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  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Meet the amazing reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and invertebrates from a variety of ecosystems around the world. You’ll learn about their behaviour, their habitats, conservation, and why they got so big. You will also explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that reptiles, mammals and invertebrates have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? What do tarantulas do to protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts! Family program for ages 4+. 

    Please register once per family.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this online workshop you will learn about goal setting, some basics about credit, and some basics about student loans. For ages 13-18.

     Presented by the Credit Counselling Society. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 11:00am
    45 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.

    Please register once per family.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    A one-hour online workshop featuring a film industry professional who will share their own experiences in the industry and provide an overview of career paths in Canadian film and television. Presented by REEL Canada. Ages 13-18.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

    About the Speakers

    Kourtney Jackson is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker interested in hybridized, experimental forms of storytelling that exist within and transcend the physical body. Centred in the socio-cultural collisions of subjectivity, surveillance, and societal prescriptions of identity, her films 1 versus 1 (2018) and Wash Day (2020) have screened locally and internationally at festivals including TIFF Next Wave, BlackStar Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival (Ignite x Adobe), and many more. She currently works as a Program Coordinator at the OYA Black Arts Coalition.

    The workshop will be facilitated by Eric Bizzarri, who is an award-winning Canadian director and producer based in Toronto, and the Co-Founder and CEO of the Future of Film Showcase, a film festival based in Toronto, ON.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons: The Crystal Dragon’s Lair. Play as young dragons defending your home. Ages 10-12. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants. This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. 

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 4:30pm
    120 minutes

    Hail Adventurers! Join us for a 1-session D&D adventure for teens.  Players of all experience levels are welcome. Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters. Space is limited to 6 participants. Registration Required. For ages 13-18. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 11:00am
    45 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.

    Please register once per family.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this online workshop, you will learn about finding sources of funding for your post-secondary education, managing your expenses, strategies to deal with the debt that you do have and avoid excess debt, understanding your credit report and building good credit, building financial management skills, identifying how your behaviour with credit today may impact your future, and the difference between good debt and bad debt.  For ages 13-18.

    Presented by the Credit Counselling Society. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Suite à la lecture d’un conte provenant de la collection de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, découvrez comment les mots peuvent se transformer en mouvement! Explorez votre imaginaire en bougeant avec les artistes de Tara Luz Danse de façon ludique et créative. Cette activité multisensorielle se terminera avec un coloriage en lien avec l’atelier vécu. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Qu’il s’agisse de la manière dont un moteur de recherche trie les résultats d’une requête ou de la manière dont un site de vidéos décide quelles vidéos vous recommander, les algorithmes sont devenus un élément central de nos vies. Cet atelier explorera comment nos expériences en ligne sont façonnées par des algorithmes, comment ces algorithmes prennent des décisions basées sur nos informations personnelles et comment les adolescents peuvent prendre le contrôle de leur identité et de leur expérience en ligne. Pour les 13 à 18 ans.

     Cette séance est présentée par Marc-Alexandre Ladouceur, spécialiste en éducation aux médias chez HabiloMédias, le centre Canadien de littératie aux médias numériques. 

    Inscription requise. Les participants inscrits recevront un courriel supplémentaire contenant le lien Zoom avant le début du programme.