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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.

  • Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024
    6:30pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas, new techniques and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées, des nouvelles techniques et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise

  • open book on tree roots, surrounded by leaves

    Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

  • Saturdays, Feb 24, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
    10:00am
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Participez à notre groupe de conversation, dans une ambiance amicale et décontractée, afin  d'améliorer vos habiletés à converser en français.

    Aucune inscription requise.

    Participate in our conversation group so that you can improve your French language conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    No registration required.

  • Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing session of adult colouring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Registration required.

    Redécouvrez le plaisir de colorier en vous joignant à notre club de coloriage pour adultes - un moment de détente et de relaxation tout en pratiquant l'art-thérapie.

    Tout le matériel est fourni. Aucune expérience requise. 

    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est votre créativité!

    Inscription requise.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand controllers

    Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 3:30pm
    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.

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

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

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

    Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Afin de souligner la journée internationale des femmes, Cumberland a le plaisir de vous offrir une sélection de l'Office national du film du Canada. Prenez place et profitez de ce film gratuit!

    Cumberland branch is thrilled to screen a selection from the National Film Board of Canada to highlight International Women's Day. Take a seat and check out our free film!

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    samedi, 9 mars, 13h
    Les femmes arabes disent ÇA ? par Nisreen Baker - 2023, 82 min, pour adultes
    En anglais avec sous-titres français

    Avec beaucoup de franchise et autant de nuance, Les femmes arabes disent ÇA ? brosse un portrait sans précédent de femmes arabes vivant au Canada. Allant à l’encontre des idées reçues, le récit révèle les expériences et le point de vue uniques de huit femmes arabes qui partagent leurs opinions, leur cuisine et leurs éclats de rire. Au rythme de la poésie et de la musique, elles s’expriment sur le féminisme, la politique, l’exil et leur désir d’appartenance.

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    Saturday, March 9, 1 pm
    Arab Women Say What?!
    by Nisreen Baker - 2023, 82 minutes, for adults
    English with French subtitles

    Arab Women Say What?! embodies the essence of living between two worlds: speaking and dreaming in different languages and lands. Nermeen, a young and bold Egyptian Canadian, invites us to join her circle of friends, a group of eight outspoken, daring Arab women who found each other through their shared love of laughter, food and life. The women examine feminism in Arab society, tackling challenging and often taboo sociopolitical issues. Their conversations offer a glimpse into their personalities, providing a complex understanding of what it means to “not be from here.”

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

    Monday Mar 11, 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.

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

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

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Get creative with watercolours and wax. Traditional watercolours, including a fun wax resist technique.  It's all about going outside the lines and adding shape, shadow, pattern and dimension.

    Faites preuve de créativité avec des aquarelles et de la cire.. Aquarelles traditionnelles incluant une technique à la cire. On dépasse les lignes et on ajoute de la forme, de l'ombrage, des motifs et de la dimension.

  • magnifying glass on top of orange-tinted map of the earth

    Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Continuing from the fall session, all aboard for the next leg of our tour around the world, with Japan, Mexico, and Sri Lanka! Join us the third Tuesday of each month until June 2024, where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. When you pick up your copy, you will receive a Reader's Passport to keep with you for the year, in which you may keep notes as you read, draw something from the book that has inspired you, or bring up points you'd like to discuss during the meeting.

    At every meeting you attend, bring your "passport" to have it stamped. We hope to see you well-traveled by summer 2024!

  • old man in winter clothing reading a book, standing next to a yellow-and-turquoise-painted metal ben

    Thursday Mar 21, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Veuillez nous joindre le 3e jeudi de chaque mois pour des rencontres conviviales afin de discuter des livres de langue française.

    Quand vous vous inscrivez, nous vous réservons une copie du livre - pas besoin de le commander vous-même, à moins que vous préférez apprécier le titre dans un autre format.