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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.

  • March Break

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This is your call to adventure. Registration required. Ages 10-12.

     Répond à l’appel de l’aventure!  Inscription requise. Pour les 10 à 12 ans. 

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This presentation will help you explore your interests, reflect on your goals, and discover which program(s) may be the right fit for you. We will cover how to prepare for university life, including prerequisite courses and admission averages, financial aid to support your studies, and ways you can test drive university while still in high school. University offers a new routine, so we will explore sample student schedules. You'll also learn about enriching opportunities you can get involved in outside the classroom to ensure you make the best memories throughout your years in post-secondary education! Ages 13-18.

    Registration encouraged. Drop-ins welcome.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 13-18.

  • Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us at the Richmond branch of the OPL as we create an original story with plasticine.  

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this online workshop, you will learn about finding sources of funding for your post-secondary education, managing your expenses, strategies to deal with the debt that you do have and avoid excess debt, understanding your credit report and building good credit, building financial management skills, identifying how your behaviour with credit today may impact your future, and the difference between good debt and bad debt.  For ages 13-18.

    Presented by the Credit Counselling Society. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Light up your imagination!

    Drop in program

    Ages 7-9

    We will be using different mediums to paint and create. We will also decorate and build a catapult.

  • March Break

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Tell me a tale; it doesn’t have to be true. 

    We will be creating our very own books!​

    Drop-in program. Ages 6-12.​

    Raconte-moi une histoire; pas besoin qu’elle soit vraie! Nous allons créer nos propres livres!​

    Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 6 à 12 ans. ​

  • fantasy map strewn with polyhedral dice

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners! 

    D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players!  

    This adventure uses pre-generated characters, so you must register at least 5 days ahead of time to bid of your preference of character and get your info sheet before game-day. Late registrants will be assigned a random character.

    Want to create your own character? Sign up for one of our DnD novice sessions in April/May!

    Ages 12-18

  • a metal lock on a wood box

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 3:00pm
    45 minutes

    Pack your bag and step off the path. ​

    Do you love puzzles and games? Let’s solve some mysteries while learning about Australia and author Mem Fox. You only have 45 minutes to figure out the clues! Can you do it?​

    Ages 7-9.​

    Registration required.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 3:00pm
    45 minutes

    Light up your imagination!

    We will be creating paper spinners and constellation maps! Registration required. Ages 7-9.