'été! 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. Au plaisir de vous voir!

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

    Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    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. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

  • Illustration of a zentangle

    Friday May 24, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    For many, this art is considered “yoga for the brain”, since it has calming and stress relieving effects on the people that practice it. It can also improve one’s confidence and concentration.  It allows you to let go of expectations, and really live in the moment without having to worry about anything else. 

    Cet art est considéré comme un « yoga pour le cerveau », car il a des effets calmants et anti-stress sur les personnes qui le pratiquent. Cela peut également améliorer la confiance et la concentration. Il vous permet d'abandonner vos attentes et de vraiment vivre l'instant présent sans avoir à vous soucier de quoi que ce soit d'autre.

  • Sample tile artwork

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a unique work of art using ceramic tiles, markers and rubbing alcohol.

    Créez une pièce d'art unique avec des tuiles de céramiques, des feutres et de l'alcool à friction.

  • Woman clutching her hair in frustration, looking at her laptop

    Saturday Jun 22, 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!

    **Please note that you are not required to bring your laptop for the session.

  • person reading to children

    Mondays, Apr 22, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    10:00am
    30 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months.

  • Mondays, Apr 22, 2024 - May 28, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Join us on Mondays and Tuesdays in our children's area to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. 

    Joignez-nous les lundis et mardis au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes.