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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.

  • Mondays, Aug 12, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    This is a book club, conversation space and community for parents or caregivers of little people who are looking for shared connection on the struggles and joys of parenting. Sleepless nights, big emotions, stepping on a toy car that feels like a shard of glass and surprise jam on your best work shirt, parenting is not always the social media perfect picnic it is cracked up to be. At the same time you love them to bits and are trying to merge the life before them with your current reality while also keeping all the balls in the air and doing your best to raise kind and thoughtful humans amidst a crazy and changing world.

    Explore concepts of parenting, identity and the ever present “mom or dad guilt”.

    If you don’t have time to read the book, still come! Chill vibes and welcoming space.

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    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    The Blob!  

    Nothing can stop it!   Join us to create your own alien monster and the spaceship they rode in on!

    Ages 4-9.  Registration required.

    *Note, this is the same program offered at Fitzroy Harbour, Carp, Beaverbrook and Hazeldean branches.   Please register for the location most convenient.

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    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship.

    Registration required. Ages 4-6.

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    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Family program for ages 4+.

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    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    CANCELLED: Code Sphero robots to complete different Olympic challenges (100cm race, obstacle course, figure skating routine) and learn the essentials of coding! Presented by Carleton University’s Virtual Ventures STEM Outreach program. Ages 6-10.

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    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Suite à la lecture d’un conte provenant de la collection de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, découvrez comment les mots peuvent se transformer en mouvement! Explorez votre imaginaire en bougeant avec les artistes de Tara Luz Danse de façon ludique et créative. Cette activité multisensorielle se terminera avec un coloriage en lien avec l’atelier vécu. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and parent or caregiver. Stay & Play afterwards for 30 minutes.  Ages 0-18 months.  

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    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Accueillez quelques-unes des poules du Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada dans votre bibliothèque!  Écoutez-les caqueter, touchez leurs plumes douces et regardez-les gratter et picorer. Grâce à des activités éducatives amusantes, les élèves explorent les caractéristiques, les besoins et le cycle de vie de ces favoris de la basse-cour. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

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    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Embark on a space adventure. We will be creating space themed dioramas!  

    Ages 7-9.

    Registration required.

  • Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Jump start your own intergalactic adventure. 

    We will embark on an epic adventure into the world of comics. Get ready to unleash your imaginations and 

    roll the dice to create your very own Comic book! Registration required. Ages 7-9