Ottawa Public Library offers virtual programs for everyone

Ottawa Public Library -Stittsville Branch (photo courtesy of the City of Ottawa)

With most Ottawa Public Library branches open for business, the Library continues to offer substantial learning opportunities virtually and on their You-Tube channel. The events are free. For instance, the ever-popular gardening series continues virtually every Wednesday. The Library has also introduced an entire education program on their YouTube channel – OPL Universe – for children aged 0 to 12.

Gardening Series:

You can take part in the gardening series by registering on the OPL website.

On Wednesday, August 19 at 12:00 pm you can learn the essential facts about bees, beekeeping and harvesting honey with Beekeeping Basics brought to you from Ron St. Louis of Capital Bees.

Join Kira Burger on Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00 pm to learn about native and non-native pollinators, as well as garden design, plant selection, and garden maintenance practices to attract and support them with Pollinator-friendly Gardens

YouTube Programs:

The Library will bring you videos on science, technology, crafts and active games for children. Take advantage of this enriching and educational online content by subscribing to the Libary YouTube channel. Here’s a glimpse of what can be expected:

EUREKA! Do your kids have a penchant for STEM? This series presents STEM experiments that you can do with your kids to help them discover the mysteries of science. New videos are added every week until the end of the summer! 
This series offers art fans all kinds of crafting projects to motivate our young creators to produce incredible works of art! They’ll learn expert methods using only everyday objects and recycled materials! 
READY? SET? MOVE! (Active games for kids): 
We all know how important it is to stay active, but it can be so hard to do that in the middle of a pandemic. Press play and follow along to the video to turn your home into the park or gym. Plenty of fun and surprises guaranteed! 

There is a wide collection of digital content on the Library’s website – – easily accessed using your library card.


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