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  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Le mardi 16 juillet à 14 h 30
    60 minutes

    Reach up high. Touch the sky. Registration required. Ages 4-6. 

    We will be exploring rhythms by tapping, clapping, stomping, and by dancing and making music with tambourines, maracas, egg shakers, rhythm sticks and more. 

    Tends les bras pour toucher les étoiles. Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

    Nous allons nous engager dans des activités musicales en faisant des sons avec nos mains et nos pieds, en bougeant et en manipulant des instruments de musique mis à ta disposition: tambourins, maracas, oeufs sonores, bâtons rythmiques, et autres instruments de musique.

  • A child singing

    Le jeudi 18 juillet à 10 h 15
    60 minutes

    Reach up high. Touch the sky. Registration required. Ages 4-6. 

    We will be exploring rhythms by tapping, clapping, stomping, playing parachute games, dancing and making music with tambourines, maracas, egg shakers, rhythm sticks and more. 

    Tends les bras pour toucher les étoiles. Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

    Nous allons nous engager dans des activités musicales en faisant des sons avec nos mains et nos pieds, en jouant avec le parachute, en bougeant et en manipulant des instruments de musique mis à ta disposition: tambourins, maracas, oeufs sonores, bâtons rythmiques, et autres instruments de musique.

  • Les jeudis, 18 juillet, 2024 - 15 août, 2024
    10 h 30
    60 minutes

    3 sessions restantes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way.

    Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs!

    Instruments provided by the library. Ages 9-12. 

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    Le vendredi 2 août à 10 h 30
    60 minutes

    Listen and move to the music of the stars.  In this session we will be introduced to several instruments and create our own space music. 

    Registration required. Ages 7-9. 

  • musical notes and head shot of Chris White

    Le jeudi 15 août à 18 h 30
    60 minutes

    Bring your chair or blanket a picnic dinner and join us for the all-ages, outdoor, sing-along with Chris White!  Chris will lead us through songs from decades ago and some new works that make it fun and easy to join in!  

    Raindate: Friday, 16 Aug, 4:30-5:30PM

    About Chris White

    With Nova Scotian roots that combine Black, White and Indigenous heritage, Chris White was born into a musical family and developed skills as a singer, guitarist, songwriter and performer.  Growing up, he performed in a vocal quartet with his siblings and sang in a choir led by his father, Bill White, an accomplished musician and choral director.  Chris’ aunt, Portia White, was a classical singer of “national historic significance”, and his uncle, Lorne White, performed on CBC’s “Singalong Jubilee” program throughout its 13-year national television run.  Chris is known for his engaging stage presence and his talent for getting audiences to sing along enthusiastically!

    Chris writes and performs songs that are sometimes humorous, sometimes touching, always engaging.  He has released three albums of original songs – “I’m a Poet… and I’m Aware of It”, “Inner Voice”, and “Music All Around”.

    Chris co-founded the Ottawa Folk Festival in 1993 and served as Artistic Director for 16 years.  In that role, he created numerous opportunities for attendees to become actively involved with music through participatory choirs, ukulele-building workshops and musical instrument “petting zoos”.  He also worked with the Spirit of Rasputin’s Arts Society and Writer’s Bloc to create annual events such as “Musical Friends”, “Gil’s Hootenanny” and “The Great Canadian Song-Along”. 

    He is also a co-founder of AfroMétis, a project that delves into Black, Native and Nova Scotian roots to create songs and poems that address and celebrate this largely unacknowledged aspect of Canadian history and culture.

    Chris produces and hosts two weekly music programs on CKCU FM: “Canadian Spaces”, Canada’s longest-running folk music radio show, and “Special Blend”.

     Chris with Lynn Hanson at CKCU

    An active member of local, regional and national music communities, Chris is a founding board member of Home Routes, an organization that presents concerts across Canada.  He has designed large-scale musical events for many organizations, including the National Arts Centre, the Canadian Union of Public Employees and Public Services International.

    Chris has led singing, song writing and performance workshops in elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, camps and conferences.  He currently directs the following weekly singing groups:

    • The Sparrows, a choir for home schooled children aged 4 to 10
    • Brothers Aloud, a vocal group for men;  
    • Minds In Song, a singing group for people with dementia and their partners
      • under the auspices of the Dementia Society of Ottawa, Chris has been leading sing-along sessions called "Turquoise" for people with dementia and their partners/caregivers for the past ten years
    • The Merry Songsters, a performance ensemble for retirees
    • ESP, an all-ages, all-abilities sing-along group.

    Chris received the Helen Verger Award in 2012 for “significant, sustained contributions to Canadian folk music”.

  • Rainbow-striped banner with OPL logo and NFB logo

    Le jeudi 22 août à 19 h
    90 minutes

    In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician.

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    Le long métrage documentaire musical de Chelsea McMullan nous invite à une odyssée poétique à travers champs. Ce portrait intimiste du chanteur transgenre Rae Spoon est aussi poignant et introspectif que les chansons du célèbre artiste. S’exécutant tantôt dans des mises en scène recherchées, tantôt dans de simples haltes routières, le chansonnier se raconte devant les paysages grandioses des Prairies. Le tout compose un portrait indélébile d’un artiste canadien inimitable.

    1 h 16 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Les lundis, 16 septembre, 2024 - 16 juin, 2025
    13 h 30
    90 minutes

    10 sessions restantes

    Enjoy singing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic and other folk music! All ages and levels of experience welcome. 

    3rd Monday of the month@ 1:30-3:00.

    September-June. Some exceptions may apply.