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  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 4:00pm

    TBased on the true story behind author A.A. Milne's beloved character, Winnie the Pooh, this is a tale of the remarkable friendship between a Canadian soldier and the cub that stood as a symbol of friendship and hope in a world plagued by war.

    It was during the early days of World War I that veterinarian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn (Michael Fassbinder) purchased a small bear cub and named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. As the specter of war looms heavy in the conscience of the citizens and children of London, Winnie becomes the star attraction at the zoo. When a man named A.A. Milne brings his young son to visit the zoo, the story of the bear and her friendship with a far away soldier inspires him to create one of the most beloved characters in the history of children's literature.

    2004. 90 min. Not Rated (family-friendly). English.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 4:00pm

    This touching documentary, narrated by Ryan Reynolds, tells the story of a young killer whale, Luna, who gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, Luna endears himself to the community with his determination to make contact, leading to many unexpected consequences.

    The Whale charts the community’s struggle to deal with Luna, since whales who are separated from their pods rarely survive in the wild. Raising more questions than it can answer, the film is a truly compelling exploration of our relationship with animals.

    “The issues surrounding the emotional lives of animals — and the often presumptuous assumption of humans that they comprehend them — are explored in The Whale with a quiet dignity and gorgeous images.” — Andy Webster, New York Times

    2010. 85 min. Rated G. English.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 4:00pm

    Franklin, a young and inquisitive turtle, finds his visit to his grandmother’s house disrupted by his new cousin Sam who he instantly butts heads with. Their rivalry is put on hold, however, when Granny Turtle becomes ill and the family bands together to care for her. When she tells the kids a story about a time capsule at Turtle Lake that she buried when she was a child, Franklin and Sam devise a plan. The two cousins set out with some friends to find the buried treasure, hoping that when she sees it again, Granny Turtle will fully recover.

    Based on the popular kids TV series, Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure is a fun and exciting adventure story for young audiences.

    2006. 80 min. Not Rated (family-friendly). English, French.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 4:30pm

    Ten-year-old Teplupai has always wanted to be a spiritual leader, but nobody will take him seriously. When a tax collector takes away his village’s sacred treasure, he sets off on a quest to find and reclaim it. However, when he arrives in the big city, his world is forever changed as he witnesses the first arrival of Europeans to the continent, and the devastation that follows.

    This beautifully animated adventure set hundreds of years ago in the Andean region is a thrilling and moving story that has resonated with young audiences around the world, and was nominated for a César award for Best Animated Film.

    2018. 72 min. Not Rated (family-friendly). English, French.

  • Canadian Film Day
    Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 6:00pm

    While on a camping trip, Little Bear and his father find a lost cub who has been separated from his parents by a storm. The two become fast friends, and after Cub saves Little Bear from a mountain lion named Trouble, the pair return to Little Bear’s house to meet his pals Cat, Owl, Duck and Hen. The group of friends set out on an exciting adventure to find Cub’s parents.

    Based on the beloved book series by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, The Little Bear Movie is a rollicking adventure story, full of the joys and responsibilities of friendship and teamwork.

    2001. 75 min. Not Rated (family-friendly). English.

  • Community Arts & Craft Swap
    Saturday Apr 22, 2023 at 10:00am

    Date: Saturday, April 22

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Location: Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

    Celebrate Earth Day by bringing in all those art supplies you don't need and swapping them for new ones! Help divert materials from landfill and give them a chance to be used by someone else.​

    Donations may be dropped off at the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch until Friday, April 21, 2023.

    Items must be in new or like new condition.​​ Only arts and craft materials will be accepted​​. 

  • Saturday Apr 22, 2023 at 10:30am / until May 27, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers./  Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien.

    Drop-in program./ Inscription non requise.    

  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa
    Saturday Apr 22, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Jun 03, 2023

    Our Storytime welcomes and respects the needs of children aged 0-6 years living with developmental disabilities and/or Autism, who may face barriers related to sensory experiences, show signs of, or are at risk for a developmental delay.

    A family member must be present for the entirety of the event.

    Offered in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa.

  • Mccaw parrot, girl with parrot on shoulder
    Friday Apr 28, 2023 at 10:30am

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park for the return of Parrot Partners!  With live parrots, learn about these remarkable wild animals - their biology, behaviours and the issues around their preservation.  

    Registration required as space is limited.  

    Drop in family English event. 

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts
    Friday Apr 28, 2023 at 11:00am / until Jun 02, 2023

    Looking for something to do? Drop in for some crafts and games. For ages 6-12.

    Tu t’ennuies? Tu ne sais pas quoi faire ? Viens à la biblio pour bricoler et jouer. Pour les 6 à 12 ans.