UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 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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Buddhaland Brooklyn


Imagine being an 11 year old Japanese boy who is chosen to live in a Buddhist temple away from his family. Now imagine there is a fire in which the rest of his family perishes. Years pass while the boy grows into a man and a devout Buddhist priest finding solace in his faith and solitude in the countryside of Japan.  Then he is chosen to oversee the construction of a temple in New York City, a place where he finds the people rude and the city loud and overwhelming.  Join Reverend Oda on this journey to enlightenment where  none seems possible. 

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Buddhaland Brooklyn

A Novel
By Morais, Richard C.