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  • Pride logo, NFB logo, & pictures of people

    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

    In the new feature documentary Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record. 

    Local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes. These different collections tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition. 

    Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it. 

    2022. English with French subtitles, 84 minutes.

    Film is courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. 

  • Graphic of 4 adults smiling together

    Wednesday Aug 28, 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 their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods.

    Registration required

    Wednesday August 28, 1:00-3:00pm

  • Graphic of 4 adults smiling together

    Wednesday Aug 28, 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 their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods.

  • Wednesdays, Sep 04, 2024 - Jun 04, 2025
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    January 2025 session will be held January 8th. 

    September 2024 - June 2025 Selections

    September 4th :
    Truth Be Told by Beverley McLachlin

    October 2nd:
    After Lives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    November 6th:
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    December 4th:
    The Adversary by Michael Crummey

    January 8th:
    What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

    February 5th:
    Erebus by Michael Palin

    March 5th:
    The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    April 2nd :
    Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

    May 7th:
    The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    June 4th:
    The Future by Catherine Leroux

     

  • book Club Image

    Mondays, Sep 09, 2024 - Dec 02, 2024
    6:45pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the pleasure of reading and discussing books ranging from the classics to the contemporary, but mostly fiction, in a relaxed atmosphere

    (If the first Monday of a month falls on a Civic Holiday, the book club will be postponed to the following week)

    September 9 - Metamorphosis by F. Kafka 

    October 7 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

    November 4 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

    December 2 - A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

  • Thursdays, Sep 12, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    6:45pm
    60 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed atmosphere and make new friends!

  • Mondays, Sep 16, 2024 - Jun 16, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Enjoy singing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic and other folk music! All ages and levels of experience welcome. 

    3rd Monday of the month@ 1:30-3:00.

    September-June. Some exceptions may apply. 

  • Tuesdays, Sep 17, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

  • Hand surrounded by various bills and coins

    Wednesdays, Sep 25, 2024 - Nov 27, 2024
    11:30am
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    See Stephanie

    September 25th - Cash management: making the most of your retirement

    October 30th - Financial Abuse: protecting your money and yourself

    November 27th - Fraud Prevention: Know the signs, empower yourself

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

    Saturday Sep 28, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    In 1924, "les allumetières" (match workers) of E.B. Eddy staged the first trike by women workers in Québec history. Three decades earlier, in 1891, 2,500 unionized sawmill workers had walked out in the largest strike-to-date in Canadian history. 

    Join Brian McDougall, adjunct professor from Carleton History and guide with Peoples’ History Walking Tours, to hear about these strikes and other important labour landmarks that took place in the Chaudière District. 

    Presented in partnership with The Workers' History Museum.