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Celebrating Cultures in our Community at the Ottawa Public Library

Jun 15 2018


Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is holding its seventh annual “Celebrating Cultures in our Community” series of programs across the city at various branches, in conjunction with the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership’s Welcoming Ottawa Week.


African Stories, Songs, Drumming, Dance “Under the Palm Tree”

Saturday, June 23, 10:30 -11:30 am at Ruth E Dickinson. For more details.

Tuesday, June 26, 10:30-11:30 am at Alta Vista. For more details.

Saturday, June 30, 10:30-11:30 am at Beaverbrook. For more details.


Henna Art

Friday, June 22, 3:30-4:30 pm at Elmvale Acres. For more details.

Saturday, June 23, 3:00-4:00 pm at Orleans. For more details.

Saturday, June 23, 2:30-3:30 pm at Carlingwood. For more details.

Saturday, June 30, 2:00-3:00 pm at North Gloucester. For more details.


Decorating a Piñata

Saturday, June 16, 2:00-3:00 pm at Nepean Centrepointe. For registration and details.

Saturday, June 23, 2:30-3:30 pm at Emerald Plaza. For registration and details.


Film Screening: Refugees of the Blue Planet 

Thursday, June 21, 6 pm at Main For more details.


 Make an Inukshuk Wall Hanging

Saturday, June 30, 10:30-11:30 am at Cumberland. For registration and details.


Folktale screening: Popcorn and screening of three folktales from around the world

Saturday, June 30, 10:30 am-12:00 pm at Greenboro. For more details.


This series of free programs celebrates therich mosaic of cultures that enriches and enlivens Ottawa as a capital city. Residents of all ages are welcome to attend, meet new people, and discover traditions, music, dance, films, stories and crafts from many different cultures. Last year, over 700 customers attended these programs.


The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it’s out there, it’s in here!




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