Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services

19/01/2021

OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account.

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Cooking Class with Steph Legari the Grilling Gourmet

Grilling and Smoking in November you say?  Why not in these crazy times!  

Join Steph Legari the Grilling Gourmet for an entertaining and mouthwatering evening as he shares his expertise.  Steph will demonstrate proper seasoning techniques as well as flavour enhancers.  He’ll be demonstrating cost effective ways to prepare amazing side dishes and appetizers for limited budgets.  Not all food has to be expensive, and in these difficult times it's good to make the hard-earned dollars stretch.  He’ll give tips on tougher, less expensive cuts of meat and techniques to tenderize and make them a succulent and tender offering.  A few dishes he will cover will include vegan chili with roasted whole kernel corn bread; and brined, injected and roasted turkey. Join us!

Steph Legari is a graduate of the George Brown Culinary Management Program. Steph has been passionate about cooking with fire and smoke since he was a teenager.  Following his dream, he grew to know and understand his craft through preparing and serving delicious meals at many different restaurants, hotels and catering establishments.  It was somewhere along the way that he discovered his true passion: mouthwatering original delights on smokers and grills.

Steph the Grilling Gourmet® has catered large corporate events and small private parties all over North America, sharing his knowledge of the grill and smoker and showcasing BBQ techniques.  With the help of his 27-foot custom BBQ rig, he can travel to any location. Since 2008, Steph the Grilling Gourmet® has appeared on TV and radio. He is the creator and host of his own show as well as “Grill This, Smoke That”.  Steph has also created a line of savory rubs or spice blends. 

With special thanks to Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) for funding this workshop!