This summer, Diefenbunker staff are training spies all around the Ottawa area!

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Bunker Kids!, Education, Local Community, Public Programs
Making & Breaking Codes

Making & Breaking Codes

The Diefenbunker has launched its first library outreach program. Our Guides are heading out to a new Ottawa Public Library every week to deliver a free one-hour bilingual workshop called:

Making and Breaking Codes/
Les Codes Secret

Our first stop was the Centennial Branch in Bells Corners, where our Guide Lindsey taught 14 future spies to use a cipher wheel and make their very own codes.
Each child wrote their name out in the unique codes they had designed.

Each child wrote their name out in the unique codes they had designed.

The second week took us to the Emerald Plaza Branch on Merivale. We had a big group of 17 kids for that! Our Guide Elizabeth was impressed by their focus as they wrote out their codes for her.

Kids concentrating at the Diefenbunker Library Program

Kids concentrating on breaking codes at the Diefenbunker Library Program

Outreach programs like this are a great way for the Diefenbunker to reach out to families who haven’t had the chance to visit us yet, and to teach kids all around Ottawa about the Cold War.

Spies-in-training learn how to use a cipher wheel.

Join us at a library near you!

You can register in advance on the Ottawa Public Library’s Website.

Wednesday July 18 @ 2pm
Rideau branch, 377 Rideau Street

Wednesday July 25 @ 2pm
Rosemount branch, 18 Rosemount

Wednesday August 1 @ 2pm
Greenboro branch, 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive

Wednesday August 8  @ 2pm
Stittsville branch, 1637 Stittsville Main

Wednesday August 15 @ 2pm
Carp branch, 3911 Carp Road

Tuesday August 21 2pm
Ruth E. Dickinson branch, 100 Malvern Drive

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