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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 23, 2024 at 11:30am
    60 minutes

    Are you looking for a job? Applying for volunteer positions? Come learn all the necessary skills to do so at the St-Laurent Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, with a program offered in conjunction with BGC Ottawa.

    For ages 15-24. Please register for the program. Note that this is a program series, so please show up to each date below. There will be another series offered in August.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to create a resumé.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Workshop on soft skills and first impressions.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to search and apply for jobs.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Ready, Set, Interview time! Practice interview skills.

    For more information, please contact Jinny Caron, Provincial Youth Outreach Worker, 613-897-7306, jcaron@bgcottawa.org.

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

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Take a step into the unknown...what will you discover? Drop-in program. Ages 10+ (teens welcome!). We will be making blackout poetry and fanzines! Come give old book pages new life by using them as canvases to illustrate your own poems or short stories. Alternatively, remix characters and worlds you already know and love into new stories, using drawing and collage techniques to make your own fan comicbook or fanfic booklet. End the activity by making photocopies of your work to swap with other participants or share with friends (up to 5 free photocopies per participant).

    Pars à la découverte de l’inconnu… Quelles découvertes t’attendent? Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 10 ans et plus (ados inclus!). Nous allons créer de la poésie par soustraction (blackout poetry) et des fanzines! Venez donner nouvelle vie à des pages de vieux livres en les transformant en toile pour vos propres poèmes ou histoires courtes illustrées. Ou bien remixez des histoires et personnages que vous aimez déjà dans de nouvelles histoires, en utilisant des techniques de dessin et de collage pour créer votre propre bande-dessinée ou livret de fanfic. À la fin de l’activité, chaque participant aura l’opportunité de faire des photocopies de son œuvre pour l’échanger avec les autres participants ou la partager avec des amis (maximum de 5 photocopies gratuites par participant).

  • anime characters on a splashy, colourful background

    Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Love all things Naruto, One Piece, and Demon Slayer?  Join the Anime and Manga Club!

    Watch the latest anime, discuss your favourite manga, and eat Japanese snacks.

    Ages 13+   Drop-in Program.

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    Aimez-vous Naruto, One Piece et Demon Slayer?  Joignez-vous le club d'Anime et Manga !

    Regardez les nouveaux émissions d'anime, discutez votre manga preferés et mangez des collations japonais.

    Pour les 13 ans et plus.   Programme portes-ouvertes. 

  • rainbow paint spatter

    Thursday Jul 25, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Do you enjoy chess, or do you want to learn the game?

    Drop in to play with other youth! Learn the basics and test your wits with a weekly chess challenge.

    Ages: 8 to 18

  • Friday Jul 26, 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. Ages 13-18. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Please note that we will be running the same adventure multiple times this summer.  Please only register for one of the available sessions.

    If this program listing is full, check out one of our other program dates below:

    Session 1: Friday July 12th from 2-4 pm

    Session 3: Friday August 9th from 2-4 pm

    This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. 

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Saturdays, Jul 27, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Play card games, board games video games (PS4, Wii U) and VR at the library. For ages 8-18

    Note: VR which is for ages 13+ only. 

    Viens jouer aux cartes, jeux de société et jeux vidéo (PS4, Wii U) à la bibliothèque. Pour les 8 à 18 ans, 

    NB: Il y aura aussi une station de RV qui sera limitée aux 13 ans et plus.  

  • Saturdays, Jul 27, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
    2:30pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. For teens 13 to 18 years old.

  • Splashes of paint in various colours in front of craft supplies. "Teen crafternoon" title in white.

    Mondays, Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Come craft and experiment with various art techniques at the library!* Share ideas and expertise with other participants. Or simply bond and make friends over common hobbies. For teens of all levels of artistic ability. Drop-in program.

    *Extra supplies available on hand for: drawing/colouring, origami, scrapbooking/collage, sewing, knitting, embroidery, bracelet and jewelry making, etc.

    Venez bricoler et expérimenter avec diverses techniques artistiques à la bibliothèque!* Échangez idées et conseils avec autres participants. Ou amusez-vous tout simplement avec des amis qui partage les mêmes passe-temps. Pour ados de tous niveaux d'habilité artisitique. Activité portes-ouvertes.

    *Matériel disponibles pour : dessin/coloriage, origami, scrapbooking/collage, couture, tricot, broderie, création de bracelets et bijoux, etc.

  • Monday Jul 29, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Repair, personalize, and upgrade your clothes with visible mending techniques! Visible mending is all about transforming a worn, damaged, or plain piece of clothing into something unique, custom, and beautiful. Come learn easy sewing and mending techniques. Bring a piece of clothing you would like to repair- such as jeans, a jacket, t-shirt, pants, etc. We will provide the mending supplies. 

    Réparer, personnalise et transformer vos vêtements avec les techniques de « Réparation visible ! » Réparation visible consiste à transformer un vêtement usé, endommagé ou ordinaire en quelque chose d'unique, de personnalisé et de beau. Venez apprendre les techniques faciles de couture et de réparation. Apportez un vêtement que vous vouliez réparer - par exemple un jean, une veste, un t-shirt, un pantalon, etc. Nous allons vous fournir avec tous les matériaux de réparation.

  • Images of the Unstable Unicorns card game box and cards

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

    Experience the whimsy and chaos of the Unstable Unicorns card game.  Employ your strategy skills to be the first to get 7 unicorns into your stable, all while thwarting your opponents with the power of unicorns and narwhals.  Hold on tight to your baby unicorns!

    Ages 13+  Registration Required.  Spaces limited.