Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Teaching Toolkit: Orange Shirt Day

Sep 15, 2020

The Ottawa Public Library has many impactful picture books, that share the stories of Residential school survivors in an age appropriate way.  Check out this list.  Some of the stories are available as ebooks and some are available in indigenous languages and/or in French. 

There are a number of free virtual events available to attend on September 30th:   

There are a number of lesson plans and other resources available online.  The Orange Shirt Society has videos featuring Phyllis Webstad telling her Orange Shirt story, they also have curriculum-based lesson plans available.  The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has a robust Teaching Resources page with activities related directly to some of the books in our collection.  

The Legacy of Hope is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada. For the past two decades, their organization has worked to raise awareness about Indigenous history and its impacts in Canada through educational resources and multiple exhibitions.  They have many resources and information available on their resource page.  

The OPL has many more Indigenous resources on a wide range of topics.  Find them on our Indigenous subject page.   

La Journée du chandail orange - 30 septembreby RPStorytime

Livres albums et romans sur le thème de la Journée du chandail orange, respect et réconciliation

Orange Shirt Dayby MKStorytime

On September 30th we wear Orange Shirts to remember Indigenous children who were taken into Residential Schools. This is a list of some of their stories.