Aug 17, 2022
OPL and Atlético Ottawa are teaming up for some summer fun! Enter to win a pair of tickets to an Atlético Ottawa soccer game at TD Place Stadium (1015 Bank Street) on Saturday August 27, at 6:30 pm. On this day, the OPL mini Bookmobile will be on site for people to sign up for a FREE library card, we will be bringing books for Library cardholders to borrow, and we will also be giving out free OPL swag! Here’s the drill to enter:
- LIKE the “Atlético contest” post and follow our account @opl_bpo as well as Atlético Ottawa’s account @atletiottawa account on Instagram or Facebook. And leave a comment or anecdote about soccer in your life or of the books you have read. For an extra chance to win, tag a friend you'd like to bring to the game; OR;
- Leave a comment or anecdote about soccer in your life or in the books you have read. OR;
- On this blog post, comment below an anecdote about soccer to enter. You may mention the name of your favourite soccer player for one extra entry.
- Two (2) lucky winners will be chosen randomly.
The contest will close on Wednesday, August 24 at noon (EST). Winner will be contacted that afternoon.
As an OPL customer, you can buy tickets at a discount while supplies last. Drop us a line at communications@BiblioOttawaLibrary.caand we’ll set you up for Library Night with Atletico Ottawa on August 27.
Soccer has been called `The Beautiful Game` well the Library is beautiful too given all the amazing books, music, programs and feelings of joy and passion. Sports, athleticism and more specifically soccer, might not seem to have much in common with the great stories we find in books, but surprisingly the similarities add up. Both tend to depend on a sense of tension, both integrate a sense of movement and rhythm, and both usually play with opposing forces—whether that means two different teams or some well-executed juxtaposition. It turns out that many writers have picked up on athletic-minded energies, bringing sports themes to the forefront of their collections.
As we countdown the days until August 27, we invite you all to dive into these books from OPL’s collection and explore this competitive connection.