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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.

  • joined hands

    Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The Caregivers Death Café is for anyone who is currently, or who has ever been, in a caregiving role. Providing care to someone who is sick or facing death can often greatly impact the caregiver’s relationship with their own mortality. This Death Café gives caregivers the chance to openly talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences around dying, death, grief, and loss.

    Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer death cafés at various locations and with various themes. Check out the OPL website for other cafés.

  • Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos. The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to get off the automatic setting on your camera and take control!

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club

  • lego

    Friday Jun 07, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Create and build with Lego®! Drop-in program. Ages 6-12. 

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les enfants de 6 à 12 ans.

  • pixel art of some video game consoles

    Friday Jun 07, 2024 at 3:30pm
    120 minutes

    It's PD Day and school's off! Play card games, board games or video games on the big screen! For kids 6-12.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 10:15am
    30 minutes

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

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

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, May 20, 2024 - 10:00am

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons, or just learning how to play and need some practise? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners! D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players!  

    The adventure we will be playing will be announced soon.

    This program is for ages 12-16. 

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    150 minutes

    Come watch a free showing of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) with your friends! Snacks and beverages will be provided! For teens aged 12 to 17. The film is rated PG-13 (Disturbing Images|All Involving Teens|Intense Violent Thematic Material). Viewer discretion is advised. It runs for 2 hours and 26 minutes. Presented in English. Le film sera présenté en anglais.

    Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victor's Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell); a competition that could change Panem forever.

  • Books

    Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Kimmerer.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.

  • Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, May 13, 2024 - 10:00am

    Come and enjoy photos shown on a big screen, and narration from multiple car trips around this wonderful province.  Highlights include Viking settlement in L'anse aux meadows, Fjord at Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Bonavista, Twillingate, Cape Spear, and icebergs.  

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club. 

  • Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 10:00am

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids 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 backing them up. You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, and computer issues.  

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.