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  • Men sitting playing go game

    Saturdays, Jun 22, 2024 - Dec 14, 2024
    2:00pm
    180 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Go Club (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We will discuss various aspects of the game, do practical exercises and problems, explore and practice. Designed for beginners and intermediate players.

    Le Club de Go d'Ottawa (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organise des ateliers pour tous ceux qui aimeraient approfondir leurs connaissances du jeu de Go. On y discute plusieurs aspects du jeu, on fait des exercices et des problèmes, on explore et on s’entraîne. Conçu pour les débutants et les intermédiaires.

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Play card games, board games or video games at the Library.

    Viens jouer aux cartes, à des jeux de société ou à des jeux vidéos à la Bibliothèque. 

  • Lego Blocks

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Building Boom! Show off your architectural creativity with Lego®!

    Archiboum! Architectes en herbes, à vos Lego®! 

    Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 17 février, 2024 - 14 h

    Monday, April 8, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.
    Le lundi 8 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 27 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 18 mai, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 10 juin, 2024 - 14 h

  • Posters for "Miss Campbell, Inuk Teacher", "Hebron Relocation", "Nalajuk Night", and "Evan's Drum"

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Did you know that the National Capital Region is home to the highest population of Inuit people in southern Canada? In honour of National Indigenous History Month, it's fitting that we bring you the Labrador Documentary Project, a series of short films celebrating Inuit culture and teaching history from the beautiful northeast coast of Canada.

    The directors of these films - Heather Campbell, Holly Andersen, Jennie Williams, and Ossie Michelin - are also past participants and recent leaders of the Labrador Creative Arts Festival, the longest-running children's art festival in Canada.

    57 minutes. In English and Inuktitut with English and French subtitles. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

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    Part oral history and part visual poem, Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher is the story of Evelyn Campbell, a trailblazer for an Inuit-led educational system in the small community of Rigolet, Labrador.

    In Hebron Relocation, Holly Andersen explores what makes a place a home as she learns more about her community’s connection to generations of displaced northern Labrador Inuit.

    Nalujuk Night is an up close look at an exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying, Labrador Inuit tradition. Every January 6th from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal, and otherworldly. Snow crunches underfoot as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain. Despite the frights, Nalujuk Night is a beloved annual event, showing that sometimes it can be fun to be scared. Rarely witnessed outside of Nunatsiavut, this annual event is an exciting chance for Inuit, young and old, to prove their courage and come together as a community to celebrate culture and tradition.

    An adventurous young boy and his determined mother share a passion for Inuit drum dancing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Evan’s Drum is a joyful visit to a family’s loving home, and an uplifting story of cultural pride. After generations of silence, the rhythm of the traditional Inuit drum has returned to Labrador, and seven-year-old Evan is part of the new generation that will keep its heartbeat strong.

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Joignez-vous à nous pour célébrer l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®, faites preuve d'imagination en artisanat ou lisez une histoire en vous promenant au fil des pages sur le Sentier des contes ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Événement familial pour les 4 à 12 ans. Portes ouvertes.

    NOTEZ BIEN : Cette activité n’est pas supervisée par le personnel. 

    Join us in celebrating the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can create and build with Lego®, use your imagination with crafts or enjoy reading a story as you stroll along from one page to the next with our StoryWalk® ! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Family event for ages 4-12. Drop-in.

    NOTE: This is a program without staff supervision. 

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. Ages 12-17 

  • Saturdays, Jun 22, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Family Program.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Sessions will be held in study room number 1 on the 2nd floor of the library while the elevator is under refurbishment.

    Should you see that the counsellor is busy with another person, please wait outside patiently for your turn. Thank you.

  • Man reading to children and woman.

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. Drop in program. Join this Alta Vista staffed storytime at the Jim Durrell arena's Ellwood Hall.

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes. Rejoignez cette heure du conte animée par Alta Vista à l'Ellwood Hall de l'arène Jim Durrell.

  • An illustrated adult reads to a child. To the side, two aliens read on a planet.

    Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Jul 29, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months.   ​

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois.

    Mondays, June 10 -  July 29, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Closed Monday, July 1.

    Les lundis, du 10 juin au 29 juillet, de 10h30 à 11h00. Fermée le lundi 1 juillet.

    Jack Purcell Community Centre, room 201

    Centre Communautaire Jack Purcell, salle 201

    320 Jack Purcell Lane/allée