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    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.

  • Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 4:00pm
    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.

  • Wednesday Jul 03, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

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

    Using one library card, please only register for the children that are attending. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Inscription.

    En utilisant une seule carte de bibliothèque, veuillez ne vous inscrire que pour les enfants présents. Pour obtenir une carte de bibliothèque, inscrivez-vous en ligne ici : https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/obtenir-carte-de-biblioth%C3%A8que

    Storytime from 10:30-11:00am

    Stay and Play from 11:00-11:30am

  • Wednesday Jul 03, 2024 at 11:00am
    30 minutes

    The story time at 10:30 is followed by 30 minutes of "stay and play" for those who would like to linger and socialize. 

    Les contes en famille à 10:30 sera suivi de stations de jeux pour ceux qui veulent rester socialiser après le programme pour un 30 minutes additionnel.

  • Friday Jul 05, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come watch a FREE screening of fun, family-friendly movies every Friday this summer at the Blackburn Hamlet branch! Popcorn provided. Bring your own water bottle. Costumes are always welcome!  

    Elemental (2023) - 101 mins - PG 

    An all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted, and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. 

    Le film sera visionné en anglais / Movie will be shown in English 

    July 5 – Elemental (2023 – PG) 

    July 12 – The Bad Guys (2022 – G) 

    July 19 – The Little Mermaid (2023 – PG) 

    July 26 – Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022 – PG)  

    August 2 – Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022 – G) 

    August 9 – Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (2023 – G) 

    August 16 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023 – PG) 

    August 23 – Wish (2024 – G) 

  • Saturday Jul 06, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Create and build with Lego® with us every Saturday this summer! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12.

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® tous les samedis cette été! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 12 ans.

  • Monday Jul 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Join us for open games of chess every Monday this summer. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours.
    Drop-in program.
    Ages 8-18.

    July 8
    July 15
    July 22
    July 29
    August 5 - Closed
    August 12
    August 19

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    Thursday Jul 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    A 90-minute collaborative story building adventure for groups of children aged 6-10. Children share, combine and vote their favourite ideas into a story fit for a picture book! They also draw colorful pictures to add more detail to the choices they've made. Author Timm Holmes then performs an interactive storytelling to prove the children have become authors of an amazing story that they built together! Discover more at timmholmes.com

  • Friday Jul 12, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come watch a FREE screening of fun, family-friendly movies every Friday this summer at the Blackburn Hamlet branch! Popcorn provided. Bring your own water bottle. Costumes are always welcome!  

    The Bad Guys (2022) - 1hr 40mins - G

    A crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet: becoming model citizens. Never have there been five friends as infamous as these guys: dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master of disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused 'muscle' Mr. Piranha, and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka 'Webs.' But when, after years of countless heists and being the world's most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to save them all from prison: they will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, they set out to fool the world that they've been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he's always secretly longed for: acceptance. So, when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become the Good Guys?

    Le film sera visionné en anglais / Movie will be shown in English 

    July 5 – Elemental (2023 – PG) 

    July 12 – The Bad Guys (2022 – G) 

    July 19 – The Little Mermaid (2023 – PG) 

    July 26 – Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022 – PG)  

    August 2 – Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022 – G) 

    August 9 – Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (2023 – G) 

    August 16 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023 – PG) 

    August 23 – Wish (2024 – G) 

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Create and build with Lego® with us every Saturday this summer! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12.

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® tous les samedis cette été! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 12 ans.