Canada 150

Celebrating 150 years of Storytelling

The public library has always been a destination for anyone seeking knowledge and ideas. Taking its place in the heart of the community, the library is constantly growing: it grows to include more voices, more perspectives, more ideas, and more stories. Stories are the way we connect with each other; they are the way we share our experiences and how we learn from others. In Canada, where we strive towards greater diversity and mutual understanding, storytelling is at our cultural core. Lend your voice as we mark 150 years of telling Canada’s story at the Ottawa Public Library.

April: Storytelling through Poetry / Avril : Raconter par la poésie by Collection_Development

Featured events

Join us and the Mayor in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, for a bilingual evening of poetry with Mehdi Cayenne and Urban Legends Poetry Collective’s...


Monday May 1, 2017 at 6:30pm

Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed, book-club-style chat about film and cinematography! April 6th date cancelled. April 27th – Qallunaaliaqpallianiq, Heading South...


Thursday May 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

Learn the basics of digital photography, including camera settings, composition, and light, in this fun and practical workshop. Cameras and all materials will be provided...

Nepean Centrepointe

Saturday May 13, 2017 at 10:00am

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OPL logo for Canada 150 with April Poetry theme
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