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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.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 3:30pm
    30 minutes

    Find the clues; solve the puzzle. Are you up for the challenge? You will have 30 minutes to "escape"! 

    There is a maximum of 10 people per time slot. There are three time slots available - 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, and 3:30 pm. 

    *** Please register for only one time slot.***

    For ages 10-14.

  • Mondays, Mar 18, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group – Youth Program (SCWG-YP) is an extension of the adult program with the goals of: fostering creativity and literacy in the next generation, inspiring future writers, and preserving the art of the written word. 

    Participants are youth 13-17 years of age, unless granted an exemption. SCWG-YP participants and members meet once a month, on the third Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm, for a series of lectures and writing exercises designed to achieve the group’s goals. The group is led by an adult member of the SCWG.

    Deliverables undertaken by the SCWG-YP include: 

    · Discussion on writing theory;

    · Practical lessons on writing;

    · In-session and independent writing exercises; 

    · Appraisal and workshopping of ideas, and

    · Guidance on creative writing and practical advice about publishing.

  • Wednesday Mar 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Looking for a summer job? Join us for a workshop dedicated to job searching and interview preparation. Registration required 

    Ages 13-17

  • Anime club

    Thursday Mar 21, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Love manga and anime?  Come join us to discuss all things Naruto, Demon Slayer, and much more with fellow fans!  We watch anime, eat snacks, and play games.

    Ages 13 - 18.

  • 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.

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Calling all trivia fans, game show enthusiasts, and people who know a lot of random facts! Join us for a trivia night at the Beaverbrook Branch where you'll tackle questions from a wide range of categories (not just about books!) to win a prize and the respect of the trivia community. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, good music, questions for teens and older adults alike, and refreshments!

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Tuesday Mar 26, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • Picture of Naloxone kit

    Tuesday Apr 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
     minutes

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life.

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation.

    Program is virtual only. Email with link to event will be sent out days before the program.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 02, 2024 - Apr 17, 2024
    1:00pm
    45 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life. 

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation. 

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the Beaverbrook Branch. 

  • chessboard set up with brown- and cream-coloured playing pieces

    Thursdays, Apr 04, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Do you enjoy chess, or do you want to learn the game?

    Drop in to play with other youth! Learn the basics and test your wits with a weekly chess challenge.

    Ages: 8 to 18