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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.

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    Wednesday Jun 26, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for a workshop from The Council on Aging of Ottawa / Le Conseil sur le vieillissement d'Ottawa.  Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

  • Thursdays, Jun 27, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    26 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • National Indigenous History Month

    Saturday Jun 29, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Participants of all ages will learn the story behind one of history's oldest toys, the corn husk doll. They will learn the importance of community through these dolls. After talking about the traditional story students will be able to make their own corn husk doll.

  • Candyland game. / Jeu de Candyland

    Tuesdays, Jul 02, 2024 - Jul 04, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Take a trip through a life-sized Candy Land game at the library. You will become the game piece as you follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises on your way to King Kandy’s Castle.

    All ages are welcome. Please pick one time slot and register one spot for each child and adult participating. 

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    Tuesday Jul 02, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Embark on a space adventure. Registration required. Ages 7-12.

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    Tuesday Jul 02, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Tween Steam.   

    Propel yourself into uncharted territories. Come explore heredity with alien genetics.

    Ages 8-12.  Registration required.

    *Note, this is the same program offered at Carp, Beaverbrook and Hazeldean branches.   Please register for the location most convenient.

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    Tuesday Jul 02, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Family program for ages 4+.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 02, 2024 - Jul 23, 2024
    11:30am
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for a job? Applying for volunteer positions? Come learn all the necessary skills to do so at the St-Laurent Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, with a program offered in conjunction with BGC Ottawa.

    For ages 15-24. Please register for the program. Note that this is a program series, so please show up to each date below. There will be another series offered in August.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to create a resumé.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Workshop on soft skills and first impressions.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to search and apply for jobs.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Ready, Set, Interview time! Practice interview skills.

    For more information, please contact Jinny Caron, Provincial Youth Outreach Worker, 613-897-7306, jcaron@bgcottawa.org.

  • Tuesday Jul 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship. Help code the best flight path with Cubetto! You can make fun space crafts too!

    Registration required.  Ages 5 and up.

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

  • Wednesday Jul 03, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Nothing can stop it!

    Join us to create your own alien monster and the spaceship they rode in on! Registration Required. For ages 4-9.

    This is the same program being offered at Beaverbrook and Hazeldean Branches for ages 7-9; and at Constance Bay and Fitzroy Harbour Branches for ages 4-9. 

    Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!