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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.

  • images of four older adults

    Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

  • Friday Jul 19, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you?  In this session we will be looking at the night sky and be using art supplies to create our own night sky. 

    Registration required. Ages 7-9. 

  • SRC webcard stargazing children

    Friday Jul 19, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Discover the surprising science hiding in a bag of Skittles. Explore solubility, buoyancy, reactivity and investigate the odds of finding your favourite colour. How sweet it is! Presented by Scientists in School. Ages 8-12.

    Registrants will be contacted before this program to arrange branch pick-up of a materials kit.  One kit per registrant.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Fridays, Jul 19, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    24 sessions remaining

    Come play cards, roll the dice or play board games with us!

  • colourful balls of yarn

    Fridays, Jul 19, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    24 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project (or needlepoint, cross-stitch, etc) and share tips and tricks, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet (ou broderie, point de croix, etc) afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Friday Jul 19, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and make a book tote! The club consists of four sessions over a one-week period. Must be able to commit to all four sessions. All supplies will be provided.

    For 13-17 years old (limited registration).

  • Friday Jul 19, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    A Digital Story is a powerful Media and Digital Literacy activity, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. Participants will get the chance to reflect on the self and identity.

    This personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity to reflect on your own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for your future.

    For ages 13-18. Returning film makers who participated last summer are welcome! Presented by Hands On Media.

    Each participant will need: One iPad, laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer.

    • Monday: Pre-Production: Brainstorming ideas, Storyboarding our narration.
    • Wednesday: Production: Photography Composition, collecting elements we need.
    • Friday: Post-Production: Recording our voice, using iMovie to edit, adding sound & titles.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

    This program is also available at the St-Laurent branch: Digital Storytelling – 3-day series

  • Friday Jul 19, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    A Digital Story is a powerful Media and Digital Literacy activity, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. Participants will get the chance to reflect on the self and identity.

    This personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity to reflect on your own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for your future. For ages 13-18.

    A Library Chromebook will be available for each participant during the program. 

    The presenter will be virtual on Zoom.

    • Monday: Pre-Production: Brainstorming ideas, Storyboarding our narration.
    • Wednesday: Production: Photography Composition, collecting elements we need.
    • Friday: Post-Production: Recording our voice, using iMovie to edit, adding sound & titles.

    Presented by Hands On Media. 

    This program is also available on Zoom: Digital Storytelling – 3-day series 

  • An alien reading a map

    Friday Jul 19, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Embark on a space adventure. We will be making galaxy jars!

    Registration required. Ages 7-10.

  • Fridays, Jul 19, 2024 - Aug 23, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Watch your favourite stories come to life in a cool room.

    Movie screenings at the library.

    Family program. Drop-in.