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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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    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 3:30pm
    60 minutes

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté. Niveau intermédiaire. 

    Nous avons un seul groupe de conversation pour tous les niveaux pendant mai et juin.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

    We will be hosting one conversation group for all levels during May and June. 

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 4:00pm
    120 minutes

    Enjoy games and meet new friends. We will have tea, games, cards, puzzles and colouring books.

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    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Please join the library staff at the Main branch to learn about public library services in Canada and at the Ottawa Public Library. This tour will be conducted in English.

    Joignez-vous au personnel de la bibliothèque à la succursale Centrale pour vous familiariser avec les services des bibliothèques publiques au Canada et à la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa. La viste sera en anglais.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 4:30pm
    60 minutes

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 5:00pm
    180 minutes

    For high school students.

    Come to the library for a quiet place to study. Tea, snacks, and relaxing music will be provided. All you need to bring is your study materials!

    Please note that no tutoring is offered during these sessions. They are meant to be self-directed study time.

    Pour les élèves du secondaire.

    Venez à la bibliothèque pour étudier au calme. Du thé, des en-cas et de la musique relaxante seront fournis. Tout ce que vous devez apporter, c'est votre matériel d'étude !

    Veuillez noter qu'aucun tutorat n'est proposé pendant ces sessions. Il s'agit d'un temps d'étude autonome.

  • Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Dec 23, 2024
    6:00pm
    150 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a fun collage session! Explore your creative side and piece together something beautiful. Collages make nice greeting cards or posters to decorate your home. Drop in program. Welcome to all ages. No registration required. All collage-making supplies (scissors, paper, glue) will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own special papers and materials as well.

    Venez participer à un amusant atelier de collage! Libérez votre créativité et fabriquez quelque chose de magnifique. Faites de jolies cartes de souhaits ou de belles décorations à afficher chez vous. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour tous âges. Aucune inscription nécessaire. Tout le matériel nécessaire vous sera fourni (ciseaux, papier, colle), mais vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres papiers et outils.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    June is Scoliosis ​Awareness month

    Scoliosis is a condition characterized by abnormal curvature of the spine. It affects millions of people worldwide, regardless of age or gender, and can impact posture, mobility, and overall quality of life.​ Most are diagnosed with scoliosis between the ages of 10 and 15, but the condition also affects infants and adults.  Girls are eight times more likely than boys to have a curve that will progress to a magnitude that requires treatment. By early detection and intervention, you can prevent the progression of the condition and reduce the necessity for more invasive procedures like surgery. ​

    To learn more and be alert please join us for the info session with​ Andrea Lebel, Physiotherapist, MSc.PT Certified in Scoliosis Schroth Treatment Practitioner, Lecturer and Educator in Canad, US, Europe SE Asia.

  • Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think!

     No registration required. All are welcome!

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    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 7:00pm
    75 minutes

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier lundi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.