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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Manotick United Church

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
     minutes

    A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all.

    This workout will incorporate powwow dance steps from different styles of powwow dance and the sounds of contemporary and traditional powwow music into a simple, follow-along workout.

    Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Amanda is a jingle dress dancer, singer, beadwork artist, sewing artist, powwow workout instructor, and workshop facilitator. She started dancing as soon as she could walk and has a profound knowledge in powwow dance and protocols.

  • Babytime

    Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    2:15pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. Join Alta Vista staff at Jim Durrell's Ellwood Hall (No registration needed.)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. Rejoignez le personnel de Alta Vista au Ellwood Hall de Jim Durrell (Inscription non-requise.)

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Inconvenient Indian dives deep into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian, to shatter the misconception that history is anything more than stories we tell about the past.

    Unpacking hundreds of years of history, Inconvenient Indian creatively frames Thomas King’s critical journey back through the colonial narratives of North America with Coyote as our cabdriver. “Stories are all we are,” King tells us as he eloquently exposes the falsehoods of white supremacy and deftly punctures myths of Indigenous erasure to lay bare what has been extracted from the land, culture and peoples of Turtle Island.

    In this time of momentous change and essential re-examination, Inconvenient Indian is a powerful visual poem anchored in the land and amplified by the voices of those who continue the tradition of Indigenous resistance, such as Christi Belcourt, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Nyla Innuksuk, A Tribe Called Red, Skawennati, Jason Edward Lewis, Carman Tozer, Steven Lonsdale and Kent Monkman. Their words and actions subvert the “inconvenience” of their existence, creating an essential new narrative and a possible path forward for us all.

    Inconvenient Indian is a crucial part of the conversation between Indigenous peoples and those of us who have settled, uninvited, on these lands.

    2020 | 90 min |  Documentary | English, Inuktitut, Cree and Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles

    A 90th Parallel Productions and National Film Board of Canada Co-production.

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    Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Come knit/crochet/chat at the Munster Library Thursdays 6-8pm All levels are welcome!

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    In this informal self-guided program, adults are invited to discuss their favourite books and genres in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike traditional book clubs, no specific book is selected for each session. This is an opportunity for people to get together to talk about what they are reading and inspire each other's future reads. 

    Third Thursday evening of each month

    Drop-in

  • Night Owls Book Club

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    New to independent reading?

    Join our family book club and discover great reading suggestions to get you started and keep you going. 

    We will share favorites, listen to read-alouds and participate in book-related art activities.

    For kids ages 6-8 and their adult reading partner.

  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too. 

  • Contact North logo

    Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Nov 21, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Need Skills Training to Stand Out from the Crowd?  Learn how to access Free Online Courses.  Join us for a presentation and Q & A!

    Avez-vous besoin de développer des compétences pour vous distinguer?  Apprenez comment accéder à des cours en ligne gratuits.

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos. The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to get off the automatic setting on your camera and take control! Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club.