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  • Orléans
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 10h00

    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.

  • Books
    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Club de lecture RD 

    La succursale Ruth E. Dickinson invite les francophones et francophiles de Barrhaven à se joindre au nouveau Club de lecture RD.  Participez à nos rencontres sociales et discutez de livres de langue française.  Profitez aussi de présentations de nouvelles oeuvres, auteurs et des services disponibles aux lecteurs francophones et francophiles de la BPO. ​

    Les 3e mardis du mois de 10 h à 11 h.

    le 23 avril –    Le malaimant par Michèle Vinet​

    le 21 mai –  La jeune fille à la tresse par Françoise de Luca​

    le 18 juin –  La petite lumière par Grégory Panaccione

  • Elmvale Acres
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Join us following our Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program. 

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

  • Rosemount
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 10h30

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

  • The Morning Coffee Break
    Cumberland
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Join us at the Cumberland Branch Tuesday and Thursday mornings to enjoy a coffee and meet new friends.  We will have coffee, games, puzzles and colouring books

    Joignez-vous à nous à la succursale de Cumberland les mardis et jeudis matins pour prendre un café et rencontrer de nouveaux amis. Nous aurons du café, des jeux, des casse-têtes et des livres à colorier.

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    Centennial
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Stories, rhymes and songs for the whole family.  

    Storytime from 10:30-11:00am

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

  • Gloucester Nord
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 11h00

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

  • Photo of a number of people's hands joined together and encircling a red heart in the centre
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 12h00

    Stop by our Social Services table and chat with staff from the South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre (May 21st) and Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (June 18th). Learn about the various services offered by the health/resource centres and ask your questions about resources for free community programs, mental and physical health, parenting, housing, employment and more!

  • St-Laurent
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 13h00

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts.  For adults and teens of all abilities.  Drop-in.

    ***Note: No program December 26, 2023 and January 2, 2024

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    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés.  Pour les adultes et adolescents de tous les niveaux.  Aucune inscription requise.

    ***Note: il n'y aura pas de programme le 26 décembre 2023 et le 2 janvier 2024

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map
    Cumberland
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 13h30

    All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

  • Books with tea cup on top
    Rockcliffe Park
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 13h30

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 13h30

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

  • Rosemount
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 14h00

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

  • Knitting
    Centennial
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • Manotick
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 14h00

    This program shows beginners the basics of using the Chromebook: the keyboard, using the trackpad, the ports on the Chromebook and how to connect to the Internet.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Beaverbrook
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 15h00

    Teens! Are you looking for a quiet study space during exams? We have you covered! We have reserved our meeting room as an extra quiet study space just for teens (although you are always welcome to study at the library anytime during opening hours).

    Les ados! Cherchez-vous un espace d'étude silencieux pendant les examens? Nous avons ce qu’il vous faut! Nous avons réservé notre salle de réunion en tant qu'espace d'étude particulièrement silencieux pour les ados (bien que vous êtes toujours le bienvenu à la bibliothèque à tout moment pendant les heures d'ouverture).

  • Centrale
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 17h00

    Looking for a relaxing craft activity to get away from exam cram stress? Relax and chat with some fellow crafters while you try our featured DIY stress-relief craft projects : 

    • June 4th : painting kindness rocks
    • June 11th : DIY fidget toys
    • June 18th : glitter jars

    For teens and tweens of all abilities. Drop-in program.

    *Extra supplies available on hand for other craft projects: drawing/colouring, origami, scrapbooking/collage, sewing, knitting, etc.

    Vous cherchez une activité de bricolage relaxante pour vous distraire du stress de la période d’examens? Venez passer un bon temps et discuter avec d’autres passionnés en tentant nos projets de brico DIY antistress :

    • 4 juin : pierres peintes avec messages positifs
    • 11 juin : fidget toys faits-maison
    • 18 juin : bouteilles à paillettes

    Pour ados de tous les niveaux. Activité portes-ouvertes.

    *Matériel supplémentaire pour : dessiner/colorier, origami, scrapbooking/collage, couture, tricot, etc.

  • Emerald Plaza
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 17h30

    Let's take a journey beyond the stars together and blast off into a summer of reading! The kick-off party will include games, button making and outer space crafts. Register for the TD Summer Reading Club while you are here and learn about the many programs being offered at the library. Drop-in Family Program.

  • Rosemount
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • National Indigenous History Month
    Beaverbrook
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h00

    In this workshop, participants will learn about the Mohawk language and the history behind it. They will learn this by looking at the Mohawk alphabet and using it to pronounce the words correctly. By doing this we are able to teach the uniqueness of indigenous languages

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    Centrale
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Join us for a free screening of Tár as part of our Passionate For Craftin' It theme in June, wherein people get realllllllllly dedicated to their craft. The film was directed by Todd Field and was released in 2022. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 158 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop
    Rideau
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

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    Sunnyside
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Join us for the ultimate armchair travel around Europe. The European Book Club is offered in partnership with European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Ottawa to promote contemporary European authors and their works. A book title from an EU country is selected for discussion each month.

