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  • LEGO figure holds flower

    Saturday Jun 10, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Program. Family Program.

  • Saturdays, Jun 10, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch.​

    ​Ages 9 & up ​

    ​No registration required ​

  • Saturday Jun 10, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Covered in this presentation will be various Indigenous instrumentation made mostly by David himself as a traditional drum/rattle/flute builder. Participants will examine materials used in their physical construction and learn how they are operated, as well as their importance in pre- and post-colonial society. David will give examples of the above through an interactive musical performance. Depending on the level of interest and pre-existing knowledge of the participants, the origin of various rhythms and melodic scales utilized in different regions may be touched upon. David will also cite cases where outside instrumentation was adopted (often altered in use and construction) into existing Indigenous social paradigms and vice versa. Contemporary Indigenous music and what entails being a modern Indigenous working musician may also be covered if there is interest.

    Registration Required. Family Program for ages 5-12.

    Meet David Finkle:

    Hailing from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in southern Ontario, David Finkle is an award-winning multi-instrumental recording artist versed in many musical genres. He’s a sound engineer, traditional knowledge keeper, storyteller, drum maker, and producer. He has completed scores for various theatrical productions, documentaries and full-length features. 

    David’s music ranges from traditional melodies unchanged for thousands of years, to complete live improvisation and often crafts his own traditionally made instruments himself. 

    For the past 30 years, he has performed notable concerts and festivals with prominent world musicians nationally as well as internationally in areas such as North/South/Central America, the Caribbean, the high Arctic, Europe, and Africa. 

    Found on gold albums and having won numerous awards, his musicianship is both instinctual as well as dogmatic, involving a deceptively deep understanding of music theory but without allowing it to stifle heartfelt compositions. 

  • Tuesdays, Jun 13, 2023 - Aug 22, 2023
    30 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. Pour les 0 à 18 mois.

  • bugs and rock monsters jamming girl reading to dog group of children

    Wednesday Jun 14, 2023 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Help us celebrate and decorate for the launch of the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Family event for ages 4-12.  Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour décorer la salle des enfants et célébrer l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2023 ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Événement familial pour les 4 à 12 ans. Portes ouvertes.

  • Dickinson Discovery Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Jun 15, 2023 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing. Come get excited about STEM with us. For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • TD SRC banner

    Saturday Jun 17, 2023 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come and celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Club with us!

    Register for the Summer Reading Club and have a little fun in the sun.

    Cake, bubbles, face painting and more!

    (event will be held inside, in the Children's area in the case of inclement weather)

    Everyone is welcome!

  • Saturday Jun 17, 2023 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    Create and build with Lego! For children ages 6 and up. / Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego! Pour les enfants de 6 ans et plus.

    There will also be select board games. / Il y aura aussi une sélection de jeux de société.

    ****NOTE: This is a stay and play program without staff supervision.

    ***NOTEZ BIEN : Ce programme est pour rester et jouer sans supervision du personnel.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Jun 17, 2023 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    On Saturday, May 6th come and create crafts for Mother’s Day that are full of love!​

    For children ages 4-12. Bilingual program.​

    Samedi 6 mai, venez créer un objet artisanal pour la fête des mères.

    Pour les enfants de 4 à 12 ans. Programme bilingue.


    Saturday, June 17th, come and create a lovingly made Father's Day craft.

    For children 4 to 12 years old. Bilingual program.

    Samedi 17 juin, venez créer un objet artisanal pour la fête des pères.

    Pour les enfants de 4 à 12 ans. Programme bilingue

  • Funny characters playing and reading

    Monday Jun 19, 2023 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club! Register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Stories, crafts and activities. Drop-in.

    Soyez des nôtres pour célébrer le lancement du Club de lecture d’été TD 2022!  Inscrivez-vous au Club et faites le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l’été! Livres, bricolages et activités. Portes ouvertes.