UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Mar. 8


Starting Monday, March 8:

  • 28 of our 31 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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Entertain your kids with the best online content - week of August 17


As we’re all practicing physical distancing, Ottawa Public Library has been posting daily ideas of online content to help you make the most of your time at home.  


Here's a list of our top 5 of the web for kids and families this week. 


  1. On August 19 at 10 AM, join a Kahwá:tsire Zoom Circle Time for songs, stories, and language learning activities in Mohawk and Anishinaabemowin. 

  1. On August 20 at 2 PM, join Coach and Registered Kinesiologist Amanda Myers for 20 minutes of strong, empowering, fitness fun. 

  1. On August 19 at 11 AM dive into métis culture and history through the performance of jigging with Brad Lafortune. This traditional danse of the Métis people is filled with influences of First Nations pow wow footsteps mixed with a taste of Irish dance. Through dances like the Red River Jig and the Orange Blossom Special, learn about the creation of the métis people and their distinct mixed culture. Ages 8 - 12. 

  1. On August 20 at 11 AM, discover the fascinating world of animals with uOttawa Maker Mobile Workshop! Through interactive demonstrations you will discover the difference between herbivores and carnivores. You will investigate the physical characteristics of these specimens and learn how these animals survive in their respective communities. Ages 6-12 

  1.  On August 17 at 3PM, learn to code with micro:bits! In this interactive workshop, uOttawa Maker Mobile, you will learn basic coding concepts and will create your own game using a virtual micro:bit board. A micro:bit is a small board, half the size of a credit card, that has a micro-processor, accelerometer, sensors, a display of 25 LEDs and two programmable buttons. Ages 9-12. 


Have you seen any other events or programs? Tell us in the comments!