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  • Ben Franklin Place - Chamber

    Thursday Oct 19, 2023 at 7:30pm

    Drawing on his pioneering efforts to fact-check President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden, and other US politicians, Daniel Dale will discuss why facts still matter in this age of misinformation.

    Dale got his career, watching and reading transcripts of nearly every interview or speech President Trump gives, and fact-checking him- who knew it could be a full-time job. At last count, Dale had catalogued more than 9,000 lies or false claims. He has it down to a science! And while the Trump era has ended, Dale's zeal for checking the facts has not.

    Dale knows the importance of  combating misinformation, truth and lies in politics and the importance to fact checking.

    Daniel Dale is a reporter in CNN’s Washington Bureau, where he fact-checks political claims. Prior to joining CNN in 2019, Dale spent over a decade at the Toronto Star reporter and bureau chief at Toronto City Hall from 2010 through 2014, Dale broke several stories about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. As Washington Bureau Chief, he covered trade negotiations, the 2016 and 2018 campaigns, and breaking news and social issues around the United States, including mass shootings in Charleston and Dallas, racial segregation in Milwaukee and the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts.

    A native of Thornhill, Ontario, Dale holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business.

    Program is in person, but the event will also be streamed live on OPL's YouTube page

  • Wednesdays, Sep 27, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Learning and commemorating the truth of our history from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge keepers is an important part on the path of reconciliation. Interested in learning more? During Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023 we invite you to join us for an immersive virtual experience to UN-learn the myths of colonial history in Canada. Presented virtually by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

    •  September 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 : Indigenous peoples and the History of residential schools.
    • September 27 from 1:30 to 2:30: Intergenerational impacts and ongoing systemic discrimination.
    • September 28 from 1:30 to 2:30: Indigenous Peoples’ rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
    • September 29 from 1:30 to 2:30: Taking action towards Reconciliation.

    All sessions will have simultaneous English-French interpretation. 


    L’apprentissage et la commémoration de la vérité de notre histoire par les gardiens du savoir des Premières Nations, des Métis et des Inuits constituent un élément important sur la voie de la réconciliation. Vous souhaitez en apprendre davantage? Pendant la Semaine de la vérité et de la réconciliation 2023, nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous pour vivre une expérience virtuelle immersive qui vous permettra d’apprendre les mythes de l’histoire coloniale au Canada. Présenter virtuellement par le Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation.

    • 25 septembre de 13h30 à 14h30 : Les peuples autochtones et l’histoire des pensionnats.
    • 26 septembre de 13h30 à 14h30 : Les préjugés inconscients et la démystification des stéréotypes.
    • 27 septembre de 13h30 à 14h30 : Répercussions intergénérationnelles et discrimination systémique persistante.
    • 28 septembre de 13h30 à 14h30: Les droits des peuples autochtones et la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones.
    • 29 septembre  de 13h30 à 14h30: Agir pour la réconciliation. 

    Toutes les sessions auront interprétation simultanée anglais-français.

  • Infusions Littéraires

    Thursday Oct 05, 2023 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as author Karen Joan Watson reads stories about memory loss, caregiving, and a love of books. Materials from the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County will be available. 

  • Wednesdays, Oct 11, 2023 - Nov 08, 2023
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones in case of emergency. 

    • September 13th - Ottawa Paramedic Service
    • October 11th - Ottawa Fire Services
    • November 8th - Canadian Red Cross
  • Wednesday Nov 08, 2023 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Family documents, photographs, clippings, works of art, diaries, bibles, trinkets and treasures are the physical evidence that tell the stories of our ancestors. As genealogist, much these materials wind up in your care, and knowing how to preserve them is paramount to ensuring the longevity of these pieces of family history.

    This presentation will explore methods of employing archival principles of preservation to the care of family memorabilia. Current and up to date practices for storing archival materials, how to detect processes of deterioration, and methods of intervention will be shared within the context of practical ‘at home’ application. Topics include proper boxes and enclosures, the use of albums, shelving, climate control, pest and mould prevention, basic cleaning and repair, and digitization.

    Presented by: Kyla Ubbink Ubbink Book and Paper Conservation

  • Wednesday Nov 22, 2023 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    PressReader is an online resource that provides access to today’s newspapers & magazines from Canada & around the world.  Adults are invited to a presentation and question & answer session with library staff about PressReader.  You may bring your mobile device for practice using this resource but are not required to. 

    Wednesday November 22, 2:30-4:30pm

    Registration required

    For an overview of PressReader, follow the link below: