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Ottawa Public Library hosts programs to celebrate cultural diversity

Jun 17 2016


Ottawa Public Library hosts programs to celebrate cultural diversity

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is holding its fifth 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.

Afrocentric Storytime (English only)
Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
North Gloucester, 2036 Ogilvie

Kahoot trivia: test your cultural knowledge (English only)
Tuesday, June 21, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  
Family cultural storytime ( English only)
Thursday, June 23, 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Carlingwood, 281 Woodroffe 

Taste the world!
Wednesday, June 22, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   
Elmvale Acres, 1910 St-Laurent

Tea ceremony (English only)
Wednesday, June 22, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Beaverbrook, 2500 Campeau

Colores Andinos – Latin music
Friday June 24, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Main, 120 Metcalfe

Colores Andinos - Latin music and 40th branch anniversary
Saturday, June 25, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Alta vista, 2516 Alta Vista

Multicultural crafts drop-in and refreshments (English only)
Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Centennial, 3870 Old Richmond

Henna Art
Saturday, June 25, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cumberland, 1599 Tenth line

Henna, crafts, storytime
Saturday, June 25, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Hazeldean, 50 Castlefrank

Community Cup, Brewer Park
Sunday, June 26, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This series of free programs is held to showcase the rich mosaic of cultures that make up Ottawa. Everyone and anyone can come, meet new people and discover traditions, music, dance, films, stories and crafts from Chinese, African, Indian, and many more different cultures. Last year, over 600 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!