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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 May 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup. You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Première enquête de Maigret par Georges Simenon.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    Adults are welcome to join us for a cozy paint night. Follow our step-by-step instructions and create a work of art that you can be proud of. The art work will measure 12.5"x9.2" in size and all supplies will be provided. Come in and have fun! Painting is beginner friendly. 

  • Night Owls Book Club

    Thursdays, May 16, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    New to independent reading?

    Join our family book club and discover great reading suggestions to get you started and keep you going. 

    We will share favorites, listen to read-alouds and participate in book-related art activities.

    For kids ages 6-8 and their adult reading partner.

  • Banner reading "Dried Flower Suncatchers at the Beaverbrook Branch"

    Saturday May 18, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Celebrate sunny days ahead by hanging a kaleidoscope of natural materials in your window. Join us at the Beaverbrook Branch for a beautiful craft, calm atmosphere, and good conversation. 

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Agents, editors, and professors of creative writing make a big deal about point of view (POV). As well, different POVs sound and feel different to the reader, POV comes in different flavors: first person, second person, third person limited, omniscient, objective; and different cases: past and present; and different depths. Furthermore, you can use different POVs in different sections of a story to achieve different effects. Deft management of POV in your stories will make your writing more professional and more appealing to readers.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create your own magnets and bookmarks using bottle caps and images from paper, photographs, and fabric.

  • Monday May 27, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Calling all quiz masters! Test your knowledge with live general trivia at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library!

    Come for the fun, leave with the bragging rights!

    Register a team of two to five people, come and enjoy!

  • Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    Do you love to cook? Connect with other food enthusiasts and level up your cooking skills over great discussions. We will look at new and popular cookbooks together and share recipes that we have tried. 

  • Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Join this 1-hour hands-on session to learn how to use viewing resources provided by the Ottawa Public Library.

    Discover how to access resources like Kanopy, Hoopla, and National Film Board Campus with your library card!

    Register to ensure your spot.

    The program will be held in the computer lab on the lower level of the Nepean Centrepointe library.