    Irena Karafilly will talk about her book "Arrested Song"

    Calliope Adham – young, strong-willed, and recently widowed – is schoolmistress in the village of Molyvos when Hitler’s army invades Greece in 1941. Well-read and linguistically gifted, she is recruited by the Germans to act as their liaison officer. It is the beginning of a personal and national saga that will last for several decades.

  • English Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Greenboro
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h15

    Drop in with your knitting every Tuesday

    Share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters.

    Venez faire un tour, échanger des conseils et des idées et converser avec d'autres adeptes du tricot!.

  • Cumberland
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing session of adult colouring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Drop in.

    Redécouvrez le plaisir de colorier en vous joignant à notre club de coloriage pour adultes - un moment de détente et de relaxation tout en pratiquant l'art-thérapie.

    Tout le matériel est fourni. Aucune expérience requise. 

    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est votre créativité!

    Inscription non requise.

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    Gloucester Nord
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Welcome back to North Gloucester! After a long hiatus, Knit Wits will be back in the New Year, trying out Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come share advice, ideas, and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. Drop in. (Not for those looking to learn). || Bienvenue de retour à la succursale Gloucester nord! Après une longue détente, Trico'thé sera de retour en essayant le mardi soir, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30. Venez partager vos suggestions et idées tout en placotant avec d’autres tricoteurs! Ouverte aux adultes et ados. Inscription non-requise. (Pas pour ceux qui cherche à apprendre).

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.

  • Stittsville
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Adults are invited to join us in making their own cards. Make greeting cards for your loved ones for any occasion. Supplies are provided but feel free to also bring your own. All skill levels are welcome. Come along and have fun! 

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters. For ages 13-17.  Spaces limited.

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    Carlingwood
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h30

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

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.

  • Groupe de conversation en français
    St-Laurent
    Le Mardi 18 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en français gratuit pour pratiquer le français dans une atmosphère détendue. Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

    ***Note: il n'y aura pas de programme le 26 décembre 2023 et le 2 janvier 2024

    Join our free French conversation group to practice speaking in French in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    ***Note: No program December 26, 2023 and January 2, 2024

  • Cumberland
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 10h00

    Participez à notre groupe de conversation, dans une ambiance amicale et décontractée, afin d'améliorer vos habiletés à converser en français.

    Aucune inscription requise.

    Participate in our conversation group so that you can improve your French language conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    No registration required.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 10h00

    Join us for conversation and laughter as ​we play games, share stories, and ​connect with each other in a relaxed atmosphere.​

    Various activities will be provided.​

    Drop-in.​

  • English conversation group
    Centrale
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 10h15

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 10h20

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Greenboro
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Presented by South-East Ottawa Community Health

    Find out about:

    •Community Support Services for seniors and adults with physical disabilities

    •Volunteer Opportunities.

    Services discussed will include medical transportation, handy helpers, friendly visitors, respite care, home making, caregiver support and more

  • Munster
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Help us launch a summer of reading and fun!

    Register for the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club, and join us for awesome activities and crafts.

    Family event

    Drop-in program

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.

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    Centrale
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Please join the library staff at the Main branch to learn about public library services in Canada and at the Ottawa Public Library. This tour will be conducted in English.

    Joignez-vous au personnel de la bibliothèque à la succursale Centrale pour vous familiariser avec les services des bibliothèques publiques au Canada et à la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa. La viste sera en anglais.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 11h00

    Join us following our Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program. 

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

  • Sunnyside
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 12h00

    Bring your knitting or crochet and meet fellow enthusiasts at the Sunnyside branch.  Knitters of all abilities are welcome.

    Apportez votre tricot ou votre crochet et rencontrez d'autres passionnés à la succursale Sunnyside.  Les tricoteurs de tous niveaux sont les bienvenus.

  • Greenboro
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 13h00

    Presented by YMCA Newcomer Information Session

    Join us to learn about job retention. YMCA Newcomer Employment Specialists will be available in person to talk about how to stay employed.

  • Beaverbrook
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 13h00

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

  • Orléans
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 13h00

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts.  For adults of all abilities.  Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés.  Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux.  Aucune inscription requise.

  • Stittsville
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 13h30

    Le groupe de conversation en français est un programme d'apprentissge de la langue avec un professeur et un mombre minime d'étudiants de même niveau. 

