Stittsville Library updates and programs

The Stittsville Library is returning to their regular hours, including Sundays. The branch has several current and upcoming programs for residents to enjoy. Good news also for those who love to support the library by purchasing the used books from “Good Reads” bookstore – it is now open again. This is Science Literacy Week and many programs are being offered for all ages on our climate and much more. An important event taking place for Orange Shirt Day on September 30th is a virtual program featuring the KAIROS Blanket Exercise.

The week of September 20-26 is Science Literacy Week! Come and check out some awesome science-related books from the library or participate in one of our online programs. Ottawa Public Library is offering programs, activities and reading recommendations on the theme of climate. The nationwide celebration of science in Canada, led by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, is an ideal opportunity for Canadians to explore science and learn more about how science can help us better understand our climate and deal with the climate crisis. For Science Literacy Week, OPL, alongside other libraries, museums and schools across Canada, invites cardholders of all ages to explore amazing science content and discover how the climate in Canada has evolved over time; how those changes have impacted our lives; and how our climates might change in the future.

Join in the following live virtual programs during Science Literacy Week, September 20 to 26 to bring you up to date on the latest science findings related to climate change in Canada.Storytime for children to introduce young children to the wonderful world of science.

Activité de codage Planter des arbres (ages 9-12, in French): During this workshop by uOttawa Maker Mobile, kids will learn about programming with Scratch, and help create a drone tree-planting game! Wednesday September 22 at 4:30 pm Online via Zoom.

My River: Cleaning up the LaHave River (all ages): Young Citizen Scientist Stella Bowles is an advocate for clean water. She will share her story and inspire young scientists to make a difference in their communities. Tuesday September 21 at 7 pm, Online via Zoom.

Climate Change in Ottawa (all ages): Mike Fletcher from the City’s Planning, Infrastructure and Eco Development Department, will help you understand climate change, and how you can be part of the solution. Wednesday September 22 at 7 pm, Tickets online via Eventbrite.

Take science home with OPL’s STEAM kits: Ottawa Public Library is offering programs, activities and reading recommendations on the theme of climate. The nationwide celebration of science in Canada, led by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, is an ideal opportunity for Canadians to explore science and learn more about how science can help us better understand our climate and deal with the climate crisis. For Science Literacy Week, OPL, alongside other libraries, museums and schools across Canada, invites cardholders of all ages to explore amazing science content and discover how the climate in Canada has evolved over time; how those changes have impacted our lives; and how our climate might change in the future.

OPL is proud to support and participate in the Indigenous-led Every Child Matters movement and to mark Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a series of virtual programs and initiatives: 

  • On September 28, we invite children to join us for Orange Shirt Day Assembly: Live Stories with Christine Sioui Wawanoloath, a Wendat Abenaki author and artist. Join us at 12:45 pm for the English program and at 1:45 pm for the French program. The programs will be live streamed on our OPL Facebook page, and the recordings will stay until October 5.  
  • On September 29 at 7:00 pm, we invite you to join Jenny Buckshot Tenasco, a Residential School Survivor, and her daughter Anita Tenasco (members of the Kitigan Zibi  Anishinabeg community) for Kìyàbadj Kidandanizimin. We are still here. They will give insight and reflect on how Canada’s Residential School system has impacted First Nations communities.  
  • On October 4 (French) and October 7 (English), KAIROS Canada is inviting us to a virtual 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. Places are limited and registration is required.

The Stittsville Library Branch hours are:
Monday 10:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 – 8:30 pm
Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm

If you have questions about library programs or online resources, email the Stittsville Branch at stittsville@biblioottawalibrary.ca or contact the Branch by telephone at 613-580-2940


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