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  • Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
    1:30pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Toddlertime / Tout-petits à la biblio

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for toddlers (ages 19-35 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les tout-petits (19-35 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (inscription non-requise)

  • Saturdays, Feb 24, 2024 - Nov 23, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children  and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program. Recommended age: 0-6 years old. Followed by 30 minutes of stay and play for those who would like to linger and socialize. One Saturday a month. 

    Storytime = 10:30-11:00 am (best for children aged 0-6 years old)

    Stay and Play = 11:00-11:45 am (great for children aged 0-10 years old) 

    Des histoires, des contes, des comptines et chansons pour les enfants et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes. Âge recommendé: 0-6 ans. Cela sera suivi de stations de jeux pour ceux qui veulent rester socialiser après le programme pour un 45 minutes additionnel. Un samedi par mois.

    Heure du conte = 10h30 à 11h00 (super pour les enfants de 0-6 ans)

    Stations de jeux = 11h00-11h45 ( génial pour les enfants de 0-10 ans)

  • Blach History Month webcard with geometric print in red, black, green, and yellow

    Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Cumberland branch is thrilled to screen a selection of films from the National Film Board of Canada to highlight Black History Month. Take a seat and check out our film selection for February!

    La succursale Cumberland est ravi de vous offrir une sélection de films grâce à l'Office National du film du Canada, afin de souligner le mois de l'histoire des noirs. Prenez place et découvrez notre sélection de films du mois de février !

    Thursday, February 1, 6 pm - 7:30 pm | jeudi, 1 février, 18h - 19h30
    Ninth Floor, by Mina Shum 2015, 81 min, English with French subtitles, Not Rated
    Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations – the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribbean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.

    Saturday, February 3, 1 pm - 2:30 pm | samedi, 3 février, 13h - 14h30
    True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball, by Ryan Sidhoo
     2019, 89 min, English with French subtitles, Not Rated
    On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length doc, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira as they navigate today’s youth basketball machine in pursuit of their own NBA dreams.

    Saturday, February 10, 11 AM - 12 PM | samedi, 10 février, 11h - 12h
    Step by Step
     47 min, English with French subtitles, Youth
    Join us for an exciting program of animated short films for youth! Black Soul dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history. In Mind Me Good Now! Tina and Dalby disobey their mama with almost tragic consequences. Joe tells the story of Seraphim "Joe" Fortes, one of Vancouver's most beloved citizens. In The Magic Lion, a Kenyan boy goes on a quest to save the life of his sick grandfather. In The Cora Player, two young Africans from different social backgrounds want to defy tradition and be free to love each other. In Christopher Changes His Name, a young boy decided to try on a new name when his Aunty Gail from Trinidad tells him a story.

    Saturday, February 17, 1 pm - 2:45 pm | samedi, 17 février, 13h - 14h45
    Stateless, by Michèle Stephenson
     2020, 95 min, French and Creole with either English or French subtitles, Not Rated
    In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army on the basis of anti-black racism. Fast-forward to 2013: the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929, rendering more than 200,000 people stateless. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows the grassroots campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris, as she challenges electoral corruption and fights to protect the right to citizenship for all people.

    Saturday, February 24, 1 pm - 2:30 pm | samedi, 24 février, 13h - 14h30
    Unarmed Verses, by Charles Officer
     2016, 85 min, English with French subtitles, Not Rated
    This feature documentary presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society. Unarmed Verses is a cinematic rendering of our universal need for self-expression and belonging.

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 10:30am
    120 minutes

    Join us for paint morning at the library.

    Grab popcorn and something to drink and paint a beautiful canvas by following a step-by-step tutorial video!

    Ages 10-18. Limited spots. Register to ensure your spot. Drop-ins welcome until we reach our limit.

    The program will be in the Porgram room downstairs.

    Maximum number of registrants (excluding waitlist): 20

    Viens à une matinée artistique à la biblio!

    Peins une belle toile en suivant les instructions d’une vidéo tutorielle tout en sirotant un breuvage délicieux et en mangeant du popcorn!

    Pour 10-18 ans. Places limitées. Inscrivez-vous pour garantir votre présence!

    Le programme aura lieu dans la salle des programmes.

    Nombre maximal d'inscription (en excluant la liste d'attente): 20

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

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

    For ages 4-12. Drop-in program.

    Archiboum! Architectes en herbes, à vos Lego®!

    Pour les 4-12 ans. Inscription non requise.

  • Thursdays, Mar 28, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Toddlertime / Tout-petits à la biblio

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for toddlers (ages 19-35 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les tout-petits (19-35 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (inscription non-requise)

  • Tuesdays, Apr 02, 2024 - Apr 17, 2024
    1:00pm
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life.  

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation.  

    Tuesday April 2, 1:00-1:45 pm (Eng)

    Wednesday April 17, 6:00-6:45 pm (Eng)

    Une surdose est une urgence médicale qui met la vie en danger. La naloxone est un médicament qui sauve la vie et qui peut temporairement inverser les effets d'une surdose d'opioïdes, en attendant l'arrivée du 911. Savoir reconnaître rapidement les signes d'une surdose et avoir une trousse de naloxone peut sauver une vie.   

    Joignez-vous aux infirmières de Santé publique Ottawa pour cette session virtuelle d'information et de formation de 30 minutes sur la façon d'identifier et de réagir à une surdose, y compris sur la façon d'administrer la Naloxone, suivie d'une période de questions de 15 minutes. Des renseignements sur la façon d'obtenir une trousse gratuite seront fournis dans le cadre de cette présentation.

    Mardi le 2 avril, 14h-14h45 (Fr)

    Mercredi le 17 avril, 19h-19h45 (FR)

  • Friday Apr 12, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us for a fun, interactive program where you can create your own painted rock!  We will provide the supplies...you provide your creative ideas!  Dress for the mess...anticipate potential paint spotting and smearing.

    Inscrivez-vous à ce programme amusant et interactif où vous pourrez peindre votre propre roche!  Tout le matériel sera fourni et vous n'aurez qu'à apporter votre créativé et votre imagination. Ne portez pas vos meilleurs vêtements...en cas d'éclaboussures de peinture.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 30, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
    1:30pm
    30 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Babytime / Bébés à la biblio

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (inscription non-requise)

  • Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Toddlertime / Tout-petits à la biblio

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for toddlers (ages 19-35 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed)

    **Note: No programs on May 16 & May 18

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les tout-petits (19-35 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (inscription non-requise)

    **Note: Aucun programme le 16 mai & 23 mai