UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Mar. 8


Starting Monday, March 8:

  • 28 of our 31 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Bleeding artfully at the Manotick Branch (with no casualties)

Zentangle and Bleeding tissue art

Here's a riddle for readers: how do you bleed on artwork and avoid the paramedics or even the first aid responders?  Simple: when the 'blood' is actually dye seeping from wet, coloured tissue paper applied to a drawing.  And that's what participants did at the Manotick Branch Library on a Tuesday afternoon [March 26th].  There were budding and experienced artists present who were trying their hand at producing a combination art piece.  First they created a zentangle drawing using markers, then strips of coloured tissue paper were placed over the drawing and dampened to release the colour in the tissues.  After a while, the dye from the tissue strips seeped, or bled into the drawing, leaving a kaleidoscope pattern of bright colours.  Everybody had a wonderful time, including Alison, their instructor and Supervisor of the Manotick and north Gower Branch Libraries.

Zentangle and Bleeding Tissue art at Manotick

If you missed the program and would like to get involved, there is a possibility that a similar program would be available in the future.  Stay tuned!