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  • Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - Mar 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants of Ottawa.  All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec le Centre catholique pour immigrants d'Ottawa. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Cette présentation vous amènera à explorer la sexualité -- celle des plantes évidemment. Elle vous enseignera à économiser, à vous amuser et pourquoi pas, à créer de nouvelles variétés de plantes par le biais de semis faits à la maison.

    Présentation par les "Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton".

  • 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.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Mar 25, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills?

    Join our English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    No program on February 19, 2024.

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais?

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    Aucun programme le 19 février, 2024.

  • Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    An introduction to the topic of organic gardening, with a focus on growing food.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Friday Apr 12, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us for a fun, interactive program where you can create your own painted rock!  We will provide the supplies...you provide your creative ideas!  Dress for the mess...anticipate potential paint spotting and smearing.

    Inscrivez-vous à ce programme amusant et interactif où vous pourrez peindre votre propre roche!  Tout le matériel sera fourni et vous n'aurez qu'à apporter votre créativé et votre imagination. Ne portez pas vos meilleurs vêtements...en cas d'éclaboussures de peinture.

  • Saturday Apr 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Annual and perennial herbs are great additions to your garden and your kitchen!

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Then come and meet with other food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month will be a different cookbook! We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

    No need to put a hold on a copy! You will get the cookbooks at the meetings.

     Cookbook for April              Cookbook for May  

  • Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • 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.