Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

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Teen Author Fest: Write on!


Meet the authors for our Teen Author Fest "Write On" panel: 

Max Turner is a phys.ed. and tech teacher here in Ottawa where he lives with his wife and three children. His first book Night Runner (which takes place in his home town of Peterborough) was a Red Maple Honour book and was short listed for a Sunburst award. The sequel, End of Days, was nominated for an Ottawa Book Award. He is currently working on the third instalment in the Night Runner trilogy, The New Order, which should be out next spring.

Wondrous Strange is Lesley Livingston’s debut novel, the first in a trilogy. The second book in the series, Darklight hit stores in 2009, and the third, Tempestuous came out in 2010. In 2011 Lesley released Once Every Never, an historical time-travel of epic adventure, published by Penguin Canada. Starling is her new title in an upcoming trilogy spin-off of her Wondrous Strange world.

Catherine Austen's first children’s book, Walking Backward was nominated for several literary awards. In 2011, Catherine saw the release of her first picture book, My Cat Isis, and two more novels: a middle-grade comedy, 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, and a teen novel, All Good Children, which won the Canadian Library Association’s 2012 Young Adult Book Award.  Catherine writes for all ages. Her projects currently on the go include a new teen novel, Every Good Boy, a middle-grade comedy, Doctor Dave, and a horror-comedy for adults, Dead Dogs.   

Come and meet the authors Wednesday, October 24th from 7-9, at the Nepean Centrepointe Library, have your writing questions answered and get books autographed!

Write On!  at the Nepean Centrepointe Libraryat