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  • Tinkerbell and Zarina flying and joining swords with ships in distance, characters to the sides

    Saturday Jun 24, 2023 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Join us in our auditorium to celebrate International Fairy Day with a free screening of The Pirate Fairy. Drop-in program.

    The film is rated "G", and runs for 78 minutes. In English with subtitles.

    "When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink's world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow."

  • Cookbook

    Monday Jun 26, 2023 at 6:30pm
    75 minutes

    Meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test. Sample a few recipes from the selected cookbook and review your results with the group. Drop-in program.

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada logo

    Tuesday Jun 27, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Want to better manage your finances and make your money stretch for you in your retirement? During this one-hour workshop, learn:

    • the art of budgeting

    • understand how to stretch your retirement resources

    • learn about the different stages of retirement

  • main character in cut out style looking up and to camera, above him is multiple people form his life and movie along a set for the film

    Tuesday Jun 27, 2023 at 5:30pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of 8 1/2. The film was directed by Federico Fellini and was released in 1963. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 5:30PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 138 minutes. In Italian with English subtitles.

  • We will stand up - Indigenous History Month

    Tuesday Jun 27, 2023 at 5:30pm
    120 minutes

    Le français suit l'anglais. 

    To celebrate National Indigenous History Month, we have partnered with the National Film Board to showcase a great selection of Indigenous films that explore the experiences and cultures of the diverse Indigenous communities who live on the part of Turtle Island we call Canada. Each feature-length film will be preceded by a few short films with related themes and topics. Join us Thursdays in June as we celebrate the art of film, elevate Indigenous voices, and embrace the power of representation.

    Check out the rest of the series here - and if you enjoy these film series, take a look at our Pride film festival also happening in June. 

    Tonight's selection offers tales discussing the still-present repercussions of colonialism and the ongoing work to rebuild :

    Short film: To Wake Up the Nakota Language

    English and Nakota with English subtitles, 6 min, 2017

    At 69 years old Armand McArthur is one of the last fluent Nakota speakers in Saskatchewan, but he has dedicated his life to passing down his teachings so that the language and culture survive for generations to come.

    Short film: Pandemic - At the End of the World

    English with French subtitles, 13 min, 2020

    The Covid pandemic strikes a tragically familiar chord for the Inuvialuit of the Mackenzie River Delta. In the early 19th century John Franklin and his crew infected their ancestors with deadly smallpox. Other devastating epidemics would follow. Historian Randal Pokiak returns to the ancient site of Kitigaaruk, a community abandoned after the great flu epidemic of 1918, to deliver a vivid cautionary tale.

    Feature: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up 

    English with French subtitles, 98 min, 2019

    On August 9, 2016, a 22-year-old Cree man named Colten Boushie was killed by a gunshot to the back of his head after entering a rural farm property in Saskatchewan with his friends. When an all-white jury acquitted the white farmer of all charges, the case received international attention and sent Colten’s family and community on a quest to fix the Canadian justice system.
    Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, this profoundly affecting documentary weaves a narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own family story, the history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.
    Nîpawistamâsowin was the opening night film at Hot Docs 2019, where it won the prize for Best Canadian Documentary.


    Pour célébrer le Mois national de l'histoire autochtone, nous nous sommes associés à l'Office national du film pour présenter une grande sélection de films autochtones qui explorent les expériences et les cultures des diverses communautés autochtones qui vivent sur la partie de l'île de la Tortue que nous appelons le Canada. Chaque long métrage sera précédé de quelques courts métrages traitant de thèmes et de sujets connexes. Rejoignez-nous les jeudis du mois de juin pour célébrer l'art cinématographique, élever les voix indigènes et embrasser le pouvoir de la représentation.

    Jetez un coup d'oeil au reste de la série ici - et si vous aimez ces films, jetez un coup d'oeil sur notre festival de films pour la Fierté

    La sélection de ce soir présente une exposition de l'héritage du colonialisme et du travail qu'il reste à faire pour rebâtir :

    Court métrage: L'éveil de la langue nakota

    Anglais et nakota avec sous-titres anglais, 4 min, 2016

    À 69 ans, Armand McArthur est l'un des derniers à parler couramment le nakota en Saskatchewan, mais il a consacré sa vie à transmettre ses enseignements afin que la langue et la culture survivent pour les générations à venir.

    Court métrage: Pandémie - à l'autre bout du monde

    Anglais avec sous-titres français, 13 min, 2020

    Un très beau clip où le groupe Uashtushkuau chante, en innu, avec talent et émotion, l'importance de préserver les langues autochtones.

    Long métrage: nîpawistamâsowin: Nous nous lèverons

    Anglais avec sous-titres français, 98 min, 2019

    Le 9 août 2016, un jeune Cri du nom de Colten Boushie est tué d’une balle dans la tête après être entré sur la propriété agricole de Gerald Stanley avec ses amis. L’acquittement de Stanley par le jury attire l’attention du monde entier, soulève des questions à propos de l’enracinement du racisme dans le système juridique du Canada et propulse la famille de Colten et sa quête de justice sur la scène nationale et internationale. Dans nîpawistamâsowin : Nous nous lèverons, la réalisatrice Tasha Hubbard tisse un récit pénétrant fusionnant une réflexion sur sa propre adoption, la navrante histoire du colonialisme dans les Prairies et une vision transformatrice d’un avenir où les enfants autochtones peuvent vivre en sécurité sur leur terre natale.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Tuesday Jun 27, 2023 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn how to roll, shape, and glue colorful strips of paper to create decorative shapes into art!

  • Tuesday Jun 27, 2023 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • SRC 2023

    Wednesdays, Jun 28, 2023 - Aug 16, 2023
    30 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for all ages Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and with parents or caregivers. Drop-in. For families. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et leur parents ou gardien(nes). Inscription non requise. Pour les familles. 

  • Ottawa Public Library logo and rainbow colours

    Wednesday Jun 28, 2023 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    In celebration of June Pride, we’re offering an older adult program.

    The Expressive and Social Body, participants experience the joys of dance and athletic movement in a context that extends their abilities but also protects them from strain or over-use. The use of theatre games may be of interest to some groups as well.

    Max participants is 25.

    Lola Ryan is a teacher, writer and performer. She is a senior artist, with an extensive career in many fields of endeavour.  A former champion athlete, she began a career in dance in her twenties, founding and co-founding several dance/theatre companies and touring nationally. She is one of Canada’s foremost practitioners of dance and movement improvisation. As a critic, she has both written and broadcast reviews of dance and theatre across Canada and in the US. Her work with children and adults is an abiding interest, which is why the work she has created encourages links between youthful play and the world of dance. Through MASC, Lola has taught thousands of children, adults and seniors since 2000.  She also teaches at the University of Ottawa and serves on the board of Dance Ontario.

  • Thursday Jun 29, 2023 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    The St. Laurent Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. ​

    All are welcome.​

    Upcoming dates and books:

    • Thursday, February 23rd, 10am to 12pm - How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
    • Thursday,  March 23rd, 10am to 12pm -  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    • Thursday, April 27th, 10am to 12pm - Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
    • Thursday, May 25th, 10am to 12pm - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    • Thursday, June 29th, 10am to 12pm - Selecting titles for Fall 2023