    Inscription requis

    valuation du niveau de langue requis

  • Rosemount
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 13h30

    Bring your knitting project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

  • Groupe de conversation en français
    Centrale
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en français gratuit pour pratiquer le français dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Niveaux intermédiaire, inscription non requise.

    Join our free French conversation group to practice speaking in French in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    Drop-in program at an intermediate level.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Are you looking for a relaxing activity that is low stress and doesn't require any special skills?  Then colouring may be for you!   Join us to explore your creative side, relax and meet new friends.  All supplies will be provided.

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Join us at Blackburn Hamlet for a watercolour painting session. Bring your own project or start something new in the company of like-minded artists. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. 

    Register Online

  • Beaverbrook
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 15h00

    Teens! Are you looking for a quiet study space during exams? We have you covered! We have reserved our meeting room as an extra quiet study space just for teens (although you are always welcome to study at the library anytime during opening hours).

    Les ados! Cherchez-vous un espace d'étude silencieux pendant les examens? Nous avons ce qu’il vous faut! Nous avons réservé notre salle de réunion en tant qu'espace d'étude particulièrement silencieux pour les ados (bien que vous êtes toujours le bienvenu à la bibliothèque à tout moment pendant les heures d'ouverture).

  • Elmvale Acres
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 16h00

    Technology and Social Media can be overwhelming. ​

    Get a Techno Buddy!​

    Teen Volunteers share their basic tech ​knowledge with older Adults in a ​two-on-one setting.

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    Centrale
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 16h00

    Join us for open games of chess. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. 

  • Elmvale Acres
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 17h00

    Seeking employment?  Attend our Employment Support Workshops where the following topics will be covered: 

    •Resume & Cover Letter Writing

    •Interview Preparation (Hard & Soft Skills)

    •Job Fair Skills & Networking

    *Structured workshop with possibility of one-to-one support support follow-up. 

    Presented by CCI through the Community and Employment Connections Department.

  • Get your summer read on
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 17h30

    Join us to celebrate the launch of the TD Summer Reading Club! Pop in to get your registration kit and stay

     for bubbles, games, cake and more!

    Drop in. 

  • Stittsville
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

  • Centrale
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Join us in the auditorium every Wednesday for a free Wes Anderson film at 6 pm. 

    May 8 - Bottle Rocket (1996)

    Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run. | R, 91min

    May 15 - Rushmore (1998)

    A teenager at Rushmore Academy falls for a much older teacher and befriends a middle-aged industrialist. Later, he finds out that his love interest and his friend are having an affair, which prompts him to begin a vendetta. | R, 93min

    May 22 - The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons. | R, 110min

    May 29 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. | R, 119min

    June 12 - The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

    A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. | R, 91min

    June 19 - Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. | PG, 87min

    June 26 - Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

    Two 12-year-olds, who live on an island, fall in love with each other and elope into the wilderness. While people set out on a search mission, a violent storm approaching them catches their attention. | PG-13, 94min

    July 10 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge. | R, 99min

    July 17 - Isle of Dogs (2018)

    Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. | PG-13, 101min

    July 24 - The French Dispatch (2021)

    A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine". | R, 107min

    July 31 - Asteroid City (2023)

    Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever. | PG-13, 105min

  • Elmvale Acres
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  
    This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

    Presented by the Council on Aging of Ottawa. 

  • Rideau
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills? All levels are welcome.

    Join our free English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Every Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais? Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus.

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais! C'est gratuit!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    Tous les mercredis soirs de 18h30-19h30

  • Greenboro
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Rosemount
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h30

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

  • English Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. Program will start upstairs in the second floor program room. 

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    Centrale
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Join our free English conversation to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignew notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuis pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme, inscription non requise.

  • Stittsville
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, scrapbooking and more.

  • Cumberland
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants of Ottawa.  All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec le Centre catholique pour immigrants d'Ottawa. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • English Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. Program will start upstairs in the second floor program room. 

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    Beaverbrook
    Le Mercredi 19 juin 2024 - 19h00

    Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une atmosphère détendue. Inscription non requise, niveaux intermédiaire.

    Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Drop-in program at an intermediate level.

  • Centrale
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 10h00

    *No outreach services available on May 23*

    A member of Employment & Social Services’ Outreach and Mobile Services Team (OMST) will be at the Main branch of OPL in Room 117 on the 1st floor each Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. 
     

    Financial Support

    • Ontario Works
    • Emergency Assistance
    • Dental and Vision Care
    • Utilties – Enbridge and Hydro Bills
    • Housing – Rent and Rent Deposits

    Ongoing Assistance

    • System navigation
    • Connecting with your Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) worker
    • Requesting additional benefits
    • Booking appointments
    • Obtaining documents and identification
    • Transportation and more!

