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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 Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Ross. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Age 13-18. 

  • Colourful banner featuring various characters from Japanese anime. Title text anime written in pink and yellow.

    Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Love anime and manga? Hangout with us to discover new favourites and geek out with fellow enthusiasts. We watch anime, eat snacks, and craft. Drop in program. Ages 13-18.

    Afternoon and evening sessions:

    • Evening of the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
    • Afternoon of the 3rd Tuesday.

    New themes each month!

  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    150 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends & family in for exciting card & board games! We have many to choose from including Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Dutch Blitz, Bananagrams, Scrabble, Monopoly, Checkers, Chess, & more! You are also welcome to bring your own games. 

    Second Tuesday evening of each month


  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters. For ages 13-17.  Spaces limited.

  • colourful kumihimo cords in various patterns

    Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Learn the basics of how to weave a friendship bracelet or decorative cord using the simple kumihimo technique! Coloured thread or yarn and a circle of cardboard are all you need to make a wide variety of patterns.

    Use the materials provided, or feel free to bring your own thread!

    Ages: 12 to 18

  • Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Hungry for good books?  Then register for our YA book tasting party and come discover our best recommendations.  Sit at our tables and we’ll serve you trays of books that you can sample.  Look at their covers, read the back-cover blurbs, look through their first few pages and write down the name of the books that interest you.  Come sample a variety of books, watch book trailers, hear some quick booktalks, chat with other teens who read and checkout your favourite books to read this summer.  Ages 12-17.

  • Friday Jul 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons. Ages 13-18. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Please note that we will be running the same adventure multiple times this summer.  Please only register for one of the available sessions.

    If this program listing is full, check out one of our other program dates below:

    Session 2: Friday July 26th from 2-4 pm

    Session 3: Friday August 9th from 2-4 pm

    This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. 

  • Saturdays, Jul 13, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024
    180 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Interested in miniature gaming with toy soldiers? Join in to play science fiction, high fantasy and historical games. Presented by the Ottawa Miniatures Gamers.

    Drop-in program for ages 12 and up.

    All materials will be supplied.

  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and make a book tote! The club consists of four sessions over a one-week period. Must be able to commit to all four sessions. All supplies will be provided.

    For 13-17 years old (limited registration).

  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    A Digital Story is a powerful Media and Digital Literacy activity, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. Participants will get the chance to reflect on the self and identity.

    This personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity to reflect on your own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for your future.

    For ages 13-18. Returning film makers who participated last summer are welcome! Presented by Hands On Media.

    Each participant will need: One iPad, laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer.

    • Monday: Pre-Production: Brainstorming ideas, Storyboarding our narration.
    • Wednesday: Production: Photography Composition, collecting elements we need.
    • Friday: Post-Production: Recording our voice, using iMovie to edit, adding sound & titles.

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

    This program is also available at the St-Laurent branch: Digital Storytelling – 3-day series