Celebrate Cultures at the Ottawa Public Library during WOWJune 20, 2015
The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is one of Welcoming Ottawa Week’s most enthusiastic partners, hosting film screenings and other activities throughout the week at various branches in conjunction with many of their Celebrating Cultures events. OPL staff drew up this list of offerings to share with you – visit their web site to see what else they have in store!
The Ottawa Public Library is proud to support WOW by hosting several film screenings:
Follow the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, especially through the years of anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, in Children of the Light. Monday, June 22, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Take a look at look into Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Colombia with My Macondo at the Carlingwood branch on Thursday, June 25, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Dan Weldon’s My Macondo features Julio Roca, a Colombian journalist, acting as a tour guide as he travels through the towns and villages of Colombia’s Banana Zone.
Our Celebrating Cultures series includes multicultural storytimes, exciting music, art, light refreshments and more. There’s a presentation and lesson on Bollywood Dance, a special African storytime with crafts and much more.
All year round, our Newcomer Services department can help you:
- Improve your English and French language skills
- Learn about cultures and traditions in Canada
- Prepare for the Canadian citizenship test
- Integrate into Ottawa
OPL also offers:
- eBooks and audiobooks
- DVDs, CDs
- Downloadable music and movie streaming
- Magazines and newspapers
- Materials in a variety of languages; and
In addition, we continue to promote WOW, Celebrating Cultures and Community Cup to the public on our Staff Blogs, in our branches, as well as through a strong social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.
We would like to thank the WOW team for all their hard work and are very happy to have this partnering opportunity. Come join us in celebrating cultures in our communities!
For more information, please contact Diversity@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca, visit your local branch, or call us at 613-580-2940.