Variety of interesting virtual Library programs and so much more in March

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) offers a variety of programs for everyone and for all ages. The March 2021 programs will introduce you to the world of Francophonie brought directly into your home with crosswords, creative writing and the Indigenous book club, along with a gardening series with experts and an introduction to astronomy. The Tech café has an upcoming series in April that is offered in French. Below you will find more details on the programs being offered.

Mois de la Francophonie

At the Ottawa Public Library, the Francophie is celebrated every month of the year with great programs! For March, be sure to join OPL for Croisée des mots with Soufiane Chakkouche on March 17 at 6:00 pm and a two-part creative writing workshop with Martine Batanian, the first part on March 27 at 1:30 pm. On March 30, at 7:00 pm, participate in Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club featuring Josephine Bacon.

In April, the popular Tech café series will offer four sessions in French. You can visit the OPL YouTube channel to discover youth and adult programs that have been recorded, including the Be Active at Home series. Be sure to check out their Facebook page where you will find more programs in the video section.

All From a Little Seed (How to Start Seeds)

Join the Library for a gardening series starting with All From a Little Seed (How to Start Seeds). Sign up for one or all the sessions! First program runs on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm.

A Virtual Introduction to Astronomy

OPL is hosting an Introduction to Astronomy program for children (5-7), teens and adults. Learn about constellations, how to use a star finder, and much more. This program is a great compliment to the new telescope that you can borrow from our library!

  • Children (ages 5-7) – Monday, March 22 at 4:30 pm
  • Teens – Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 pm
  • Adults – Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 pm

Reading, research, and more

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

Are you looking for your next great read, or help finding your child a new book? Check out Novelist! NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

NoveList Plus has all your reading answers. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. With NoveList Plus you’ll fill up your to-read list in no time! This online resource can be accessed through the library website.

If you have any questions questions about library programs or online resources you can contact the Stittsville Branch by email at: or by telephone at 613-580-2940

The Stittsville Branch is open and following all Ottawa Public Health protocols, please ensure you wear a mask. The hours of operation for the Stittsville Library Branch 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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