Retour aux heures normales le 7 septembre

15/10/2021

La Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa a repris ses heures d'ouverture d’avant la pandémie dans la majorité des succursales depuis le 7 septembre 2021, y inclus les heures d’ouverture le dimanche à dix succursales et à InfoService. Les horaires sont affichés à l’entrée des succursales et sur horaires et emplacements dans le site web de la BPO. 

 

Succursale Carp

18/10/2021

La succursale Carp sera fermée le mardi 26 octobre 2021 pour usage opérationnel de la Ville d’Ottawa. Le service régulier reprendra le mercredi 27 octobre à 10 h. 

Overdrive : Problèmes avec les anciens appareils et navigateurs Apple

12/10/2021

Des récentes modifications apportées par Overdrive et Libby ont eu un impact sur leur compatibilité avec les anciennes versions des systèmes d'exploitation mobiles et bureautiques. Les personnes qui utilisent des appareils Apple plus anciens (ordinateurs Mac qui exécutent macOS 10.12.1 et iPhones/iPads qui exécutent iOS 9) peuvent avoir des difficultés avec les applications mobiles et bureautiques d'OverDrive, tandis que Libby ne permet plus les iPhones et iPads qui exécutent iOS 9 (ces liens ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais).

Succursale Carlingwood

18/10/2021

L'ascenseur de la succursale Carlingwood est actuellement hors service.

Succursale Alta Vista : Réouverture  le 22 octobre

21/10/2021

 La succursale Alta Vista retournera à son service régulier le vendredi 22 octobre 2021.

 

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The vKBE – virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise

The vKBE is a live-streamed, ZOOM based, interactive presentation that is based on the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) and built around a PowerPoint presentation with embedded images and videos. It is delivered by an Indigenous-led team of 3 facilitators. Participants interact by reading scrolls, using the chat feature, and changing their virtual backgrounds in response to cues in the script.

Important

Please note that the vKBE is done through the ZOOM platform. If you do not have access to ZOOM, please let us know as soon as possible. It is important that participants sign in the ZOOM call through a laptop or tablet. We do not recommend using a phone as we need to interact with the participants throughout the activity (changing background, chat, etc) which makes it harder for participants to follow instructions.

What Is The KAIROS Blanket Exercise?

Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.

During this 2 to 3-hour workshop, participants step on blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. They are guided by trained facilitators, including Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers, who work from a script that covers pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization, resistance and much more. Participants read scrolls and respond to cues in the script. The KBE concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a talking circle, during which participants discuss the learning experience, process their feelings, ask questions, share insights, and deepen their understanding.

Over the past two decades, thousands of KAIROS Blanket Exercises have been delivered in Canada and around the world, including in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, and Australia. By engaging participants on both emotional and intellectual levels, the KBE both educates and creates empathy and understanding.

To learn more, visit: https://www.kairosblanketexercise.org/programs/