UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Cooking Class with Tara Porter: Plant-based warm winter salad bowl


Join Tara - Founder of Radical Eatery, to make a plant-based warm winter salad bowl with a cilantro-lime sauce (or maple vinaigrette if cilantro isn’t your thing!). The beauty of bowls is their versatility and flexibility - we’ll roast some hardy root vegetables and tofu, make a homemade sauce (sauce is one of the secrets to making delicious vegetarian meals!) and chat about how this dish can evolve into multiple meals or variations that suit your pantry, lifestyle and taste! An easy and delicious approach to your next dinner & meal prep session.

About Your Facilitator - Tara Porter

One of Tara’s earliest memories is making bread with her mother - complete with a mini apron and footstool so she could reach the counter. She has worked within the food industry for over a decade and has helped manage and open six restaurants, catered retreats, festivals & events, delivered private & public workshops and twice have deep fried hors d'oeuvres for the Prime Minister.

She believes that our relationship with food is a window to our self-evolution. Learning about different culinary practices or ingredients is a way to open your mind to new cultures and with environmental understanding. It is a meditation, it is creative, it is exciting and a practice of paying attention + mental flexibility while fostering community, education & empowerment.