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  • Tuesday May 30, 2023 at 6:30pm / until Jun 27, 2023

    Drop in and practice your English through social conversation and fun group activities. All languages and cultural backgrounds welcome.

  • Map Poland, Gulag tower and fence in winter, Tengeru camp
    Tuesday May 30, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Join us a Rockcliffe Park Branch for this inagural presenation: From the Snows of Siberia to the Snows of Kilimanjaro: A children’s odyssey from Russian captivity to a variety of countries, cultures and, in each, unexpected acts of strangers.  

    Writer Irene Tomaszewski will talk about a group of refugees whose harrowing journey took them across four continents and two oceans -- but decades later they remembered their refugee camps fondly and even had reunions.  She will talk about her own family in that thread of history and also the unusual constellation of places and personalities that made this happen -  and the politics that kept it from being known.  

    Irene TomaszewskiAbout Irene

    Irene Tomaszewski, an Ottawa resident, was born in a gulag in northern Russia (then USSR), spent her childhood in a refugee camp in Tengeru, Tanzania and came to Canada in 1949.  A graduate in history at Concordia University in Montreal, Irene has written two books on Polish history, many articles and reviews in Canadian newspapers, and was editor of cosmopolitanreview.com, an online magazine about things Polish. She is the co-founder and organizer of the international symposium on Polish studies, history and literature called “Poland in the Rockies”.  

  • English Conversation Group
    Tuesday May 30, 2023 at 7:00pm / until Jun 27, 2023

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • English conversation group
    Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 10:00am / until Jul 26, 2023

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 10:15am / until Jun 07, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 10:15am / until Jun 07, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months. 30 min.

  • Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 10:15am / until Jun 07, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.  

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

    Session 1: January 11 to March 1 / le 11 janvier au 1er mars 

    Session 2: March 22 to April 26 / le 22 mars au 26 avril

    Session 3: May 3 to June 7 / le 3 mai au 7 juin

  • Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 10:15am

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

  • Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

  • Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 10:30am / until Jun 07, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.