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  • Saturday Feb 18, 2023 at 1:00pm / until Sat, Apr 01, 2023

    The Republic of Childhood, an extension of the Ottawa Writers Festival programming centred around the creativity of children and youth, was launched in 2017 and is inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    This winter, they are partnering with the Ottawa Public Library on a series of writing workshops for young people.

    Each series includes five 90 minute sessions. A chap book will be produced with each writer's work and will be shared during the Ottawa Writers Festival spring edition May 4-7.

    Join Tu Vuong for a 5-Week Youth Poetry workshop, Saturdays February 18, 25, Saturdays March 4, 25 and Saturday April 1st from 1:00-2:30pm. For ages 11-15.

    Tu Vuong is an educator who has worked as a consultant, teacher and advocate for newcomer families and students. She has been a lead in projects with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Apple Education, and has contributed numerous educational content to various magazines, blogs and podcasts. She is a recipient of the Director of Education Commendation Award 2022. She currently resides in Ottawa, Canada.

  • Peter A. Herrndorf Place, National Arts Centre
    Wednesday Feb 22, 2023 at 7:00pm

    The Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the National Arts Centre is delighted to host Catherine Hernandez. Catherine will be presenting her speech "What would Ms Hina Do?" which explores the themes of community and allyship prominent in her novel Scarborough through this beloved character in the book, a Muslim social worker in the school at the centre of the novel. 

    Catherine Hernandez (she/her) is an award-winning author and screenwriter. She is a proud queer woman who is of Filipino, Spanish, Chinese and Indian descent and married into the Navajo Nation. Her first novel, Scarborough, won the Jim Wong-Chu Award for the unpublished manuscript; was a finalist for several awards including Canada Reads 2022. She wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Scarborough, which was nominated for 11 Canadian Screen Awards and won 8 including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Her second novel, Crosshairs, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award and made the CBC's Best Canadian Fiction, NOW Magazine's 10 Best Books, Indigo Best Book, and NBC 20 Best LGBTQ Books list of 2020. Her third novel, The Story of Us, will be published Feb 28 2023. She is currently working on a few television projects and her fourth novel. 

  • Child writing, picture of Apollo the child, logo to Writers Festival, Child writing, picture of Apollo the child, logo to Writers Festival
    Thursday Feb 23, 2023 at 4:00pm / until Thu, Apr 06, 2023

    The Republic of Childhood, an extension of the Ottawa Writers Festival programming centred around the creativity of children and youth, was launched in 2017 and is inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    This winter, they are partnering with the Ottawa Public Library on a series of writing workshops for young people.

    Each series includes five 90 minute sessions. A chap book will be produced with each writer's work and will be shared during the Ottawa Writers Festival spring edition May 4-7.

    Join Apollo the Child for a 5-Week Youth Poetry workshop, Thurdays February 23, March 2, March 9, March 30, April 6, from 1:00-2:30pm. For ages 8-13.

    Khaleefa ‘Apollo the Child’ Hamdan is a spoken word poet, hip hop artist, radio host, youth worker and is the former co director of the Urban Legends Poetry Collective. Apollo created the free after school youth writing program Youth Speak with the Ottawa Public Library. His cinepoem 'My Hero Drives a Cab' was featured on Button Poetry and he was part of the CBC documentary 'In Their Words'. Apollo has represented Ottawa a total of 9 times nationally. Apollo continues to be an active part of the art scene as he continues to mentor and spread positivity.

  • Friday Mar 3, 2023 at 10:00am

    Au sein de cet atelier gratuit vous serez invité à participer à une conversation et à des discussions de cercle animées sur les valeurs, les souhaits et les croyances en matière de soins de santé personnels futurs.

    Vous découvrirez le processus de planification préalable des soins, y compris les règles en vigueur en Ontario, et surtout comment entamer des conversations difficiles avec vos proches. Ces conversations font également partie intégrante de la planification préalable des soins. Une planification réalisée maintenant permet de s'assurer que vos souhaits sont connus et peut vous assurer, ainsi qu'à votre famille et à ceux qui pourraient avoir à prendre des décisions en votre nom, une certaine sérénité.

    Cette programme est Francais seulment.

    Cette programme est offer mars 3, 10, (francais) 17, 24 (anglais).

    Pour plus information visit la site web:  Find a program or event | Ottawa Public Library (biblioottawalibrary.ca)

  • Friday Mar 10, 2023 at 10:00am

    Au sein de cet atelier gratuit vous serez invité à participer à une conversation et à des discussions de cercle animées sur les valeurs, les souhaits et les croyances en matière de soins de santé personnels futurs.

    Vous découvrirez le processus de planification préalable des soins, y compris les règles en vigueur en Ontario, et surtout comment entamer des conversations difficiles avec vos proches. Ces conversations font également partie intégrante de la planification préalable des soins. Une planification réalisée maintenant permet de s'assurer que vos souhaits sont connus et peut vous assurer, ainsi qu'à votre famille et à ceux qui pourraient avoir à prendre des décisions en votre nom, une certaine sérénité.

