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  • Colorful picture of people conversing, with different shape bubbles above their heads

    Wednesdays, Sep 27, 2023 - Dec 20, 2023
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Every Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm

    September 13th- December 20th

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

  • Open book on a table

    Thursdays, Sep 28, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books.

  • NAC

    Thursday Sep 28, 2023 at 7:00pm
     minutes

    For National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the National Arts Centre, will be hosting a one man play called "Bloodline", written by elder Albert Dumont and Co-creator, writer and musician Phil Jenkins.

    This one-person play, “Bloodline”, examines Indian Act harms. Using autobiography, poetry and photography, Albert tells the story of how the Indian Act shaped not only his own life, but the lives of his parents and grandparents.

    Elder Albert Dumont, an Algonquin poet, storyteller and artist has been named the City of Ottawa's next English-language poet laureate in 2021.

    Phil Jenkins is a local renowned historian, author, columnist, lecturer, musician & songwriter will explore the musical & visual arts and architectural.

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    Please note the NAC will be streaming Bloodline on Thursday September 28, should anyone not have access to tickets, or can no longer attend in person. Please follow this link:

    Bloodline | Livestream | Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 7:00 pm | National Arts Centre (nac-cna.ca)

  • Tuesdays, Oct 17, 2023 - Dec 19, 2023
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Pack your bags and prepare for the first chapter in a tour around the world! Joins us every third Tuesday until June 2024, where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you pick up a copy of September's title, you will receive a Traveler's Guide to keep with you for the year, in which you may keep notes as you read, draw something from the book that has inspired you, or bring up points you'd like to discuss during the meet-ups.

    At every meeting you attend, you will get your "passport" stamped. We hope to see you well-traveled by summer 2024!

  • slim white-covered book on a round wooden table

    Thursdays, Oct 19, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
    11:00am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Veuillez nous joindre le 3e jeudi de chaque mois pour des rencontres conviviales afin de discuter des livres de langue française.

  • Saturday Sep 23, 2023 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Get a Techno Buddy!

    Technology and Social Media can be overwhelming.

    Teen Volunteers share their tech knowledge with older Adults in a two-on-one setting.  

    Areas of technology help includes:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    X (former Twitter)

    App filters to improve pictures

    Meeting place:  Teen Zone.

  • Saturdays, Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 07, 2023
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    In a three-part lecture series, Phil Jenkins, renowned historian, author, columnist, lecturer,musician & songwriter will explore the musical & visual arts and architectural movement throughout our city's past.  

    TO ATTEND ALL THREE LECTURES, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ALL THREE DATES.

  • green web banner with tree growing out of a book and tree branches

    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.  

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

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

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    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. 

  • Image of coffee cup and playing cards

    Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 30, 2023
    12:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

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