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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups


    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 


    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Worry-Free Money: How to Own Your Own Finances and Make Financial Lemonade


How to Own Your Own Finances and Make Financial Lemonade

Shannon Lee Simmons is a Certified Financial Planner and a fresh voice in the world of personal finance. She understands the new and very real pressures to survive modern life and keep up in the age of social media. 

Shannon Lee Simmons is the founder of the New School of Finance, an advice-only financial planning firm, and the author of two best-selling financial planning books, Worry-Free Money, and her newest book Living Debt-Free in which she explores the complexity of debt in this no-shame, no-blame guide to getting rid of your debt!  

Do you ever feel like no matter what you make, you constantly feel broke? You’re not alone! Shannon recognized many of her clients felt that way. Feeling broke can be just as bad as being broke, since it leads to overspending and misery. This inspired her to come up with the “Worry-Free Money” plan, which takes practical look at finances and will help you break the cycle of guilt! 

Come listen to her speak on “Worry-Free Money” and learn all about this guilt-free approach to managing your money and your life. 

When:  Thursday, May 2, 7 pm

Where: Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. 

Free Admission, all are welcome, no registration required. 


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