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  • Hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Jun 10, 2023 at 11:00am
    120 minutes

    Join us Saturdays at 11am - 1pm for open ended art and crafting. All you need to bring is your creativity.  
    March 25th to June 10th, 2023 

  • LEGO figure holds flower

    Saturday Jun 10, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Program. Family Program.

  • Saturday Jun 10, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Covered in this presentation will be various Indigenous instrumentation made mostly by David himself as a traditional drum/rattle/flute builder. Participants will examine materials used in their physical construction and learn how they are operated, as well as their importance in pre- and post-colonial society. David will give examples of the above through an interactive musical performance. Depending on the level of interest and pre-existing knowledge of the participants, the origin of various rhythms and melodic scales utilized in different regions may be touched upon. David will also cite cases where outside instrumentation was adopted (often altered in use and construction) into existing Indigenous social paradigms and vice versa. Contemporary Indigenous music and what entails being a modern Indigenous working musician may also be covered if there is interest.

    Registration Required. Family Program for ages 5-12.

    Meet David Finkle:

    Hailing from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in southern Ontario, David Finkle is an award-winning multi-instrumental recording artist versed in many musical genres. He’s a sound engineer, traditional knowledge keeper, storyteller, drum maker, and producer. He has completed scores for various theatrical productions, documentaries and full-length features. 

    David’s music ranges from traditional melodies unchanged for thousands of years, to complete live improvisation and often crafts his own traditionally made instruments himself. 

    For the past 30 years, he has performed notable concerts and festivals with prominent world musicians nationally as well as internationally in areas such as North/South/Central America, the Caribbean, the high Arctic, Europe, and Africa. 

    Found on gold albums and having won numerous awards, his musicianship is both instinctual as well as dogmatic, involving a deceptively deep understanding of music theory but without allowing it to stifle heartfelt compositions. 

  • Mondays, Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 26, 2023
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

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

  • Reading Buddies

    Mondays, Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 26, 2023
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Do you have children in grades 1-3?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.    

  • Wednesday Jun 14, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    A school readiness program for children 3-4 years-old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2023, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations focusing on foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming and retelling.

  • Dickinson Discovery Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Jun 15, 2023 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing. Come get excited about STEM with us. For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • Assortment of Gordon Korman book covers

    Friday Jun 16, 2023 at 3:30pm
    120 minutes

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park for our All Things Korman After Party!

    This is an party celebrating the library's Gordon Korman virtual event that took place on May 26.

    This is a drop-in informal get together where you can talk about all things Korman!  Meet other kids from across Ottawa and meet the RP Rebel Reader's Bookclub members who hosted the event!

  • Funny characters playing and reading

    Monday Jun 19, 2023 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club! Register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Stories, crafts and activities. Drop-in.

    Soyez des nôtres pour célébrer le lancement du Club de lecture d’été TD 2022!  Inscrivez-vous au Club et faites le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l’été! Livres, bricolages et activités. Portes ouvertes.

  • Read It First Book Club

    Thursday Jun 29, 2023 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Be the first to read it!

    A read it and review it book club for new graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction titles. Open to readers of all interests ages 9-12.