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  • Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 9:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Books with tea cup on top

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

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    Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 4:00pm
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    Join us for a delightful concert featuring an eclectic mix of music including well-known opera arias, songs from the 1930s through 1970s, and Disney songs for the young ones, sung by soprano Ania Hejnar and accompanied by pianist Judith Ginsburg.  Background provided about the songs will create a mini-theatrical experience.

    About Ania

    Local soprano Ania Hejnar has been performing internationally since graduating with her Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa, including Carnegie Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral (Ottawa), Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal), Maison Symphonique, the NAC, and Varnus Hall. She has performed for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. Ania is a versatile performer as a classical singer, crossover musician, actor, voiceover artist and can be heard singing national anthems for many sports teams including the Ottawa Senators.  Some notable performances include Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte as the Queen of the Night.  Most recently, she performed for the Order of Canada with distinguished guest, Hollywood director James Cameron.  Ania is the music and drama teacher at Glebe Montessori School and maintains a private studio where she teaches voice and violin.

    About Judith

    “Pianist Judith Ginsburg, possibly the best of Ottawa’s regular accompanists, had a fine rapport with the soloist and was deft and musical, as always.” (Ottawa Citizen)  Judith was the longtime Principal Repetiteur, Opera Studio Manager and Music Director of the Opera for Young Audiences program with Opera Lyra Ottawa.  She has been a frequent  performer in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Music and Beyond Festival, and has been heard in the National Arts Centre’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon, Almonte in Concert Series and on CBC Radio.  Judith has collaborated with many of Canada’s leading artists and has performed extensively in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  Judith is in great demand as a collaborative pianist.  For several years, she was a faculty member of the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program as Collaborative Pianist.  Judith is Pianist and Managing Director with the Ottawa Suzuki Strings music school, Vocal Coach/Music Director with the University of Ottawa Opera Program, Founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Opera Company Ottawa (COCO) and a MASC Artist.

  • Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Corn husk dolls: story and craft 

    Participants of all ages will learn the story behind one of history's oldest toys, the corn husk doll. They will learn the importance of community through these dolls. After talking about the traditional story participants will be able to make their own corn husk doll. 

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    Friday Jul 05, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    The YOU-nique program is all about empowering what makes you – and the animals around you - unique. Discover each animal's unique adaptation, how it makes them all special and how all the animals also benefit from each other's unique characteristics to overcome and problem-solve together. Family program for ages 4+. | Le programme YOU-nique, c’est la chance de faire briller ce qui te rend – tout comme les animaux qui t’entourent – unique. Découvre comment s’adapte chacun des animaux, ce qui les rend spéciaux et comment leurs caractéristiques propres leur permettent de s’entraider pour surmonter et régler leurs problèmes. Programme familial pour les 4 ans +  

  • Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    9:30am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you? 

    Create the solar system, planets, stars and asteroids with puffy window paint and liquid markers.  See a science video on the creation of the solar system to inspire you.

    Ages 6-12 

    Registration required.

  • Wednesdays, Jul 10, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®! 

    Join the Space Lego Challenge!  Every week, there will be a different challenge to build aliens, rovers, planets, robots, rockets and more!  Have your work on display at our branch and posted to our photo wall!

     

    Drop-in program. Family program.

  • Thursdays, Jul 11, 2024 - Aug 08, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park Branch every Thursday from 11 July to 8 Aug for a special themed SPACE pop-up activity.  This is a self-directed, drop-in program and will run from 3:00PM to 4:30PM.

    11 July - Reaction time & Space repairs - Science 

    • Find out what it is like to fix and repair in outer space and test your reaction time

    18 July - Create Aliens & Space Ships -  Art  

    • Create an alien out of yarn, paper and pipe cleaners and their flying saucer to take them to outer space

    25 July - Outer Space Galaxy Art - Art and Science

    • Using salt and paint, create vivid outer space images as seen through the Hubble, Keppler and James Webb telescopes

    1 Aug - Space Puzzles - Science, Math and Art

    • Test your space knowledge and puzzle solving skills!  Several paper based puzzles will be available for you to solve!  How many can you do?

    8 Aug - Sculpt the Planets with Playdough & Plasticine - Art and Science

    • Using plasticine or playdough, make the planets and learn where they fit our solar system.  Create a unique plasticine sculpture of our Solar System.

    Ages 3+ (with adult supervision)

  • Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Budding engineers take flight. 

    There's nothing like a little rocket science to add some excitement to liven up your day.  Test which canister makes the best rocket explosion!  Decorate your rockets and watch them soar!  Guinness World Record video included!

      

    Ages 7-10

    Space limited, registration required.  Indoor and outdoor event.  English