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.   

 

Carp Branch

18/10/2021

Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 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.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22

21/10/2021

Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Indigenous Author Spotlight: Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui

Image shows the author and some of his books

Apr 16, 2021

Describing himself foremost as a creator, Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui is one member of the Wendat community that is involved in the dissemination of Indigenous cultures and arts. Perhaps you had the chance to meet him in one of the famous Kwahiatonhk Literary Bingo, either at the Nouvelle-Scène in 2018 or at the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais in 2019?

Born in 1976 in Wendake (Quebec), Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui published his first book in 2005 entitled Yawendara et la forêt des Têtes-Coupées. Proud of his success, he continued refining his skills in various books such as La femme venue du Ciel, Chroniques de Kitchike : la grande débarque and Amun. This last book, if you remember, was the highlight of the 2017 Indigenous Book Club at OPL.

Multitalented, he is also a renowned poet, having published several books of poetry: Au pied de mon orgueil, De la paix en jachère, Les grandes absences, and his last creation : Les visages de la terre.

To finish off this brief introduction, I invite you to watch a short-animated film entitled Le ciel pourfendu based on one of his poems. Have fun discovering this multidisciplinary artist!

Image: La femme venue du ciel

La femme venue du ciel

mythe wendat de la création
By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Chroniques de Kitchike

Chroniques de Kitchike

la grande débarque : nouvelles
By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Chroniques de Kitchike

Chroniques de Kitchike

la grande débarque : nouvelles
By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Les visages de la terre

Les visages de la terre

poésie
By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Au pied de mon orgueil

Au pied de mon orgueil

By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Nous sommes des histoires

Nous sommes des histoires

réflexions sur la littérature autochtone
Image: Amun

Amun

nouvelles
Image: Amun

Amun

A Gathering of Indigenous Stories