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  • poster for Nightcrawler

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Nightcrawler as part of our Passionate For Craftin' It theme in June, wherein people get realllllllllly dedicated to their craft. The film was directed by Dan Gilroy and was released in 2014. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 117 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • Rainbow Storytime / Heure du conte arc-en-ciel

    Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 10:15am
    45 minutes

    Join us for a heartwarming Pride-themed family story time that celebrates love, acceptance, and diversity! Our enchanting stories will take children and their families on a joyful journey through tales that highlight the beauty of different identities and relationships, to explore themes of kindness, understanding, and the importance of embracing who we are. Let's come together to share the magic of stories that inspire us to be proud of who we are and to spread the message of love in all its vibrant forms. 

  • Book Banter

    Wednesdays, Jun 05, 2024 - Jun 04, 2025
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    January session will be held January 8th. 

    September 2024 - June 2025 Selections

    September 4th :
    Truth Be Told by Beverley McLachlin

    October 2nd:
    After Lives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    November 6th:
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    December 4th:
    The Adversary by Michael Crummey

    January 8th:
    What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

    February 5th:
    Erebus by Michael Palin

    March 5th:
    The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    April 2nd :
    Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

    May 7th:
    The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    June 4th:
    The Future by Catherine Leroux

    September 2023 - June 2024 Selections

    SEPT 6
    The Splendid and The Vile - Erik Larson

    OCT 4
    Rules of Civility - Amor Towles

    NOV 1
    The Company We Keep - Frances Itani

    DEC 6
    The Island of Missing Trees - Elif Shafak

    Jan 3
    Fight Night - Miriam Toews

    FEB 7
    The Lincoln Highway - Amor Towles

    MARCH 6
    The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

    APRIL 3
    Permanent Astonishment - Tomson Highway

    MAY 1
    The Searcher - Tana French

    JUNE 5
    The Girl in His Shadow - Audrey Blake

     

  • resume banner

    Wednesdays, Jun 05, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    5:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Seeking employment?  Attend our Resume Workshop where the following topics will be covered: 

    •Resume & Cover Letter Writing

    •Interview Preparation (Hard & Soft Skills)

    •Job Fair Skills & Networking

    *Structured workshop via zoom with in person support. 

    Presented by CCI through the Community and Employment Connections Department.

     

  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, Jun 05, 2024 - Sep 04, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books—without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading, just reading in companionable silence!

    Each Silent Book Club will start with a short intro, where everyone gets to share what they are reading. Then there's silent reading hour!  No pressure, no homework questions, just quiet social time with other people who love to read.

    Drop-in program.

  • poster for Mac and Me

    Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Mac and Me (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.

  • Thursdays, Jun 06, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    The St. Laurent Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. ​

    All are welcome.​

    Upcoming dates and books:

    • Thursday, September 28th, 10am to 12pm - A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
    • Thursday, October 26th, 10am to 12pn - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Thursday, November 30th, 10am to 12pm - Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Thursday, January 25th, 10am to 12pm - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    • Thursday, February 29th, 10am to 12pm - Klara in the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Thursday, March 28th, 10am to 12pm - All Things Consoled by Elisabeth Hay
    • Thursday, April 25th, 10am to 12pm - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gamus
    • Thursday, June 6, 10am to 12pm - The Covenant of Water by Abraham Varghese
    • Thursday, June 27th, 10am to 12pm - Selection of titles for fall 2024
  • Thursdays, Jun 06, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Join us at yarn club!

    Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, rug hookers – all are welcome to socialize with fellow yarn crafters and work on their latest project.

    Drop-in program.

  • Thursdays, Jun 06, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    An open house for persons with dementia, their care partners, and families.

    Fun and stimulating mental activities are planned to enhance the social interactions and the connections that are built within the group. Light snacks and warm drinks are served alongside items that aim to spark conversations and reminiscing.

    First Thursday of each month (starts in May 2023). 1-3pm.

  • Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. First Thursday of every month. New members welcome.