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  • Children walking into a book.

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

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, David. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs!  Ages 9-12.

    Instruments provided by the library.

  • Children walking into a book.

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

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    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.

  • Children walking into a book.

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

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join Luc Leduc, The Duke of Magic for an action packed, 45- minute bilingual magic show with a lot of audience participation. Family program for ages 4+.

    Rejoignez Luc Leduc, Leduc de la magie, pour un spectacle de magie bilingue de 45 minutes, plein d'action et avec beaucoup de participation du public. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • Children are jumping through the book into another world.

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

    From sprout to bloom. Registration required. Ages 4+.

    We will explore growth and change through stories, activities and a craft.

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

    Let’s start at the beginning... Ages 10 to 12. Registration required.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    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 13-18.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

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

    A one-hour online workshop featuring a film industry professional who will share their own experiences in the industry and provide an overview of career paths in Canadian film and television. Presented by REEL Canada. Ages 13-18.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

    About the Speakers

    Kourtney Jackson is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker interested in hybridized, experimental forms of storytelling that exist within and transcend the physical body. Centred in the socio-cultural collisions of subjectivity, surveillance, and societal prescriptions of identity, her films 1 versus 1 (2018) and Wash Day (2020) have screened locally and internationally at festivals including TIFF Next Wave, BlackStar Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival (Ignite x Adobe), and many more. She currently works as a Program Coordinator at the OYA Black Arts Coalition.

    The workshop will be facilitated by Eric Bizzarri, who is an award-winning Canadian director and producer based in Toronto, and the Co-Founder and CEO of the Future of Film Showcase, a film festival based in Toronto, ON.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

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

    This program offers the chance to teens to meet and interact with therapy dogs, and to de-stress. Therapy dogs are specially trained full grown dogs and work with a handler. Take a few minutes to read or colour with a dog, or just soak in the good vibes.

    Registration optional, drop-ins welcome. For ages 13 and up.

  • a row of colourful friendship bracelets made of knotted thread

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn the basics of how to make colourful knotted bracelets out of thread!

    We will demonstrate two beginner patters - diagonal lines and arrowheads/chevrons - to help you build the fundamental skills you can adapt into more complicated patterns.

    Use the supplies provided, or feel free to bring your own embroidery floss!

    Ages: 12 to 18

  • Children walking into a book.

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Discover the science behind things that make you go…ewww! Make “snot” and sneeze it while exploring viscosity, identify various animals from their scat (i.e. poop) and learn about digestion while producing a burp in a bag. Join us on a gross but fun-filled science adventure!  Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12.