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  • Thursday Jun 08, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    NOUVEAU!  Le chapitre suivant - Club de lecture

    Club de lecture pour adultes qui aiment discuter de leur expérience littéraire.

    Veuillez vous inscrire en ligne (chaque date individuellement) et ramassez une copie du livre (environ 1 mois avant la prochaine rencontre) au comptoir de la bibliothèque - succursale Cumberland. Il n'est pas nécessaire de commander un livre.

    Voici les prochains livres:

    Dans l'ombre de la sainte mafia par Claire Bergeron - 9 mars, 2023

    Ceci n'est pas un fait divers par Philippe Besson - 13 avril, 2023

    La vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert par Joël Dicker - 11 mai, 2023

    Montréal-Nord par Mariana Mazza - 8 juin, 2023

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    Saturday Jun 17, 2023 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    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.

    Max participants: 30

    Brad Lafortune is Métis originally from Sudbury, Ontario. Brad began jigging at a young age and started providing workshops and performances in 2009 upon moving to Ottawa. Brad studied at the University of Ottawa where he received his Bachelor of Science followed by a Master’s of Physiotherapy. Brad enjoys combining his passion for physical activity and wellbeing with a deep love and understanding of his culture. Brad believes jigging is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the intricacies of Métis culture.

    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.

    Nombre de participants: 30

    Brad Lafortune est un Métis originaire de Sudbury, en Ontario. Brad a commencé à faire de la gigue dès son jeune âge et a commencé à offrir des ateliers et des spectacles en 2009 après s’être établi à Ottawa. Brad a étudié à l’Université d’Ottawa où il a obtenu un baccalauréat en sciences suivi d’une maîtrise en physiothérapie. Brad aime combiner sa passion pour l’activité physique et le bien-être avec un amour profond et une compréhension de sa culture. Brad croit que la gigue est un moyen interactif de faire participer physiquement les gens de tous âges, en se familiarisant avec les complexités de la culture métisse.

  • Tuesday Jun 20, 2023 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Cover to Cover - Book Club

    Book club for adults that love to share a good book!

    Please register online (each date individually) and pick up your copy of the book about a month before the meeting date at the main desk of the Cumberland Branch.

    These are the next books:

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones - March 28, 2023

    The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George - April 25, 2023

    A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson - May 23, 2023

    One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle - June 20, 2023

  • Thursdays, Jun 01, 2023 - Dec 07, 2023
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    An open house for persons with dementia, their care partners, and families.

    Fun and stimulating mental activities are planned to enhance the social interactions and the connections that are built within the group. Light snacks and warm drinks are served alongside items that aim to spark conversations and reminiscing.

    First Thursday of each month (starts in May 2023). 1-3pm.

  • Thursday Jun 01, 2023 at 1:15pm
    30 minutes

    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)

  • Thursday Jun 01, 2023 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. First Thursday of every month. New members welcome.

  • Book Banter

    Thursday Jun 01, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 5: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

    February 2: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

    March 2: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

    April 6: This is Happiness by Niall Williams (cancelled due to bad weather)

    May 4: This is Happiness by Niall Williams (rescheduled from April 6th)

    June 1: The Spoon Stealer by Lesley Crewe (rescheduled from May 4th)

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • Thursday Jun 01, 2023 at 2:00pm
    30 minutes

    Drop-in program. Ages 0 - 18 months. Enjoy bounce songs, storybook reading, rhymes, interactive songs and activities for babies with a parent/caregiver. 

  • Thursdays, Jun 01, 2023 - Dec 28, 2023
    60 minutes

    31 sessions remaining

    Coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness. Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of adult coloring. 

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!


  • Stach of books

    Thursday Jun 01, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    March 2: "Alone in the Classroom" by Elizabeth Hay

    April 6: "The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War" by Ben Macintyre

    May 4: "The Lake House" by Kate Morton

    June 1: "Autopsy of a Boring Wife" by Marie-Renée Lavoie

    Drop in program.