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

Photo of Sean Silcoff, keynote speaker


So many businesses try to bring innovation to reality. So few succeed.  Why?  Using the RIM...

Alex Trebek Alumni Hall (ATK), uOttawa

Wednesday Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00pm

At the time of remembrance of the participation and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers fighting on behalf of Canada in wars overseas, share an evening with...

Thursday Nov 9, 2017 at 7:00pm

Logo for Douglas Gibson show
A celebration of Canada's greatest storytellers. . . English, French, and Indigenous. In this one-man stage show, renowned Canadian publisher Douglas Gibson takes us through...

Thursday Oct 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

Featured blog posts

OPL logo for Canada 150
Join us this fall as we host five exciting events as part of our...
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As part of OPL’s yearlong celebration of storytelling and in line with the theme...
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Web image for Douglas Gibson Show
On Thursday, October 26, join us for an exceptional storytelling event : 150 Years...
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