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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    15/05/2020

    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 

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    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

7 Generations by David Robertson --- Graphic Novel Series - Teen Book Review

13/04/2017

David Robertson's 7 Generations is an excellent Canadian teen graphic novel series. 

Robertson's illustrates an honest portrayal of a young Cree man learning about his family's hardship from the past in order to move forward with his own future. The first volume Stone introduces Edwin, a teen who is on fighting to overcome grief, addiction, and suicidal thoughts while beginning to learn about his ancestry. The second volume Scars follows Edwin exercising his courage by confronting his source for despair, his own father. The third volume Ends/Begins examines Edwin’s father and his personal experiences with residential schools. The final volume of this series, The Pact explores how Edwin and his father settle their past in order to begin a new journey together. Redemption and reconciliation are the foundations for both Edwin and his father in order to begin a new journey together.

A very heartfelt, touching, and powerful illustration of how a young man and his father both have to face their distresses in order to move forward in a positive direction. I give this four volume series 5 out of 5 stars! Enjoy!

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7 Generations

[Book 1], Stone
By Robertson, David
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Stone

7 Generations Series, Book 1
By Robertson, David Alexander
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7 Generations

[Book 2], Scars
By Robertson, David
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Scars

By Robertson, David
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7 Generations

[Book 3], Ends/begins
By Robertson, David
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Ends / Begins

By Robertson, David
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7 Generations

[Book 4], The Pact
By Robertson, David
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The Pact

By Robertson, David
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7 Generations

A Plains Cree Saga
By Robertson, David