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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.

  • Books with tea cup on top

    Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    **Note: No program March 13, 2024. 

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for a relaxing activity that is low stress and doesn't require any special skills?  Then colouring may be for you!   Join us to explore your creative side, relax and meet new friends.  All supplies will be provided.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create 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. 

    We will explore our creativity using art prompts from Creativebug.

    All supplies will be provided.

  • Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Looking to start in a new position, apply for your first job, or jump back into the workplace? The Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC) is here to offer you tips, tricks, and get you started on your job search. Join us for an informative afternoon with a presenter from CERC that will have you one step closer to finding your dream job.

  • webcard for Chess Club with black Queen defeating white King

    Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    22 sessions remaining

    Join us for open games of chess. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. 

  • Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    02/07 - Stateless, 2 pm
    In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army on the basis of anti-black racism. Fast-forward to 2013: the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929, rendering more than 200,000 people stateless. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows the grassroots campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris, as she challenges electoral corruption and fights to protect the right to citizenship for all people. 2020, 95 min, French and Creole with either English or French subtitles.

    02/14 - John Ware Reclaimed, 2 pm
    John Ware Reclaimed follows filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to re-examine the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta, Canada, before the turn of the 20th century. Foggo’s research uncovers who this iconic figure might have been, and what his legacy means in terms of anti-Black racism, both past and present. Please note: This film contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised. 2020, 72 min, English with French subtitles.

    02/21 - True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball by Ryan Sidhoo, 12:45 pm and 6 pm

    On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length doc, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira as they navigate today’s youth basketball machine in pursuit of their own NBA dreams. 2019, 89 min, English with French subtitles.

    02/28 - The Road Taken by Selwyn Jacob, 6pm

    This 1996 documentary takes a nostalgic ride through history to present the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada's railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s. There was a strong sense of pride among these men and they were well-respected by their community. Yet, harsh working conditions prevented them from being promoted to other railway jobs until finally, in 1955, porter Lee Williams took his fight to the union. Claiming discrimination under the Canada Fair Employment Act, the Black workers won their right to work in other areas. Interviews, archival footage and the music of noted jazz musician Joe Sealy (whose father was a porter) combine to portray a fascinating history that might otherwise have been forgotten.

    1996, 52 min, English.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Mar 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!