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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.

  • Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Éteignez tout et la vie s'allume par Marc Levy

  • Wednesday Jun 12, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.  Discussion held in English.  Drop-In.           

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    How it works: drop in during the session and write your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve a 10-minute time-slot (no sign-ups ahead of time)

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or high heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

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    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 at 6:30pm
    75 minutes

    Unspoken Tears (Trauma Through Words) (2022) by Hélène Magny

    How can refugee children integrate into Quebec’s school system, given the unspeakable violence they’ve experienced? Following a psychologist specializing in conflict-related trauma, Unspoken Tears pays tribute to the admirable resilience and survival strategies of these “small adults,” whose spirit the bombs and camps have not completely crushed, at a time when it is vital to raise awareness in Western societies of migration-related issues and children’s rights.

    75 minutes - English only

  • Friday Jun 14, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 10:00am
    360 minutes

    Drop in to our branch during the day and exchange puzzles with other members of our community.

    Bring one, take one. Bring two, take two! 

    If you are ready to let go of some gently used puzzles ahead of time, please drop them off at the desk on the 2nd floor starting June 12th during opening hours. This will help us prepare for the big day!

  • Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    180 minutes

    Looking for a distraction from exam cram stress? Drop in to play quick and easy board games or try some video games at the library. Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Ages 12-17. Drop-in program.

    Vous cherchez une distraction du stress de la période d'examens? Venez jouer à des jeux de société simples et rapides ou à des jeux vidéo à la bibliothèque. Amenez des amis, passez un bon temps, et remportez la victoire. Pour ados de 12-17 ans. Activité portes-ouvertes.

  • computer, notebook and camera on a desk

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show you how to make a hard copy book using the on-line service, Photobook Canada. You can completely customize the arrangement of your photos, backgrounds, frames, embellishments, etc. A great way to preserve memories of family events or travel!

    Saturday June 15, 2:00-4:00pm

    Registration required

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Using a hammer and fresh leaves and flowers, you will create beautiful cards and bookmarks.  All materials will be supplied OR bring your own foliage if you have a favorite.

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:00pm
    180 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    For high school students.

    Come to the library for a quiet place to study. Tea, snacks, and relaxing music will be provided. All you need to bring is your study materials!

    Please note that no tutoring is offered during these sessions. They are meant to be self-directed study time.

    Pour les élèves du secondaire.

    Venez à la bibliothèque pour étudier au calme. Du thé, des en-cas et de la musique relaxante seront fournis. Tout ce que vous devez apporter, c'est votre matériel d'étude !

    Veuillez noter qu'aucun tutorat n'est proposé pendant ces sessions. Il s'agit d'un temps d'étude autonome.