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  • Thursday Nov 07, 2024 at 10:00am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 10:30am

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

    Saturday Nov 23, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Alanis King, originally from Manitoulin Island, Wikwemikong, shares the stories of the Anishnaabe (Algonquin) people through her personal lens as an Indigenous person.

    Blending stories from pre and post-contact, exploring the roles of the Ottawa River and its islands, traditional gathering areas, trade, archaeological digs, legends and landmarks right here in our city, Alanis offers a unique worldview on Ottawa history.

  • poster for Chopping Mall

    Wednesday Dec 04, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Chopping Mall (1988).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • poster for Barbarella

    Wednesday Jan 08, 2025 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Barbarella (1968).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • poster for New York Ninja

    Wednesday Feb 05, 2025 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of New York Ninja (2021).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • poster for The Return of Captain Invincible

    Wednesday Mar 05, 2025 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of The Return of Captain Invincible (1983).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • poster for Phenomena (Creepers Cut)

    Wednesday Apr 02, 2025 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Phenomena (Creepers Cut) (1985).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.