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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
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    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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    Thursday Jul 18, 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

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

  • Three illustrated children and a robot read or listen to books in different formats.

    Thursdays, Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 18, 2024
    10:30am
    25 minutes

    4 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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    Thursdays, Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 18, 2024
    10:30am
    40 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    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+.

  • two children look at a rocket ship through a telescope.

    Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Budding engineers take flight! Come build extraordinary flying machines with everyday materials. 

    Ages 7-9. 

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    Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    This interactive workshop introduces participants of all ages to Indigenous Music.  You will learn about this “heartbeat” of mother earth before learning some stomp dance songs on traditional rattles. Families ages 4+.

  • Thursdays, Jul 18, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way.

    Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs!

    Instruments provided by the library. Ages 9-12. 

  • Thursdays, Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and make a book tote! The club consists of four sessions over a one-week period. Must be able to commit to all four sessions. All supplies will be provided.

    For 13-17 years old (limited registration).

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    Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.

  • Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    What can the stars predict? We will explore the constellations and recreate their shapes.

    Register online. Ages 9- 12.