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  • Two astronauts are in space, while an alien lifts weights shaped like books.

    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Embark on a space adventure. Drop-in program. Ages 7-9. We will be playing a life-size game. Can you figure out who the saboteur is before a spaceship accident takes you out?

    Pars à la découverte de l’espace. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 7 à 9 ans. Nous allons jouer à un jeu géant. Pouvez-vous savoir qui est le saboteur avant qu’un accident de vaisseau spatial ne vous élimine?

  • Colourful banner featuring various characters from Japanese anime. Title text anime written in pink and yellow.

    Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    5:30pm
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Love anime and manga? Hangout with us to discover new favourites and geek out with fellow enthusiasts. We watch anime, eat snacks, and craft. Drop in program. Ages 13-18.

    Afternoon and evening sessions:

    • Evening of the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
    • Afternoon of the 3rd Tuesday.

    New themes each month!

  • Three illustrated children and a robot read or listen to books in different formats.

    Thursday Jul 11, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you? Drop-in program. Ages 7-9.
    We will be creating a beautiful, unique piece of celestial art. Come dressed for a messy craft.

    Qui sait où tes créations te mèneront? Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 7 à 9 ans.
    Nous créerons une œuvre d'art célestin unique et magnifique. Venez habillés pour un bricolage salissant.

  • An illustrated adult reads to a child. To the side, two aliens read on a planet.

    Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Explore space rocks, goo and other icky stuff. Drop-in program. Ages 4-6. We will be sharing stories and making some out-of-this-world crafts.

    Viens découvrir des roches venues d’espace, de la matière gluante et d’autres trucs dégueu. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 6 ans. Nous partagerons des histoires et ferons des bricos hors de ce monde.

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 4:00pm
    35 minutes

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    Jari Osborne | 2017 | 33 min

    This work deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Three illustrated children and a robot read or listen to books in different formats.

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Take a step into the unknown...what will you discover? Drop-in program. Ages 10+ (teens welcome!). We will be making blackout poetry and fanzines! Come give old book pages new life by using them as canvases to illustrate your own poems or short stories. Alternatively, remix characters and worlds you already know and love into new stories, using drawing and collage techniques to make your own fan comicbook or fanfic booklet. End the activity by making photocopies of your work to swap with other participants or share with friends (up to 5 free photocopies per participant).

    Pars à la découverte de l’inconnu… Quelles découvertes t’attendent? Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 10 ans et plus (ados inclus!). Nous allons créer de la poésie par soustraction (blackout poetry) et des fanzines! Venez donner nouvelle vie à des pages de vieux livres en les transformant en toile pour vos propres poèmes ou histoires courtes illustrées. Ou bien remixez des histoires et personnages que vous aimez déjà dans de nouvelles histoires, en utilisant des techniques de dessin et de collage pour créer votre propre bande-dessinée ou livret de fanfic. À la fin de l’activité, chaque participant aura l’opportunité de faire des photocopies de son œuvre pour l’échanger avec les autres participants ou la partager avec des amis (maximum de 5 photocopies gratuites par participant).

  • Cute alien reading a map

    Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Grab your gravity boots and catch that star! Drop-in program. Ages 7-9. We will be setting out on an interstellar adventure where YOU decide what happens next. Will your ship make it to your new home?

  • Cute alien reading a map

    Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    What would life look like on other worlds? Drop-in program. Ages 10+. We will be exploring a new world in a life-size game of interstellar Cryptid

    À quoi ressemblerait la vie sur une autre planète? Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 10 ans et plus. Nous allons explorez une planète étrange dans un jeu géant de Cryptid interstellaire.

  • An illustrated adult reads to a child. To the side, two aliens read on a planet.

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship. Drop-in program. Ages 4-6. We will be sharing stories, singing songs, and helping our friend Cubetto get to his interstellar destination.

    Grimpe à bord de mon vaisseau spatial. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 6 ans. Nous partagerons des histoires, chanterons des chansons et aiderons notre ami Cubetto à atteindre sa destination interstellaire.

    A blocky coding toy decorated as a rocket ship sits beside its controller on a space-themed mat.

  • poster for Stunt Rock

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Stunt Rock (1978).

    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.