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    Saturday Sep 23, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Presented by Kyla Ubbink

    A photograph tells a thousand tales, but only if it’s subject matter can be identified, and it has been given the chance at surviving the rigors of time and use. The first part of this presentation will take you through a brief history of photographic processes with a focus on dating images based on clothing, styles, and trends. The second part will provide tips and tricks for storing and caring for your photographs, ensuring their longevity.

    This program will be led by Kyla Ubbink, who has operated a private conservation studio since 2002. Mrs. Ubbink’s work has been integral to the collection of the Canadian War Museum, Canadian Museum of Natural History, and the Indigenous Art Center, as well as numerous university, archive, rare book, and art gallery collections.

    Mrs. Ubbink taught Cultural Preservation for Algonquin College’s Archives and Records Management Program from 2007 to 2019. She frequently provides lectures and workshops on preservation and conservation for professional conferences and has published several academic articles.  

  • Saturday Sep 23, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    A friendly Rubik's Cube community meetup hosted by Blackburn Hamlet Branch. In a Non-Competitive setting, join to meet friends, show off your skills and see others perform. Please bring your own cube if possible.

    Une rencontre communautaire amicale Rubik's Cube est organisée par la succursale de Blackburn Hamlet. Dans un cadre non compétitif, rejoignez-nous pour rencontrer des amis, montrer vos compétences et voir les autres performer.

    Merci d'apporter votre propre cube si possible.

  • Banner reading "Autumn Quilling" with paper, leaves, and swirls around it

    Saturday Sep 23, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Create whimsical and festive art pieces perfect for displaying this season. Using swirls of decorative paper we'll create unique autumnal art that will keep you in a cozy Fall mood long after the season is over. 

  • Sundays, Sep 24, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
    420 minutes

    89 sessions remaining

    Did you know that jigsaw puzzles can strengthen your short-term memory, enhance your eye-hand coordination and sharpen your observation skills?

    Drop in at the Cumberland branch and stay a while for a relaxing time making jigsaw puzzles.

    Anytime during our opening hours.

    Savez-vous que faire un casse-tête peut renforcer votre mémoire à court terme, améliorer la coordination oeil-main et aiguiser vos compétences d'observation?

    Faites un saut à la succursale Cumberland afin de relaxer tout en faisant un casse-tête.

    En tout temps lors de nos heures d'ouverture.

  • Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Dec 11, 2023
    120 minutes

    6 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.

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    Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 30, 2023
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us for a social hour of conversation, cards, games and coffee.  Drop in.

  • Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Dec 18, 2023
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Learning and commemorating the truth of our history from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledge keepers is an important part on the path of reconciliation. Interested in learning more? During Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023 we invite you to join us for an immersive virtual experience to UN-learn the myths of colonial history in Canada. Presented virtually by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

    •  September 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 : Indigenous peoples and the History of residential schools.
    • September 27 from 1:30 to 2:30: Intergenerational impacts and ongoing systemic discrimination.
    • September 28 from 1:30 to 2:30: Indigenous Peoples’ rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
    • September 29 from 1:30 to 2:30: Taking action towards Reconciliation.

    All sessions will have simultaneous English-French interpretation. 


    L’apprentissage et la commémoration de la vérité de notre histoire par les gardiens du savoir des Premières Nations, des Métis et des Inuits constituent un élément important sur la voie de la réconciliation. Vous souhaitez en apprendre davantage? Pendant la Semaine de la vérité et de la réconciliation 2023, nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous pour vivre une expérience virtuelle immersive qui vous permettra d’apprendre les mythes de l’histoire coloniale au Canada. Présenter virtuellement par le Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation.

    • 25 septembre de 13h30 à 14h30 : Les peuples autochtones et l’histoire des pensionnats.
    • 26 septembre de 13h30 à 14h30 : Les préjugés inconscients et la démystification des stéréotypes.
    • 27 septembre de 13h30 à 14h30 : Répercussions intergénérationnelles et discrimination systémique persistante.
    • 28 septembre de 13h30 à 14h30: Les droits des peuples autochtones et la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones.
    • 29 septembre  de 13h30 à 14h30: Agir pour la réconciliation. 

    Toutes les sessions auront interprétation simultanée anglais-français.

  • Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Nov 27, 2023
    55 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté pour les débutants.

    Êtes-vous à un niveau intermédiaire ? Rejoignez notre groupe intemédiare à 17h.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment for beginners.
    Are you at an intermediate level? Join our intermediate conversation group at 5pm. 

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    Monday Sep 25, 2023 at 5:00pm
    210 minutes

    As we reflect on the legacy of the residential school system in Canada, we remember the Indigenous lives lost and honor the survivors and their families. We will be making art supplies available so that you can show your support by decorating a heart or a remembrance rock, which will then be added to the Truth and Reconciliation Day display in our library. Drop-in.

    Drop-in anytime between 5pm-8:30pm, Monday September 11, 18 or 25th.


    Alors que nous réfléchissons à l'héritage du système des pensionnats au Canada, nous nous souvenons des vies autochtones perdues et nous rendons hommage aux survivants et à leurs familles. Nous mettrons à votre disposition le matériel de bricolage qui vous permettra de montrer votre soutien en décorant un coeur ou une roche de souvenir. Vos créations seront ensuite ajoutées à notre présentoir spécial pour la Journée nationale de la vérité et de la réconciliation. 

    Passez quand vous voulez entre 5pm et 8:30pm, les lundis 11, 18, et 25 septembre.