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  • Monday Jul 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grand kids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup.

    You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

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    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:35pm
    35 minutes

    International Pride Month

    Picture This (2017) by Jari Osborne

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    33 minutes - English only

  • Saturday Aug 10, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Learn about Canadian workplace culture and how you can break into the Canadian Job Market. 

    Newcomers program.

    Please register online. 

  • a group of seniors with their caregivers

    Wednesday Aug 14, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Les participants examineront leurs présentes habitudes de magasinage et d'opérations bancaires, apprendront comment utiliser ces services en ligne de façon sécuritaire.

  • children looking at an Indigenous artifact

    Mondays, Aug 19, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Come discover the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) objects in our History Box! The box contains 25 Canadian historical objects from the Canadian Museum of History’s signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, that will help you delve into Canada’s past. The objects represent various eras in Canadian history, from Pre-Contact all the way up to present day! 

    Drop in to view the exhibit! 

    Venez découvrir les objets fascinants (et parfois mystérieux) de notre Boîte à histoires ! La boîte contient 25 objets historiques canadiens provenant de l’exposition phare du Musée canadien de l’histoire, La Salle de l’Histoire Canadienne, qui vous fera plonger dans le passé du Canada. Ces objets représentent des diverses ères de l'histoire canadienne, à partir de l'époque pré-européenne à nos jours!

    Visitez l'exposition! Programme portes ouvertes.

  • Monday Aug 19, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

    In the new feature documentary Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record.

    Local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes. These different collections tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition.

    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.

    Hayley Gray, Elad Tzadok
    2022 | 1 h 24 m | Documentary | English with French sub-titles

  • Tuesday Aug 20, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

    In the new feature documentary Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record.

    Local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes. These different collections tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition. 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.

    2022. English with French subtitles, 84 minutes. Films courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

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    « Le passé n’est jamais mort. Il n’est même pas passé. » — William Faulkner

    Le nouveau long métrage documentaire Le pouvoir des archives, qu’ont coréalisé Hayley Gray et Elad Tzadok, met en lumière les archives des communautés de la Colombie-Britannique afin de révéler certains passages qui ont été gommés des dossiers officiels.

    À l’échelle locale, des gardiennes et gardiens du savoir façonnent une histoire plus inclusive à l’aide de photos de famille, d’articles de journaux et de vieilles cassettes VHS égratignées. Ces diverses collections relatent l’histoire des gens que le travail, le jeu, la contestation, la famille et les traditions ont rapprochés. 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.

    2022. Anglais avec sous-titres français, 84 minutes. Films gracieuseté de l’Office National du Film du Canada.

  • Pride logo, NFB logo, & pictures of people

    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

    In the new feature documentary Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record. 

    Local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes. These different collections tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition. 

    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. 

    2022. English with French subtitles, 84 minutes.

    Film is courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. 

  • Wednesdays, Sep 04, 2024 - Jun 04, 2025
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    January 2025 session will be held January 8th. 

    September 2024 - June 2025 Selections

    September 4th :
    Truth Be Told by Beverley McLachlin

    October 2nd:
    After Lives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    November 6th:
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    December 4th:
    The Adversary by Michael Crummey

    January 8th:
    What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

    February 5th:
    Erebus by Michael Palin

    March 5th:
    The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    April 2nd :
    Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

    May 7th:
    The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    June 4th:
    The Future by Catherine Leroux

     

  • Thursdays, Sep 12, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    6:45pm
    60 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed atmosphere and make new friends!