UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Mar. 8


Starting Monday, March 8:

  • 28 of our 31 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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Manotick Artist of the Month for March: Looking through the Glass with Nancy Burke

Nancy Burke at the Manotick Branch

We have an unusual mix for this month's Artist of the Month for the Manotick Branch: glass and watercolour.  Nancy Burke, a long-time member of the Manotick Art Association and Glebe Fine Arts Association, has expressed her talents primarily through the use of glass as a medium.  Recently, she has turned to more traditional painting (in this exhibit, watercolour) to extend her repertoire.

The rest of the story is expressed in her own words:

"In recent years [my] path has become more ‘painterly’ in approach via drawing upon earlier studies in Chinese Brush Printing coupled with increasing focus on watercolour, drawing, print-marking and other art forms.

"At the root of [my] signature work is her over-riding enthusiasm for exploration and experimentation which have become hallmarks.


"Influences for [my] glass art, whether sculptural, functional, hanging or whimsical, are quite simply life’s magnificent experiences

and chance adventures and being blessed with numerous, fantastic learning opportunities with many incredible teachers; both international

and home-grown.  Influences for [my] watercolours are drawn from the same well so stay tuned.


"Nancy’s glass art resides in private collections in Canada, USA, Ireland, South Africa and beautiful Bavaria."


Nancy Burke's display at the Manotick Branch Library