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  • 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.

  • Monday Nov 18, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Members of the Blackburn Hamlet Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All welcome!

    Drop in.

    Nov 18, 2024         Radicalized                              by Cory Doctorow

    Dec.16, 2024         All Together Now                    by Alan Doyle

    Jan 20, 2025         Yiddish for Pirates                   by Gary Barwin

    Feb 10, 2025*       The Lonely Hearts Hotel         by Heather O'Neil

    Mar 17 2025         Hench                                        by Natalie Zina Walschots

    Apr 14, 2025*         Jonny Appleseed                      by Joshua Whitehead

    May 12,2025*         All the light we Cannot see      by Anthony Doerr

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

    Saturday Nov 23, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Alanis King, originally from Manitoulin Island, Wikwemikong, shares the stories of the Anishnaabe (Algonquin) people through her personal lens as an Indigenous person.

    Blending stories from pre and post-contact, exploring the roles of the Ottawa River and its islands, traditional gathering areas, trade, archaeological digs, legends and landmarks right here in our city, Alanis offers a unique worldview on Ottawa history.

  • 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.

  • Monday Dec 16, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Members of the Blackburn Hamlet Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All welcome!

    Drop in.

    Dec.16, 2024         All Together Now                    by Alan Doyle

    Jan 20, 2025         Yiddish for Pirates                   by Gary Barwin

    Feb 10, 2025*       The Lonely Hearts Hotel         by Heather O'Neil

    Mar 17 2025         Hench                                        by Natalie Zina Walschots

    Apr 14, 2025*        Jonny Appleseed                      by Joshua Whitehead

    May 12,2025*         All the light we Cannot see      by Anthony Doerr

  • 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.

  • Monday Jan 20, 2025 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Members of the Blackburn Hamlet Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All welcome!

    Drop in.

    Jan 20, 2025         Yiddish for Pirates                   by Gary Barwin

    Feb 10, 2025*       The Lonely Hearts Hotel         by Heather O'Neil

    Mar 17 2025         Hench                                        by Natalie Zina Walschots

    Apr 14, 2025*         Jonny Appleseed                      by Joshua Whitehead

    May 12,2025*         All the light we Cannot see      by Anthony Doerr

  • poster for New York Ninja

    Wednesday Feb 05, 2025 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of New York Ninja (2021).

    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.

  • Monday Feb 10, 2025 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Members of the Blackburn Hamlet Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All welcome!

    Drop in.

    Feb 10, 2025*       The Lonely Hearts Hotel         by Heather O'Neil

    Mar 17 2025         Hench                                        by Natalie Zina Walschots

    Apr 14, 2025*         Jonny Appleseed                      by Joshua Whitehead

    May 12,2025*         All the light we Cannot see      by Anthony Doerr

  • poster for The Return of Captain Invincible

    Wednesday Mar 05, 2025 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of The Return of Captain Invincible (1983).

    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.