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  • poster for Red Rocket

    Tuesday Apr 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for our red selection for the Month of Colors with a free screening of Red Rocket. The film was directed by Sean Baker and was released in 2021. 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. 128 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 30, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Meet new people and share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome!

    Drop-in every last Tuesday of the month between 6:30-7:30pm. 

    January 30th, February 27th, March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, and June 25th. 

    Books are available at the Metcalfe branch service hub. 

  • Book Banter

    Wednesdays, May 01, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    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

     

  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, May 01, 2024 - Jun 05, 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.

  • Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

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

  • Book Banter

    Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 11 : Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner (Note the date change)

    February 1: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

    March 7: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    April 4: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    May 2: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

    June 6: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • Books

    Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 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.

    January 4 "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

    February 1 "Lady Tan's Circle" by Lisa See 

    March 7 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister 

    April 4 "Talking to Canadians" by Rick Mercer

    May 2 "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

    June 6 "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger 

  • Vernon Book Club

    Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 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

    January 4th, February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd & June 6th

    6:30pm-7:30pm

    JanuaryHaven by Emma Donoghue

    FebruaryDaisy Darker by Alice Feeney

    MarchAll You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

    April - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

    MayBetween Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

    Books will be available at the Vernon branch service hub.

  • Fridays, May 03, 2024 - Jun 07, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere at the Hazeldean Library.  Join us for discussion on the first Friday of every month.

    NOVEMBER 10, 2023

    “Atonement” by Ian McEwan (Fiction)

    DECEMBER 1, 2023

    “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”by Daniel Pink (Non-Fiction)

    NO MEETING IN JANUARY

    FEBRUARY 2, 2024

    “Washington Black” by Esi Erdugan (Canadian-Fiction)

    MARCH 1, 2024

    “Five Little Indians” by Michelle Good (Canadian-Fiction)

    APRIL 5, 2024

    “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles (Fiction)

    MAY 3, 2024

    “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett (Fiction)

    June 7, 2024

    “Full Disclosure” by Beverley McLachlin (Canadian-Mystery)

  • May the 4th Be With You

    Saturday May 04, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    May the 4th Be With You...

    As we inspire learning, spark curiosity and connect people in this fun, free morning of information and demonstrations showcasing robotics design innovation from our own community.

    Learn about advances in robotics, smart mobility, and other next-gen technology from researchers, industry specialists, and local students. Check out STEM resources offered at the Library, and see OPL’s very own electric powered BiblioBike.

    In collaboration with Area X.O operated by Invest Ottawa, InDro Robotics, Algonquin College Robotics and Automation Program, and local school robotics clubs.

    Logo for AreaX

    Logo for Indro Robotics

    Logo for Algongquin College