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Make Something

Cook a new recipe with A to Z World Food, make your family tree on Ancestry or find inspiration for your next painting on Access Video On Demand. We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend.

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Online resources

  • Homepage of Access Video on Demand
    Access Video on Demand is a streaming video platform with a focus on educational films. The collection includes 41,213 videos, 331,668 video segments and 1,094 subject categories. The topics range from Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Science, Mathematics and...


  • Homepage of Ancestry Library
    Contains name indexes and digitized records for researching family history.

    Remote Access will be valid temporarily until December 31, 2021. Previously Ancestry Library was only available for in-library use. 

    Important Notice: Ancestry Remote Access ends Dec. 31, 2021. In 2022, in-library use access remains unchanged. You can access Ancestry Library Edition through desktop computers provided by our library or your own personal laptop, tablet, or mobile phone in our library branches. 

  • Homepage for Toutapprendre
    Free and unlimited online courses in French. Learn languages, sewing, singing, coding for kids, and more!

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Make something / Crée quelque choseby ProgramDevelopment

Here’s some of the best resources from the web for making something. Please note that these are external links which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. // Voici quelques-unes des meilleures ressources du Web pour créer quelque chose. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.