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  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    11:00am
    30 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Join us following our Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program. 

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

     

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    11:00am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us after Family Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. Drop-in. 

  • Show and Tell

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    11:00am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

    Join us following our French Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    11:15am
    30 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Extend your family time at the library with stay & play. After Storytime you can join us for 30 minutes of self-directed play. 

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    36 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.

  • Children playing board games.

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us for an afternoon of board games, LEGO, cards & fun for home-schooled children and their families. Homeschooled teen meet-up in the Teen Zone.

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     Soyez des nôtres pour un après-midi de jeux de société, de LEGO, de cartes et de plaisir destiné aux enfants instruits à la maison et leurs familles. Rencontre d’adolescents dans la Zone pour ados.

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Based 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. English with French subtitles. 

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    Basée sur l'histoire vraie derrière le personnage bien-aimé de A.A. Milne, Winnie l'Ourson, le film est un conte de l'amitié remarquable entre un soldat canadien et l'ourson qui était un symbole d'amitié et d'espoir dans un monde en proie à la guerre. 
    C'est pendant les premiers jours de la Première Guerre mondiale que le vétérinaire lieutenant Harry Colebourn (Michael Fassbender) a acheté un petit ours et l'a nommé Winnie après sa ville natale de Winnipeg. Quand le spectre de la guerre arrive dans la conscience des citoyens et des enfants de Londres, Winnie devient l'attraction vedette du zoo. Quand un homme nommé A.A. Milne apporte son jeune fils à visiter le zoo, l'histoire de l'ours et son amitié avec un soldat lointain l'inspire à créer l'un des personnages les plus aimés dans l'histoire de la littérature pour enfants. 

    2004. 90 min. Anglais avec sous-titres français 

  • Craft supplies on table

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Come crafting at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity!

    For children of all ages. Drop-in. 

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    Viens bricoler à la biblio, on a tout ce qu’il te faut pour satisfaire l’artiste en toi!

    Pour enfants de tous âges. Inscription non requise. 

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 4:00pm
    90 minutes

    For so many Canadians, Ernie Coombs and his character Mr. Dressup was an enduring childhood fixture, promoting the power of creativity, play and imagination. This heartwarming documentary traces the roots of this universally celebrated and uniquely Canadian children’s programme, its enduring legacy, and how it stayed true to its aim throughout its run of almost 30 years. Winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at TIFF, Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe is an absolute crowd-pleaser that is sure to bring a tear to your eye.

    “The Magic of Make-Believe not only serves as a reminder of the joy Coombs brought to our young lives, but it also emphasizes the need for Mr. Dressup's patience and kindness today more than ever.”

    – Rachel Ho, Exclaim!

    2023. 90 min. English.

  • Canadian Film Day / Journée du cinéma canadien

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    (English follows)

    Dans ce conte décalé, plein de magie et d’émerveillement, la petite ville de Saint-Élie-de-Caxton décide d'éliminer la mort une fois pour toutes. Lorsque l’incarnation de la Mort arrive dans le village, apparemment résolue à s’emparer de leurs âmes, ses formidables habitants décident de lutter pour leur immortalité du mieux qu'ils peuvent. Dans cette histoire, la mort n'est pas une fin, mais plutôt le début d'une incroyable légende. Basé sur le roman acclamé de Fred Pellerin, L'arracheuse de temps a été un succès aux guichets en plus de recevoir 5 nominations aux Prix Écrans canadiens, notamment pour le scénario de Pellerin. 2021. 105 min. French with English subtitles.

    2021. 105 min. En français avec des sous-titres en anglais. 

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    In this quirky tale full of magic and wonder, the small town of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton decides to eliminate death once and for all. When the character of Death arrives in their village seemingly determined to take their souls, the extraordinary townsfolk decide to fight against their mortality as best as they can. In this story, death is not an end, but just the beginning of a fantastic legend. Based on the acclaimed novel by Fred Pellerin, L’Arracheuse de temps was a box office success and received 5 Canadian Screen Award nominations, including for Pellerin’s screenplay.

    2021. 105 min. French with English subtitles.