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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.

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    You want to be a creative writer. Where do you start? This workshop explores issues of creativity, imagination, and storytelling theory: point of view, pacing, or setting. This workshop is designed to spark your inventiveness and transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Come with writing implements and be prepared to start a new journey into creativity.

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    Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 2:30pm
    75 minutes

    An accomplished artist, a lifelong performer and a person with Down syndrome, Niall McNeil has built a unique family tree of blood and chosen relations made up of his closest friends and collaborators. In Lay Down Your Heart, Niall introduces his “family members,” his multiple “children” (some twice his age!), his renowned “ex-wife” and director of the film Marie Clements, and more. Bonded together by shared creative passion and their relationships with Niall, his family includes some of Canada’s most outstanding theatrical and artistic talent. By exploring his unconventional family histories—sometimes factual, sometimes infused with fantasy, but always deeply felt—Niall’s limitless imagination drives him toward the heart of human connection. 

    2022, 70 min, English with French subtitles. 

    Brought to you by the National Film Board of Canada. 

  • Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning. Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group.

  • Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 7:00pm
    75 minutes

    Art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows the gang of five from B.C. to Nova Scotia as they create and present their own images of their disabilities.

    2006, 71 min. English with French subtitles. Film brought to you by the National Film Board

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    Ce long métrage documentaire sur l’art, le militantisme et les personnes vivant avec un handicap propose un portrait à la fois intime et amusant de cinq artistes étonnants, y compris la réalisatrice Bonnie Sherr Klein. Avec un humoriste, une poétesse, un danseur et un sculpteur, Klein se rend dans diverses provinces canadiennes et aux États-Unis afin de créer des autoportraits aux multiples facettes. Un regard tendre et humoristique sur la passion de l’art et la vie avec un handicap, ses complications et ses richesses inattendues.

    2006. 71 min. Anglais avec sous-titres français. Présentation gracieuseté de l’Office National du Film.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    How it works: drop in during the session and write your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve a 10-minute time-slot (no sign-ups ahead of time)

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or high heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • Wool

    Wednesdays, Jul 17, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet and meet fellow enthusiasts at the Sunnyside branch.  Knitters of all abilities are welcome.

    Apportez votre tricot ou votre crochet et rencontrez d'autres passionnés à la succursale Sunnyside.  Les tricoteurs de tous niveaux sont les bienvenus.

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 4:00pm
    35 minutes

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    Jari Osborne | 2017 | 33 min

    This work deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Chromebook

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This program shows Chromebooks users how to search the Internet using popular search engines, shopping, maps and weather.  Also presented are some security basics and other features.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Try Dungeons & Dragons in this four-session adventure! Learn the rules and create your own character to explore and battle your way through the haunted Death House. Experienced and beginner players welcome. Please bring a 1st level character. Pre-made characters and dice provided for those who do not have their own.

    Registration required. Space is limited to 5 participants.

  • top of books

    Saturday Jul 27, 2024 at 10:00am
    420 minutes

    Drop-in to our branch during the day and exchange up to 3 books with other members of our community.​

    Bring one, take one. Bring two, take two! ​

    No textbooks please​

    Participez à notre échange de livres. Échangez 1 pour 1.​