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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.

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    From sprout to bloom. Ages 4 to 6. Registration required.

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Ages 6-12. Learn to play with Rory’s Story Cubes. Join us and get creative with our storytelling game.

    Please register for this program. 

  • March Break logo and ball of yarn

    Wednesdays, Mar 13, 2024 - Mar 14, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Drop-in and learn to knit or crochet with Sunnyside's awesome Knit and Knatter club regulars!  

    We will provide yarn, needles, and crochet hooks. For children and teens ages 6 and up.

    Registration is required for each of the days you intend to attend. 

    Wednesday March 13, 12pm-2pm

    and

    Thursday March 14, 12pm-2pm

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    50 minutes

    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. 

  • Picture of a dog with text "Dog Buddies"

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Join the Ottawa Humane Society and learn to be a good buddy to dogs! Participants will learn how to safely approach a dog, what to do if they ever feel afraid around a dog, and explore bite-prevention tips through role-playing scenarios. Family program for ages 4+. Registration required. 

    Depending on availability, a temperament-tested volunteer dog might might join us!

  • view of an airplane flying in a tropical sky, overlaid with three open padlocks

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you like solving puzzles?

    It's March Break and an eccentric relative has invited you on a surprise holiday someplace warm - if you can figure out the clues at the airport!

    Work together with other teens to solve the clues and unlock the way to your sunny escape!

    Ages: 12 to 18

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Discover what happens when science meets art! Explore perception as you use shadows, colour, motion, and light to create art from science. You’ll make a puppet, a spinning top and a kaleidoscope, as well as design your own galaxy. As Albert Einstein said: “The greatest scientists are always artists as well!” Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    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+. 

    Parrot Partners is the only rehabilitation program for Parrots in Canada that combines professional training, education, and rehabilitation in the charitable service of relinquished and misunderstood parrots. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons: The Crystal Dragon’s Lair. Play as young dragons defending your home. Ages 10-12. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants. This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 7-12.