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  • Bedtime Math

    Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    An evening family storytime program that encourages mathematical thinking through playful learning and hands-on activites.

    Engage, Encourage and Grow Together.

    For young thinkers ages 3-6 and their adult co-learner.

  • Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Explore the woodland art work of Rhonda Snow and uncover the oral history of the sacred Ojibwe Spirit Horses through the art.

  • Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly envionment.  Registration Required.

  • Saturdays, Jun 08, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
    1:30pm
    180 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join a band of adventurers as they set out from the seaside town of Dragonsbourne. This is part 2 of a continuing adventure that takes place in the location of Dragonsbourne, and its surroundings. This game is intended for teens who have played D&D before, but beginners are also welcome. Please bring a 2nd level character and dice. Pre-made characters and dice will be provided for those who do not have their own.  This game is intended for ages 13-17. 

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come join us for a relaxed scrapbooking, Card Making and Journaling session!  Please bring your own scrapbook and pictures.  Basic craft supplies will be provided.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons, or just learning how to play and need some practise? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners! D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players!  

    The adventure we will be playing will be announced soon.

    This program is for ages 12-16. 

  • Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of books in a relaxed atmosphere on the Second Monday of the month.

    The Stittsville Branch morning book club runs monthly from September to June.

     Books are available at the Stittsville branch Hub (central desk). 

  • Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 11:30am
     minutes

    For this National Indigenous History Month the Ottawa Public Library invites you to enjoy a lunch hour concert with Mali Obomsawin is a bassist, singer-songwriter and composer from Odanak First Nation, and one of GRAMMY.com’s top ten emerging jazz artists to watch this year. Mali is joined by two steadfast collaborators, Magdalena Abrego (guitar) and Allison Burik (woodwinds), who will perform intimate arrangements from Sweet Tooth in addition to new explorations of this sonic landscape.

    A suite for Indigenous resistance, the debut album from Wabanaki bassist, composer, and songwriter Mali Obomsawin flies in the face of Western tropes that insist Indigenous cultures are monolithic, trapped in time. Sweet Tooth blends Wabanaki stories and songs passed down in Obomsawin’s own family with original compositions for a performance that is at once intimately personal and globally pertinent. Highlighting centuries of clever adaptation and resistance in her own community, Obomsawin points toward abundant horizons for Indigenous peoples.

    Zoom link to be sent out via email from Eventbrite. 

    Program is live and not recorded.

    About

    Mali Obomsawin is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and a citizen of Odanak First Nation (W8banaki). She is a bassist, composer, and vocalist whose work spans from jazz and roots music to film scoring, teaching, and indie-shoegaze. Mali is an international touring artist with her own projects and as an accompanist.

    Her current projects include the shoegaze duo Deerlady, now supporting their latest release “Greatest Hits” (2024); the free-jazz band she leads under her own name, and the Julia Keefe Indigenous Big Band. Mali’s film score on the highly anticipated documentary Sugarcane (Nat Geo) directed by Julian Brave Noisecat and Emily Kassie is also featuring at film festivals across the world throughout 2024.

    Over the years Mali has been lucky to work with notable musicians including Esperanza Spalding, Taylor Ho Bynum, Peter Apfelbaum, Craig Harris, Bill Cole, Althea Sully-Cole, Susan Hagen, Tomas Fujiwara, Mike Formanek, among others…

  • Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come and enjoy photos shown on a big screen, and narration from multiple car trips around this wonderful province.  Highlights include Viking settlement in L'anse aux meadows, Fjord at Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Bonavista, Twillingate, Cape Spear, and icebergs.  

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club. 

  • Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 6:15pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a new take on the traditional Macrame craft of knotting.

    Learn a few basic knots and create a mini macrame hanger.

    Create beautiful work of art to give as a gift or just keep it  for yourself.

    No experience needed. All supplies provided.