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  • Tuesday Jun 06, 2023 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Come join us for a music and movement program that encompasses singing, dancing, scarf and shaker play! Little ones will be able to learn language and counting skills through singing repetitive songs and finger plays and practice their auditory listening through dance. Get ready for loads of fun!

    Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am.

  • Monday Jun 12, 2023 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Primarily for older adults, this guided interactive and participatory drumming experience focuses more on fun than form, and is for anyone that has wanted to learn basic hand drum patterns and share in the joy of group drumming.  No experience is necessary- just bring your rhythmic spirit! ​

    Optional - your own hand drum (djembe, bongo) or rhythm maker (i.e  empty coffee canister) There will be some extra drums and rhythm instruments available for use.​​

    Note — please bring your own foam ear plugs or noise canceling headphones if sensitive to sound. Masks are optional, in keeping with current OPL policies. ​

  • Harp guitar head shots of Susan Toman and Andrew Mah

    Thursday Jun 15, 2023 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park branch for an evening of unique artistry, featuring two local musicians of international caliber!  A newly formed ensemble, Susan Toman and Andrew Mah present a concert on Celtic harp and guitar, with composers from the 17th and 18th centuries. Music by O’Carolan, Connellan, Playford, Purcell, and more. Don't miss a rare opportunity to enjoy this beautiful and seldom heard instrumental combination!  

    English.  Drop-in. All ages.  

    Susan Toman

    Susan decide to take up the Celtic harp, fueled by a love of Irish & Scottish music. Having briefly studied harp basics with Annabelle Renzo in Montreal, she decided to immerse herself in Irish culture and tradition by learning from an Irish master of the harp. After intensive studies with Grainne Hambly in County Mayo, Ireland (and inspired by many castles!), Susan returned to Canada and prepared to record her first solo harp album (Emerald Shores), publishing her arrangements in her book "Dance Tunes & Airs." Since then she has recorded a solo Christmas album (Angels on High), and an album of Irish and Scottish traditional 
    ​music with singer Ellen MacIsaac.  

    Andrew Mah

    Canadian guitarist Andrew Mah is a unique and exciting musician, widely regarded for his virtuosity, versatility, and heartfelt musicality. 

    Born in Ottawa into a family of guitarists, he has performed professionally on classical guitar for more than 26 years,  carving out a uniquely eclectic international career as a solo concert artist, chamber musician, teacher, arranger, producer, and adjudicator. 

    Having concertized throughout Canada, the US,  and Europe,  he was the first North American ever to tour in the Republic of Cape Verde.  

    Adjunct to his performing career, he has been active in a presenting capacity as former President of the Ottawa Guitar Society, and is often sought out for his expertise in the arrangement and notation of music from other cultures and styles into readable scores for classical musicians.  

    His long term project to record J.S Bach's entire catalog of solo music for lute, violin, and cello is currently underway. 

    For more information please visit www.andrewmah.com  

  • Mondays, Jun 19, 2023 - Jun 17, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Sing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic and other folk music! All ages and levels of experience welcome. 

    3rd Monday of the month@ 1:30-3:00.

    September-June.

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    Tuesday Jul 04, 2023 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am

    Witty word wizards, unite! Ages 7-12. Registration required.

  • man plays guitar while child claps along

    Tuesday Jul 04, 2023 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.

  • TD Summer Reading Club - Get Up and Dance

    Wednesday Jul 05, 2023 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am

    Shake, rattle, and rock n' roll. Come learn a selection of moves just perfect for your next dance party! Ages 5-10. 60 min. Registration required with a child's card.

    If you need a Library card get one here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • man plays guitar while child claps along

    Wednesdays, Jul 05, 2023 - Aug 16, 2023
    1:00pm
    45 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop from Luv2Groove, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.

  • Monday Jul 10, 2023 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Come join us for a music and movement program that encompasses singing, dancing, scarf and shaker play! Children will be able to learn language and counting skills through singing repetitive songs and finger plays and practice their auditory listening through dance. Get ready to move!

  • Summer Reading Club

    Monday Jul 10, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am

    Are you feeling silly? Come shake your wiggles out!

    Ages 4-6. Registration required.