    Referrals to Other Resources

    • Employment Ontario
    • Housing Services (e.g. Social Housing Registry)
    • Child Care Subsidy
    • Ottawa Food Bank
    • Free Counselling Services
    • Mental Health and Addictions Services
    • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

    ***

    Un membre de l’Équipe de services mobiles et d'intervention (ESMI) sera présent à la succursale Centrale dans la salle 117 au 1er étage les jeudis de 10h à 16h. Services de l'ESMI :

    Soutien financier

    • Ontario au travail
    • Aide d'urgence
    • Soins dentaires et de la vue
    • Services publics : factures d'Enbridge et d'électricité
    • Logement: loyer, dépôts de loyer

    Aide continue

    • Navigation dans le système
    • Liaison avec votre chargé de cas d'OT ou du POSPH
    • Demande pour d'autres avantages
    • Prise de rendez-vous
    • Obtention de documents et pièces d'identité
    • Transport et plus!

    Aiguillage vers d'autres ressources

    • Emploi Ontario
    • Services du logement (p. ex. Registre du logement social)
    • Subventions pour la garde d'enfants
    • Banque d'alimentation d'Ottawa
    • Services de consultation gratuits
    • Services en santé mentale et de lutte contre les dépendances
    • Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées (POSPH) 
  • The Morning Coffee Break
    Cumberland
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Join us at the Cumberland Branch Tuesday and Thursday mornings to enjoy a coffee and meet new friends.  We will have coffee, games, puzzles and colouring books

    Joignez-vous à nous à la succursale de Cumberland les mardis et jeudis matins pour prendre un café et rencontrer de nouveaux amis. Nous aurons du café, des jeux, des casse-têtes et des livres à colorier.

  • Rosemount
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Centrale
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Manotick
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Join us at yarn club!

    Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, rug hookers – all are welcome to socialize with fellow yarn crafters and work on their latest project.

    Drop-in program.

  • Open book on a white blanket on the grass, with coffee and a pastry
    Cumberland
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 11h00

    Notre dernière session avant les vacances d'été !

    Nous vous invitons à vous extasier sur vos livres francophones préférés, pour en partager votre amour avec d'autres lecteurs/lectrices passionné.e.s !

    Qu'il s'agissent de coups de cœur de votre jeunesse ou des nouvelles rencontres dans votre parcours de lecture, une liste des titres partagés sera publiée sur le site web de la BPO*, afin d'attirer les nouveaux lecteurs aux titres francophones que lit la communauté de la succursale Cumberland.

    Au plaisir de découvrir vos recommendations!

    * Veuillez noter que la liste publiée sera limitée aux titres actuellement dans la collection de la BPO.

  • Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 14h00

    A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all.

    This workout will incorporate powwow dance steps from different styles of powwow dance and the sounds of contemporary and traditional powwow music into a simple, follow-along workout.

    Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Amanda is a jingle dress dancer, singer, beadwork artist, sewing artist, powwow workout instructor, and workshop facilitator. She started dancing as soon as she could walk and has a profound knowledge in powwow dance and protocols.

  • Carlingwood
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 14h00

    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.

  • Babytime
    Alta Vista - Centre récréatif Jim-Durrell
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 14h15

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. Join Alta Vista staff at Jim Durrell's Ellwood Hall (No registration needed.)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. Rejoignez le personnel de Alta Vista au Ellwood Hall de Jim Durrell (Inscription non-requise.)

  • Centrale
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 15h00

    Inconvenient Indian dives deep into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian, to shatter the misconception that history is anything more than stories we tell about the past.

    Unpacking hundreds of years of history, Inconvenient Indian creatively frames Thomas King’s critical journey back through the colonial narratives of North America with Coyote as our cabdriver. “Stories are all we are,” King tells us as he eloquently exposes the falsehoods of white supremacy and deftly punctures myths of Indigenous erasure to lay bare what has been extracted from the land, culture and peoples of Turtle Island.

    In this time of momentous change and essential re-examination, Inconvenient Indian is a powerful visual poem anchored in the land and amplified by the voices of those who continue the tradition of Indigenous resistance, such as Christi Belcourt, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Nyla Innuksuk, A Tribe Called Red, Skawennati, Jason Edward Lewis, Carman Tozer, Steven Lonsdale and Kent Monkman. Their words and actions subvert the “inconvenience” of their existence, creating an essential new narrative and a possible path forward for us all.

    Inconvenient Indian is a crucial part of the conversation between Indigenous peoples and those of us who have settled, uninvited, on these lands.

    2020 | 90 min |  Documentary | English, Inuktitut, Cree and Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles

    A 90th Parallel Productions and National Film Board of Canada Co-production.

  • Beaverbrook
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 15h00

    Teens! Are you looking for a quiet study space during exams? We have you covered! We have reserved our meeting room as an extra quiet study space just for teens (although you are always welcome to study at the library anytime during opening hours).

