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  • Wednesday Jun 28, 2023 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us virtually for an unforgettable evening of spoken word as Two-Spirit poet Tawahum Bige invites us to embrace the multiplicity of our identities, challenge the status quo, and reimagine a world where the intersection of queer and indigenous experiences takes center stage.

    Tawahum Bige is a Łutselkʼe Dene, Plains Cree poet and spoken word artist from unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-waututh Territory (Vancouver). Their Scorpio-moon-ass poems expose growth, resistance & persistence as a hopeless Two Spirit Nonbinary sadboy on occupied Turtle Island. With a BA in Creative Writing from KPU, Tawahum has performed at countless festivals with poems featured in numerous publications. His land protection work versus Trans Mountain pipeline expansion had him face incarceration in 2020. Tawahum’s debut collection of poetry is set for Spring 2022, published by Nightwood Editions. Find him online @Tawahum on Instagram, twitter and more.

  • Thursday Jun 08, 2023 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members.  All are welcome.

    June 8 book: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende.

    Please register one spot for each adult in attendance. Each registrant must have their own individual Library card in order to register. If you need a Library card get one here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Thursdays, Jun 08, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    29 sessions remaining

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • Friday Jun 09, 2023 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Adults are invited to learn the basics of Zentangle.  Zentangle is a form of art that involves drawing patterns, and it can help improve your focus and creativity.  Supplies and instruction are provided.  All skill levels are welcome!  

    Registration required

  • Monday Jun 12, 2023 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Primarily for older adults, this guided interactive and participatory drumming experience focuses more on fun than form, and is for anyone that has wanted to learn basic hand drum patterns and share in the joy of group drumming.  No experience is necessary- just bring your rhythmic spirit! ​

    Optional - your own hand drum (djembe, bongo) or rhythm maker (i.e  empty coffee canister) There will be some extra drums and rhythm instruments available for use.​​

    Note — please bring your own foam ear plugs or noise canceling headphones if sensitive to sound. Masks are optional, in keeping with current OPL policies. ​

  • Tuesday Jun 13, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will paint quirky watercolours that can be used to create greeting cards.  All materials will be provided.

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    Tuesday Jun 13, 2023 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Listen to music and create art by drawing, painting, or sculpting.  This program will increase sensory awareness, facilitate mindfulness, and encourage emotional expression.

  • livres; lunettes

    Tuesday Jun 13, 2023 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est L'ordre du jour par Éric Vuillard.

    Veuillez réserver une place pour chaque adulte présent. Chaque personne doit avoir sa propre carte de bibliothèque pour pouvoir s’inscrire à l’activité. Vous pouvez obtenir une carte de bibliothèque ici : https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/getacard

  • Wednesday Jun 14, 2023 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all. This high-intensity workout will incorporate powwow dance steps from different styles of powwow dance and the sounds of contemporary and traditional powwow music into a simple, follow-along workout. 

    Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Amanda is a jingle dress dancer, singer, drummer, beadwork artist, sewing artist, powwow workout instructor, and workshop facilitator.  She started dancing as soon as she could walk and has a profound knowledge in powwow dance and protocols.  She started offering powwow workouts as a way to share her culture while promoting physical health. 

    Wednesday June 14, 11 am

    In partnership with The Good Companions, 670 Albert Street.

    In person program, Max participants: 30

  • Wednesday Jun 14, 2023 at 3:30pm
    60 minutes

    Looking to keep your mind sharp while socializing and having fun? 

    Come and join Oakpark Retirement Community's Josh Dubovie, for a FREE brain workout!

    You will have access to:

    - Wordle

    - Memory Training Games

    - Mind Bending Word Puzzles

    - FREE giveaways at every session

    - Prizes to be won for repeat attendees

    Join us at OPL for a game of "Do You Mind?!" - biweekly on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm