Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books.
Thursdays, Sep 28, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
4 sessions remaining
Thursday Sep 28, 2023 at 7:00pm
For National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the National Arts Centre, will be hosting a one man play called "Bloodline", written by elder Albert Dumont and Co-creator, writer and musician Phil Jenkins.
This one-person play, “Bloodline”, examines Indian Act harms. Using autobiography, poetry and photography, Albert tells the story of how the Indian Act shaped not only his own life, but the lives of his parents and grandparents.
Elder Albert Dumont, an Algonquin poet, storyteller and artist has been named the City of Ottawa's next English-language poet laureate in 2021.
Phil Jenkins is a local renowned historian, author, columnist, lecturer, musician & songwriter will explore the musical & visual arts and architectural.
This event will also be streamed live on NAC's YouTube page!
Tuesdays, Oct 17, 2023 - Dec 19, 2023
3 sessions remaining
Pack your bags and prepare for the first chapter in a tour around the world! Joins us every third Tuesday until June 2024, where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.
When you pick up a copy of September's title, you will receive a Traveler's Guide to keep with you for the year, in which you may keep notes as you read, draw something from the book that has inspired you, or bring up points you'd like to discuss during the meet-ups.
At every meeting you attend, you will get your "passport" stamped. We hope to see you well-traveled by summer 2024!
Thursdays, Oct 19, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
3 sessions remaining
Veuillez nous joindre le 3e jeudi de chaque mois pour des rencontres conviviales afin de discuter des livres de langue française.
Friday Sep 22, 2023 at 4:00pm
Spend your day investigating the world of S.T.E.A.M.
This session we will focus on programming and circuitry with Cubetto and Snap Circuits.
Ages 6-12. Registration required
Saturday Sep 23, 2023 at 10:30am
Spend your Saturday investigating the world of S.T.E.A.M.
This session we will look at science as we learn about simple machines and incorporate them into an invention.
Ages 8-12. Registration required
Saturday Sep 23, 2023 at 11:00am
Get a Techno Buddy!
Technology and Social Media can be overwhelming.
Teen Volunteers share their tech knowledge with older Adults in a two-on-one setting.
Areas of technology help includes:
X (former Twitter)
App filters to improve pictures
Meeting place: Teen Zone.
Saturdays, Sep 23, 2023 - Sep 23, 2023
2 sessions remaining
As we reflect on the legacy of the residential school system in Canada, we remember the Indigenous lives lost and honor the survivors and their families. Show your support by creating a remembrance rock. Ages 4-12
Alors que nous réfléchissons à l'héritage du système des pensionnats au Canada, nous nous souvenons des vies autochtones perdues et nous rendons hommage aux survivants et à leurs familles. Montrez votre soutien en créant une roche de souvenir. De 4 à 12 ans.
Saturdays, Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 07, 2023
2 sessions remaining
In a three-part lecture series, Phil Jenkins, renowned historian, author, columnist, lecturer,musician & songwriter will explore the musical & visual arts and architectural movement throughout our city's past.
TO ATTEND ALL THREE LECTURES, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ALL THREE DATES.
Saturday Sep 23, 2023 at 2:00pm
Presented by Kyla Ubbink
A photograph tells a thousand tales, but only if it’s subject matter can be identified, and it has been given the chance at surviving the rigors of time and use. The first part of this presentation will take you through a brief history of photographic processes with a focus on dating images based on clothing, styles, and trends. The second part will provide tips and tricks for storing and caring for your photographs, ensuring their longevity.
This program will be led by Kyla Ubbink, who has operated a private conservation studio since 2002. Mrs. Ubbink’s work has been integral to the collection of the Canadian War Museum, Canadian Museum of Natural History, and the Indigenous Art Center, as well as numerous university, archive, rare book, and art gallery collections.
Mrs. Ubbink taught Cultural Preservation for Algonquin College’s Archives and Records Management Program from 2007 to 2019. She frequently provides lectures and workshops on preservation and conservation for professional conferences and has published several academic articles.