UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 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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Harry Potter Hits theatres!


If you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, staying cooped up in your parents’ basement, or just got out of juvi, you may not know that the last Harry Potter movie came out on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 00:01 AM.  This Teen Librarian lined up with Death Eaters, House Elves and other magical creatures to be one of the first to see the eighth and final Harry Potter film.  For hours on end fans shared trivia and favourite scenes while waiting in eager anticipation.  Expectations were high and the film did not disappoint.  The movie was full of action sequences and 3-D helped bring the action to life.  While still terrifying and suspenseful, this film was much less dark than some of the previous films.  This writer’s favourite scene included a sudden and passionate kiss between two of Harry’s oldest friends.  Emotions were high and cries of laughter and sobs could be heard from the most faithful fans.  As bleary-eyed fans exited the theatre shortly after 2 in the morning, many could not help but be sad to see the end of Harry’s journey.  Sighs of “I don’t know what to look forward to in life anymore” could be heard from the most die-hard fans.  Don’t worry, my friends, The Hunger Games hits theatres next March and will help fill the void.  Oh yes, and you could always reread the Harry Potter books.  What did you think of the last movie?  Did it stay true to the books?  Did you laugh or cry?  Will another series, like Hunger Games, be able to replace Harry Potter?