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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)

  • Rainbow-striped banner with OPL logo and NFB logo

    Thursday Aug 22, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    In this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, the film features Spoon crooning about their queer and musical coming of age. Interviews, performances and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician.

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    Le long métrage documentaire musical de Chelsea McMullan nous invite à une odyssée poétique à travers champs. Ce portrait intimiste du chanteur transgenre Rae Spoon est aussi poignant et introspectif que les chansons du célèbre artiste. S’exécutant tantôt dans des mises en scène recherchées, tantôt dans de simples haltes routières, le chansonnier se raconte devant les paysages grandioses des Prairies. Le tout compose un portrait indélébile d’un artiste canadien inimitable.

    1 h 16 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Amir. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Ages 13-18. 

  • Tuesday Sep 24, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Attend the second workshop of our "Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library (OWSL) Presents..." series.
    During this workshop, we will discuss different types of pollinators/wildlife and how they have evolved with native plants to be their pollination and distribution systems. We will also examine factors to be considered when choosing plants for your personal garden, ensuring plant selection for the conditions you have.

    Examples of simple plans/combinations will be provided. 

    Materials will be available for clients to sketch out plans for their yard.

    Date: Tuesday, September 24 from 6 pm - 7 pm.

    *Clients are encouraged to register for this event as space is limited.

  • Tuesday Oct 01, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Attend the third workshop of our "Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library (OWSL) Presents..." series.
    During this workshop, you will learn how to sow your native seeds on your own. 

    Date: Tuesday, October 1 from 6 pm to 7 pm

    *Clients are encouraged to register for this event as space is limited.