    Les ados! Cherchez-vous un espace d'étude silencieux pendant les examens? Nous avons ce qu’il vous faut! Nous avons réservé notre salle de réunion en tant qu'espace d'étude particulièrement silencieux pour les ados (bien que vous êtes toujours le bienvenu à la bibliothèque à tout moment pendant les heures d'ouverture).

  • Centrale
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Tous les jeudis dans l'auditorium de la succursale Centrale à 18h ! Et c'est gratuit ! 

    Le programme sera mis à jour ici :  

    • jeudi le 30 mai -  Les Olympiades
    • Émilie rencontre Camille qui est attirée par Nora, qui croise la route d'Ambre. Trois filles et un garçon: ils sont amis, parfois amants et souvent les deux.
    • 105 minutes. Pour un public mature. 
    • jeudi le 6 juin - Hochelaga, terre des âmes
    • Pendant que se déroule à Montréal une partie de football sous la pluie, une section du terrain du stade Percival-Molson s'effondre. Baptiste Asigny, un étudiant au doctorat d'archéologie d'origine mohawk, découvre là les traces de ceux qui ont habité l'île de Montréal alors qu'elle était une bourgade nommée Hochelaga.
    • 100 minutes. G. Déconseillé aux jeunes enfants. 
    • jeudi le 13 juin - Tu dors, Nicole 
    • C'est l'été et Nicole n'a presque rien à faire de ses journées. En dehors de son travail à mi-temps dans une friperie, elle regarde passer les heures en compagnie de sa meilleure amie Véronique et profite de l'absence de ses parents, partis en voyage, pour jouir seule de la grande maison familiale. Sans prévenir, son frère Rémi, de dix ans son aîné, rapplique avec ses deux potes musiciens, et prend d'assaut leur bungalow de banlieue afin d'y répéter en prévision d'un enregistrement. De guerre lasse, Nicole convainc Véronique de fuir avec elle en prenant un billet d'avion pour l'Islande. Mais en attendant le départ, des incidents, des rencontres et des flirts portent atteinte de façon subliminale à ce projet entre filles.
    • Général. 93 minutes.
    • jeudi le 20 juin - La passion d'Augustine 
    • Simone Beaulieu, devenue mère Augustine, dirige avec succès un petit couvent sur le bord du Richelieu où l'enseignement de la musique tient une grande place. Passionée, résiliente, Mère Augustine met toute son énergie et son talent de musicienne au service des ses élèves. Lorsque sa nièce Alice lui est confiée, Mère Augustine, découvre une jeune femme dont les aspirations sont au diapason de l'époque et qui lui rappelle un passé qu'elle avait cru mis de côté définitivement. Puis lorsque le gouvernement du Québec instaure un système d'éducation publique au milieu des années soixante, l'avenir de Mère Augustine et de ses Sœurs est menacé.
    • Général. 103 minutes. 
       
    • jeudi le 27 juin - Ru
    • Après une dangereuse traversée en mer et un séjour dans un camp en Malaisie, la jeune Vietnamienne Tinh et sa famille sont acceptées comme réfugiés au Canada et arrivent à Granby où elles entreprennent leur nouvelle vie. Mais pour Tinh, s'adapter comporte son lot de difficultés. Déjà de nature timide et réservée, elle doit apprendre une nouvelle langue et s'intégrer à son nouvel environnement. Hantée par les épreuves du voyage, Tinh devra puiser au plus profond d'elle-même la résilience nécessaire à sa survie et son bonheur.
    • 117 minutes. G. Déconseillé aux jeunes enfants. 
  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background
    Centrale
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • National Indigenous History Month Mois national de l'histoire autochtone
    Gloucester Nord
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

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

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    Blackburn Hamlet
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Need Skills Training to Stand Out from the Crowd?  Learn how to access Free Online Courses.  Join us for a presentation and Q & A!

    Avez-vous besoin de développer des compétences pour vous distinguer?  Apprenez comment accéder à des cours en ligne gratuits.

  • North Gower
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too. 

  • Centennial
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    In this informal self-guided program, adults are invited to discuss their favourite books and genres in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike traditional book clubs, no specific book is selected for each session. This is an opportunity for people to get together to talk about what they are reading and inspire each other's future reads. 

    Third Thursday evening of each month

    Drop-in

  • Night Owls Book Club
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    New to independent reading?

    Join our family book club and discover great reading suggestions to get you started and keep you going. 

    We will share favorites, listen to read-alouds and participate in book-related art activities.

    For kids ages 6-8 and their adult reading partner.

  • Beaverbrook
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos. The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to get off the automatic setting on your camera and take control! Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • Munster
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Come knit/crochet/chat at the Munster Library Thursdays 6-8pm All levels are welcome!

