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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Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie Wins the last RBC Taylor Prize

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Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by local historian Mark Bourrie has the honour to be the last laureate of the RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction.

An engaging read about a wily adventurer (also described as a Murderer. Salesman. Pirate. Adventurer. Cannibal. Co-founder of the Hudson’s Bay Company), Radisson comes to life in Bourrie's full blown romp through 17th century North America from Quebec to New York to the Arctic.  Loyal to no one, Radisson had heaps of energy and ambition for his next adventure.    Read and celebrate Bourrie's prize-winning Bush Runner - the best of Canadian non-fiction!

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Bush Runner

The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson
By Bourrie, Mark