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    OPL is offering a new Returns and Holds Pickup service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    Find the details of this new service here.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
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Celebrate National Indigenous History Month at the Library!


June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), and OPL invites you to celebrate and explore with us!

NIHM is a great opportunity to learn more about Indigenous cultures, history, and literature. Read, learn, or view works from our collection of books, films and music by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors and artists.
We are also featuring Indigenous authors and books on Twitter throughout the month. A blog post with a recap of the reading suggestions will be posted weekly:

Recap of Indigenous Reads - Week 1
Recap of Indigenous Reads - Week 2
Recap of Indidenous Reads - Week 3
Recap of Indigenous Reads - Week 4

We have planned the following programs to celebrate National Indigenous History Month and we hope you will join us:

One eRead Canada Campaign
You are invited to read Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont as part of the One eRead Canada campaign. Along with other libraries across Canada, Ottawa Public Library will make the eBook and eAudiobook editions of Glass Beads available with no holds or waitlists all month long.


Facebook live Discussion
Wednesday, June 12th at 8:00pm

Ottawa residents can virtually attend this year's One eRead Canada event featuring author Dawn Dumont and her latest collection of short stories, Glass Beads. This author event will be live streamed on Saskatoon Public Library's Facebook page.

Reader questions for Dawn are encouraged and can be submitted in real time throughout the live stream or beforehand by emailing Questions can also be tweeted using the hashtags #1eReadLivrelCanada #question

Indigenous Writers’ Gathering
Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00pm
Library and Archives Canada, Alfred Pellan Room (2nd floor)

Please join us for a vibrant discussion with prominent Indigenous authors. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage with the authors as well. Elder Albert Dumont will begin the evening with a prayer.
Offered in partnership with the Government of Canada and the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

1 Contrary 5 Agokwe-Nini (Documentary Film Screening)
Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm
Main branch

The film “1 Contrary 5 Agokwe-Nini” is a talk-show style documentary film hosted by the one and only ‘contrary’ Alik Beavers (aka Sharp Dopler), and features 5 Agokwe-nini guest speakers: Ashley Grenstone, Benny Michaud, Theo Paradise-Ottawa, Kole Peplinski and Carmel Whittle.
The film screening will be preceded by a reception.

Offered in partnership with Gallery 101.