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  • Groupe de Conversation

    Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    75 minutes

    19 sessions remaining

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed setting. This group is for those at an intermediate level. No registration required. / Améliorez votre français parlé dans une ambiance décontractée. Ce groupe est de niveau intermédiaire. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    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

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - Mar 20, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    If you are a knitter, a crocheter or a crafter, come and join us at Hazeldean Stitches. Share your ideas and projects with other yarn artists. All ages welcome! 

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    19 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 at 7:00pm
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

  • Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - May 30, 2024
    10:00am
    90 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

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

  • Thursday Feb 22, 2024 at 10:00am
    0 minutes

    En 1937, des dizaines de milliers d'Haïtiens et de Dominicains d'origine haïtienne ont été exterminés par l'armée dominicaine sur la seule base du racisme à l'encontre des Noirs. Des décennies plus tard, en 2013, la Cour suprême de la République dominicaine retire la citoyenneté à toute personne ayant des parents haïtiens, avec effet rétroactif jusqu'en 1929, rendant ainsi plus de 200 000 personnes apatrides. Le nouveau documentaire de la réalisatrice Michèle Stephenson suit la campagne d'une jeune avocate du nom de Rosa Iris, qui lutte contre la corruption des élus et pour la protection du droit à la citoyenneté pour tous.

    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 minutes, French and Creole with either English or French subtitles / en français et en créole avec les sous titres en anglais ou en français.

  • The Morning Coffee Break

    Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    34 sessions remaining

    Join us at the Cumberland Branch Tuesday and Thursday mornings to enjoy a coffee and meet new friends.  We will have coffee, games, puzzles and colouring books

    Joignez-vous à nous à la succursale de Cumberland les mardis et jeudis matins pour prendre un café et rencontrer de nouveaux amis. Nous aurons du café, des jeux, des casse-têtes et des livres à colorier.

  • Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Session 4 Intermediate: February 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines vous aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus ! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session 4 intermédiaire: les 8, 15, 22, 29 février

  • Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Session 4 beginner : February 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines vous aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus ! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session 4 débutant: les 8, 15, 22, 29 février 2024