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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.

  • nanowrimo logo

    Sundays, Jun 02, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • four people with speech bubbles

    Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    12:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. A facilitator will be there to lead the group.

    Drop in program

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Aug 12, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Come and share your writing and participate in guided writing activities with other writers in the neighborhood. Writers of all genres and skill levels are welcome. 

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group

  • Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Book Banter

    Wednesdays, Jun 05, 2024 - Jun 04, 2025
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    January session will be held January 8th. 

    September 2024 - June 2025 Selections

    September 4th :
    Truth Be Told by Beverley McLachlin

    October 2nd:
    After Lives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    November 6th:
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    December 4th:
    The Adversary by Michael Crummey

    January 8th:
    What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

    February 5th:
    Erebus by Michael Palin

    March 5th:
    The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    April 2nd :
    Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

    May 7th:
    The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    June 4th:
    The Future by Catherine Leroux

    September 2023 - June 2024 Selections

    SEPT 6
    The Splendid and The Vile - Erik Larson

    OCT 4
    Rules of Civility - Amor Towles

    NOV 1
    The Company We Keep - Frances Itani

    DEC 6
    The Island of Missing Trees - Elif Shafak

    Jan 3
    Fight Night - Miriam Toews

    FEB 7
    The Lincoln Highway - Amor Towles

    MARCH 6
    The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

    APRIL 3
    Permanent Astonishment - Tomson Highway

    MAY 1
    The Searcher - Tana French

    JUNE 5
    The Girl in His Shadow - Audrey Blake

     

  • resume banner

    Wednesdays, Jun 05, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    5:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Seeking employment?  Attend our Resume Workshop where the following topics will be covered: 

    •Resume & Cover Letter Writing

    •Interview Preparation (Hard & Soft Skills)

    •Job Fair Skills & Networking

    *Structured workshop via zoom with in person support. 

    Presented by CCI through the Community and Employment Connections Department.

     

  • Thursdays, Jun 06, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Join us at yarn club!

    Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, rug hookers – all are welcome to socialize with fellow yarn crafters and work on their latest project.

    Drop-in program.