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  • Three illustrated children and a robot read or listen to books in different formats.

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Take a step into the unknown...what will you discover? Drop-in program. Ages 10+ (teens welcome!). We will be making blackout poetry and fanzines! Come give old book pages new life by using them as canvases to illustrate your own poems or short stories. Alternatively, remix characters and worlds you already know and love into new stories, using drawing and collage techniques to make your own fan comicbook or fanfic booklet. End the activity by making photocopies of your work to swap with other participants or share with friends (up to 5 free photocopies per participant).

    Pars à la découverte de l’inconnu… Quelles découvertes t’attendent? Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 10 ans et plus (ados inclus!). Nous allons créer de la poésie par soustraction (blackout poetry) et des fanzines! Venez donner nouvelle vie à des pages de vieux livres en les transformant en toile pour vos propres poèmes ou histoires courtes illustrées. Ou bien remixez des histoires et personnages que vous aimez déjà dans de nouvelles histoires, en utilisant des techniques de dessin et de collage pour créer votre propre bande-dessinée ou livret de fanfic. À la fin de l’activité, chaque participant aura l’opportunité de faire des photocopies de son œuvre pour l’échanger avec les autres participants ou la partager avec des amis (maximum de 5 photocopies gratuites par participant).

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    Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Play card games and board games at the library. Drop-in program. Ages 6-12.

    Viens jouer aux cartes et à des jeux de société à la bibliothèque. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 6 à 12 ans.

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    If an elephant and a salmon became one animal, what would this creature look like? Inspired by the playful sculptures and drawings of Russell Yuristy, come play with some clay and sculpt your own imaginary critter. Ages 7-12. | Si on fusionnait un éléphant et un saumon, de quoi aurait l’air ce nouvel animal? Inspirés par les sculptures et dessins ludiques de Russell Yuristy, nous jouerons avec de l’argile pour sculpter nos propres créatures imaginaires. Pour les 7 à 12 ans. 

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Summer Scares is a reading program from The Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, Booklist, and NoveList.  It provides libraries and schools with an annual list of recommended horror titles for adult, young adult (teen), and middle grade readers.

    The Hazeldean branch has selected Kenneth Oppel’s The Nest for their Summer Scares Bookclub.  Read more about The Nest Below:

    “For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries — about his sick baby brother fighting to survive, about his parents struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp’s nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to “fix” the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered. All he has to do is say “Yes.” But “yes” is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?” (HWA)

    Copies of the book for registered participants can be borrowed from the Service Hub starting June 15.

    Ages 8-12

  • Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Cross over into the unknown. We will be getting crafty and shining a light on the paranormal!

    Registration is recommended.

    Ages 7-9.

  • Image shows a collection of games and activities. Dice, playing cards, a puzzle, Jenga.

    Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us every Tuesday for a fun, casual hour of games and activities for adults at the Rideau Branch. Come do a puzzle, relax with some adult colouring, or play a board game!

    Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm, except August 6th where there won't be a program. 

    All supplies are provided.

    Full list of activities may vary from week to week.

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    Joignez-vous à nous chaque mardi à la succursale Rideau pour un après-midi social et relax. Au menu: des jeux et activités variées pour adultes tels que des casse-têtes, du matériel pour dessiner, des jeux de carte et plus encore. 

    Mardi après midi, de 14h30-15h30 sauf le mardi 6 août (programme non-offert à cette date)

    Tout le matériel nécessaire sera fourni. 

    Les activités peuvent varier d'une semaine à une autre. 

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners!

    D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which you play a character who teams up with other players to explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players!

    This adventure uses pre-generated characters, so you must register by July 13th to bid of your preference of character and get your info sheet before game-day. Late registrations will be assigned a random character.

    Ages: 12-18

    Note: this is a repeat of the game played on July 15th, so if you played that session, please do not also register for this one - it would not be as fun knowing the puzzles and enemies ahead of time. Give other players a chance to learn, and stay tuned for new games coming up later!

  • Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    3:00pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. [Family program]

    Viens bricoler à la biblio. On a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi! Programme portes ouvertes. [Programme familial]

  • Lego Party

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 4:30pm
    150 minutes

    Create and build with Lego®!

    Drop-in program.

    All are welcome. Registration not required.