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  • Thursdays, Feb 29, 2024 - Mar 07, 2024
    3:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park Branch every Thursday from 3:30PM to 5PM for a different self-directed pop up activity in either art, science, games or puzzle challenges.

    Ages 3+ (with adult supervision)

    Rejoignez-nous au Rockcliffe Park tous les jeudis de 15h30 à 17h pour une activité autonome différente - l'art, la science, les jeux ou les énigmes. 

    3 ans+ (avec un adulte)

  • Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Mar 11, 2024
    9:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

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

  • Open book

    Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Apr 02, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere.  This group meets every first Tuesday of the month from September 2023 to June 2024. 

    Here is the list of books that will be discussed at each month's meeting.  Click each book titles below to place a hold.

    5 September, 2023: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tania Talaga 

    3 October, 2023: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 

    7 November, 2023: Jennie's Boy: A Newfoundland Childhood by Wayne Johnston

    5 December, 2023: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    2 January, 2024: Red Notice by Bill Browder

    6 February, 2024: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

    5 March, 2024: A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre

    2 April, 2024: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

    7 May, 2024:  Hamnet and Judith by Maggie O’Farrell

    June pick to be discussed.

    This is a drop in program.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    After Family Storytime, stay for self-directed play with Duplo Blocks from 10AM-12PM.  

    Drop-in, Self-directed, Ages 1+

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Ever tasted a book?  

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park to get a taste of your next favourite read!  There will be a smorgasbord of books, picked by staff and recommended by other kids, for you to sample and enjoy.

    Tables will be set up for kids of all ages. 

    For dessert, cupcakes will be served. 

    Drop-in, ages 2+, English , 2-3PM

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 11:00am
    300 minutes

    Let your imagination go and join us for our Lego Block Party from 11AM-4PM!

    Drop-in, self-directed, Adult supervision required, Ages +2

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park Branch for an hour of National Film Board animated shorts on Nature and Family

    There will be 2 screenings from 1:30-2:30 PM and from 2:30-3:30PM.

    And of course popcorn!

    50 minutes, multiple languages, Ages 5-9, Drop-in

    Movie list:

    What Rhymes with Toxic - Media Space : Media Space (nfb.ca)
    Tzaritza (English Version) by Theodore Ushev - NFB
    Nunavut Animation Lab: Qalupalik by Ame Papatsie - NFB
    Nunavut Animation Lab: The Bear Facts by Jonathan Wright - NFB
    Jaime Lo, Small and Shy by Lillian Chan - NFB
    Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room! by Vincent Gauthier - NFB
    With Grandma by Françoise Hartmann - NFB
    At Home with Mrs. Hen by Tali - NFB
    Dancers of the Grass by Melanie Jackson - NFB

    Tzaritza (English Version) by Theodore Ushev - NFB Nunavut Animation Lab: Qalupalik by Ame Papatsie - NFB Nunavut Animation Lab: The Bear Facts by Jonathan Wright - NFB Jaime Lo, Small and Shy by Lillian Chan - NFB Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room! by Vincent Gauthier - NFB With Grandma by Françoise Hartmann - NFB At Home with Mrs. Hen by Tali - NFB Dancers of the Grass by Melanie Jackson - NF

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park Branch to watch author and illustrator Barbara Reid's pre-recorded video on making plasticine art.  Materials and supplies will be provided.

    Ages 5+, Drop-in, adult supervision required

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 7-12.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    180 minutes

    Drop-in and join us a Rockcliffe Park Branch to explore engineering through Keva planks with 4 levels and snap circuits.

    Self-directed with adult supervision required. Ages 3+ for Keva and Ages 8+ for Snap Circuits.