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  • Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 4:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a fascinating program of short films for adults from women filmmakers!

    The Girl with the Red Beret celebrates harmony and togetherness in its lighthearted look at the vagaries of taking public transit.

    In Zeb’s Spider, when the superstitious Zeb finds a spider in her apartment, she must do everything in her power to keep the unwanted guest’s appetite satisfied, or risk being eaten herself.

    The End of Pinky, adapted from a short story by Heather O’Neill, who also narrates the film, follows three fallen angels seeking companionship in Montreal’s red-light district.

    Etched directly onto tinted 70 mm film, Two Sisters depicts the story of two sisters: Viola, who writes novels in a dark room, and Marie, her only companion.

    A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, The Flying Sailor is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence.

    In the voiceover for The Great Malaise, a young woman attempts to describe herself, casting her life in the ideal light that society expects. The film’s imagery, however, tells a different story, poignantly illustrating the intense anxiety that comes with the quest for perfection and the pursuit of happiness.

    The Cannonball Woman is a bittersweet stop-motion animated film about love standing the test of time.

    Arctic Song tells Inuit stories of how the land, sea and sky came to be in beautifully rendered animation. 

    64 min. Films brought to you by the National Film Board.

  • National Film Board of Canada Logo on pink and purple field

    Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Afin de souligner la journée internationale des femmes, Cumberland a le plaisir de vous offrir une sélection de l'Office national du film du Canada. Prenez place et profitez de ce film gratuit!

    Cumberland branch is thrilled to screen a selection from the National Film Board of Canada to highlight International Women's Day. Take a seat and check out our free film!

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    samedi, 9 mars, 13h
    Les femmes arabes disent ÇA ? par Nisreen Baker - 2023, 82 min, pour adultes
    En anglais avec sous-titres français

    Avec beaucoup de franchise et autant de nuance, Les femmes arabes disent ÇA ? brosse un portrait sans précédent de femmes arabes vivant au Canada. Allant à l’encontre des idées reçues, le récit révèle les expériences et le point de vue uniques de huit femmes arabes qui partagent leurs opinions, leur cuisine et leurs éclats de rire. Au rythme de la poésie et de la musique, elles s’expriment sur le féminisme, la politique, l’exil et leur désir d’appartenance.

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    Saturday, March 9, 1 pm
    Arab Women Say What?!
    by Nisreen Baker - 2023, 82 minutes, for adults
    English with French subtitles

    Arab Women Say What?! embodies the essence of living between two worlds: speaking and dreaming in different languages and lands. Nermeen, a young and bold Egyptian Canadian, invites us to join her circle of friends, a group of eight outspoken, daring Arab women who found each other through their shared love of laughter, food and life. The women examine feminism in Arab society, tackling challenging and often taboo sociopolitical issues. Their conversations offer a glimpse into their personalities, providing a complex understanding of what it means to “not be from here.”

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join a CPA professional to have a better understanding of Canada’s tax system and minimize the amount of tax you need to pay. Topics such as tax planning, reducing taxable income, tax credits, record keeping, and understanding basic tax law are covered. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online. ​

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024
    10:30am
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of books in a relaxed atmosphere on the Second Monday of the month.

    The Stittsville Open book club is a drop in that runs monthly from September to June.

     Books are available at the Stittsville branch Hub (central desk). 

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 6:45pm
    60 minutes

    Calling all quiz masters! Test your knowledge with live general trivia at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library!

    Come for the fun, leave with the bragging rights!

    Register a team of two to five people, come and enjoy!

  • Tuesdays, Mar 12, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

  • green web banner with tree growing out of a book and tree branches

    Tuesdays, Mar 12, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Tout peut s'oublier par Olivier Adam.