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  • photos of Brenda Chapman and Don Butler, with open book between

    Sunday Nov 12, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    The Cumberland branch of the Ottawa Public Library is pleased to present Ottawa mystery writers Brenda Chapman and Don Butler as they each read a short excerpt from their books, and answer your questions about their stories, their writing process, and their own recommended reads. 

    Brenda Chapman has authored more than 20 novels and novellas, including the lauded Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series, set mainly in Kingston, Ontario. Her latest novel, When Last Seen, is the second in her new Ottawa-based mystery series Hunter and Tate.   

    Don Butler enjoyed a long career as a reporter and senior editor at the Ottawa Citizen, but has always aspired to write fiction. His first novel, A Life of Bliss, set in Ottawa and Greece, was released in 2021. He has just finished a sequel, Norman’s Conquest, slated for release in the spring 2024.

    Following the discussion, the authors will have a selection of their books available for purchase for $20 each. Cash only.

  • Mondays, Oct 16, 2023 - Dec 18, 2023
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • virtual reality play

    Tuesday Oct 17, 2023 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • virtual reality play

    Thursday Nov 16, 2023 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • virtual reality play

    Friday Dec 15, 2023 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • virtual reality play

    Wednesday Jan 03, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)