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  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Our storytime welcomes and respects the needs of children aged 0-6 years living with developmental disabilities and/or Autism, who may face barriers related to sensory experiences, show signs of, or are at risk for a developmental delay.

    A family member must be present for the entirety of the event.

    Offered in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Help us celebrate and decorate for the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Family event for ages 4-12.  Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour décorer la salle des enfants et célébrer l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Événement familial pour les 4 à 12 ans. Portes ouvertes.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Sunday Jun 16, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 9:00am

    Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! Register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Stories, crafts and activities.

    Registration recommended. Please only register as many spots as there will be children attending. 

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    Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Grab your astronaut suit and moon boots and hop aboard our spaceship as we blast off past satellites and asteroids, leaving the Milky Way behind us. 

    Pop in to get your registration kit, do some fun activities with us, and have a snack! Costumes welcome (Space-themed, if you can!). 

    For children 0-12.

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    Enfile ton habit d’astronaute et tes bottes lunaires, et saute à bord de notre vaisseau spatial : 4, 3, 2, 1, on décolle! Nous quitterons la Voie lactée, ses satellites et ses astéroïdes pour partir à l’aventure.

    Passer nous voir pour ramasser votre trousse d'inscription, et restez pour nos activités amusantes et prendre une collation! Les déguisements sont encouragés (thématique 'Espace', si vous pouvez!). 

    Pour enfants jusqu'à 12 ans.

  • Photo of a number of people's hands joined together and encircling a red heart in the centre

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 12:00pm
    180 minutes

    Stop by our Social Services table and chat with staff from the South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre (May 21st) and Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (June 18th). Learn about the various services offered by the health/resource centres and ask your questions about resources for free community programs, mental and physical health, parenting, housing, employment and more!

  • National Indigenous History Month

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this workshop, participants will learn about the Mohawk language and the history behind it. They will learn this by looking at the Mohawk alphabet and using it to pronounce the words correctly. By doing this we are able to teach the uniqueness of indigenous languages

  • head shot Judy Ginsberg and Ania Hejnar

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 4:00pm
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    Join us for a delightful concert featuring an eclectic mix of music including well-known opera arias, songs from the 1930s through 1970s, and Disney songs for the young ones, sung by soprano Ania Hejnar and accompanied by pianist Judith Ginsburg.  Background provided about the songs will create a mini-theatrical experience.

    About Ania

    Local soprano Ania Hejnar has been performing internationally since graduating with her Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa, including Carnegie Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral (Ottawa), Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal), Maison Symphonique, the NAC, and Varnus Hall. She has performed for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. Ania is a versatile performer as a classical singer, crossover musician, actor, voiceover artist and can be heard singing national anthems for many sports teams including the Ottawa Senators.  Some notable performances include Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte as the Queen of the Night.  Most recently, she performed for the Order of Canada with distinguished guest, Hollywood director James Cameron.  Ania is the music and drama teacher at Glebe Montessori School and maintains a private studio where she teaches voice and violin.

    About Judith

    “Pianist Judith Ginsburg, possibly the best of Ottawa’s regular accompanists, had a fine rapport with the soloist and was deft and musical, as always.” (Ottawa Citizen)  Judith was the longtime Principal Repetiteur, Opera Studio Manager and Music Director of the Opera for Young Audiences program with Opera Lyra Ottawa.  She has been a frequent  performer in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Music and Beyond Festival, and has been heard in the National Arts Centre’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon, Almonte in Concert Series and on CBC Radio.  Judith has collaborated with many of Canada’s leading artists and has performed extensively in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  Judith is in great demand as a collaborative pianist.  For several years, she was a faculty member of the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program as Collaborative Pianist.  Judith is Pianist and Managing Director with the Ottawa Suzuki Strings music school, Vocal Coach/Music Director with the University of Ottawa Opera Program, Founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Opera Company Ottawa (COCO) and a MASC Artist.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Join us for fun activities and creative crafts as we celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! All ages. Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour des activités amusantes et des bricolages créatifs à l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Pour tous les âges. Portes ouvertes.

  • Lego Blocks

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Building Boom! Show off your architectural creativity with Lego®!

    Archiboum! Architectes en herbes, à vos Lego®! 

    Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 17 février, 2024 - 14 h

    Monday, April 8, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.
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    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 27 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 18 mai, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 10 juin, 2024 - 14 h

  • Posters for "Miss Campbell, Inuk Teacher", "Hebron Relocation", "Nalajuk Night", and "Evan's Drum"

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Did you know that the National Capital Region is home to the highest population of Inuit people in southern Canada? In honour of National Indigenous History Month, it's fitting that we bring you the Labrador Documentary Project, a series of short films celebrating Inuit culture and teaching history from the beautiful northeast coast of Canada.

    The directors of these films - Heather Campbell, Holly Andersen, Jennie Williams, and Ossie Michelin - are also past participants and recent leaders of the Labrador Creative Arts Festival, the longest-running children's art festival in Canada.

    57 minutes. In English and Inuktitut with English and French subtitles. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

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    Part oral history and part visual poem, Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher is the story of Evelyn Campbell, a trailblazer for an Inuit-led educational system in the small community of Rigolet, Labrador.

    In Hebron Relocation, Holly Andersen explores what makes a place a home as she learns more about her community’s connection to generations of displaced northern Labrador Inuit.

    Nalujuk Night is an up close look at an exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying, Labrador Inuit tradition. Every January 6th from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal, and otherworldly. Snow crunches underfoot as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain. Despite the frights, Nalujuk Night is a beloved annual event, showing that sometimes it can be fun to be scared. Rarely witnessed outside of Nunatsiavut, this annual event is an exciting chance for Inuit, young and old, to prove their courage and come together as a community to celebrate culture and tradition.

    An adventurous young boy and his determined mother share a passion for Inuit drum dancing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Evan’s Drum is a joyful visit to a family’s loving home, and an uplifting story of cultural pride. After generations of silence, the rhythm of the traditional Inuit drum has returned to Labrador, and seven-year-old Evan is part of the new generation that will keep its heartbeat strong.