UPDATE: Curbside services during the stay-at-home order– effective Apr. 8


Starting Thursday, April 8:

  • All our open branches will offer curbside returns and holds pick up.
  • Customers will no longer be permitted to enter the buildings.
  • The Bookmobile and Homebound Services will continue.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Borrowed items can only be returned when branches are open.
  • Mask wearing outside in line remains mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Ottawa International Writers Fest Spring Season 

Virtual Spring Series of Writers Fest

As Spring rolls in, so does a new season of author visits. Ottawa Public Library is officially launching the spring season of its partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival to offer engaging evenings with authors and moderators chosen by the Writers Fest to provide stimulating conversations.

Most events will be on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm.  March and April authors are listed below.  You will see themes of health care, climate change, feminism, and a frank memoir.  Watch for additional events as they are scheduled.  Register to attend on Zoom, and for reminders.  

You can also attend on OPL Facebook.  No account is needed.

André Picard  Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada's Elders
Monday, March 22, 7:30 pm

Darrel J. McLeod Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity 
Monday, March 29, 7:30 pm

Michael E. Mann The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet 
Monday, April 12, 7:30 pm

Seth Klein  A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency
Monday April 19, 7:30 pm

Nora Loreto Take Back the Fight: Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age
Monday, April 26, 7:30 pm