UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 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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Virtual Art Exhibit @ Metcalfe Village : Bonnie McQuillan

Join us for a virtual exhibit of local artist Bonnie McQuillan's Underwater series.
Bonnie's Underwater series is not about swimmers; instead the swimmers create a context for the real focus of each piece - Light, colour and design.  In the Underwater setting light bounces, shifts, and moves in multiple directions simultanteously.  The natural formations invited a multitude of powerful design opportunities.  Use of fluid brushstrokes mirror the movements of the swimmer, while incorporating a rhythmic design to elevate the refraction and reflection of light & colour.
​An alumnus of the University of Guelph’s Fine Arts Program and graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), contemporary artist Bonnie McQuillan refined her craft in Florence, Italy as part of OCAD’s year-long Study Abroad program.  Post graduation, Bonnie painted and exhibited in Toronto until moving back to Ottawa in 1998.  Since then, Bonnie McQuillan has been a practicing artist living in rural Ottawa. Bonnie McQuillan’s oeuvre includes paintings, book illustrations and murals.  Her work graces collections in Ireland, Taiwan, California, and throughout Canada.  
We invite you to view the Bonnie's work in person, when the the Metcalfe branch reopens.  Until then, please enjoy viewing Bonnie's pieces virtually!
painting of girl swimming underwater, by artist Bonnie McQuillan