  • Greely
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h00

    Join us for gardening club! Learn how to start seedlings and gather information on the best way to start your garden from fellow gardeners. Come for coffee, tea, great gardening conversations and free resources to start your garden along with the opportunity to share and swap seeds and plants. All are welcome, and no experience necessary!

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    Elmvale Acres
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h30

    The Inconvenient Indian 

    The Inconvenient Indian dives deep into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian, to shatter the misconception that history is anything more than stories we tell about the past. With winks to his cab driver Coyote along the way, King takes us on a critical journey through the colonial narratives of North America. He eloquently exposes the falsehoods of white supremacy and deftly punctures myths of Indigenous erasure to lay bare what has been extracted from the land, culture, and peoples of Turtle Island. In this time of momentous change and essential re- examination, Inconvenient Indian is a powerful visual poem anchored in the land and amplified by the voices of those who continue the tradition of Indigenous resistance. Artist activists, land protectors, hunters, and those leading cultural revitalization powerfully subvert the “inconvenience” of their existence, creating an essential new narrative and a possible path forward for us all.

    English, Inuktitut, Cree and Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles | 2020 | 90 minutes.

  • Stittsville
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • Cumberland
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas, new techniques and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées, des nouvelles techniques et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise

  • St-Laurent
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h30

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue. Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Sunnyside
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 18h45

    Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance décontractée et conviviale. Niveau intermédiaire. Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Intermediate level.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 19h00

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! ​
    All are welcome. 

  • Sleuth Hounds
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Le Jeudi 20 juin 2024 - 19h00

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome! 

    Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

    Here's what we're reading spring/summer 2024:

    Please note: Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

  • Sample tile artwork
    Cumberland
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 10h00

    Create a unique work of art using ceramic tiles, markers and rubbing alcohol.

    Créez une pièce d'art unique avec des tuiles de céramiques, des feutres et de l'alcool à friction.

  • Pile of books with children reading, yellow background
    Centre communautaire de Hunt Club-Riverside Park
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 11h00

    This Spring, the Ottawa Public Library is offering free drop-in Storytime programs at the Hunt Club-Riverside Community Centre on the second Friday of every month. Come and join us for some fun stories, songs, rhymes and dancing! The Friday Storytimes will begin at 11am, and will run for 45 minutes. 

    Ce printemps, un vendredi sur deux, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa offrira l’Heure du conte en famille bilingue au Centre communautaire Hunt Club Riverside. Ces programmes commençeront à 11h, et dureront 45 minutes. Joignez-vous à nous pour des histoires, chansons, comptines et danses amusantes pour toute la famille!

  • Greenboro
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 13h30

    Come play cards, roll the dice or play board games with us!

  • Gloucester Nord
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 14h00

    For ages 6-12. Create and build with Lego®! 

    NOTE: This is a stay and play program without staff supervision. 

    Friday, January 26

    Friday, February 2

    Friday, February 16

    Friday, April 26

    Monday, June 3

    Friday, June 21

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    Pour les 6 à 12 ans. Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® !

    NOTEZ BIEN : Cette activité n’est pas supervisée par le personnel. 

    le vendredi 26 janvier

    le vendredi 2 février 

    le vendredi 16 février 

    le vendredi 26 avril

    le lundi 3 juin

    le vendredi 21 juin

  • colourful balls of yarn
    Elmvale Acres
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Bring your knitting or crochet project (or needlepoint, cross-stitch, etc) and share tips and tricks, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet (ou broderie, point de croix, etc) afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Sunnyside
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Do you enjoy reading mysteries? Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussion usually every third Friday of the month. 

  • Beaverbrook
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 15h00

    Teens! Are you looking for a quiet study space during exams? We have you covered! We have reserved our meeting room as an extra quiet study space just for teens (although you are always welcome to study at the library anytime during opening hours).

    Les ados! Cherchez-vous un espace d'étude silencieux pendant les examens? Nous avons ce qu’il vous faut! Nous avons réservé notre salle de réunion en tant qu'espace d'étude particulièrement silencieux pour les ados (bien que vous êtes toujours le bienvenu à la bibliothèque à tout moment pendant les heures d'ouverture).

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background
    Centrale
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 15h00

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

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    Rockcliffe Park
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 16h00

    Join us for a delightful concert featuring an eclectic mix of music including well-known opera arias, songs from the 1930s through 1970s, and Disney songs for the young ones, sung by soprano Ania Hejnar and accompanied by pianist Judith Ginsburg.  Background provided about the songs will create a mini-theatrical experience.

