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  • Tuesday Feb 7, 2023 at 6:00pm / until Tue, Feb 28, 2023

    Join Educator, Writer, Artist, Ariel Clarke for a 4-week session of virtual poetry workshops. For ages 13-18.

    With a focus on Maya Angelou and Amanda Gorman, you will be able to examine and explore Black Poets and their work to make powerful statements. You will learn multiple poetic forms to use and express your own voice as well as learn to perform spoken word. Themes include: Using your voice, the power of voice and expression, Self-identity. 

    Materials you will need: Notebook, pencil/pen, markers (optional) 

    Ariel Clarke is a Drama and Education Alumni from the University of Windsor. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Teaching at OISE-University of Toronto. She has done various community work with marginalized/racialized youth, as well as has taught across multiple Elementary and Secondary schools in Ontario. Ariel has also done specific work in social justice education targeting systemic racism, which has allowed her to implement anti-racist and anti-colonial perspectives as part of lesson design and planning in the classroom and community. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Awesome Authors
    Saturday Feb 11, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Join local author and contest judge, Amelinda Bérubé, for tips and tricks on how to write a winning short story.

    For teens ages 13-18. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Monday Feb 13, 2023 at 6:00pm

    Dr. Amadou Ba is a historian, political scientist, researcher and writer with a PhD in History, a Master’s in Political Science and a Bachelor’s in Education. Currently, Amadou Ba teaches in the School of Education and the Department of Political Science at Laurentian University  and teaches African History at Nipissing University. He will talk about some of the history and contributions of the Black community in Canada.  

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Children walking into a book.
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2023 at 1:00pm

    This workshop from Luv2Groove is all about MOVING, GROOVING and HAVING FUN!  Limited only by their imaginations, participants will explore various ways to move their bodies through space and time accompanied by awesome music. Get ready to get lost in movement, while interacting, building self-esteem and expressing your creative minds! 

    Ages 4-12

  • Friday Mar 17, 2023 at 10:00am

    Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let those around you know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future. Research shows, 80% of us have given end-of-life care some thought, but less than 20% have an advance care plan.

    Compassionate Ottawa offers free interactive workshops on Advance Care Planning led by trained volunteer facilitators.

    In our Advance Care Planning workshops, you will be invited into facilitated group discussions about values, wishes and beliefs and help you identify what is most important to you.

    These are English only workshops.Registration is free.

    This program will be offered on many dates: on March 3, 10, 17, 24. For more information go to our website: Find a program or event | Ottawa Public Library (biblioottawalibrary.ca)

  • Children walking into a book.
    Friday Mar 17, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Discover what happens when science meets art! Explore perception as you use shadows, colour, motion, and light to create art from science. You’ll make a puppet, a spinning top and a kaleidoscope, as well as design your own galaxy. “The greatest scientists are always artists as well!” (Albert Einstein)

    Ages 4 to 12

  • Friday Mar 24, 2023 at 10:00am

    Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let those around you know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future. Research shows, 80% of us have given end-of-life care some thought, but less than 20% have an advance care plan.

    Compassionate Ottawa offers free interactive workshops on Advance Care Planning led by trained volunteer facilitators.

    In our Advance Care Planning workshops, you will be invited into facilitated group discussions about values, wishes and beliefs and help you identify what is most important to you.

    These are English only workshops.Registration is free.

    This program will be offered on many dates: on March 3, 10, 17, 24. For more information go to our website: Find a program or event | Ottawa Public Library (biblioottawalibrary.ca)