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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    15/05/2020

    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.

Music in the Stacks: Free Concerts at Main Branch

30/06/2017

Join us this summer at the Main Branch on Thursdays at noon for free performances by local Ottawa musicians and spoken word artists!

 

 

The Main Branch looks forward to welcoming:

 

Basil Park – July 6

Andy Mason – July 13

Emily Shepherd – July 20

Male Nurse – July 27

Grace Marr – August 3

King Kimbit – August 10

 

Don’t miss your chance to discover and support these local musicians, songwriters, and poets, each one of whom brings a unique voice and experience to the Ottawa Public Library.

 

Concerts will take place on the Mezzanine level at Main. Drop by for a few minutes while picking up your holds, or stay for your lunch hour (while enjoying the air conditioning – or shelter from the rain!).

 

Want to get to know the artists before they perform? Explore their music online and stay up-to-date on their future shows in the area!

 

Basil Park 

https://basilpark.bandcamp.com/

https://basilpark.bandcamp.com/

 

Andy Mason

http://www.reverbnation.com/andywmason

http://www.showcaseyourmusic.com/andymason

http://www.youtube.com/andson49

https://www.facebook.com/andywmmason/

 

Emily Shepherd 

https://www.youtube.com/user/EmilyShepherd1/videos

https://www.facebook.com/emshep28/

 

Male Nurse

https://malenurse.bandcamp.com/

 

Grace Marr

https://twitter.com/gracemarrmusic

https://www.facebook.com/gracemarrmusic/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8A8maDwu_k

 

King Kimbit 

https://kingkimbit.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/kingkimbit