    Cette programme est offer mars 3, 10, (francais) 17, 24 (anglais).

    Pour plus information visit la site web: Find a program or event | Ottawa Public Library (biblioottawalibrary.ca)

  • Saturday Mar 11, 2023 at 10:30am

    CBC Music’s Jam Squad is coming to the Ottawa Public Library! In a 60-minute workshop, the Jam Squad will help you create music in GarageBand. Registration required. Tablets will be provided, all you need is your creativity! This workshop is brought to you by CBC Music. For ages 8-13. One parent or guardian must accompany each participant.

    Saturday March 11th - 3 workshop times to choose from:

    10:30-11:30am

    1:30-2:30pm

    3:30-4:30pm

  • CBC Music Jam Squad with CBC logo and a tablet
    Sunday Mar 12, 2023 at 10:30am

    CBC Music’s Jam Squad is coming to the Ottawa Public Library! In a 60-minute workshop, the Jam Squad will help you create music in GarageBand. Registration required. Tablets will be provided, all you need is your creativity! This workshop is brought to you by CBC Music. For ages 8-13. One parent or guardian must accompany each participant.

    Sunday March 12th - 3 workshop times to choose from:

    10:30-11:30am

    1:30-2:30pm

    3:30-4:30pm

  • Wednesday Mar 15, 2023 at 7:00pm

    L’Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français (AAOF) et la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO) ont le plaisir de vous convier à une rencontre littéraire virtuelle gratuite !

    L’auteur franco-ontarien, Sébastien Pierroz, s’invite dans votre salon avec au programme : lecture, entrevue et discussions virtuelles avec le public en direct ! Découvrez son tout premier polar, Deux heures avant la fin de l’été publié aux Éditions David, son processus d’écriture, ses sources d’inspiration, mais aussi sa passion du journalisme, un métier au service de l’information « avec un grand I ».

    Sébastien Pierroz est originaire d’Annecy dans les Alpes françaises. Après des études d’histoire, et un master en histoire politique et en journalisme, il est arrivé au Canada en 2009. Après avoir vécu un an à Vancouver, puis quelques mois à Toronto puis Montréal, il a déposé ses valises à Ottawa en mai 2011.
    En Ontario, il a d’abord été journaliste pour Le Reflet dans l’Est ontarien (2011-2012), puis pour L’Express d’Ottawa de septembre 2012 à décembre 2014. À partir de janvier 2015, il a rejoint la franchise — alors naissante — ONFR+ du Groupe Média TFO, pour en devenir en 2016, le rédacteur en chef, et le producteur en 2021. Ce média dont il a la responsabilité s’est donné pour mandat de couvrir l’actualité politique et culturelle pour les Franco-Ontarien.ne.s. Depuis 2016, il publie également une chronique hebdomadaire dans le quotidien Le Droit qui traite d’enjeux politiques et francophones de l’Ontario. Lecteur compulsif, et admirateur de la littérature française, américaine, mais aussi russe, il a publié son premier roman Entre parenthèses aux Éditions Prise de parole (2016). L’ouvrage a notamment été finaliste pour le Prix du livre d’Ottawa 2017. Deux heures avant la fin de l’été aux Éditions David est son second roman.

    Notre animateur : Originaire d’Ottawa, Hugues Beaudoin-Dumouchel est animateur, chroniqueur, artiste de voix hors champ et maître de cérémonie. Au fil des ans, Hugues a agi à titre de maître de cérémonie bilingue pour des dizaines d’événements d’envergure comme des galas, des soupers et autres événements protocolaires. Reconnu pour son professionnalisme et son charisme, Hugues conduit aussi devant public des entrevues dans le cadre de conférences et tables rondes et se spécialise dans les entrevues avec les auteurs. À la radio de Radio-Canada, Il assure la revue des médias pour Les Malins et À échelle humaine, en plus de faire des remplacements ponctuels à l’animation.

  • Friday Mar 17, 2023 at 10:00am

    Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let those around you know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future. Research shows, 80% of us have given end-of-life care some thought, but less than 20% have an advance care plan.

    Compassionate Ottawa offers free interactive workshops on Advance Care Planning led by trained volunteer facilitators.

    In our Advance Care Planning workshops, you will be invited into facilitated group discussions about values, wishes and beliefs and help you identify what is most important to you.

    These are English only workshops.Registration is free.

    This program will be offered on many dates: on March 3, 10, 17, 24. For more information go to our website: Find a program or event | Ottawa Public Library (biblioottawalibrary.ca)

  • Friday Mar 24, 2023 at 10:00am

    Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let those around you know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future. Research shows, 80% of us have given end-of-life care some thought, but less than 20% have an advance care plan.

    Compassionate Ottawa offers free interactive workshops on Advance Care Planning led by trained volunteer facilitators.

    In our Advance Care Planning workshops, you will be invited into facilitated group discussions about values, wishes and beliefs and help you identify what is most important to you.

    These are English only workshops.Registration is free.

    This program will be offered on many dates: on March 3, 10, 17, 24. For more information go to our website: Find a program or event | Ottawa Public Library (biblioottawalibrary.ca)