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  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 4:00pm

    TBased on the true story behind author A.A. Milne's beloved character, Winnie the Pooh, this is a tale of the remarkable friendship between a Canadian soldier and the cub that stood as a symbol of friendship and hope in a world plagued by war.

    It was during the early days of World War I that veterinarian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn (Michael Fassbinder) purchased a small bear cub and named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. As the specter of war looms heavy in the conscience of the citizens and children of London, Winnie becomes the star attraction at the zoo. When a man named A.A. Milne brings his young son to visit the zoo, the story of the bear and her friendship with a far away soldier inspires him to create one of the most beloved characters in the history of children's literature.

    2004. 90 min. Not Rated (family-friendly). English.

  • Black Cop movie poster
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 4:00pm

    National Canadian Film Day (CanFilmDay) is a massive, coast-to-coast-to-coast salute to Canadian cinema!

    Launched in 2014, CanFilmDay has brought together hundreds of thousands of Canadians, to celebrate our stories and the incredible achievements of our filmmakers.

    Join us for a showing of Black Cop

    In a powerhouse lead performance, Ronnie Rowe Jr. plays the titular Halifax police officer in Black Cop. Frustrated with the community and the system he serves, this cop lashes out, using the badge to harass the privileged white citizens on his patrol.

    Flipping the script in ways both humorous and disturbing, Cory Bowles’ feature debut is a stylistically brazen and morally ambiguous exploration of race, power and policing.

    The film won 10 awards at film festivals around the world, and the John Dunning Discovery Award at the CSAs.

    2017. 91 min. Not Rated.

  • Spices
    Thursday Apr 20, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Each month we'll feature a new spice and make it available in a small FREE take-home kit, which will include:

    a small sample of the spice, a brief history of the spice, recipes, and links to our library databases.

    Then join us for a Spice Club Chat!  We will be hosting an in branch chat every other month to discuss the spices, and to share your opinions, experiences and love (or not) of those spices.

    Spice kits will be available for pick up on the 1st Thursday of the Month.  

    Registration is required.

  • Sleuth Hounds
    Thursday Apr 20, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for our discussion on Andrew Cartmel's Vinyl Detective series. All are welcome!

  • Thursday Apr 20, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. 

    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:

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 1:30pm / until Jun 16, 2023

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?  Then come and meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month we will follow a theme and select cookbooks from that theme. We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Jun 16, 2023

    Do you enjoy reading mysteries? Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussion usually every third Friday of the month. 

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 2:30pm

    Journaling is a wonderful way to discover the world around you, so join us at the library to start your very own nature journal. Become a keen observer of the natural world by drawing and writing about what you see and feel when you look at plants and animals in your neighbourhood. All materials will be provided for participants.

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 4:00pm

    Join us for back to back screenings of two films from the National Film Board (NFB) in honour of Earth Day:

    • What Rhymes with Toxic by Lynn Smith (2021) 5 minutes
    • Sovereign Soil by David Curtis (2019) 1 hour and 31 minutes

    These films have not been rated for age appropriateness. Recommended for ages 14+. 

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.
    Saturday Apr 22, 2023 at 10:00am

    Black History Ottawa, the Ubuntu Legacy Network and the Historical Society of Ottawa invite you to the first of a three-part book club on Tom Zoellner's "Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire"

    Learn how the forces of literacy and revolution brought an end to slavery in the British Empire. 

    This inclusive community safe-space legacy workshop series is part of the 2023 commemoration of the 230th anniversary of the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada and the 190th anniversary of the 1833 Act to Abolish Slavery in the British Empire. 

    Visit to register for this workshop. Places are limited. Due to the nature of the content explored in this workshop, only those aged 18 years and older may participate. 

    The second and third sessions will take place respectively on March 25, 2023 and on April 22, 2023. They will both take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room B125 of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe Street).