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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.

  • Groupe de Conversation

    Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    75 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed setting. This group is for those at an intermediate level. No registration required. / Améliorez votre français parlé dans une ambiance décontractée. Ce groupe est de niveau intermédiaire. Aucune inscription requise.

  • babytime

    Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed.)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (Inscription non-requise.)

  • kids playing

    Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Meet new friends after babytime! Chat and play with puppets, building blocks, crafts and much more. Drop-in program. 

    Rencontrez de nouveaux amis après l'heure du conte! Socialisez et jouez avec des marionnettes, des blocs de construction, du bricolage et bien plus encore! Portes ouvertes.

  • Friday Mar 01, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come crafting at the library, we have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12.

    Viens bricoler à la biblio, on a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi! Portes ouvertes. 4-12 ans.

  • People conversing

    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Mar 12, 2024
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join our English conversation group! All levels are welcome. Free. Drop-in. 

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais ! Les personnes de tous les niveaux sont les bienvenues. Gratuit. Inscription non-requise. 

  • Book Banter

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 11 : Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner (Note the date change)

    February 1: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

    March 7: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    April 4: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    May 2: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

    June 6: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • Typography - the art and science of written communications

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Typography—the art and technique of arranging type—has been around for over five hundred years and is constantly evolving. Good typography makes it easy to read and can be eye-catching. Bad typography can be distracting and hard to read.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will outline the somewhat arcane terminology used. He will discuss some of the historical significances of type. Then he will delve into the subjective nature of choosing typefaces: what makes a typeface more or less readable, how and when to combine multiple typefaces, what emotions are evoked in readers, and how to avoid common faux pas.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join us for a bilingual family storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. Isaac, the therapy dog will be joining us! 

    30 min storytime plus 30 mins of visits with Isaac.

    Rejoinez-nous pour une heure du conte bilingue en famille avec des histoires, des chansons et des comptines. Isaac, le chien de thérapie nous rejoindra!

    30 minutes pour l'eure du contes avec 30 minutes pour visiter avec Isaac.

  • March break for kids

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Music makes your heart beat and stamp your feet! ​Ages 0 to 6 years. Registration required*.

    Stay longer and enjoy our "Stay & Play" program.

    * Regostration opens Monday, February 26 at 10:00 am.

    Laisse la musique faire battre ton coeur et tes pieds! De 0 à 6 ans. Inscription requise*.

    Restez davantage et profitez de notre programme "Jouons à la bibliothèque".

    * L'inscription débute lundi 26 février à 10h.

  • March break programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 11:15am
    45 minutes

    Meet new friends after "Music and dance"! Chat and play with puppets, building blocks, crafts and much more. Ages 0 to 6 years. Registration required. 

    * Registration opens on Monday, 19 February at 10:00 am.

    Rencontrez de nouveaux amis après le programme "Musique et Danse"! Socialisez et jouez avec des marionnettes, des blocs de construction, du bricolage et bien plus encore! De 0 à 6 ans. Regsitration required.

    * L'inscription débute le lundi 19 février à 10h.