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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.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:15am
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

  • Fridays, Mar 15, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Do you enjoy reading mysteries? Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussion usually every third Friday of the month. 

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    Mondays, Mar 18, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    2:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    The Stittsville Library Book Club meet on the third Monday of most months and read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  Registration is required.
     

  • Tuesdays, Mar 19, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

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    Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Continuing from the fall session, all aboard for the next leg of our tour around the world, with Japan, Mexico, and Sri Lanka! Join us the third Tuesday of each month until June 2024, where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. When you pick up your copy, you will receive a Reader's Passport to keep with you for the year, in which you may keep notes as you read, draw something from the book that has inspired you, or bring up points you'd like to discuss during the meeting.

    At every meeting you attend, bring your "passport" to have it stamped. We hope to see you well-traveled by summer 2024!

  • Thursdays, Mar 21, 2024 - May 16, 2024
    10:15am
    75 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join us as we share the enjoyment of reading and discuss books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome. 

    January 18 - The White Hare by Jane Johnson

    February 15 - Woman, Watching : Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay by Merilyn Simonds

    March 21 - The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

    April 18 - Different by Frans De Waal

    May 16 - Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

    The book club  meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10:15-11:30 except July, August and December, when there is no meeting. You can place a hold on library copies in advance

  • Thursdays, Mar 21, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    In this informal self-guided program, adults are invited to discuss their favourite books and genres in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike traditional book clubs, no specific book is selected for each session. This is an opportunity for people to get together to talk about what they are reading and inspire each other's future reads. 

    Third Thursday evening of each month

    Drop-in

  • Thursdays, Mar 21, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! ​
    All are welcome. 

  • Thursday Mar 21, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

  • Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join in stimulating discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the last Friday of the month.