    About Ania

    Local soprano Ania Hejnar has been performing internationally since graduating with her Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa, including Carnegie Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral (Ottawa), Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal), Maison Symphonique, the NAC, and Varnus Hall. She has performed for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. Ania is a versatile performer as a classical singer, crossover musician, actor, voiceover artist and can be heard singing national anthems for many sports teams including the Ottawa Senators.  Some notable performances include Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte as the Queen of the Night.  Most recently, she performed for the Order of Canada with distinguished guest, Hollywood director James Cameron.  Ania is the music and drama teacher at Glebe Montessori School and maintains a private studio where she teaches voice and violin.

    About Judith

    “Pianist Judith Ginsburg, possibly the best of Ottawa’s regular accompanists, had a fine rapport with the soloist and was deft and musical, as always.” (Ottawa Citizen)  Judith was the longtime Principal Repetiteur, Opera Studio Manager and Music Director of the Opera for Young Audiences program with Opera Lyra Ottawa.  She has been a frequent  performer in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Music and Beyond Festival, and has been heard in the National Arts Centre’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon, Almonte in Concert Series and on CBC Radio.  Judith has collaborated with many of Canada’s leading artists and has performed extensively in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  Judith is in great demand as a collaborative pianist.  For several years, she was a faculty member of the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program as Collaborative Pianist.  Judith is Pianist and Managing Director with the Ottawa Suzuki Strings music school, Vocal Coach/Music Director with the University of Ottawa Opera Program, Founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Opera Company Ottawa (COCO) and a MASC Artist.

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Le Vendredi 21 juin 2024 - 16h00

    Inconvenient Indian dives deep into the brilliant mind of Thomas King, Indigenous intellectual, master storyteller, and author of the bestselling book The Inconvenient Indian, to shatter the misconception that history is anything more than stories we tell about the past.

    Unpacking hundreds of years of history, Inconvenient Indian creatively frames Thomas King’s critical journey back through the colonial narratives of North America with Coyote as our cabdriver. “Stories are all we are,” King tells us as he eloquently exposes the falsehoods of white supremacy and deftly punctures myths of Indigenous erasure to lay bare what has been extracted from the land, culture and peoples of Turtle Island.

    In this time of momentous change and essential re-examination, Inconvenient Indian is a powerful visual poem anchored in the land and amplified by the voices of those who continue the tradition of Indigenous resistance, such as Christi Belcourt, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Nyla Innuksuk, A Tribe Called Red, Skawennati, Jason Edward Lewis, Carman Tozer, Steven Lonsdale and Kent Monkman. Their words and actions subvert the “inconvenience” of their existence, creating an essential new narrative and a possible path forward for us all.

    Inconvenient Indian is a crucial part of the conversation between Indigenous peoples and those of us who have settled, uninvited, on these lands.

    2020 | 90 min |  Documentary | English, Inuktitut, Cree and Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles

    A 90th Parallel Productions and National Film Board of Canada Co-production.

  • Rideau
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 10h00

    Join us for fun activities and creative crafts as we celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! All ages. Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour des activités amusantes et des bricolages créatifs à l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Pour tous les âges. Portes ouvertes.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 10h00

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Cherchez-vous à entrer sur le marché du travail et ne savez pas par où commencer?​

    Profitez de l'appui 1 à 1 d'un des conseillers en matière d'emploi du Centre de santé communautaire Pinecrest-Queensway.​

    Drop-in

    Saturdays ​July 6 & 20 ​and August 3, 17 & 31​

    ​10 am – 12 pm​

    Programme portes ouvertes

    Samedis ​6 et 20 juillet ​et 3, 17 et 31 août​

    ​10 hrs à 12 hrs

  • Rosemount
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 10h00

    Join us for Saturday morning fun! There will be stories, self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. 

    Drop-in program

    Joignez-nous pour vous amuser samedi matin. Il y aura des histoires, des activités et des jouets pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes.​

    Programme portes ouvertes. 

  • Cumberland
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 10h00

    Participez à notre groupe de conversation, dans une ambiance amicale et décontractée, afin  d'améliorer vos habiletés à converser en français.

    Aucune inscription requise.

    Participate in our conversation group so that you can improve your French language conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    No registration required.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 10h00

    Join us for fun activities and creative crafts as we celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! All ages. Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour des activités amusantes et des bricolages créatifs à l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Pour tous les âges. Portes ouvertes.

  • Hazeldean
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. 30 min. Drop-in

    Please note that there will not be Saturday Storytime during the months of July and August.

  • Carlingwood
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 10h30

    Stories, rhymes and puppets for children and a parent /caregiver. 

    Please note: There will be no Family Storytime on Saturday, March 30.

    Drop in.

    30 minutes

  • Stittsville
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 11h00

    Join us for fun activities and creative crafts as we celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! All ages. Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour des activités amusantes et des bricolages créatifs à l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Pour tous les âges. Portes ouvertes.

