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  • Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    In Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams’ feature documentary Someone Like Me, Drake, a young gay man from Uganda, leaves behind everything he knows to attain the universal freedoms everyone deserves: to be who he is and love whomever he chooses without fear of discrimination, persecution, or violence. A group of queer strangers unite to resettle Drake in Vancouver, but they are tasked with a year-long commitment to someone they’ve never met, and struggle with the challenging conditions of this support. Together, Drake and his sponsors embark on an emotional journey in search of personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory.

    Sean Horlor & Steve J. Adams
    2021 | 80 min | English with English subtitles

    Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

  • children imagination

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us at Richmond branch to help celebrate the opening of our TD Summer Reading Club.   We will have a storytime, crafts and activities.  Come in and register for the summer reading club and help us aim for the stars with our summer reading!  

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Enjoy games and meet new friends. We will have tea, games, cards, puzzles and colouring books.

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    4:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

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

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.  

  • Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group – Youth Program (SCWG-YP) is an extension of the adult program with the goals of: fostering creativity and literacy in the next generation, inspiring future writers, and preserving the art of the written word. 

    Participants are youth 13-17 years of age, unless granted an exemption. SCWG-YP participants and members meet once a month, on the third Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm, for a series of lectures and writing exercises designed to achieve the group’s goals. The group is led by an adult member of the SCWG.

    Deliverables undertaken by the SCWG-YP include: 

    · Discussion on writing theory;

    · Practical lessons on writing;

    · In-session and independent writing exercises; 

    · Appraisal and workshopping of ideas, and

    · Guidance on creative writing and practical advice about publishing.

  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    June Title: Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

    June's book club meeting will be a walking tour around Old Ottawa South! This 2 km walk is wheelchair accessible and will start and finish at the Sunnyside Branch. 

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    10:00am
    180 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre)and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss ideas about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in.

  • storytime cartoon

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for the whole family.  

    Storytime from 10:30-11:00am

    Stay and Play from 11:00-11:30am