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  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Join us at the Sunnyside branch for a conversation with Author, Poet, Speaker Leslie Roach.  

    Leslie will discuss her experiences with racism in the past, and how she broke into the literary world. 

    Leslie Roach is an Ottawa-based poet and writer. Born and raised in Montreal to thoughtful and loving parents who immigrated to Canada from Barbados, Leslie has lived and worked in Italy, Mali, Tanzania, Kenya and Senegal, shaping her perspectives and worldview. She then moved to Ottawa, working in the International and Interparliamentary Affairs directorate of the Parliament of Canada. 

    As a lawyer, she previously worked for the United Nations for 10 years in law and HR, specializing in conduct and discipline related to sexual, physical and psychological abuse. 

    She started writing and journaling at a young age as a form of therapy to process the racist experiences she had growing up. 

    In 2020, she released her debut book Finish this Sentence, a collection of poetry about healing from the effects of racism, finding one’s voice and power, and claiming your human right to be happy. She has been featured on major media platforms, including CBC, CBC Books, and Pace Magazine, and has partnered with national brands like Deserres. 

    Today, she is an advocate for finding your power through practicing mindfulness, both at work and at home, as a way to respond effectively to situations. She is also a workshop facilitator on journaling and mindfulness at work, and journaling to find one's true calling and purpose. 

  • Wednesday Feb 8, 2023 at 1:30pm / until Wed, May 31, 2023

    Le groupe de conversation en français est un programme d'apprentissge de la langue avec un professeur et un mombre minime d'étudiants de même niveau. Les places ne sont disponibles que si certaines se libèrent.

  • Wednesday Feb 8, 2023 at 3:00pm / until Wed, Mar 22, 2023

    Create watercolour art in good company. This series is perfect for aspiring artists, crafters who are in a rut, and anyone who suspects that a creative habit would be good for their soul. Each week we will explore our creativity using ten minute art prompts from Creativebug. All supplies will be provided.

  • Wednesday Feb 8, 2023 at 3:30pm / until Wed, Mar 08, 2023

    Looking to keep your mind sharp while socializing and having fun? 

    Come and join Oakpark Retirement Community's Josh Dubovie, for a FREE brain workout!

    You will have access to:

    - Wordle

    - Memory Training Games

    - Mind Bending Word Puzzles

    - FREE giveaways at every session

    - Prizes to be won for repeat attendees

    Join us at OPL for a game of "Do You Mind?!" - biweekly on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm

  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 1:00pm / until Thu, Mar 02, 2023

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Session 4: February 9, 16, 23 & March 2, 2023 

    Please check back to register for the following sessions:

    Session 5: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 

    Session 6: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023 

      

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session 4: le 9, 16, 23 février et le 2 mars, 2023 

    Veuillez revérifiez plus tard pour vous inscrire à une des sessions suivantes: 

    session 5: le 6, 13, 20 et 27 avril, 2023 

    session 6: le 4, 11, 18 et 25 mai, 2023 

  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 1:00pm / until Thu, Mar 02, 2023

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Session 4: February 9, 16, 23 & March 2, 2023 

    Please check back to register for the following sessions:

    Session 5: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 

    Session 6: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023 

      

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session 4: le 9, 16, 23 février et le 2 mars, 2023

    Veuillez revérifiez plus tard pour vous inscrire à une des sessions suivantes: 

    session 5: le 6, 13, 20 et 27 avril, 2023 

    session 6: le 4, 11, 18 et 25 mai, 2023 

  • books; glasses
    Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 1:30pm

    Meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members.  All are welcome.

    February 9 book: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr.

    Please register one spot for each adult in attendance. Each registrant must have their own individual Library card in order to register. If you need a Library card get one here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Thu, Jun 08, 2023

    NOUVEAU!  Le chapitre suivant - Club de lecture

    Club de lecture pour adultes qui aiment discuter de leur expérience littéraire.

    Veuillez vous inscrire en ligne (chaque date individuellement) et ramassez une copie du livre (environ 1 mois avant la prochaine rencontre) au comptoir de la bibliothèque - succursale Cumberland. Il n'est pas nécessaire de commander un livre.

    Voici les 3 premiers livres:

    Benjamine et son destin - 1 décembre, 2022

    Le pays des autres - 12 janvier, 2023

    Il nous restera ça - 9 février, 2023

  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 3:00pm

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants transform a discarded book into a work of art.  All materials will be provided.

  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 6:00pm

    Adults are invited to create their own greeting cards for special occasions such as Valentine's Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and birthdays.  Supplies are provided.  You only need to bring yourself and your creativity!  

    Thursday, February 9, 6:00-7:30pm

    Registration required