Tag: Ottawa Public Library

The Battle of the Books is on!

Submitted by Bella Crysler –  There are lots of exciting events going on at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library this summer and one of those events is Battle of the Books. Eight books written about various social justice issues are going head to head! Readers are allowed […]

Book recommendations for teens, by teens

Special to KT by Courtney Mellor – Are you a teen who is looking for a good read? Here are three book recommendations from the Carlingwood Library’s Teen Advisory Group. The Selection, by Keira Cass Review by Ramona Charbel In this fantasy version of the Bachelor, young America […]

Celebrating Cultures at the library

As part of Welcoming Ottawa Week (WOW) the Ottawa Public Library is organizing Celebrating Cultures events in conjunction with Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (Olip). Last year’s celebration at Carlingwood included a “Learn to Hula” session with local dance instructor Cynthia Martin, a screening of Lester Alfonso’s film Twelve […]

Teen moderator Jesse Hawke with authors Susan Juby and Susin Nielson.

Teen Fest at the Ottawa Public Library

Special to Kitchssippi Times by Sophie O’Reilly –  On Thursday May 14, the Ottawa Carlingwood Public Library held a Teen Authors Fest event showcasing two of Canada’s most well known teen and young adult fiction authors: Susan Juby and Susin Nielson. Susan Juby is familiar for her book Alice, […]

Bella Crysler’s poem, along with the other winning stories and poems from Ottawa youth, will be published in potpourri, a bilingual anthology. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full text of her winning poem. Photo by Sarah Tomkins.

Student poet to be published

By Andrea Tomkins – The winners of this year’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest, which ran from December 2013 to February 2014, were announced at a special event at Ben Franklin Place on March 25. Prizes were handed out to honour Ottawa-area youth between the ages of 9 […]

Learning the ‘pointe’ of ballet

Professional dancers offered local children a close-up examination of how ballet performances are created. Ballet Jörgen’s family-friendly ‘Ballet 101’ workshops were held in Kitchissippi on Friday, March 14, one at Carlingwood and the other at the Rosemount library branch. Seven other libraries in Ottawa also offered the workshops […]

Awesome authors from Kitchissippi

The Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors youth writing contest included two winners from Kitchissippi. Fisher Park P.S.’s Sophia Carney won first place in the short story contest for youth aged 12-14 with her science fiction story. Isabella Crysler, age 11, who attends Churchill Alternative Public School, won both […]

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