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  • NFB logo

    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

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and controllers

    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 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.

    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)

  • Books

    Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "The It Girl" by Ruth Ware.

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

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursday Aug 15, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for our discussion on Cara Black. All are welcome!

  • children looking at an Indigenous artifact

    Mondays, Aug 19, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Come discover the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) objects in our History Box! The box contains 25 Canadian historical objects from the Canadian Museum of History’s signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, that will help you delve into Canada’s past. The objects represent various eras in Canadian history, from Pre-Contact all the way up to present day! 

    Drop in to view the exhibit! 

    Venez découvrir les objets fascinants (et parfois mystérieux) de notre Boîte à histoires ! La boîte contient 25 objets historiques canadiens provenant de l’exposition phare du Musée canadien de l’histoire, La Salle de l’Histoire Canadienne, qui vous fera plonger dans le passé du Canada. Ces objets représentent des diverses ères de l'histoire canadienne, à partir de l'époque pré-européenne à nos jours!

    Visitez l'exposition! Programme portes ouvertes.

  • Monday Aug 19, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

    In the new feature documentary Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record.

    Local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes. These different collections tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition.

    Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it.

    Hayley Gray, Elad Tzadok
    2022 | 1 h 24 m | Documentary | English with French sub-titles

  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Aug 19, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    June Title: Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

    June's book club meeting will be a walking tour around Old Ottawa South! This 2 km walk is wheelchair accessible and will start and finish at the Sunnyside Branch. 

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • 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)

  • Pride logo, NFB logo, & pictures of people

    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner

    In the new feature documentary Unarchived, co-directors Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok highlight community archives across British Columbia to reveal some of what has been erased from the official record. 

    Local knowledge keepers are hand-fashioning a more inclusive history through family photos, newspaper articles and scratchy old VHS tapes. These different collections tell stories of people building connection through work, play, protest, family and tradition. 

    Through a collage of personal interviews, archival footage and deeply rooted memories, the past, present and future come together, fighting for a space where everyone is seen and everyone belongs. History is what we all make of it. 

    2022. English with French subtitles, 84 minutes.

    Film is courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. 

  • 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