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    07/07/2020

    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.
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Let’s Sing Together!

19/05/2020

Singing is good for body and soul! 

OPL has organized a new set of fun online singalongs with local musicians and singers – especially for adults 55 years and over though open to anyone who likes to sing. 

This is a chance to make music with new friends and join your voice in song to well-known classic songs from the English and French and Canadian folk and oral traditions. It’s an opportunity to learn songs from that North American repertoire and create that feeling of togetherness and harmony that so many people are missing during this period of social and physical distancing. 

Led by lively local musicians who have the knack for making it easy for anyone to share in the joy of singing together. There is no need to know the songs in advance. Lyrics will be provided upon registration and no one will feel left out. 

Friday May 22, 11 am - Join local musicians Lee Hayes and Rob Cosh from 613 Casual Choir. Lee and Rob will lead attendees in a sing-along of well-known tunes. In English.

Friday May 29, 11 am - Join traditional folk singer Maura Volante and be inspired and uplifted by oral traditional songs that were once widely sung in Canada, the British Isles and the U.S. In English and French.

Friday June 12, 11 am - Let’s sing with Sébastien! Sébastien Lemay is a multi-instrumentalist performer using storytelling, song, showmanship and a dash of humour to create interactive musical entertainment for all ages. In French.

Please register to get the lyrics for the songs for each session and obtain the Zoom link to participate in this online program. This singalong is part of Ottawa Public Library's Aging Well Together initiative.