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  • Yellow Summer Reading Club banner with space images and NFB logo

    Thursday Jul 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for a screening of a great selection of short films about the Milky Way, space travel, and friendly aliens!

    Observation ♦ The Moon Changes ♦ What Does It Feel Like? ♦ Lift Off ♦ Extracting Resources ♦ Invasion of the Space Lobsters ♦ Comet ♦ Arctic Song ♦ Return

    54 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board.

  • Yellow Summer Reading Club banner with space images and NFB logo

    Thursday Jul 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Joignez-vous à nous pour une série épatante de courts métrages au sujet de la Voie lactée, des voyages en espace, et des extra-terrestres sympathiques.

    L'observation ♦ La lune change ♦ Qu'est-ce qu'on ressent? ♦ Les fusées ♦ Extraction des ressources ♦ L'invasion des crustacés de l'espace ♦ Comète ♦ Chanson de l'arctique ♦ Le retour

    57 minutes. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Yellow TD Summer Reading club banner with NFB logo

    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The documentary series North Star follows the inspiring journey of Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, a resident astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. As principal investigator for the facility’s SIGNALS project, she heads a team of some 60 researchers. Together, they’re attempting to unravel the mysteries of star formation and better understand the role that stars play in the Universe.

    Directed by Patrick Bossé, the series chronicles the remarkable daily life of this Quebec-born Innu scientist.

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    La série documentaire Étoile du Nord suit le parcours inspirant de Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, astronome résidente au prestigieux Télescope Canada-France-Hawaï. À la barre de son projet, SIGNALS, elle dirige une équipe d’une soixantaine de chercheuses et chercheurs. Ensemble, ils tentent de percer le mystère de la formation des étoiles pour mieux comprendre leur influence sur l’Univers.

    Réalisée par Patrick Bossé, la série présente le quotidien hors du commun de la scientifique québécoise d’origine innue.

    2023. 75 min (5 ep x 15 min). 14+. Courtesy of the National film Board. Gracieuseté de l’Office National du Film.

  • Pile of books with children reading, yellow background

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 11:00am
    45 minutes

    This Spring, the Ottawa Public Library is offering free drop-in Storytime programs at the Hunt Club-Riverside Community Centre on the second Friday of every month. Come and join us for some fun stories, songs, rhymes and dancing! The Friday Storytimes will begin at 11am, and will run for 45 minutes. 

    Ce printemps, un vendredi sur deux, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa offrira l’Heure du conte en famille bilingue au Centre communautaire Hunt Club Riverside. Ces programmes commençeront à 11h, et dureront 45 minutes. Joignez-vous à nous pour des histoires, chansons, comptines et danses amusantes pour toute la famille!

  • Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    For ages 6-12. Create and build with Lego®! 

    NOTE: This is a stay and play program without staff supervision. 

    Friday, January 26

    Friday, February 2

    Friday, February 16

    Friday, April 26

    Monday, June 3

    Friday, June 21

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    Pour les 6 à 12 ans. Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® !

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

    le vendredi 26 janvier

    le vendredi 2 février 

    le vendredi 16 février 

    le vendredi 26 avril

    le lundi 3 juin

    le vendredi 21 juin

  • head shot Judy Ginsberg and Ania Hejnar

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 4:00pm
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    Join us for a delightful concert featuring an eclectic mix of music including well-known opera arias, songs from the 1930s through 1970s, and Disney songs for the young ones, sung by soprano Ania Hejnar and accompanied by pianist Judith Ginsburg.  Background provided about the songs will create a mini-theatrical experience.

    About Ania

    Local soprano Ania Hejnar has been performing internationally since graduating with her Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa, including Carnegie Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral (Ottawa), Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal), Maison Symphonique, the NAC, and Varnus Hall. She has performed for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. Ania is a versatile performer as a classical singer, crossover musician, actor, voiceover artist and can be heard singing national anthems for many sports teams including the Ottawa Senators.  Some notable performances include Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte as the Queen of the Night.  Most recently, she performed for the Order of Canada with distinguished guest, Hollywood director James Cameron.  Ania is the music and drama teacher at Glebe Montessori School and maintains a private studio where she teaches voice and violin.

    About Judith

    “Pianist Judith Ginsburg, possibly the best of Ottawa’s regular accompanists, had a fine rapport with the soloist and was deft and musical, as always.” (Ottawa Citizen)  Judith was the longtime Principal Repetiteur, Opera Studio Manager and Music Director of the Opera for Young Audiences program with Opera Lyra Ottawa.  She has been a frequent  performer in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Music and Beyond Festival, and has been heard in the National Arts Centre’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon, Almonte in Concert Series and on CBC Radio.  Judith has collaborated with many of Canada’s leading artists and has performed extensively in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  Judith is in great demand as a collaborative pianist.  For several years, she was a faculty member of the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program as Collaborative Pianist.  Judith is Pianist and Managing Director with the Ottawa Suzuki Strings music school, Vocal Coach/Music Director with the University of Ottawa Opera Program, Founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Opera Company Ottawa (COCO) and a MASC Artist.

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Join us for Saturday morning fun! There will be stories, self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. 

    Drop-in program

    Joignez-nous pour vous amuser samedi matin. Il y aura des histoires, des activités et des jouets pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes.​

    Programme portes ouvertes. 

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Join us for fun activities and creative crafts as we celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! All ages. Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour des activités amusantes et des bricolages créatifs à l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Pour tous les âges. Portes ouvertes.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Join us for fun activities and creative crafts as we celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! All ages. Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour des activités amusantes et des bricolages créatifs à l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Pour tous les âges. Portes ouvertes.

  • Saturdays, Jun 22, 2024 - Dec 28, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    19 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. 30 min. Drop-in

    Please note that there will not be Saturday Storytime during the months of July and August.