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  • Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    02/07 - Stateless, 2 pm
    In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army on the basis of anti-black racism. Fast-forward to 2013: the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929, rendering more than 200,000 people stateless. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows the grassroots campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris, as she challenges electoral corruption and fights to protect the right to citizenship for all people. 2020, 95 min, French and Creole with either English or French subtitles.

    02/14 - John Ware Reclaimed, 2 pm
    John Ware Reclaimed follows filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to re-examine the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta, Canada, before the turn of the 20th century. Foggo’s research uncovers who this iconic figure might have been, and what his legacy means in terms of anti-Black racism, both past and present. Please note: This film contains explicit language. Viewer discretion is advised. 2020, 72 min, English with French subtitles.

    02/21 - True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball by Ryan Sidhoo, 12:45 pm and 6 pm

    On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this feature-length doc, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira as they navigate today’s youth basketball machine in pursuit of their own NBA dreams. 2019, 89 min, English with French subtitles.

    02/28 - The Road Taken by Selwyn Jacob, 6pm

    This 1996 documentary takes a nostalgic ride through history to present the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada's railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s. There was a strong sense of pride among these men and they were well-respected by their community. Yet, harsh working conditions prevented them from being promoted to other railway jobs until finally, in 1955, porter Lee Williams took his fight to the union. Claiming discrimination under the Canada Fair Employment Act, the Black workers won their right to work in other areas. Interviews, archival footage and the music of noted jazz musician Joe Sealy (whose father was a porter) combine to portray a fascinating history that might otherwise have been forgotten.

    1996, 52 min, English.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Mar 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Community Arts & Craft Swap

    Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, and more.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

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

    **Note: No program March 13, 2024. 

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Thursdays, Feb 29, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    The St. Laurent Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. ​

    All are welcome.​

    Upcoming dates and books:

    • Thursday, September 28th, 10am to 12pm - A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
    • Thursday, October 26th, 10am to 12pn - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Thursday, November 30th, 10am to 12pm - Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Thursday, January 25th, 10am to 12pm - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    • Thursday, February 29th, 10am to 12pm - Klara in the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Thursday, March 28th, 10am to 12pm - All Things Consoled by Elisabeth Hay
    • Thursday, April 25th, 10am to 12pm - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gamus
    • Thursday, June 6, 10am to 12pm - The Covenant of Water by Abraham Varghese
    • Thursday, June 27th, 10am to 12pm - Selection of titles for fall 2024
  • Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 10:15am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. 30 min. Drop in.

  • Babytime

    Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 10:15am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0 to 18 months and their parents or caregivers.

    Drop-in program.

  • Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs. All ages with a parent or caregiver. 

    Drop in. Family.

  • Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers together with their parents or caregivers. Ages 19 to 35 months. Drop-in