Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

 

Extended curbside service at Alta Vista branch October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm

15/10/2021

The Alta Vista branch will extend curbside services at the rear door and parking lot on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm .The branch will resume regular service on Monday, October 18 at 10 am.  .  

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers

12/10/2021

Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Notice: Carlingwood Branch

14/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Closure: Centennial Branch

15/10/2021

Centennial Branch will be open from  2 pm  to 5 pm only Saturday October 16,  due to a planned Hydro Ottawa Power outage.

 

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CBC's All in a Day Book Panel

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Aug 05, 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

 

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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.