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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 Mar 12, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Come craft musical instruments at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. Family program. 

    Viens bricoler des instruments de musique à la biblio. On a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi! Programme portes ouvertes. Programme familial.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, David. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs!  Ages 9-12.

    Instruments provided by the library.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 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 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Stay for a Pi(e) Day craft after. Drop-in program. Family program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Restez avec nous pour un bricolage au thème de la journée de Pi. Programme portes ouvertes. Programme familial.

  • Children walking into a book.

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

    Join Luc Leduc, The Duke of Magic for an action packed, 45- minute bilingual magic show with a lot of audience participation. Family program for ages 4+.

    Rejoignez Luc Leduc, Leduc de la magie, pour un spectacle de magie bilingue de 45 minutes, plein d'action et avec beaucoup de participation du public. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • poster for Clue

    Saturdays, Mar 16, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024
    240 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Clue...but that's not all! There will also be a whole room in B125 dedicated to the Clue board game with multiple versions of the game and even a CLUEmaster to assist you if need be.

    The film is free to attend, starts at 1:00 PM and will take place in the Main branch auditorium.

  • Saturday Mar 16, 2024 at 2:00pm
    150 minutes

    Play card games, board games, and more at the library. Drop-in program. Ages 6-12.

    Viens jouer aux cartes ou à des jeux de société à la bibliothèque. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 6 à 12 ans.

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

  • Saturdays, Mar 23, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024
    180 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Drop in to play card games, board games or video games at the library. Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies! Ages 12-17. Drop-in program.
    Available consoles : Wii-U & PS4.

    • March 23rd
    • April 6th
    • April 20th

    Venez jouer aux cartes, à des jeux de société 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.
    Jeux de consoles Wii-U & PS4 disponibles.

    • 23 mars
    • 6 avril
    • 20 avril
  • 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.