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23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

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29/07/2021

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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

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05/08/2020

On Tuesday, August 4th CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, met to recommend some great vacation reads. You can find the recommended books at OPL on the list below, and listen to their discussion at the following link. 

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-92-all-in-a-day/clip/15790425-august-book-panel

 

CBC All in a Day Book Panel - August 2020by Collection_Development

Book recommendations from OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, presented monthly on CBC's All in a Day with Alan Neal.

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I noticed that the top review

I noticed that the top review for “My Dark Vanessa” on Amazon, by Courtney, only gave the novel a three-star rating and complained: “I … wonder if authors these days realize that conservatives buy books… This novel was peppered with snarky comments. ‘conservative trolls’.... ‘We laugh along with Jon Stewart, cringe when George W Bush comes on-screen’ ‘I can't believe he stole the election’ I say. ‘They all steal elections’, Mom says ‘It's just not so bad when a Democrat does it.’ Really?” Obviously, these snide remarks didn’t bother die-hard leftist Ann Archer at all, but they would bother a lot of readers. I listened to the audio segment from the other novel reviewed “Luster”, and it described the young black woman and much older white man meeting on their first date and discussing climate change and what it would be like to be burnt to a crisp in an environmental apocalypse. Yes, of course. What else would they talk about it. Has Ann Archer ever read a book by anyone who skews to the right of the political spectrum? Has she avoided Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novels on principle? Just asking.

Does Ann Archer read any novels by people who are on the right?

I noticed that the top review for “My Dark Vanessa” on Amazon, by Courtney, only gave the novel a three-star rating and complained: “I … wonder if authors these days realize that conservatives buy books… This novel was peppered with snarky comments. ‘conservative trolls’.... ‘We laugh along with Jon Stewart, cringe when George W Bush comes on-screen’ ‘I can't believe he stole the election’ I say. ‘They all steal elections’, Mom says ‘It's just not so bad when a Democrat does it.’ Really?” Obviously, these snide remarks didn’t bother die-hard leftist Ann Archer at all, but they would bother a lot of readers. I listened to the audio segment from the other novel reviewed “Luster”, and it described the young black woman and much older white man meeting on their first date and discussing climate change and what it would be like to be burnt to a crisp in an environmental apocalypse. Yes, of course. What else would they talk about it. Has Ann Archer ever read a book by anyone who skews to the right of the political spectrum? Has she avoided Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novels on principle? Just asking.