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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.

  • Saturdays, May 25, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Family Program.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and craft your very first project: a drawstring bag. This two-hour session will take you through the steps of setting up, threading, and using a sewing machine. Registration limited to 5 spaces.

  • Asian Heritage Month

    Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Embark on a journey of love and tragedy with the Ottawa Public Library as we present Butterfly Lovers, a captivating Chinese legend performed by the Mengwei Yue Opera Studio. Experience the allure of Yue Opera, as graceful movements and operatic voices bring the tale of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai to life. This special occasion also features an English narrator to guide you through the story, followed by an interactive discussion. 

    Join us for an hour of unforgettable experience celebrating the magic of storytelling and Chinese heritage during Asian Heritage Month.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine (including safety) and sew your own book bag to keep! This program consists of four sessions over a two month period. *You must be able to commit to all four sessions.* All supplies will be provided. Required skills: • Ability to follow instructions, to work independently, and to wait patiently for assistance when needed • Can safely use sewing implements with minimal supervision (needles, seam rippers, and sharp scissors) Ages 9-12 years old.

  • Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    9:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Sessions will be held in study room number 1 on the 2nd floor of the library while the elevator is under refurbishment.

    Should you see that the counsellor is busy with another person, please wait outside patiently for your turn. Thank you.

  • person reading to children

    Monday May 27, 2024 at 10:00am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months.

  • Adult reading to a group of children

    Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Every Monday and Wednesday.

    **Please note: There will be no programs from June 9 - July 1.

  • Mondays, May 27, 2024 - May 28, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us on Mondays and Tuesdays in our children's area to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. 

    Joignez-nous les lundis et mardis au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes.

  • Monday May 27, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.