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  • Graphic of 4 adults smiling together

    Wednesday Jun 26, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for a workshop from The Council on Aging of Ottawa / Le Conseil sur le vieillissement d'Ottawa.  Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

  • 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.

  • images of four older adults

    Wednesday Jul 03, 2024 at 10:00am
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

  • Thursdays, Jul 04, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    July 4  "A World Elsewhere" by Wayne Johnston

    August 1  "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

    September 5 "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery

    October 3 "Peacekeeper's Daughter" by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allat

    November 7 "Fire Weather: the Making of the Beast" by John Vaillant

    December 5 "Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

  • NFB logo

    Thursday Jul 04, 2024 at 6:30pm
    75 minutes

    Disability Pride Month

    Shameless: the Art of Disability (2006) by Bonnie Sherr Klein 

    Art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows the gang of five from B.C. to Nova Scotia as they create and present their own images of their disabilities.

    1 hour 11 min - English only

  • quatre personne aines

    Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 1:00pm
     minutes

    La Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa est heureuse de célébrer le Mois des aînés en offrant des programmes pour les adultes plus âgés chaque mercredis en juin, juillet et août.


    Les participants amélioreront leurs connaissances en matière de bien-être mental et de résilience à mesure qu'ils vieillissent. Des outils et des idées utiles seront partagés pour aider à créer des plans tangibles et concrets pour soutenir le bien-être mental.

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Learn the basics of saving seeds, plant genetics, collection techniques, storage and viability. Breed your own varieties, adapted specifically to growing conditions in the garden.​

    Registration is limited. Please pre-register online. 

  • Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning. Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group.

  • images of four older adults

    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

  • Chromebook

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This program shows Chromebooks users how to search the Internet using popular search engines, shopping, maps and weather.  Also presented are some security basics and other features.