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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 Jul 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

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    Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

  • Saturdays, Jul 13, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024
    11:00am
    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.

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Ages 11-18. Teens get crafty and stay cool at the library! Bring a friend and experiment with various crafty and artsy ideas. All supplies provided. Drop-in program. 

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Learn the basics of saving seeds, plant genetics, collection techniques, storage and viability. Breed your own varieties, adapted specifically to growing conditions in the garden.​

    Registration is limited. Please pre-register online. 

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    You want to be a creative writer. Where do you start? This workshop explores issues of creativity, imagination, and storytelling theory: point of view, pacing, or setting. This workshop is designed to spark your inventiveness and transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Come with writing implements and be prepared to start a new journey into creativity.

  • Saturdays, Jul 13, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Family Program.

  • Saturdays, Jul 13, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
    2:30pm
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. For teens 13 to 18 years old.

  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    9:30am
    30 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Dec 23, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Sessions will be held in study room number 1 on the 2nd floor of the library while the elevator is under refurbishment.

    Should you see that the counsellor is busy with another person, please wait outside patiently for your turn. Thank you.