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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.

  • Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Hungry for good books?  Come to our "restaurant" and sample our best recommendations. Sit at our tables and we’ll serve you trays of books that you can sample. Look at their covers, read the blurbs, look through their first few pages and write down the name of the books that interest you. Enjoy the variety of books, watch book trailers, hear some short book talks, chat with other teens who enjoy reading and check out your favourite books to read this summer! 

    Registration required. Ages 13-17.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    For ages 13-17.  Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters.  Spaces limited.

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Boldly go where no one has gone before.  In this session we will be learning all about astrounauts and how they live on the space stations with a craft.  For ages 8-12.  Please register on-line.

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    For absolutely anyone who wants to learn about makeup! We will go over foundation, eyeshadows, eyeliner, and hopefully false lashes! We will also cover key products like primer, setting spray, and colour correctors. You don’t have to own any makeup to take this course, as you will get some useful tips and suggestions to build up your collection. If you already have makeup, you can pull it out and follow along with the tutorials! 

    This program is taught by cosplayer Jessica Harkonnen.  

    About Jessica Harkonnen 

    Jessica considers herself a “Cosplay Engineer” because she makes things that are big enough that they need, well, engineering, to be possible. Jessica also regularly participates in panels at conventions because she loves to share her skills to help all cosplayers make their dreams into real costumes. Jessica is an ally and wants to make her panels a safe place for everyone to learn. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

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    Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    An opportunity to learn how we track climate change through the eyes of Earth observation satellites; explore and learn to interpret real satellite imagery around the globe! Presented by the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. Ages 8-12.

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Monsters and Aliens - what would life look like on other worlds? Design your own alien. Registration required. Ages 10-12. 

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 3:00pm
    45 minutes

    For ages 13-17.  The Ruth E. Dickinson branch is closing and you and your friends are still in the library working quietly on your summer school project. Mr.Lemoncello has begun his closing procedures and forgot to check the back area where you and your friends have been working. He sets the alarm and leaves for the day. You and your friends get up to leave and notice the library is locked and the alarm is set. This isn’t the first time this has happened, so Mr. Lemoncello has a “Breakout” procedure for those locked in the library that he left near the entrance. Can you and your friends breakout in time for dinner? Registration required.

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    What would life look like on other worlds? 

    What do you think an alien would look like, be made out of, or even act like?

    Design and Create your own alien.

    Registration required 

    Ages 7-12

  • SRC webcard stargazing children

    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    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

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 minutes

    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+.

    This session is the same as the 11:30 am session. Using one library card, please only register for the children that are attending. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard