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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.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    5 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

  • Photo of a number of people's hands joined together and encircling a red heart in the centre

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 12:00pm
    180 minutes

    Stop by our Social Services table and chat with staff from the South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre (May 21st) and Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (June 18th). Learn about the various services offered by the health/resource centres and ask your questions about resources for free community programs, mental and physical health, parenting, housing, employment and more!

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

  • Books with tea cup on top

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 2:00pm
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in.

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This program shows beginners the basics of using the Chromebook: the keyboard, using the trackpad, the ports on the Chromebook and how to connect to the Internet.

  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 5:30pm
    120 minutes

    Let's take a journey beyond the stars together and blast off into a summer of reading! The kick-off party will include games, button making and outer space crafts. Register for the TD Summer Reading Club while you are here and learn about the many programs being offered at the library. Drop-in Family Program.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    27 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want.