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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.

  • Dungeons and Dragons logo

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners!

    D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which you play a character who teams up with other players to explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players!

    This adventure uses pre-generated characters, so you must register by July 13th to bid of your preference of character and get your info sheet before game-day. Late registrations will be assigned a random character.

    Ages: 12-18

    Note: this is a repeat of the game played on July 15th, so if you played that session, please do not also register for this one - it would not be as fun knowing the puzzles and enemies ahead of time. Give other players a chance to learn, and stay tuned for new games coming up later!

  • images of four older adults

    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.

  • Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 2:30pm
    0 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Jump start your own intergalactic adventure. Registration required. Ages 6-10 

    Explore outer space with hands on activities. Map the constellations, make your own clay planet or create a colorful crayon europa!

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Thursday Jul 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    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...

    Registration required. Ages 7-12.

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    Thursday Jul 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    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+.

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    Monday Jul 29, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

  • Monday Jul 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grand kids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup.

    You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

  • astronaut children floating in space

    Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Boldly go where no one has gone before. Registration required. Ages 10-12

    You will be using your brains, wits, and problem-solving skills in this breakout room program. You and your team will have to solve puzzles, riddles, and work together to win this galactic space race!​

    Can you do it in only 45 minutes?

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    Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

  • astronaut children floating in space

    Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 11:30am
    45 minutes

    Boldly go where no one has gone before. Registration required. Ages 10-12

    You will be using your brains, wits, and problem-solving skills in this breakout room program. You and your team will have to solve puzzles, riddles, and work together to win this galactic space race!​

    Can you do it in only 45 minutes?