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  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and controllers

    Wednesday Aug 21, 2024 at 1:30pm
    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.

    How it works: drop in during the session and write your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve a 10-minute time-slot (no sign-ups ahead of time)

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

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

  • Wednesday Aug 28, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join other readers and share your favourite reads of the Summer.  A great opportunity to get reading recommendations from other book lovers. 

    August 28th 

    1 - 2 pm

  • poster for Gamera vs. Guiron

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

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Gamera vs. Guiron (1969).

    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.

  • Picture of an open book

    Monday Sep 09, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "White Ivy" by Susie Yang.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.

  • Monday Sep 30, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think!

     No registration required.

    All are welcome!

  • poster for The Bat

    Wednesday Oct 02, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of The Bat (1959).

    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.

  • Picture of an open book

    Monday Oct 21, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "Permanent Astonishment" by Thomson Highway.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.

  • poster for Escape from L.A.

    Wednesday Nov 06, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Escape from L.A. (1996).

    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 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.