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  • Coffee cups with smiley faces to invite people to come for coffee and meet people

    Wednesdays, Jul 31, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Un p’tit brin de jasette, ça vous dit ? Vous êtes invités à notre café.

    Chaque dernier mercredi du mois, de 14 h à 15 h :

    26 juin, 31 juillet, 28 août, 18 septembre (exceptionnellement), 30 octobre, 27 novembre, 18 décembre (exceptionnellement) 

    Du thé et du café seront offerts. Programme portes ouvertes.

    Succ. Gloucester nord, 2036 ch. Ogilvie

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    Feel like chatting? Come to the library for some coffee/tea and conversation.

    Every last Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 3 pm:

    June 26th, July 31, August 28, September 18 (exceptionally), October 30, November 27, December 18 (exceptionally)

    Tea and coffee will be provided. Drop-in program.

    North Gloucester Branch, 2036 Ogilvie Rd.

  • Image of planner journal with stickers and art supplies

    Wednesdays, Jul 31, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
    6:15pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Creative Planners are a great way to manage stress, time, productivity, goal tracking. Take a moment to sit down and put your brain to paper in a welcoming & creative environment. Bring your own planner, notebook, or journal of choice; we’ll provide some basic creative planner supplies. No experience required. 

    L’agenda créatif est un excellent moyen de gérer le stress, le temps, la productivité et les objectifs. Prenez le temps de vous asseoir et planifier dans un environnement accueillant et créatif. Apportez votre propre agenda, carnet de notes ou journal de votre choix ; nous vous fournirons quelques fournitures de base pour créer votre agenda dans la langue de votre choix. Aucune expérience n’est requise. 

  • Thursdays, Aug 01, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    July 4  "A World Elsewhere" by Wayne Johnston

    August 1  "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

    September 5 "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery

    October 3 "Peacekeeper's Daughter" by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allat

    November 7 "Fire Weather: the Making of the Beast" by John Vaillant

    December 5 "Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

  • Books

    Thursdays, Aug 01, 2024 - Jan 02, 2025
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Everyone is welcome to join Vernon’s book club!
    Visit with your friends and neighbours to discuss great books.

    First Thursday of the month
    6:30pm-7:30pm

    July 4 – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    August 1– Fight Night by Miriam Toews
    September 5 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    October 3 – Jennie’s Boy by Wayne Johnston
    November 7 – The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
    December 5 – Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
    January 2 (2025) – Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

    Books will be available at the Vernon branch service hub.

  • nanowrimo logo

    Saturdays, Aug 03, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    105 minutes

    Join us for the free screening of a wonderful adaptation of Judy Blume’s classic novel. It is a timeless coming-of-age story that sparkles with insightful humour while candidly exploring life’s biggest questions. Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Abby Ryder Forston form an amazing ensemble that is so enjoyable to watch.

    14A rating.

  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, Aug 07, 2024 - Sep 04, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 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 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.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:35pm
    35 minutes

    International Pride Month

    Picture This (2017) by Jari Osborne

    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.

    33 minutes - English only

  • Thursdays, Aug 08, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!