The Ottawa Public Library, 105 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, is full of activities for children and adults.
Here are the ongoing activities:
Meet and Eat: Each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Snacks are provided for children up to 18 years of age. All children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks must be kept to the children’s activity room.
Story times: There are story times for different age groups. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• Books and Babies: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. It is an interactive story time with babies that includes earlyu literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays and body movement.
• Storytime: 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Fridays. This program is geared toward children ages 3 to 6, accompanied by an adult. Children are engaged with stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts.
• Sensory Storytime and Play: 10 a,m, to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. For ages 3 and older, Sensory Storytime will be approximately 30 minutes and involve stories, songs, large and small movement activities, sensory experiences to stimulate all five senses. Each storytime will be followed by an open 45-minute playgroup with sensory-activity stations for kids and families to explore together.
• Toddler Time: 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays. This is an informal storytime for children ages 18 to 36 months with an accompanying adult. Toddlers will learn new songs, rhymes, and fingerplays, share books, and make new friends.
• Chess Club: Meets 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Tuesday. This program is for chess players and instruction for all ages.
• Chicks with Sticks: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. This program is a group setting for sewing, textile, and fiber artists. It is informal. Bring a sewing/textile/fiber project to work on or share with the group.
• Brown Bag Books: This group meets on the second and fourth Wednedays at noon. Talk about what book you are currently reading.
• Page Turners: The group meets the last Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Group reads from a variety of genres and have a lot of fun in our informal reading discussions.
• Family Fun Movie Night: Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. at City Park. Attendees are urged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks for a movie and play time. Outdoor games and activities are planned with the movie starting at dusk. Free bag of popcorn for the first 300 people.