Stittsville Library shares upcoming events aplenty during April school break

April break is just around the corner, at long last! To add to all the excitement of the arrival of spring, the Ottawa Public Library has planned a range of activities under the theme “Imagine” for kids aged 4 to 12. There is something for everyone! There is plenty for teens as well from song and poetry writing to cosplay makeup and virtual sketching for ages 13 to 18. On the agenda from April 12 to 17: yoga, dance, arts and crafts, reading, writing and plenty of laughter — not to mention concerts for the whole family each afternoon at 3:30 pm

Join us for a book talk with Seth Klein Author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency In A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency. Seth Klein explores how we can align our politics and economy with science to address the climate crisis. The book is structured around lessons from the Second World War – the last time Canada faced an existential threat. Join Seth Klein in conversation with lawyer, journalist and activist Dimitri Lascaris. The book talk takes place on Monday, April 19 at 7:30 pm. Register for a reminder and for the Zoom Link. You can join us on Ottawa Public Library’s Facebook Live (no account needed). This program is offered by the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

April Break at the Ottawa Public Library
April Break is just around the corner! And we are offering virtual, fun, educational, and free programs for children ages 4 to 12 from April 12 to April 17. Registrations are now open! Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter to discover activities you can do at home, and don’t forget to look at our YouTube Channel where you will find STEM and crafts ideas. You can find the complete list of April Break programs and special guests here.

Just because this year’s March Break for teens has turned into April Break, doesn’t mean it will be any less fun or inspiring. April 12 to 16 is all about creative expression. Let yourself unwind from schoolwork and let your creativity shine! All the programs are for teens ages 13 to18. Space is limited to allow for plenty of communication and interaction between the presenter and participants.

From Monday to Friday, here is what is on the calendar each afternoon for ages 13-18:

  • Monday, April 12, 4 pm to 5 pm: Songwriting Basics: How to Write a Song
  • Tuesday, April 13, 3 pm to 5 pm – Poetry Writing
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2 pm to 5 pm – Cosplay Makeup 101
  • Thursday, April 15, 4 pm to 5 pm – Virtual Sketching for Self-Care in French
  • Friday, April 16, 4 pm to 5 pm – Virtual Sketching for Self-Care in English

From April 12 to 17, the whole family can enjoy concerts by local musicians live on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom. Come check out some new artists and dance along at home!

Reading, research, and more! 
From eBooks, Audiobooks and online magazines, to researching some family history in
Ancestry library there are over 80 resources available.

Looking to try a new Instrument or to brush up on one you already play? Try AritstWorks! ArtistWorks provides you with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music professionals. Content includes beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments. Voice
classes are also included. This online resource can be accessed through the library website.

Contact Us:
Do you have questions about library programs or online resources? Email us at or by telephone at 613-580-2940. Stittsville Branch hours are as follows:
Monday  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed



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