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Un programme pour les jeunes de 13 à 18 ans.


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Wednesday Oct 21, 2020 at 4:00pm / until Dec 16, 2020

Online on OPL's YouTube from October 5th through October 29th


Enjoy an animated comic by Ottawa’s Company of Fools entitled Love From Afar. This...

Various dates and times.

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Monday Nov 2, 2020 at 7:30pm

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Joins toi à l'auteur Simon Boulerice pour un atelier d'écriture sensorielle! En sa compagnie, tu écriras en t'inspirant d'un souvenir, nourri des deux sens qu'on...

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Tuesday Nov 3, 2020 at 7:30pm

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Who better to lead us through the balancing act of storytelling that compels us to keep turning pages with characters that come vividly to life...


Monday Nov 16, 2020 at 7:30pm

Join Ottawa Film Office Commissioner Bruce Harvey for an overview of our city’s cinematic past, and to learn where the current film industry is heading.


Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 at 7:00pm

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“A brilliantly poetic take on one of the most defining moments in Black American history.” —Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Grown and Monday’s Not Coming...


Monday Nov 23, 2020 at 7:30pm

Hundreds of locals work in Ottawa’s film and television industry on a range of productions, from Canadian TV series to multimillion-dollar feature films – and...


Wednesday Nov 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Ellen Chang-Richardson hosts a discussion and workshop with Lindsay Wong! We will talk about her first YA novel, My Summer of Love and Misfortune...


Monday Nov 30, 2020 at 7:30pm