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  • National Film Board of Canada logo on pink and purple field

    Saturday Jul 06, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Did you know that July is Disability Month? Take a seat to enjoy these short films on how art and disability intersect!

    Courtesy of the National Film Board.

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    How Does It Feel is a meditation on performance, self-expression, (dis)ability, and the power of art. At age 58, Kazumi has decided to use his singing voice to channel his cerebral palsy (CP). As Kazumi draws from his exuberant, poignant and painful experiences, performer and teacher Fides Krucker guides him to embrace his inner artist. Kazumi's one-man show features songs like Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of my Tears" which take on new and unexpected meaning in this moving account of transformation through the power of song.

    2011. 34 minutes.

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    “We’re beautiful, the whole gang. We’re special,” says Jean of the 15-odd employees at The Artisan—a workshop employing people with intellectual disabilities. Jean is the self-described “handyman and best-looking” member of the group. A moving celebration of difference, The Artisans captures daily life at an organization where the workers are as courageous as they are colourful.

    2018. 51 minutes.

  • Splash of colours

    Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for paint night at the library.

    Grab a mocktail and paint a beautiful canvas by following a step-by-step tutorial video!

    Ages 13-18. Limited spots. Register to ensure your spot. Drop-ins welcome until we reach our limit.

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    Viens à une soirée artistique à la biblio!

    Peins une belle toile en suivant les instructions d’une vidéo tutorielle tout en sirotant un breuvage délicieux!

    Pour 13-18 ans. Places limitées. Inscrivez-vous pour garantir votre présence!

  • National Film Board of Canada logo on pink and purple field

    Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    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.

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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. 1 h 11 min. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Yellow TD Summer Reading club banner with NFB logo

    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The documentary series North Star follows the inspiring journey of Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, a resident astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. As principal investigator for the facility’s SIGNALS project, she heads a team of some 60 researchers. Together, they’re attempting to unravel the mysteries of star formation and better understand the role that stars play in the Universe.

    Directed by Patrick Bossé, the series chronicles the remarkable daily life of this Quebec-born Innu scientist.

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    La série documentaire Étoile du Nord suit le parcours inspirant de Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, astronome résidente au prestigieux Télescope Canada-France-Hawaï. À la barre de son projet, SIGNALS, elle dirige une équipe d’une soixantaine de chercheuses et chercheurs. Ensemble, ils tentent de percer le mystère de la formation des étoiles pour mieux comprendre leur influence sur l’Univers.

    Réalisée par Patrick Bossé, la série présente le quotidien hors du commun de la scientifique québécoise d’origine innue.

    2023. 75 min (5 ep x 15 min). 14+. Courtesy of the National film Board. Gracieuseté de l’Office National du Film.

  • National Film Board of Canada logo on pink and purple field

    Saturday Aug 17, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    In community archives across British Columbia, local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history. Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it.

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    Dans les communautés de la Colombie-Britannique, des gardiennes et gardiens du savoir s’appuient sur les archives pour façonner une histoire plus inclusive à l’échelle locale. Grâce à un collage composé d’entrevues personnelles, de plans d’archives et de souvenirs profondément enracinés, le passé, le présent et l’avenir se fondent pour faire émerger un espace où tout le monde est visible et où tout le monde a sa place. Car l’histoire devient ce que, ensemble, nous en faisons.

    1 h 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Fridays, Jun 21, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    3:00pm
    165 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Teens! Are you looking for a quiet study space during exams? We have you covered! We have reserved our meeting room as an extra quiet study space just for teens (although you are always welcome to study at the library anytime during opening hours).

    Les ados! Cherchez-vous un espace d'étude silencieux pendant les examens? Nous avons ce qu’il vous faut! Nous avons réservé notre salle de réunion en tant qu'espace d'étude particulièrement silencieux pour les ados (bien que vous êtes toujours le bienvenu à la bibliothèque à tout moment pendant les heures d'ouverture).

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

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 1:00pm
    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.

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Ages 4-13. Launch yourself into the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! Discover a galaxy of summer programs and events and sign up for the reading club. Drop-in anytime between 1 and 3 pm for fun, games and more.

  • Saturdays, Jun 22, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
    1:30pm
    180 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join a band of adventurers as they set out from the seaside town of Dragonsbourne. This is part 2 of a continuing adventure that takes place in the location of Dragonsbourne, and its surroundings. This game is intended for teens who have played D&D before, but beginners are also welcome. Please bring a 2nd level character and dice. Pre-made characters and dice will be provided for those who do not have their own.  This game is intended for ages 13-17. 

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. Ages 12-17