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  • image of children walking into a book
    Thursday Mar 16, 2023 at 3:00pm

    Participants are introduced to traditional Métis jigging, learning the basic steps before engaging in dances including the “Red River Jig”, “Heel-Toe Polka”, “Orange Blossom Special”, and a group dance called the “7 step”. The artist begins with the basics of the dance while discussing Métis culture and history from the fur trade to today.

    Ages 5-12

    Les participants sont initiés à la gigue métisse traditionnelle. Ils apprennent les pas de danse de la gigue de la rivière Rouge, du Polka Talon-Orteil, du «Orange Blossom Special» et d’une danse de groupe appelée Le 7 pas. L’artiste explique les bases de chaque danse tout en discutant la culture et l’histoire métisse de la traite de fourrure à aujourd’hui.

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    Thursday Mar 16, 2023 at 3:45pm

    In this workshop with Luciano Porto, participants learn traditional Brazilian rhythms and songs by playing different instruments, such as shekeres, bells and drums. They explore three-part musical arrangements and discover the secrets behind the lively carnival songs that permeates all of Brazil’s unique and distinctive music. Participants also gain a basic understanding of the dances associated with the rhythms and songs explored, as well as the socio-geographic context associated with them.

    Ages 5-12

    Dans cet atelier avec Luciano Porto, les participants apprennent des rythmes et des chants brésiliens traditionnels en jouant de différents instruments (shekeres, cloches et tambours). Ils explorent des arrangements musicaux à trois parties et découvrent les secrets derrière l’entraînante musique de Carnaval qui imprègne toute la musique si distinctive et unique au Brésil. Les participants acquièrent également une compréhension de base des danses associées aux rythmes et aux chants explorés ainsi que du contexte sociogéographique qui y est lié.

  • Winter Sky
    Thursday Mar 16, 2023 at 6:00pm

    Paint a beautiful landscape with instruction while sipping mocktails!

    Ages 13-18. Limited spots. Register to ensure your spot.

    Peins un beau paysage tout en sirotant un breuvage délicieux!

    Pour 13-18 ans. Places limitées. Inscrivez-vous pour garantir votre présence!

  • books; glasses
    Thursday Mar 16, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine. 

    Please register one spot for each adult in attendance. Each registrant must have their own individual Library card in order to register. If you need a Library card get one here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Sleuth Hounds
    Thursday Mar 16, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for our discussion on The Man from Mittelwerk by M.Z. Urlocker. All are welcome!

  • Children walking into a book.
    Friday Mar 17, 2023 at 1:00pm

    Are all rabbits the same? What do they need? What is a hare and where does it live? Does it have predators? As they explore these questions through games and investigations, kids can enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur through this program with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

    Ages 4-12

  • des enfants entrant dans un livre.
    Friday Mar 17, 2023 at 1:45pm

    Les lapins sont-ils tous identiques? De quoi ont-ils besoin? Qu’est-ce qu’un lièvre, où vit-il et quels sont ses prédateurs? Alors qu’ils explorent ces questions par le jeu et l’enquête, les enfants font aussi connaissance avec un lapin et caressent sa douce fourrure avec le Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada.

    Âge : 4 à 12 ans

  • March Break/ Congé de mars
    Friday Mar 17, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Create and build with Lego®! Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®!

  • Children walking into a book.
    Friday Mar 17, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Discover what happens when science meets art! Explore perception as you use shadows, colour, motion, and light to create art from science. You’ll make a puppet, a spinning top and a kaleidoscope, as well as design your own galaxy. “The greatest scientists are always artists as well!” (Albert Einstein)

    Ages 4 to 12

  • video games
    Friday Mar 17, 2023 at 2:30pm

    It's March Break!  Play card games, board games, and video games at the library.

    Virtual Reality: Ages 13+

    All other games:  Ages 8+

    C'est le congé de mars!  Viens jouer aux cartes, à des jeux de societé ou à des jeux vidéos à la bibliothèque. 

    Réalité virtuelle: 13 ans et plus

    Tous les autres jeux: 8 ans et plus