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    Afrotechture, 55 Byward Market Square

    Le lundi 12 juin à 11 h 30

    The Ottawa Public library and Taste USA are joining hands to present an author talk with author Nicole Taylor and Resa Solomon-St. Lewis, Executive Chef-Founder of the Ottawa restaurant Baccanalle.

    Together, they will discuss Nicole’s extraordinary cookbook titled 'Watermelon & Red Birds: The Celebration of Juneteenth Food.

    Come out and try some food samples from the cookbook! 

    Nicole A. Taylor is a James Beard Award-nominated food writer, master home cook, and producer. She has written for the New York Times , Bon Appétit , and Food & Wine . Nicole is the author of The Up South Cookbook and The Last O.G. Cookbook . She is the executive producer of If We So Choose , a short documentary about the desegregation of an iconic southern fast food joint. Nicole is the cofounder of The Maroon, a marketplace and retreat house focused on radical rest for Black creatives. She lives in New York City and Athens, Georgia, with her husband and son.

    Date: Monday June 12

    Time: 11:30-12:30pm

    Location: Afrotechture, 55 Byward Market Square

    Registration recommended, drop in welcome! 

    The cookbook!

  • turtle in medicine wheel with text, national indigenous history month

    Le vendredi 16 juin à 14 h
    60 minutes

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

    Max registration: 30

    Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Amanda is a jingle dress dancer, singer, drummer, 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.  She started offering powwow workouts as a way to share her culture while promoting physical health. 

    St Laurent Branch, 515 Côté

    Friday June 16, 2 pm

    In person program: 45 mins with 15 mins Q&A.

     All ages welcomed

  • turtle in medicine wheel

    Le samedi 17 juin à 11 h
    60 minutes

    Participants are introduced to traditional Métis jigging, learning the basic steps before engaging in dances including the “Red River Jig”, “Heel-Toe Polka”, “Orange Blossom Special”, and a group dance called the “7 step”. The artist begins with the basics of the dance while discussing Métis culture and history from the fur trade to today.

    Max participants: 30

    Brad Lafortune is Métis originally from Sudbury, Ontario. Brad began jigging at a young age and started providing workshops and performances in 2009 upon moving to Ottawa. Brad studied at the University of Ottawa where he received his Bachelor of Science followed by a Master’s of Physiotherapy. Brad enjoys combining his passion for physical activity and wellbeing with a deep love and understanding of his culture. Brad believes jigging is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the intricacies of Métis culture.

    Les participants sont initiés à la gigue métisse traditionnelle. Ils apprennent les pas de danse de la gigue de la rivière Rouge, du Polka Talon-Orteil, du «Orange Blossom Special» et d’une danse de groupe appelée Le 7 pas. L’artiste explique les bases de chaque danse tout en discutant la culture et l’histoire métisse de la traite de fourrure à aujourd’hui.

    Nombre de participants: 30

    Brad Lafortune est un Métis originaire de Sudbury, en Ontario. Brad a commencé à faire de la gigue dès son jeune âge et a commencé à offrir des ateliers et des spectacles en 2009 après s’être établi à Ottawa. Brad a étudié à l’Université d’Ottawa où il a obtenu un baccalauréat en sciences suivi d’une maîtrise en physiothérapie. Brad aime combiner sa passion pour l’activité physique et le bien-être avec un amour profond et une compréhension de sa culture. Brad croit que la gigue est un moyen interactif de faire participer physiquement les gens de tous âges, en se familiarisant avec les complexités de la culture métisse.

  • Le mardi 20 juin à 13 h 30
    60 minutes

    Cover to Cover - Book Club

    Book club for adults that love to share a good book!

    Please register online (each date individually) and pick up your copy of the book about a month before the meeting date at the main desk of the Cumberland Branch.

    These are the next books:

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones - March 28, 2023

    The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George - April 25, 2023

    A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson - May 23, 2023

    One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle - June 20, 2023

  • Le lundi 26 juin à 18 h
    60 minutes

    Join us virtually for an unforgettable evening of spoken word as Two-Spirit poet Tawahum Bige invites us to embrace the multiplicity of our identities, challenge the status quo, and reimagine a world where the intersection of queer and indigenous experiences takes center stage.

    Tawahum Bige is a Łutselkʼe Dene, Plains Cree poet and spoken word artist from unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-waututh Territory (Vancouver). Their Scorpio-moon-ass poems expose growth, resistance & persistence as a hopeless Two Spirit Nonbinary sadboy on occupied Turtle Island. With a BA in Creative Writing from KPU, Tawahum has performed at countless festivals with poems featured in numerous publications. His land protection work versus Trans Mountain pipeline expansion had him face incarceration in 2020. Tawahum’s debut collection of poetry is set for Spring 2022, published by Nightwood Editions. Find him online @Tawahum on Instagram, twitter and more.

  • Les lundis, 12 juin, 2023 - 11 décembre, 2023
    10 h 00
    120 minutes

    13 sessions restantes

    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.

  • Les lundis, 12 juin, 2023 - 26 juin, 2023
    10 h 15
    60 minutes

    3 sessions restantes

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

  • Le lundi 12 juin à 10 h 30
    90 minutes

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

    The Stittsville Open book club is a drop in that runs monthly from September to June.

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

  • Les lundis, 12 juin, 2023 - 21 août, 2023
    10 h 30
    30 minutes

    10 sessions restantes

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Barrhaven Knitting Group

    Les lundis, 12 juin, 2023 - 26 juin, 2023
    13 h 30
    150 minutes

    3 sessions restantes

    Come join our group of experienced knitters. We make substantial donations of knitted materials each year to Ottawa's premature babies and adults in need. You can choose to knit for charity or for yourself while making new friends and getting new project ideas. A fun time for all!