Rockcliffe Park Library Fall Programs
Join in the fun at the Rockcliffe Park Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, located at 380 Springfield Road. Programs are free to attend; pre-registration may be required (see details below). Our library is a local treasure, full of community spirit. Please join in the celebrations and share in a love of reading. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/branch/rockcliffe-parkor phone 613 580-2940 (Infoservice).
Special PD Day Program Enjoy a musical show from award-winning children’s performer Derek McKinley.
Toddlertime Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver.Saturday, November 9 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | All ages (for families) | Bilingual
Manor Park Community Centre, Science Day Includes a Science and Math storytime, hands- on experiments, Rubik’s Cube workshop, 3D printer and green screen.
Tuesday, November 12 | 6:15 to 8:15 pm | All ages
Music in the Stacks at Rockcliffe Park Library With music by violist Kathryn Patricia. Friday, November 15 | 10:30 to 11:30 am | All ages (for families) | Bilingual
PD Day Program: Twin Flames, Sharing Stories of Unbreakable Spirits Twin
Flames take listeners on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic; they echo the voices of their ancestors and depict life on the land. Together,Chelsey June (Métis) and Jaaji (Inuk, Mohawk) represent Inuit, Indigenous and Métis groups in Canada. Their songs are written in English, French and Inuktitut. Through music they share the beauty of their cultures and incorporate both traditional and western instruments.
Saturday, November 16 | 10:00 am to 3:30 pm | Various ages | Bilingual/English | Registration for some activities*
“The Art of Storytelling” Day With performances of French-Canadian stories and songs by Louis Mercier from 10:30 to 11:30 am (bilingual drop-in family program); Start-a-Story Workshop (in English) with Timm Holmes from 2:00 to 3:30 pm for children ages 6 to 12 (registration required*); puppet area available all day for self-guided storytelling with puppets. Poet and author John Barton presents a workshop from 2:00 to 6:00 pm for ages 16 and up (registration required*) entitled “The Sonnet as Daybook: How to Enhance your Writing Practice.”
Tuesday, December 10 | 6:15 to 8:15 pm | All ages
Music in the Stacks at Rockcliffe Park Library With music by harpist Susan Toman.
**Tentative** October 2019: Four-week After-School Rubik’s Cube Club: one-hour-long program where kids learn how to solve the Rubik’s Cube and work on developing speed. Led by a Rubik’s Cube competitor. Check the website for more details.