  • Manotick
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 13h00

    Ages 4-13. Launch yourself into the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! Discover a galaxy of summer programs and events and sign up for the reading club. Drop-in anytime between 1 and 3 pm for fun, games and more.

  • four people with speech bubbles
    Orléans
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 13h00

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome. / Pratiquez vos habilités de conversation en anglais dans une ambiance décontractée et amicale. Pour tous les niveaux.

    Language learning online resources / Ressources en ligne pour l'apprentisage des langues

  • Carlingwood
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 13h30

    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. 

  • Woman clutching her hair in frustration, looking at her laptop
    Cumberland
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h00

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours!

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked.

    And best of all, it can be done for free!

    **Please note that you are not required to bring your laptop for the session.

  • Gloucester Nord
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Joignez-vous à nous pour célébrer l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2024 ! Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®, faites preuve d'imagination en artisanat ou lisez une histoire en vous promenant au fil des pages sur le Sentier des contes ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Événement familial pour les 4 à 12 ans. Portes ouvertes.

    NOTEZ BIEN : Cette activité n’est pas supervisée par le personnel. 

    Join us in celebrating the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! You can create and build with Lego®, use your imagination with crafts or enjoy reading a story as you stroll along from one page to the next with our StoryWalk® ! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Family event for ages 4-12. Drop-in.

    NOTE: This is a program without staff supervision. 

  • Posters for "Miss Campbell, Inuk Teacher", "Hebron Relocation", "Nalajuk Night", and "Evan's Drum"
    Cumberland
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Did you know that the National Capital Region is home to the highest population of Inuit people in southern Canada? In honour of National Indigenous History Month, it's fitting that we bring you the Labrador Documentary Project, a series of short films celebrating Inuit culture and teaching history from the beautiful northeast coast of Canada.

    The directors of these films - Heather Campbell, Holly Andersen, Jennie Williams, and Ossie Michelin - are also past participants and recent leaders of the Labrador Creative Arts Festival, the longest-running children's art festival in Canada.

    57 minutes. In English and Inuktitut with English and French subtitles. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

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    Part oral history and part visual poem, Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher is the story of Evelyn Campbell, a trailblazer for an Inuit-led educational system in the small community of Rigolet, Labrador.

    In Hebron Relocation, Holly Andersen explores what makes a place a home as she learns more about her community’s connection to generations of displaced northern Labrador Inuit.

    Nalujuk Night is an up close look at an exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying, Labrador Inuit tradition. Every January 6th from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal, and otherworldly. Snow crunches underfoot as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain. Despite the frights, Nalujuk Night is a beloved annual event, showing that sometimes it can be fun to be scared. Rarely witnessed outside of Nunatsiavut, this annual event is an exciting chance for Inuit, young and old, to prove their courage and come together as a community to celebrate culture and tradition.

    An adventurous young boy and his determined mother share a passion for Inuit drum dancing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Evan’s Drum is a joyful visit to a family’s loving home, and an uplifting story of cultural pride. After generations of silence, the rhythm of the traditional Inuit drum has returned to Labrador, and seven-year-old Evan is part of the new generation that will keep its heartbeat strong.

  • Lego Blocks
    St-Laurent
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Building Boom! Show off your architectural creativity with Lego®!

    Archiboum! Architectes en herbes, à vos Lego®! 

    Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 17 février, 2024 - 14 h

    Monday, April 8, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.
    Le lundi 8 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 27 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 18 mai, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 10 juin, 2024 - 14 h

  • Men sitting playing go game
    Rideau
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h00

    The Ottawa Go Club (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We will discuss various aspects of the game, do practical exercises and problems, explore and practice. Designed for beginners and intermediate players.

    Le Club de Go d'Ottawa (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organise des ateliers pour tous ceux qui aimeraient approfondir leurs connaissances du jeu de Go. On y discute plusieurs aspects du jeu, on fait des exercices et des problèmes, on explore et on s’entraîne. Conçu pour les débutants et les intermédiaires.

  • Sunnyside
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Enjoy photos and narration of coastal, interior and island beauty including stunning gardens and birdlife. Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h00

    Play card games, board games or video games at the Library.

    Viens jouer aux cartes, à des jeux de société ou à des jeux vidéos à la Bibliothèque. 

  • Hazeldean
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h30

    Learn the basics of lettering.  Create beautiful, fun, and elegant hand lettering with the use of brush, crayola and sharpie markers.

  • Rosemount
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h30

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. Ages 12-17 

  • Emerald Plaza
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h30

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Family Program.

  • Sunnyside
    Le Samedi 22 juin 2024 - 14h30

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and craft your very first project: a drawstring bag. This two-hour session will take you through the steps of setting up, threading, and using a sewing machine. Registration limited to 5 spaces.