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  • Blach History Month webcard with geometric print in red, black, green, and yellow

    Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Cumberland branch is thrilled to screen a selection of films from the National Film Board of Canada to highlight Black History Month. Take a seat and check out our film selection for February!

    La succursale Cumberland est ravi de vous offrir une sélection de films grâce à l'Office National du film du Canada, afin de souligner le mois de l'histoire des noirs. Prenez place et découvrez notre sélection de films du mois de février !

    Thursday, February 1, 6 pm - 7:30 pm | jeudi, 1 février, 18h - 19h30
    Ninth Floor, by Mina Shum 2015, 81 min, English with French subtitles, Not Rated
    Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations – the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribbean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.

    Saturday, February 3, 1 pm - 2:30 pm | samedi, 3 février, 13h - 14h30
    True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball, by Ryan Sidhoo
     2019, 89 min, English with French subtitles, Not Rated
    On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length doc, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira as they navigate today’s youth basketball machine in pursuit of their own NBA dreams.

    Saturday, February 10, 11 AM - 12 PM | samedi, 10 février, 11h - 12h
    Step by Step
     47 min, English with French subtitles, Youth
    Join us for an exciting program of animated short films for youth! Black Soul dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history. In Mind Me Good Now! Tina and Dalby disobey their mama with almost tragic consequences. Joe tells the story of Seraphim "Joe" Fortes, one of Vancouver's most beloved citizens. In The Magic Lion, a Kenyan boy goes on a quest to save the life of his sick grandfather. In The Cora Player, two young Africans from different social backgrounds want to defy tradition and be free to love each other. In Christopher Changes His Name, a young boy decided to try on a new name when his Aunty Gail from Trinidad tells him a story.

    Saturday, February 17, 1 pm - 2:45 pm | samedi, 17 février, 13h - 14h45
    Stateless, by Michèle Stephenson
     2020, 95 min, French and Creole with either English or French subtitles, Not Rated
    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.

    Saturday, February 24, 1 pm - 2:30 pm | samedi, 24 février, 13h - 14h30
    Unarmed Verses, by Charles Officer
     2016, 85 min, English with French subtitles, Not Rated
    This feature documentary presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society. Unarmed Verses is a cinematic rendering of our universal need for self-expression and belonging.

  • Children playing board games.

    Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us for an afternoon of board games, LEGO, cards & fun for home-schooled children and their families. Homeschooled teen meet-up in the Teen Zone.

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     Soyez des nôtres pour un après-midi de jeux de société, de LEGO, de cartes et de plaisir destiné aux enfants instruits à la maison et leurs familles. Rencontre d’adolescents dans la Zone pour ados.

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

    Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - Feb 28, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    A school readiness program for children 3–4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2024, and their adult co-learner.

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

  • Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Play and learn about chess. For 6+ years old. 

    Jouer et apprendre à jouer aux échecs. Pour les 6 ans et plus. 

  • Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 at 4:00pm
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 at 4:30pm
    60 minutes

    Following Storytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and children.

  • Calculator and rulers

    Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    5:00pm
    90 minutes

    19 sessions remaining

    Come join our Homework Club and get help with Reading, math, Science, French, English, etc. Led by United for Literacy volunteers. Ages 6-12.

    Joins-toi à notre club d’aide aux devoirs, pour recevoir de l’aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l’anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles de Littéracie Ensemble. Pour les 6 à 12 ans. 

  • Calculator and rulers

    Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    5:30pm
    90 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Come join our homework club and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc.   Led by United for Literacy. Ages 6-12.  Drop in.

    Joins-toi à notre club d’aide aux devoirs, pour recevoir de l’aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l’anglais, etc.  Avec des bénévoles de Littératie Ensemble.  6-12 Ans.  Portes ouvertes, aucune inscription requise!

  • a man reads a story book to a group of children.

    Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    C'est l'heure du conte!

    Histoires, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Inscription non requise.

  • Thursday Feb 22, 2024 at 10:15am
    45 minutes

    AgVenture (Canada Agriculture and Food Museum) is coming for a visit to Storytime! Learn about bunnies, listen to a bunny storytime, sing a song about bunnies and have a face-to-face visit with a real rabbit. Drop in program.