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Bilingual Family Storytime

The perfect intro to French! Awesome stories and songs for everyone.

Heure du conte en famille
Le meilleur moyen d’apprendre en ayant du plaisir grâce à de superbes histoires et chansons pour tous!

January 18 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
February 1 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
February 29 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
March 14 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
March 28 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
April 25 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
May 9 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
May 23 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
February 6 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
March 5 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
April 2 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
May 7 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Bilingual Play: Goldilocks and the Three Canadian Bears

Little Red Theatre presents Goldilocks and the Three Canadian Bears! Bilingual play in English and French. Q&A with the performers to follow. Suitable for ages 4-8.
From Little Red Theatre: Goldilocks and the Three Canadian Bears – “The tale of Goldilocks is about the surprising discoveries that curiosity brings. The strikingly simple plot lines and rich fairy tale flavour allows us to create a colourful pallet of folk music from the Ottawa Valley with a contemporary script combined with some very silly and witty kid storytelling. Welcome to the world of a confused narrator, a perky girl and three cute, environmentally concerned Canadian bears. Goldilock’s curiosity never fails to charm! De Little Red Theatre : Boucles d’or et les trois ours canadiens – « Le conte de Boucles d’or est un conte simple mais riche en thèmes. Il décrit les périples derrière la quête du savoir, elle-même alimentée par une curiosité débordante. Ce récit a une saveur de conte de fées et nous permet de créer une palette colorée de musique folk provenant de la vallée d'Ottawa avec un son contemporain. La pièce combine de l’humour satirique pour enfants avec un narrateur désorienté qui nous guide à travers cette histoire et trois oursons mignons et respectueux de l'environnement. Boucles d’or ne manque jamais de nous charmer! »

March 17 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Bilingual Puppet Show

Bilingual fun for the little ones! Come enjoy plays in both French and English.

March 18 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Bilingual Robot Workshop

Work together to build and code a robot. Have fun navigating robots through obstacle courses and completing different challenges. STEAM-based robot fun in English and French! Ages 8-12.
This program is designed to offer a STEAM-based activity with French language components included. Have fun with robots and engaging with the French language at the same time! Ce programme est conçu pour offrir une activité de STEAM avec des éléments de la langue française inclus. Amusez-vous avec les robots et utilisez le français au même temps !

March 16 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Club Franco for Homeschoolers

It's French club for homeschoolers! Join us for arts and science bilingual activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 6-12. Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaires francophones. Pour 6-12 ans.

December 17 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
January 14 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
January 28 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
February 11 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
February 25 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
March 10 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
March 24 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
April 7 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
April 21 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
May 5 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

French Family Movie

Best way to learn French? Movies! Come enjoy a movie in French with English subtitles so no one is left behind!

Film en français
La meilleure façon d’apprendre le français? Des films! Projections en français avec des sous-titres en anglais pour que tous en profite!

January 18 2:00 PM
February 15 2:00 PM

French Meetup

Practice your French in good company with a new theme every month!
Cercle de discussion Venez pratiquer votre français en bonne compagnie avec un nouveau thème tous les mois!

Dec 18 - Livres préférés | Favourite books
Jan 29 - Sports | Sports
Feb 26 - Télévision | Television
December 18 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
January 29 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
February 26 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
March 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
April 29 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
May 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fun With French

Parlez vous français? Practice French with stories and activities led by French speaking volunteers from our community. For ages 7 and up.

Except Dec 26 and Jan 2
December 5, 2019 to February 27, 2020
Thursdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 5, 2020 to May 14, 2020
Thursdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
January 8, 2020 to February 26, 2020
Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
December 4, 2019 to December 11, 2019
Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Wednesdays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Starts Jan 6
January 6, 2020 to February 24, 2020
Mondays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 2, 2020 to May 25, 2020
Mondays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Homework Help for French

Get help with French reading, writing and oral communication. Ages 7-12. Please pre-register at the Service Desk in-person, or by calling and asking for Homework Help registration. Please note that due to demand customers can register their children for only one session per week, in English OR French. Customers will need a separate library card for each child being registered.

Registration dates are as follows:

Ansley Grove: Thursday December 5th, 10:00 AM
Civic Centre Resource Library: Monday, December 9th, 9:00 AM
Bathurst Clark Resource Library: Tuesday, December 17th, 9:00 AM



January 15, 2020 to February 12, 2020
Wednesdays 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
February 26 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020

Let’s Go to the (French) Movies

Great French movies with English subtitles for all to enjoy.
De superbes films en français avec sous-titres anglais pour le plaisir de tous.

January 15 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
February 12 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
March 4 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
April 15 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
May 13 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Play Together/Jouons ensemble

• Enjoy learning French together with different games and fun activities. For children of all ages and their families. Just drop in!
This program is designed to offer a fun introduction to the French language for interested families. Learn and play together in a bilingual environment, and discover the different French services and resources that the library has to offer. Ce programme est conçu pour offrir aux familles une introduction amusante à la langue française. Apprenez et jouez ensemble dans un environnement bilingue et découvrez les services et ressources en français de la bibliothèque.

January 18 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
February 15 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
March 28 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
April 25 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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PressReader

PressReader provides access to full-content newspapers, including French publications such as Le Devoir, Le Journal de Montréal, Le Figaro (newspaper and magazine) and Libération. Newspapers are often available before they hit the newsstands in their respective countries and archived issues are kept for up to two weeks.

Use the PressReader app!

Requirements: Download 5 free newspapers daily over the library's WiFi, then read them offline, anywhere you like.
Note: The Globe and Mail is only accessible from using the PressReader app in the library

PressReader offre l’accès à des journaux complets, incluant les publications francophones Le Devoir, Le Journal de Montréal, Le Figaro (journal et magazine) et Libération, parmi d’autres. Les journaux sont souvent disponibles avant qu’ils soient aux kiosques et les numéros archivés sont disponibles pour deux semaines.

Utilisez l’appli de PressReader !

Prérequis : Téléchargez 5 journaux gratuits chaque jour sur le WiFi de la bibliothèque. Ensuite, lisez-les hors ligne n’importe où.
Notez bien : The Globe and Mail est seulement disponible en utilisant l’application de PressReader dans la bibliothèque.


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Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service that offers over 30,000 critically acclaimed films, including French films. Your library card will get you started watching on your computer or mobile device.

Kanopy est un service de streaming qui offre plus de 30,000 films, incluant des films en français. Utilisez votre carte de bibliothèque pour vous inscrire au service et commencez à regarder des films sur votre ordinateur ou appareil mobile.


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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library offers an online collection of eBooks in French for kids! The books are animated and include word-highlighted narration. You can also play different games and puzzles in French.

TumbleBiblio offre une collection en ligne de livres numériques pour les enfants ! Les livres sont animés et ils incluent de la narration avec des mots soulignés. De différents jeux et puzzles sont aussi disponibles.