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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • HOLDS PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Introduction to Painting with Paul Saindon


For any art lovers, or anyone who would be interested to start painting, Paul Saindon will be at the Blackburn Hamlet Branch on Wednesday, April 16th delivering an Introduction to Painting workshop. It will be an overview of painting techniques and equipment required for studio and "en plein air" painting. A short demonstration will be offered time permitting. Mr Saindon is an impressionist painter who is fascinated by light, vivid colours and the human figure.

If you are interested in attending, please register on the website at, call the Blackburn Hamlet Branch at 613-824-6926 x 224 or visit the branch in-person to register. A valid Library card is required.