Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

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à la carte: Jan Wong and Jackie Kai Ellis in conversation with Hattie Klotz

a la carte logo with pictures of two authors

The Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada, and the Ottawa International Writers Festival invite you to an evening of great food and great conversation with Jan Wong, Jackie Kai Ellis and Hattie Klotz.

During this event, authors Jan Wong and Jackie Kai Ellis will share a selection from their books, Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China and The Measure of My Powers: A Memoir of Food, Misery, and Paris. They will then talk about food, family, and culture with Hattie Klotz, an Ottawa-based writer, journalist, gourmet, gardener and avid cook. Ms. Wong and Ms. Kai Ellis will take a few questions from the audience and will sign copies of their books.

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This event is part of à la carte, the Ottawa Public Library’s food literacy project and is funded by the Government of Ontario.