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  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background

    Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background

    Fridays, May 31, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • nanowrimo logo

    Sundays, Jun 02, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    4 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! 

  • 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.

  • English conversation group

    Wednesdays, Jun 05, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    10:15am
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • webcard for Chess Club with black Queen defeating white King

    Wednesdays, Jun 05, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Join us for open games of chess. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. 

  • Multi color language bubbles in a gray background

    Wednesdays, Jun 05, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignew notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuis pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme, inscription non requise.

  • 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.

  • Mondays, Jun 10, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

  • poster for Phantom Thread

    Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Phantom Thread s part of our Passionate For Craftin' It theme in June, wherein people get realllllllllly dedicated to their craft.. The film was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and was released in 2017. 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. 130 minutes. In English with subtitles.