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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 Fall Concert Series at Main Branch

16/10/2017

 

Back by popular demand! Join us this fall at the Main Branch on Thursdays at noon for free performances by local Ottawa musicians!

 

The Main Branch looks forward to featuring:

 

Lara Antebi – October 26

Paddy Kelly – November 2

Malinda Aiello – November 9

Justin Duhaime – November 16

Mia Kelly – November 23

Erica Brighthill – November 30

 

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 (120 Metcalfe). Drop by for a few minutes while picking up your holds, or stay for your lunch hour (while keeping cozy indoors from the wind/rain/snow!).

 

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!

 

Lara Antebi :

http://www.laraantebi.com

https://youtu.be/krSHBFegHxE

http://laraantebi.bandcamp.com

 

Paddy Kelly :

http://www.paddykellymusic.com

 

Malinda Aiello:

https://malindaaiello.bandcamp.com/

 

Justin Duhaime :

http://justinduhaime.com

 

Erica Brighthill :

https://www.facebook.com/ericabrighthill/