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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June

    29/05/2020

    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Colson Whitehead wins the 2020 Pulitzer for The Nickel Boys

08/05/2020

The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead’s second Pulitzer Prize for fiction: “A spare and devastating exploration of abuse at a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida that is ultimately a powerful tale of human perseverance, dignity and redemption”. Whitehead won for Underground Railroad in 2017, a rare achievement and honour to win the prestigious prize twice.

Other 2020 Pulitzer winners are Sweet Taste of Liberty: a True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel for the history category, and Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser for biography.  The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin won for general nonfiction.  For a complete list of winners see the Pulitzer website:

https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2020

 

Image: The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

A Novel
By Whitehead, Colson
Image: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

A Novel
By Whitehead, Colson
Image: Sweet Taste of Liberty

Sweet Taste of Liberty

A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
By McDaniel, W. Caleb
Image: Sontag

Sontag

Her Life and Work
By Moser, Benjamin
Image: The End of the Myth

The End of the Myth

From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
By Grandin, Greg