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  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills? All levels are welcome.

    Join our free English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Every Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais? Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus.

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais! C'est gratuit!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    Tous les mercredis soirs de 18h30-19h30

  • Woman clutching her hair in frustration, looking at her laptop

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours!

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked.

    And best of all, it can be done for free!

    **Please note that you are not required to bring your laptop for the session.

  • Open book on an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Our final book club session before the summer break!

    We invite you to come rave about your favourite books, and share your love for them with other passionate readers.

    Whether it be an old favourite from your childhood, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it.

    A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event*, to share with other members of the community what Cumberland-area residents are reading.

    We are excited to see your recommendations!

    *Please note that the published list will be limited to titles currently in the OPL collection.

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

    Saturday Jul 06, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Did you know that July is Disability Month? Take a seat to enjoy these short films on how art and disability intersect!

    Courtesy of the National Film Board.

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    How Does It Feel is a meditation on performance, self-expression, (dis)ability, and the power of art. At age 58, Kazumi has decided to use his singing voice to channel his cerebral palsy (CP). As Kazumi draws from his exuberant, poignant and painful experiences, performer and teacher Fides Krucker guides him to embrace his inner artist. Kazumi's one-man show features songs like Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of my Tears" which take on new and unexpected meaning in this moving account of transformation through the power of song.

    2011. 34 minutes.

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    “We’re beautiful, the whole gang. We’re special,” says Jean of the 15-odd employees at The Artisan—a workshop employing people with intellectual disabilities. Jean is the self-described “handyman and best-looking” member of the group. A moving celebration of difference, The Artisans captures daily life at an organization where the workers are as courageous as they are colourful.

    2018. 51 minutes.

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

    Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows the gang of five from B.C. to Nova Scotia as they create and present their own images of their disabilities.

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    Ce long métrage documentaire sur l’art, le militantisme et les personnes vivant avec un handicap propose un portrait à la fois intime et amusant de cinq artistes étonnants, y compris la réalisatrice Bonnie Sherr Klein. Avec un humoriste, une poétesse, un danseur et un sculpteur, Klein se rend dans diverses provinces canadiennes et aux États-Unis afin de créer des autoportraits aux multiples facettes. Un regard tendre et humoristique sur la passion de l’art et la vie avec un handicap, ses complications et ses richesses inattendues.

    2006. 1 h 11 min. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

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

    Saturday Aug 17, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    In community archives across British Columbia, local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history. Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it.

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    Dans les communautés de la Colombie-Britannique, des gardiennes et gardiens du savoir s’appuient sur les archives pour façonner une histoire plus inclusive à l’échelle locale. Grâce à un collage composé d’entrevues personnelles, de plans d’archives et de souvenirs profondément enracinés, le passé, le présent et l’avenir se fondent pour faire émerger un espace où tout le monde est visible et où tout le monde a sa place. Car l’histoire devient ce que, ensemble, nous en faisons.

    1 h 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    5:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Seeking employment?  Attend our Employment Support Workshops where the following topics will be covered: 

    •Resume & Cover Letter Writing

    •Interview Preparation (Hard & Soft Skills)

    •Job Fair Skills & Networking

    *Structured workshop with possibility of one-to-one support support follow-up. 

    Presented by CCI through the Community and Employment Connections Department.

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    6:00pm
    150 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us in the auditorium every Wednesday for a free Wes Anderson film at 6 pm. 

    May 8 - Bottle Rocket (1996)

    Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run. | R, 91min

    May 15 - Rushmore (1998)

    A teenager at Rushmore Academy falls for a much older teacher and befriends a middle-aged industrialist. Later, he finds out that his love interest and his friend are having an affair, which prompts him to begin a vendetta. | R, 93min

    May 22 - The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons. | R, 110min

    May 29 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. | R, 119min

    June 12 - The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

    A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. | R, 91min

    June 19 - Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. | PG, 87min

    June 26 - Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

    Two 12-year-olds, who live on an island, fall in love with each other and elope into the wilderness. While people set out on a search mission, a violent storm approaching them catches their attention. | PG-13, 94min

    July 10 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge. | R, 99min

    July 17 - Isle of Dogs (2018)

    Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. | PG-13, 101min

    July 24 - The French Dispatch (2021)

    A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine". | R, 107min

    July 31 - Asteroid City (2023)

    Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever. | PG-13, 105min

  • Wednesday Jun 19, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. Program will start upstairs in the second floor program room.