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  • Rocket Science

    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Venez célébrer la fin de l'été avec la succursale de Gloucester nord ! Nous aurons des jeux et des activités pour toutes la famille !

    Come celebrate the end of summer with the North Gloucester branch! We'll have all types of games and activities for the whole family !

  • Saturday Aug 24, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Create and build with Lego® with us every Saturday this summer! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12.

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® tous les samedis cette été! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 12 ans.

  • 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

  • Wednesdays, Sep 04, 2024 - Jun 04, 2025
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!


    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    January 2025 session will be held January 8th. 

    September 2024 - June 2025 Selections

    September 4th :
    Truth Be Told by Beverley McLachlin

    October 2nd:
    After Lives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    November 6th:
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    December 4th:
    The Adversary by Michael Crummey

    January 8th:
    What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

    February 5th:
    Erebus by Michael Palin

    March 5th:
    The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    April 2nd :
    Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

    May 7th:
    The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    June 4th:
    The Future by Catherine Leroux


  • poster for Gamera vs. Guiron

    Wednesday Sep 04, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Gamera vs. Guiron (1969).

    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.

  • Picture of an open book

    Monday Sep 09, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "White Ivy" by Susie Yang.

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

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

    Vous voulez appuyer votre enfant dans la découverte de son amour pour la lecture?  Cet atelier est destiné aux parents d'enfants de la 1ère à la 3e année.  Nos experts en matière de littératie vous présenterons des stratégies de lecture, des trucs pour aider la motivation, les ressources disponibles à la BPO et répondrons à vos questions.  

    Soyez des nôtres!

    Inscription requise.

  • Hand surrounded by various bills and coins

    Wednesdays, Sep 25, 2024 - Nov 27, 2024
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    See Stephanie

    September 25th - Cash management: making the most of your retirement

    October 30th - Financial Abuse: protecting your money and yourself

    November 27th - Fraud Prevention: Know the signs, empower yourself

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Saturdays, Sep 28, 2024 - Nov 23, 2024
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Followed by 30 minutes of "stay and play" for those who would like to linger and socialize. Drop-in program. One Saturday a month. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Cela sera suivi de stations de jeux pour ceux qui veulent rester socialiser après le programme pour un 30 minutes additionnel. Portes ouvertes. Un samedi par mois.

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

    Saturday Sep 28, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    In 1924, "les allumetières" (match workers) of E.B. Eddy staged the first trike by women workers in Québec history. Three decades earlier, in 1891, 2,500 unionized sawmill workers had walked out in the largest strike-to-date in Canadian history. 

    Join Brian McDougall, adjunct professor from Carleton History and guide with Peoples’ History Walking Tours, to hear about these strikes and other important labour landmarks that took place in the Chaudière District. 

    Presented in partnership with The Workers' History Museum.