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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.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come discover the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) objects in our History Box.  The box contains Canadian historical objects from the Canadian Museum of History's signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, that will help you delve into Canada's past...  We will be looking at the  life of our pioneering ancestors with a craft.  For ages 7-12.  Please register on-line.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    This program talks about creating artistic, anime, and fantasy shapes - but if you have already taken Makeup Basics, you’ll have an advantage. Learn popular drag techniques like glueing down your eyebrows and applying false eyelashes, mixed with fantasy techniques like painting your skin a colour and adding textures, freckles, and art.

    If you want to follow along workshop-style, you need:  

    • Water-based face paint.  
    • Washable glue stick 
    • Concealer 
    • False eyelashes & glue  
    • A variety of makeup brushes, with at least 1 big fluffy brush, two medium fluffy brushes, one small fluffy brush and one thin liner brush

    This program is taught by cosplayer Jessica Harkonnen.  

    About Jessica Harkonnen 

    Jessica considers herself a “Cosplay Engineer” because she makes things that are big enough that they need, well, engineering, to be possible. Jessica also regularly participates in panels at conventions because she loves to share her skills to help all cosplayers make their dreams into real costumes. Jessica is an ally and wants to make her panels a safe place for everyone to learn. 

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

  • Wednesdays, Aug 07, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us for a preschool circle time with lots of stories, rhymes and songs, followed by a craft. Children are encouraged to bring an item or photo to share/talk about with the other participants.  

    For children aged 3-4 (starting kindergarten in the fall of 2024) and a parent/caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

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    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Design with Sphero Indi, the colour-sensing robot car! Kids will design mazes and guide Indi using colour tiles while learning coding basics and problem solving! Presented by Carleton University’s Virtual Ventures STEM Outreach program. Ages 6-10.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 4:00pm
    45 minutes

    Eye spy... a giant purple people eater! 

    Investigate the library to help discover what the aliens have left behind. 

    Registration Required 

    Age 7-12 

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Reach up high. Touch the sky.  Join us for a high energy, interactive musical storytime that engages your child with gross motor skills & early literacy fun using books, songs, music, dance & musical instruments. 

    Registration Required: Ages 4-6

    This is the same program being offered at Hazeldean, Constance Bay and Beaverbrook Branches. Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!

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    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Nothing can stop it! Join us to create your own alien monster and the spaceship they rode in on!

    Registration required. Ages 7-9.

    This is the same program being offered at Hazeldean, Carp, Fitzroy Harbour, and Constance Bay. Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!

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    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Space exploration requires complex robotics and constant technological innovation. From rockets and rovers to satellites and orbiters there is all sorts of robotics inventions in space. This workshop presents the various forms of robotics used in space exploration and challenges participants to design and prototype their very own space robot. Presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum! Ages 8-12

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    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship.

    Registration required. Ages 4-6. 

    This is the same program being offered at Beaverbrook, Hazeldean, and Carp. Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 minutes

    Are all rabbits the same? What do they need? What is a hare and where does it live? Does it have predators? As they explore these questions through games and investigations, kids can enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur through this program with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Family program for ages 4+.