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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    28/05/2020

    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 

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    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Meet the seven authors who will be at Teen Author Fest on Saturday, October 29th!

12/10/2016

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 29 for a free public event for all ages at the Main branch (120 Metcalfe) from 12:00-5:00pm with seven authors.  Join us for Author Talks, Panels, Writing Workshops, and more. There will be book prizes to be won! A big thanks to our partners Kaleidoscope Kids’ Books. They will be on hand to sell the authors’ books.  

Here are our seven authors and their latest novels for teens! (Book descriptions from authors' websites)

 Shane Peacock

The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

The first in this dark and dramatic new Gothic trilogy is set in the late Victorian era, in its haunted country manor houses, dark London streets and the desolate Scottish moors. It tells the story of Edgar Brim, who at age sixteen, battling debilitating inner fears, but armed with the help of an eccentric collection of comrades, embarks upon the pursuit and assassination of “the evil three.”

 

 

Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song

This Savage Song tells the story of two teens in a broken world, where violent acts start breeding actual monsters. Some are shadows with teeth that feed on flesh and bone. Some are corpses that feed on blood. And some can pass for human. Those rare creatures feed on souls. It’s the story of Kate Harker, the only daughter of a crime boss, and August Flynn, the son of a man trying to hold his city together. Kate is a human who wants to be a monster, and August a monster who wishes he were human.

 

 Amy Alward

The Potion Diaries: ROYAL TOUR

The second novel of the Potion Diaries series, After winning the Wilde Hunt, things are looking up for Sam Kemi and her family's potion business--until suddenly they aren't... When someone goes after her grandfather, stealing his memories and priceless knowledge, the Kemi's Potion Shop is forced to close and Sam is left scrambling for answers--without her grandfather's help. Part of Ostanes's mind is trapped in those memories, and without them he's lost and confused. And the more time passes, the worse his condition becomes. Determined to find Ostanes’s memories and the recipe first, Sam finds herself on the most important and perilous Hunt of her life.

 

 

Caroline Pignat

 Shooter

A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Told in five unique voices through prose, poetry, text messages, journals, photographs, and homework assignments - each student reveal pieces of their true story as they wait for the drill to end. But this modern day Breakfast Club takes a twist when Isabelle gets a text that changes everything: NOT A DRILL!! Shooter in the school!

 

Lesley Livingston

The Valiant (publication Spring 2017)

From the author of Wondrous Strange trilogy, The Valiant is the story of seventeen-year old Fallon’s tumultuous journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary female gladiator and the darling of the Roman Empire.

 

Marthe Jocelyn

A Big Dose of Lucky

Part of The Secrets series (seven authors, seven orphans, A Big Dose of Lucky tells the story of  Malou a mixed-race orphan, is on her own for the first time, trying to discover her parents' identities.

What We Hide  (Winner of the 2015 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award)

Jenny is the new girl at Illington Hall.This is Jenny's chance to finally be special and stand out, so when she arrives she tells everybody a lie. But in the small world of Illington Hall, everyone has secrets. Deftly told from multiple points of view in various narrative styles, including letters and movie screenplays, What We Hide is a provocative, honest, often funny and always intriguing look at secrets.

Emma Mills

This Adventure Ends

Sloane isn't expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida--especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that's exactly what happens. Filled with intense and important friendships, a wonderful warts-and-all family, shiveringly good romantic developments, and sharp, witty dialogue, this story is about finding the people you never knew you needed. For fans of John Hughes films and   contemporary novels by Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Dessen, and Jenny Han!