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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.

  • Friday Mar 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of relaxing zentangle fun!

    Learn how to zentangle and create a beautiful bookmark! All materials will be provided.

  • Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Come engage in creative writing or academic writing!

    Each session starts with a 20-minute writing period, followed by a peer feedback session.

    You will need to bring the writing instruments of your choice (computer or pen and paper) so that we can write together.

    March 22; April 5 & 19; May 3, 17, 31

    Registration is required for this 6-session program series
     

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

    Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    From the first known photograph of women playing hockey, taken at Rideau Hall...

    ...to Ontario's first women's hockey champions, the Ottawa Alerts...

    ...to Olympic figure-skating champion, Barbara Ann Scott (a.k.a "Canada's sweetheart")...

    Come learn about Ottawa's women on ice with guest speaker James Powell, author of the "Today in Ottawa's History" blog and several books.

    If you want to read more from James Powell, check out this list of his works in the Ottawa Public Library's collection!

  • Men sitting playing go game

    Saturdays, Mar 23, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    180 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Go Club (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We will discuss various aspects of the game, do practical exercises and problems, explore and practice. Designed for beginners and intermediate players.

    Le Club de Go d'Ottawa (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organise des ateliers pour tous ceux qui aimeraient approfondir leurs connaissances du jeu de Go. On y discute plusieurs aspects du jeu, on fait des exercices et des problèmes, on explore et on s’entraîne. Conçu pour les débutants et les intermédiaires.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Participants will create textile landscapes on a canvas board using fabric, twine and glue.  Show off your artistic flair with your new masterpiece.

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. 

    Create intricate paper art perfect for the season in a simple, easy to follow craft. Enjoy a calm atmosphere, good conversation, and discover how to turn swirls of paper into a floral art piece perfect for the season. 

  • photo of a tornado and photo of a bolt of lightening

    Sunday Mar 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Ottawa was under five tornado warnings in 2023! Did you get them on your phone?

    Local storm chaser Andrew Macklin dives into the basics of tornadoes, chasing storms, and recaps the notably active 2023 thunderstorm season in Eastern Ontario.

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup.

    You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

    If you plan to attend, please register to ensure the program is presented.

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test.

    Cookbook selection for March is:

    Tasting Italy

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.