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  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 7:00pm
    75 minutes

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier lundi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 25, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    10:00am
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Join us at the Cumberland Branch Tuesday mornings to make new friends from 10:30am to noon. We have puzzles, board games and adult coloring books available, or feel free to bring your own items.   We also have a Keurig available if you wish to bring a coffee pod.

    Joignez-vous à nous à la succursale Cumberland les mardis matins de 10h30  à midi pour rencontrer des nouveaux amis.  Nous avons des casse-têtes, des jeux de société et des livres de coloriage pour adultes mais n’hésitez pas à apporter les vôtres.   Nous avons également un Keurig disponible si vous souhaitez apporter une capsule de café.

  • poster for La Passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Taste of Things)

    Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of La Passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Taste of Things) as part of our Passionate For Craftin' It theme in June, wherein people get realllllllllly dedicated to their craft. The film was directed by Tran Anh Hung and was released in 2023. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 134 minutes. In French with English subtitles.

  • Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Meet new people and share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome!

    Drop-in every last Tuesday of the month between 6:30-7:30pm. 

    January 30th, February 27th, March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, and June 25th. 

    Books are available at the Metcalfe branch service hub. 

  • Coffee cups with smiley faces to invite people to come for coffee and meet people

    Wednesday Jun 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Un p’tit brin de jasette, ça vous dit ? Vous êtes invités à notre café.

    Chaque dernier mercredi du mois, de 14 h à 15 h :

    28 février, 27 mars, 24 avril, 29 mai, 26 juin

    Du thé et du café seront offerts. Programme portes ouvertes.

    Succ. Gloucester nord, 2036 ch. Ogilvie

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    Feel like chatting? Come to the library for some coffee/tea and conversation.

    Every last Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 3 pm:

    February 28th, March 27th, April 24th, May 29th, June 26th

    Tea and coffee will be provided. Drop-in program.

    North Gloucester Branch, 2036 Ogilvie Rd.

  • An indigenous drum, women standing in line holding protest signs, teens on a rock looking at lake

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a series of short films by Indigenous creators, courtesy of the National Film Board!

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  • WaaPaKe (Tomorrow) in white text on fiery background

    Friday Jun 28, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    For generations, the suffering of residential school Survivors has radiated outward, impacting Indigenous families and communities. Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin’s deeply personal documentary WaaPaKe (Tomorrow) moves beyond intergenerational trauma, with an invitation to unravel the tangled threads of silence and unite in collective freedom and power.

    2023. 1h 20 min. In English with French subtitles.

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    Au fil des générations, la souffrance des survivantes et survivants des pensionnats a irradié et entraîné des conséquences sur les familles et les communautés autochtones. Le documentaire éminemment personnel de Jules Arita Koostachin (Ph. D.) WaaPaKe (Demain) dépasse le traumatisme intergénérationnel : il nous invite à défaire les nœuds du silence et à évoluer ensemble vers la liberté et la force collectives.

    2023. 1h 20 min. en anglais avec sous-titres en français.

  • Saturday Jun 29, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Ages 4+. Launch yourself into Summer Reading! Join the club and track your reading all summer long with us. Discover a galaxy of library summer programs and on this day, help us open the children's garden for the summer (weathering permitting). We will have games, garden planting and garden crafts. 

    Drop-in anytime between 1 pm to 3 pm. 

  • Blond teen girl in stylish yellow dress on yellow background. Title "Clueless" in bold pink letters.

    Saturday Jun 29, 2024 at 2:00pm
    105 minutes

    Drop in to celebrate the end of exams and the school year with a screening of the 1995 movie Clueless:

    Warp back to the 1990s to meet Cher, a Beverly Hills High schooler. Though she seems superficial, a typical popular girl with shopping and boys on her mind, she also has wit, charm, intelligence. This will get her in trouble, however, when her attempts to fix other people's lives don't work out quite the way she hoped…

    A loose adaptation of Emma, Jane Austen's 19th-century comedy of manners. Come for the drama, stay for the outrageous 90s outfits!

    (97 min., English subtitles)

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Tuesdays, Jul 02, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    10:00am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien.

    Programme portes ouvertes. Programme familial.