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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 Feb 27, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Looking to add to your to-be-read list? In a reading slump? Or simply like to discuss books?

    Join us for tea and a discussion about what we have been reading lately!

    Register to ensure your spot. Drop-ins welcome.

    The program will be held in Room 1B.

  • Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:30pm
    45 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Parent at and Child Book Club

    Share the love of reading! This new book club is for kids 10-12 and a parent or guardian. Share a book together and then join for fun and a book chat. The first book will be kept at the information desk in the kids’ section for you to pick up and read prior to the first book club meeting.

    We will meet monthly on Tuesday at 6:30 (45 minutes)

    One registration per family.

    January 30th Smile by Raina Telgemeier

    February 27th The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

    March 26th   Restart by Gordon Korman

    April 30th  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.    

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Ages 6-12. Learn to play with Rory’s Story Cubes. Join us and get creative with our storytelling game.

    Please register for this program. 

  • March Break

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Tell me a tale; it doesn’t have to be true. Registration required. Ages 7-9.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    We'll have lots of fun and laughter as we create silly and fantastical adventures together. Ages 6-9. Registration Required.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Let’s start at the beginning... Ages 10-12. Registration Required.

  • 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.

  • three books on the right stacked together

    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.
     

  • magnifying glass on top of orange-tinted map of the earth

    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!