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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

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    Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignew notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuis pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme, inscription non requise.

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    26 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, scrapbooking and more.

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    Wednesday Jun 19, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une atmosphère détendue. Inscription non requise, niveaux intermédiaire.

    Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Drop-in program at an intermediate level.

  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    10:00am
    360 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    *No outreach services available on May 23*

    A member of Employment & Social Services’ Outreach and Mobile Services Team (OMST) will be at the Main branch of OPL in Room 117 on the 1st floor each Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. 
     

    Financial Support

    • Ontario Works
    • Emergency Assistance
    • Dental and Vision Care
    • Utilties – Enbridge and Hydro Bills
    • Housing – Rent and Rent Deposits

    Ongoing Assistance

    • System navigation
    • Connecting with your Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) worker
    • Requesting additional benefits
    • Booking appointments
    • Obtaining documents and identification
    • Transportation and more!

    Referrals to Other Resources

    • Employment Ontario
    • Housing Services (e.g. Social Housing Registry)
    • Child Care Subsidy
    • Ottawa Food Bank
    • Free Counselling Services
    • Mental Health and Addictions Services
    • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

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    Un membre de l’Équipe de services mobiles et d'intervention (ESMI) sera présent à la succursale Centrale dans la salle 117 au 1er étage les jeudis de 10h à 16h. Services de l'ESMI :

    Soutien financier

    • Ontario au travail
    • Aide d'urgence
    • Soins dentaires et de la vue
    • Services publics : factures d'Enbridge et d'électricité
    • Logement: loyer, dépôts de loyer

    Aide continue

    • Navigation dans le système
    • Liaison avec votre chargé de cas d'OT ou du POSPH
    • Demande pour d'autres avantages
    • Prise de rendez-vous
    • Obtention de documents et pièces d'identité
    • Transport et plus!

    Aiguillage vers d'autres ressources

    • Emploi Ontario
    • Services du logement (p. ex. Registre du logement social)
    • Subventions pour la garde d'enfants
    • Banque d'alimentation d'Ottawa
    • Services de consultation gratuits
    • Services en santé mentale et de lutte contre les dépendances
    • Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées (POSPH) 
  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Join us at yarn club!

    Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, rug hookers – all are welcome to socialize with fellow yarn crafters and work on their latest project.

    Drop-in program.

  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Aug 28, 2025
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    51 sessions remaining

    COLOURING PROGRAM ON HIATUS FROM JULY -  AUGUST.

    Coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness. Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of adult coloring. 

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Drop-in.

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    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
     minutes

    A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all.

    This workout will incorporate powwow dance steps from different styles of powwow dance and the sounds of contemporary and traditional powwow music into a simple, follow-along workout.

    Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Amanda is a jingle dress dancer, singer, beadwork artist, sewing artist, powwow workout instructor, and workshop facilitator. She started dancing as soon as she could walk and has a profound knowledge in powwow dance and protocols.

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 3:00pm
    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.

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    Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Come knit/crochet/chat at the Munster Library Thursdays 6-8pm All levels are welcome!