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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 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.

  • Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 1:30pm
    180 minutes

    Join a band of adventurers as they set out from the seaside town of Dragonsbourne. This is part 2 of a continuing adventure that takes place in the location of Dragonsbourne, and its surroundings. This game is intended for teens who have played D&D before, but beginners are also welcome. Please bring a 2nd level character and dice. Pre-made characters and dice will be provided for those who do not have their own.  This game is intended for ages 13-17. 

  • Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and craft your very first project: a drawstring bag. This two-hour session will take you through the steps of setting up, threading, and using a sewing machine. 

    The same lesson takes place once a month. Please register for one session only. Registration limited to 5 spaces.

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    Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 2:30pm
    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, Carp, and Constance Bay. Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!

  • children looking through telescope

    Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 10:00am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Budding engineers take flight. Registration required. Ages 7-9.

    Ingénieures et ingénieurs en herbe : prenez votre envol. Inscription requise. Pour les 7 à 9 ans.

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Embark on a space adventure. We will playing space games and doing some crafts. Carp Ages 5-9. Registration Required.

    This is the same program being offered at Beaverbrook and Hazeldean for ages 7-9;

    and at Carp, Constance Bay and Fitzroy Harbour for ages 5-9. 

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

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Join Luc Leduc, The Duke of Magic for an action packed, 45- minute bilingual magic show with a lot of audience participation. Family program for ages 4+. | Rejoignez Luc Leduc, Leduc de la magie, pour un spectacle de magie bilingue de 45 minutes, plein d'action et avec beaucoup de participation du public. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

  • SRC webcard stargazing children

    Monday Jul 22, 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.

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you?

    We will be creating new planets out of papier mache. 

    Registration Required 

    Ages 7-12

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join us for a mini-museum experience with replica artifacts from the Canadian Museum of History!  

    With replicas of real objects that are housed at the Canadian Museum of History, can you figure out what it was used for?  

    Imagine yourself with that object from the past and draw a picture of yourself using that object.  Then we will put together a time capsule of a drawing of your favourite item to be opened in the future.  Which object today do you think would be important to uncover for future generations, 100 years from now?