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  • adult reading to children
    Monday Feb 6, 2023 at 10:00am / until Mon, Feb 13, 2023

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

    Using your library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance.

    To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • polyhedral dice spread across a battle map
    Monday Feb 6, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons? 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 a mission with fellow players!  

    This adventure uses pre-generated characters, so you must register at least 5 days ahead of time to bid of your preference of character and get your info sheet before game-day. Late registrants will be assigned a random character. 

    Ages 12-17 

  • Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 10:15am / until Tue, Feb 28, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. 30 min. Registration required.

    Using your Library card, please register one spot for child only.

    To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 10:30am / until Tue, Feb 28, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0 -18 months and a parent/caregiver. 

    Registration required.  

  • Spark: A STEM Storytime
    Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Tue, Feb 21, 2023

    A fun program of discovery for preschoolers and their adult co-learner. Explore elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through hands-on inquiry-based activities and story. For ages 3-4. 

  • Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants transform a discarded book into a work of art.  All materials will be provided.

  • Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 6:00pm / until Tue, Feb 28, 2023

    Join Educator, Writer, Artist, Ariel Clarke for a 4-week session of virtual poetry workshops. For ages 13-18.

    With a focus on Maya Angelou and Amanda Gorman, you will be able to examine and explore Black Poets and their work to make powerful statements. You will learn multiple poetic forms to use and express your own voice as well as learn to perform spoken word. Themes include: Using your voice, the power of voice and expression, Self-identity. 

    Materials you will need: Notebook, pencil/pen, markers (optional) 

    Ariel Clarke is a Drama and Education Alumni from the University of Windsor. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Teaching at OISE-University of Toronto. She has done various community work with marginalized/racialized youth, as well as has taught across multiple Elementary and Secondary schools in Ontario. Ariel has also done specific work in social justice education targeting systemic racism, which has allowed her to implement anti-racist and anti-colonial perspectives as part of lesson design and planning in the classroom and community. 

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

  • Dungeons and Dragons for Kids
    Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 6:00pm

    Hail Adventurers! Join us for a mini-D&D campaign.  The first week we will make characters and the following 4 weeks we will adventure. For ages 8-12.  

    You have recently joined the MARS Adventuring Guild.  It's time to start taking contracts and making a name for yourself. 

    Space is limited to 6 participants. 

  • parent and baby
    Wednesday Feb 8, 2023 at 10:00am / until Wed, Feb 22, 2023

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. 

    Using your library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance.

    To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Wednesday Feb 8, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Wed, Feb 15, 2023

    A school readiness program for children 3-4 years-old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2023, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations focusing on foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming and retelling.