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  • A drawing of a family and dog reading a book together. Un dessin d'une famille et un chien qui lisent un livre ensemble.

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    The dogs are back!

    Therapeutic Paws of Canada is returning to visit – no registration required but space is limited.

    Les chiens sont de retour!

    Therapeutic Paws of Canada revient pour une deuxième visite – aucune inscription requise mais les places sont limitées.

  • Saturdays, Jun 08, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Cherchez-vous à entrer sur le marché du travail et ne savez pas par où commencer?​

    Profitez de l'appui 1 à 1 d'un des conseillers en matière d'emploi du Centre de santé communautaire Pinecrest-Queensway.​

  • Author Thomas King sits in a movie theater seat, holding popcorn

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    In honour of National Indigenous History Month, Cumberland presents this deep dive into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian, to shatter the misconception that history is anything more than stories we tell about the past. It is a crucial part of the conversation between Indigenous peoples and those of us who have settled, uninvited, on these lands.

    2020. 1 hour 28 min. In English with French subtitles.

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    À l'honneur du Mois de l'histoire des autochtones, Cumberland vous présente L’Indien malcommode, produit à une époque de changements décisifs et de réexamens essentiels. Ce film met en évidence la brillante déconstruction du discours colonial d’Amérique du Nord à laquelle procède Thomas King, qui réécrit cette histoire grâce aux voix puissantes de ceux et celles qui perpétuent la tradition de la résistance autochtone.

    2020. 1h 28 minutes. En anglais avec sous-titres en français.

  • A drawing of a family and dog reading a book together. Un dessin d'une famille et un chien qui lisent un livre ensemble.

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us on June 8th and meet some therapy dogs from the Ottawa team of Therapeutic Paws of Canada! ​​

    No registration required but space may be limited.

    Joignez-nous le 8 juin et rencontrez des chiens therapéutique de ​l'équipe d'Ottawa du 'Therapeutic Paws  of Canada'!

     Aucune inscription requise mais les places sont limitées.

  • Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Do you love puzzles?

    Would you like to try new ones and trade your old ones?

    Join us for our first Puzzle Swap.

     Bring  a puzzle, take a puzzle!

    Aimez-vous les casse-têtes?

    Aimeriez-vous échanger vos casse-têtes usagés et en essayer de nouveaux?

    Joignez-vous à nous pour notre tout premier échange de casse-têtes!

     Vous donnez et vous recevez!

  • Contact North logo

    Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Nov 21, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Need Skills Training to Stand Out from the Crowd?  Learn how to access Free Online Courses.  Join us for a presentation and Q & A!

    Avez-vous besoin de développer des compétences pour vous distinguer?  Apprenez comment accéder à des cours en ligne gratuits.

  • Men sitting playing go game

    Saturdays, Jun 22, 2024 - Dec 14, 2024
    2:00pm
    180 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Go Club (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We will discuss various aspects of the game, do practical exercises and problems, explore and practice. Designed for beginners and intermediate players.

    Le Club de Go d'Ottawa (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organise des ateliers pour tous ceux qui aimeraient approfondir leurs connaissances du jeu de Go. On y discute plusieurs aspects du jeu, on fait des exercices et des problèmes, on explore et on s’entraîne. Conçu pour les débutants et les intermédiaires.

  • Posters for "Miss Campbell, Inuk Teacher", "Hebron Relocation", "Nalajuk Night", and "Evan's Drum"

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Did you know that the National Capital Region is home to the highest population of Inuit people in southern Canada? In honour of National Indigenous History Month, it's fitting that we bring you the Labrador Documentary Project, a series of short films celebrating Inuit culture and teaching history from the beautiful northeast coast of Canada.

    The directors of these films - Heather Campbell, Holly Andersen, Jennie Williams, and Ossie Michelin - are also past participants and recent leaders of the Labrador Creative Arts Festival, the longest-running children's art festival in Canada.

    57 minutes. In English and Inuktitut with English and French subtitles. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

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    Part oral history and part visual poem, Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher is the story of Evelyn Campbell, a trailblazer for an Inuit-led educational system in the small community of Rigolet, Labrador.

    In Hebron Relocation, Holly Andersen explores what makes a place a home as she learns more about her community’s connection to generations of displaced northern Labrador Inuit.

    Nalujuk Night is an up close look at an exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying, Labrador Inuit tradition. Every January 6th from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal, and otherworldly. Snow crunches underfoot as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain. Despite the frights, Nalujuk Night is a beloved annual event, showing that sometimes it can be fun to be scared. Rarely witnessed outside of Nunatsiavut, this annual event is an exciting chance for Inuit, young and old, to prove their courage and come together as a community to celebrate culture and tradition.

    An adventurous young boy and his determined mother share a passion for Inuit drum dancing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Evan’s Drum is a joyful visit to a family’s loving home, and an uplifting story of cultural pride. After generations of silence, the rhythm of the traditional Inuit drum has returned to Labrador, and seven-year-old Evan is part of the new generation that will keep its heartbeat strong.

  • WaaPaKe (Tomorrow) in white text on fiery background

    Friday Jun 28, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    For generations, the suffering of residential school Survivors has radiated outward, impacting Indigenous families and communities. Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin’s deeply personal documentary WaaPaKe (Tomorrow) moves beyond intergenerational trauma, with an invitation to unravel the tangled threads of silence and unite in collective freedom and power.

    2023. 1h 20 min. In English with French subtitles.

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    Au fil des générations, la souffrance des survivantes et survivants des pensionnats a irradié et entraîné des conséquences sur les familles et les communautés autochtones. Le documentaire éminemment personnel de Jules Arita Koostachin (Ph. D.) WaaPaKe (Demain) dépasse le traumatisme intergénérationnel : il nous invite à défaire les nœuds du silence et à évoluer ensemble vers la liberté et la force collectives.

    2023. 1h 20 min. en anglais avec sous-titres en français.

  • Wednesdays, Jul 03, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Silent Reading Café ​

    Join other readers in a cool and calm atmosphere perfect for reading peacefully.  Bring your lunch to our Silent Reading Café on the 2nd floor. 

    Drop-in​

    Wednesdays

    July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st ​

    August 7th, 14th and 21st ​

    12 pm - 2 pm

    ​Café des lecteurs

    Joignez-vous aux lecteurs de la communauté cet été.  Installez-vous dans une atmosphère calme et sereine afin de profiter d'une heure de dîner sur mesure pour les bibliophiles.

    Les mercredis

    Juillet: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    Août: 7, 14, 21

    Midi à 14 hrs