Canada 150

Marking 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.

June: Storytelling through Traditions / • Juin : Raconter par les traditions by Collection_Development

Featured events

Picture of the a little girl with strawberries and maple leaves around her.
On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation, the Ottawa Public Library is hosting a family fun day in partnership with the Friends of...

Nepean Centrepointe

Saturday Jul 8, 2017 at 12:00pm

Celebrate Canada 150 and Canadian experiences as a family! Stories, activities and gardening. Ages 5-10. Free. / Célébrez Canada 150 et des expériences des canadiens...

Elmvale Acres

Saturday Sep 16, 2017 at 2:30pm

Can you solve the Canada 150 library mystery as a family? Family event. Free. || Menez votre propre enquête en famille à la bibliothèque !...

Elmvale Acres

Saturday Oct 7, 2017 at 2:30pm

Featured blog posts

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stuffed animals with a marble run
School is nearly over and our TD Summer Reading Club is up and running!...
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