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OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details:

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BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

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Asian Heritage Month at the Ottawa Public Library

Apr 30 2018


Ottawa – Throughout May, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be offering a line-up of programs and events to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Enjoy and discover stories, traditions, and history from across Asia this May at OPL. Revel in arts and learning from the fascinating cultures that originated in areas extending from the Indian subcontinent to the Japanese archipelago and continue to inspire people across the globe.


In its mission to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people, OPL invites people of all ages to discover more about the legacy and diverse cultures of Asia through educational and cultural programs at OPL branches across Ottawa.


This year, the Ottawa Public Library is collaborating with Multicultural Arts for Schools and Communities (MASC) and other local partners to present various program events — with free admission — for people of all ages. Events include flower-arranging, tea ceremonies, dance workshops, and authors reading and discussing their work.


Some programs require registration online.



The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual, via our website, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it’s out there, it’s in here!