UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Mar. 8


Starting Monday, March 8:

  • 28 of our 31 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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In Tongues of the Dead


There exists today a work of approximately 240 pages that has been carbon dated to the early 1400s, the Voynich manuscript. Not so remarkable? The interesting part is that no one so far has been able to read the words or understand the meaning of the diagrams. To me this is more fascinating than the discovery of a new planet.  Many hoax theories have been proposed, all sound plausible but scholars and scientists have dedicated  time deciphering the text with no accepted conclusion. This manuscript has inspired imaginative novels and works of research with theories including channeling and a forgotten language.

Brad Kelln is a forensic psychologist, hostage negotiation consultant to the RCMP and an author. In Tongues of the Dead he offers a tale of  "what if" . Consider this, Nephilim, half human, half angel in a power struggle with the Vatican or at least some of the Vatican's people gone wrong, each wanting the manuscript for their own reasons.

Suspend belief and enjoy.