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  • Tuesday Aug 20, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

    In the new feature documentary Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record.

    Local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes. These different collections tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition. Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs.

    History is what we all make of it.

    2022. English with French subtitles, 84 minutes. Films courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

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    « Le passé n’est jamais mort. Il n’est même pas passé. » — William Faulkner

    Le nouveau long métrage documentaire Le pouvoir des archives, qu’ont coréalisé Hayley Gray et Elad Tzadok, met en lumière les archives des communautés de la Colombie-Britannique afin de révéler certains passages qui ont été gommés des dossiers officiels.

    À l’échelle locale, des gardiennes et gardiens du savoir façonnent une histoire plus inclusive à l’aide de photos de famille, d’articles de journaux et de vieilles cassettes VHS égratignées. Ces diverses collections relatent l’histoire des gens que le travail, le jeu, la contestation, la famille et les traditions ont rapprochés. Grâce à un collage composé d’entrevues personnelles, de plans d’archives et de souvenirs profondément enracinés, le passé, le présent et l’avenir se fondent pour faire émerger un espace où tout le monde est visible et où tout le monde a sa place.

    Car l’histoire devient ce que, ensemble, nous en faisons.

    2022. Anglais avec sous-titres français, 84 minutes. Films gracieuseté de l’Office National du Film du Canada.

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    Thursday Aug 22, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician.

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    Le long métrage documentaire musical de Chelsea McMullan nous invite à une odyssée poétique à travers champs. Ce portrait intimiste du chanteur transgenre Rae Spoon est aussi poignant et introspectif que les chansons du célèbre artiste. S’exécutant tantôt dans des mises en scène recherchées, tantôt dans de simples haltes routières, le chansonnier se raconte devant les paysages grandioses des Prairies. Le tout compose un portrait indélébile d’un artiste canadien inimitable.

    1 h 16 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

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    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

    In the new feature documentary Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record. 

    Local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes. These different collections tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition. 

    Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it. 

    2022. English with French subtitles, 84 minutes.

    Film is courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. 

  • Wednesdays, Sep 04, 2024 - Jun 04, 2025
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    January 2025 session will be held January 8th. 

    September 2024 - June 2025 Selections

    September 4th :
    Truth Be Told by Beverley McLachlin

    October 2nd:
    After Lives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    November 6th:
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    December 4th:
    The Adversary by Michael Crummey

    January 8th:
    What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

    February 5th:
    Erebus by Michael Palin

    March 5th:
    The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    April 2nd :
    Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

    May 7th:
    The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    June 4th:
    The Future by Catherine Leroux

     

  • Thursdays, Sep 05, 2024 - Aug 28, 2025
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    49 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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    Mondays, Sep 09, 2024 - Dec 02, 2024
    6:45pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the pleasure of reading and discussing books ranging from the classics to the contemporary, but mostly fiction, in a relaxed atmosphere

    (If the first Monday of a month falls on a Civic Holiday, the book club will be postponed to the following week)

    September 9 - Metamorphosis by F. Kafka 

    October 7 - Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

    November 4 - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

    December 2 - A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

  • english

    Tuesdays, Sep 10, 2024 - Jun 24, 2025
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    41 sessions remaining

    Practice your English as a 2nd language in a conversational, relaxed environment. 

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.

  • Books

    Thursdays, Sep 12, 2024 - Jun 12, 2025
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Vous aimez lire et vous aimeriez partager vos coups de coeur, échanger sur vos lectures  et découvrir de nouveaux auteurs?...Alors rejoignez notre nouveau club de lecture francophone à la succursale St-Laurent!

    Tous et toutes sont bienvenus, aucune inscription requise. 

    Les 2e jeudis du mois de septembre à juin, de 10 h à midi.

  • Thursdays, Sep 12, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    6:45pm
    60 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed atmosphere and make new friends!

  • Fridays, Sep 13, 2024 - Jun 13, 2025
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere every second Friday of the month. Newcomers are welcome.