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    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.

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#IndigenousReads of this Fall!

Web banner for Indigenous progams and collections. Shows the book covers of three Indigenous books.

In recent weeks, we have had the opportunity to host several Indigenous authors during two fantastic events: Bingo littéraire Kwahiatonhk and First Person.

With their powerful stories, poems and memoirs, these authors offered us many edifying and inspirational moments.

By promoting exchange and mutual knowledge, these #IndigenousReads are a wonderful tool in the reconciliation process.

In case you were unable to attend Bingo littéraire or First Person, here are the reads that were discussed at those events:


First Person :

Darrel J. McLeod – Winner of 2018 Governor Generals Literary Award for nonfiction.


Tom Wilson



Bingo littéraire Kwahiatonhk:

Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui


 Sylvain Rivard


 Natasha Kanapé Fontaine


 Joséphine Bacon


Yves Sioui Durand


 Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau


Michel Jean


Jean Sioui


 Naomi Fontaine

Melissa Mollen Dupuis + Maya Mollen Cousineau


We also invite you to discover our whole collection of Indigenous works.

We wish to thank the partners who worked with us to present these two exceptional literary events: Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association, Library and Archives Canada, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Ottawa International Writers Festival.