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  • Man reading book to children
    Saturday Feb 4, 2023 at 10:15am / until Sat, Mar 04, 2023

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

    Happens the first Saturday morning of every month!

  • Storyteller telling a story to a group of children
    Saturday Feb 4, 2023 at 1:30pm / until Sat, May 13, 2023

    Everyone has a story. Some of us have 1001 stories! Marie Victoria Robertson and Brad Denys will introduce you to the art of storytelling. How do you find a story to tell? Shape the story? Present the story in a way that others want to listen?

    The workshop will weave in the use of digital media: as a learning tool

  • woman reading to child
    Monday Feb 6, 2023 at 10:15am / until Mon, Feb 27, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien.

  • Man playing Connect Four with children
    Monday Feb 6, 2023 at 1:30pm / until Mon, Feb 27, 2023

    A weekly outing for home-schooling families. Board games, building blocks, LEGO bricks, and... as many books as you may want to read!/ Une belle sortie hebdomadaire pour les  familles qui font l'école à la maison. Jeux de société, blocs LEGO et... autant de livres que tu désires en lire!

  • Craft supplies.
    Monday Feb 6, 2023 at 4:00pm / until Mon, Feb 27, 2023

    Create, cut, fold, knit, draw; we’ll provide the supplies! Ages 7 & up / Crée, découpe, plie, tricote, dessine; on fournit les matériaux! 7 ans et plus.

  • Child doing his homework
    Monday Feb 6, 2023 at 4:00pm / until Mon, Feb 27, 2023

    Come and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. Led by Frontier College volunteers. For Ages 6-10.

  • Mother and baby
    Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 2:15pm / until Tue, Feb 28, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois.

  • Children and adults reading
    Wednesday Feb 8, 2023 at 10:15am / until Wed, Mar 01, 2023

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

  • Wool
    Wednesday Feb 8, 2023 at 12:00pm / until Wed, May 31, 2023

    Bring your knitting or crochet and meet fellow enthusiasts at the Sunnyside branch.  Knitters of all abilities are welcome.

    Apportez votre tricot ou votre crochet et rencontrez d'autres passionnés à la succursale Sunnyside.  Les tricoteurs de tous niveaux sont les bienvenus.

  • Thursday Feb 9, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Join us at the Sunnyside branch for a conversation with Author, Poet, Speaker Leslie Roach.  

    Leslie will discuss her experiences with racism in the past, and how she broke into the literary world. 

    Leslie Roach is an Ottawa-based poet and writer. Born and raised in Montreal to thoughtful and loving parents who immigrated to Canada from Barbados, Leslie has lived and worked in Italy, Mali, Tanzania, Kenya and Senegal, shaping her perspectives and worldview. She then moved to Ottawa, working in the International and Interparliamentary Affairs directorate of the Parliament of Canada. 

    As a lawyer, she previously worked for the United Nations for 10 years in law and HR, specializing in conduct and discipline related to sexual, physical and psychological abuse. 

    She started writing and journaling at a young age as a form of therapy to process the racist experiences she had growing up. 

    In 2020, she released her debut book Finish this Sentence, a collection of poetry about healing from the effects of racism, finding one’s voice and power, and claiming your human right to be happy. She has been featured on major media platforms, including CBC, CBC Books, and Pace Magazine, and has partnered with national brands like Deserres. 

    Today, she is an advocate for finding your power through practicing mindfulness, both at work and at home, as a way to respond effectively to situations. She is also a workshop facilitator on journaling and mindfulness at work, and journaling to find one's true calling and purpose.