History is about the future. Not just the past.
As Ottawa Pride is just around the corner, we, at the CCGSD, joined forces with the Ottawa Trans Library (OTL) and the Transgender Media Lab (TMP) to organize an evening that brings together our communities around our queer histories.
Join us on August 24th from 5pm to 8pm EST at the Carleton Dominion Chambers Center (355 Cooper St) for a free evening of crafts, the screening of the documentary Unarchived (2022) followed by a fireside chat with Laura Horak (TMP) and Tara Sypniewski (OTL).
🔗Register now in the link in our bio to attend!
💬ASL interpretation available and the captions will be on during the screening.
😷Masks are required for this event. Free masks will be available.
Thank you to the National Film Board (NFB) and the Carleton Film Studies department for making this screening possible.
The Ottawa Trans Joy Quilt is a project that invites invites all trans people to create a quilt square with a design that reflects our experiences of transness and trans joy. Your square can be done in any style, and all squares will become part of a community quilt that reflects what trans joy means to all of us.
Join in by making a square from your own fabric stash, or picking up a fabric package from the Ottawa Trans Library after August 30th.
Come meet other quilters and trans folks and quilt together at the Trans Library:
September 2nd, 2pm – 4pm
September 23rd, 2pm – 4pm
Join in the binding of the quilt at the Ottawa Trans Library:
October 28th, 2pm – 4pm
For more information, contact: FriendlyLocalQuiltqueers@protonmail.me
🏳️🌈 March with us at Pride! 🏳️⚧️
We’re excited to invite you to march with us at Ottawa’s 2023 Capital Pride Parade, taking place August 27th from 1:00PM to 3:30PM at Nicholas and Laurier St.!
All are welcome!
If you wish to join us, please register beforehand between August 2nd and 16th. Registration can be found through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3IXB5tffadH9-928KcIIjSG30RfibOZwkAniiLkJsCo7Kww/viewform
More information about the march will be provided upon registration. Hope to see you there! 🌟
NOTE: If you are under the age of 18, you will need a guardian to accompany you if you wish to march.
We are excited to be hosting the Zine Making Workshop in collaboration with Ottawa Dyke March 2023 this Saturday, July 22nd from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.. This is a Pay What You Can, Drop-in style event in support of Ottawa Dyke March and Ottawa Trans Library!
Some supplies such as markers, paper, and old magazines will be provided, but you are also encouraged to bring your own materials to work with. Be creative!
This will be a masked event, and we highly encourage all participants to wear masks for the health and safety of everyone. There will be masks available at the door for those who do not have one.
While we are able to provide a ramp at the entrance upon request, our washroom is unfortunately small and not accessible. Nearby businesses such as Yakko Takko (1082 Somerset W), and Tooth and Nail Brewing Company (3 Irving Avenue) will be open during the event, and both have wheelchair accessible bathrooms. If you have any specific accommodation requests, feel free to reach out!
For more detailed information about this event, check out this post from @ottawadykemarch 2023: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cupd3ytgPg1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
We hope to see you there! 🌸
Join us for an ongoing Trans & Nonbinary D&D/Tabletop RPG game every other week on Sundays from 2-5pm, located at the Ottawa Trans Library. Advanced registration required; sign up by July 15 to reserve your spot. Visit https://forms.gle/3tUzb2TCtnzftMxk8 to learn more.
Hi all! We’re excited to announce our first official OTL merch! Come to our library and check out our new bookmarks and postcards🤩 Bookmarks are $2, and postcards are $4 each. All the proceeds will go to the library and help us to create a safe community space for all trans, non-binary and other gender non-conforming folks☺️
Sundays biweekly, 2-5pm, starting from July 2nd
To register: email@example.com
Are you a trans person who wants to learn knitting? Want to meet other trans folks who are interested in knitting or crocheting? Come join us for the Trans Knitting & Crochet Group! Beginners welcome. Bring your own supplies, but extra supplies are available. Registration required.
The Ottawa Trans Library will be CLOSED on July 1st.
We’re happy to promote the Trans and Non-Binary Joy Mini-Filmfest hosted by DIgi60!
From their post:
On Thursday June 29th, join us to Celebrate Trans and Non-Binary Joy in an evening of community, connection, and film! We’ll start the evening with an introductory improv workshop led by Franky Agueci and Velvet Wells, followed by a mini-film-fest and panel discussion celebrating local trans and non-binary storytelling, and ending with a raffle of amazing gifts from the community. Location is the LabO Theatre, 60 Waller Street Ottawa and tickets are by donation to support the Ottawa Trans Library.
6:00 – 7:15 Improv Sampler Workshop for Trans and Non-Binary Creatives (for trans and non-binary individuals only)
7:00 pm – Doors open at LabO, snacks available outside the theatre
7:30 – 9:00 pm Film screening, panel talk, raffle!
Hey all! We are so excited to announce that we are looking for volunteers! We are specifically looking for people who are interested in graphic design, helping out with our social media accounts/general communications, planning events, hosting events, and catalog acquisitions; but we’re open to a wide range of volunteers for all sorts of things. No experience needed + we have a lot tasks that can be done remotely so you don’t even need to be local to Ottawa. If you’re over 18 and volunteering at the library is something you’d like to do, we want to hear from you!
Follow the link to the volunteer application and tell us about yourself! 💕🏳️⚧️