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  • Monday Aug 19, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Bring the family to create and build with LEGO!

    Drop-in program

  • 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

  • summer reading club images

    Monday Aug 19, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Venez regarder un visionnement gratuit du film Un raccourci dans le temps (2018).

    Le père de Meg, un scientifique de la NASA, a disparu il y a de cela quatre ans maintenant. Perdant progressivement l'espoir d'un jour le revoir, l'adolescente reçoit la visite de trois guides colorés qui lui apprennent que son père est encore vivant, mais qu'il est perdu dans l'espace-temps. Meg accepte alors de se lancer à sa recherche avec son jeune frère Charles Wallace et son ami Calvin. Beaucoup d'épreuves et de dangers se dresseront sur leur chemin. Le « ça », une force diabolique, tentera de les empêcher d'atteindre leur but. Meg saura-t-elle vaincre ses peurs et se faire davantage confiance?

    109 minutes. Film classé « PG ». Tous les âges sont bienvenus!

    Le film sera montré en français avec des soutitres en français.

    Movie will be shown in French with French subtitles only.

  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Aug 19, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    June Title: Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

    June's book club meeting will be a walking tour around Old Ottawa South! This 2 km walk is wheelchair accessible and will start and finish at the Sunnyside Branch. 

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • Alien reading a map beside their spaceship.

    Tuesday Aug 20, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Join us in celebrating all the summer reading that we have accomplished together!   Storytime, activities and fun!! 

  • Tuesday Aug 20, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Help us celebrate the end of summer reading club!

    Enjoy some outdoor fun with a story walk, bubbles, chalk, music and a sweet treat. 

    Drop in.  All ages

  • Rocket Science

    Tuesday Aug 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Venez célébrer la fin de l'été avec la succursale de Gloucester nord ! Nous aurons des jeux et des activités pour toutes la famille !

    Come celebrate the end of summer with the North Gloucester branch! We'll have all types of games and activities for the whole family !

  • 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.

  • Wednesday Aug 21, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. [Family program]

    We will be making a space model. 

    Viens bricoler à la biblio. On a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi! Programme portes ouvertes. [Programme familial]

    Nous allons fabriquer une maquette spatiale. 

  • Wednesday Aug 21, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Bring the family to our Summer Wrap-Up Party to mark the end of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club.

    Join us for fun games and activities.

    Drop-in Program