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.

Featured events

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Join us for the à la carte Food Film Festival as part of our food literacy project and Canada 150 programming. Tuesday, September 19 at...

Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau

Tuesday Sep 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

Canada 150 Mosaic
Attention Adults! Help us create a Canada 150 Mosaic Mural at the Richmond branch. Enjoy an afternoon of creativity in a relaxed social atmosphere, and...


Thursday Sep 21, 2017 at 2:30pm / until Oct 12, 2017

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

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