Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

 

Extended curbside service at Alta Vista branch October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm

15/10/2021

The Alta Vista branch will extend curbside services at the rear door and parking lot on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm .The branch will resume regular service on Monday, October 18 at 10 am.  .  

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers

12/10/2021

Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Notice: Carlingwood Branch

14/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Closure: Centennial Branch

15/10/2021

Centennial Branch will be open from  2 pm  to 5 pm only Saturday October 16,  due to a planned Hydro Ottawa Power outage.

 

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Cooking From Different Traditions: Flavours from North Africa and the Middle East

three dishes of food and spoons of spices

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish and one that's eaten for breakfast, brunch, or any meal of the day! The eggs are simmered in a warmly flavoured tomato sauce with avocado salsa. We'll make cheddar scones with herb whipped butter to round out this versatile tasty meal.

Join chef Bruce Wood for this cooking demonstration. Registrants will receive an email with the ingredients before the class so that they can cook along with Bruce. They will receive the recipe following the class.

At age 17, Bruce Wood remembers savouring a spicy bowl of authentic Jamaican goat curry and, in his words, “seeing the world in colour.” It was the first step on a path that led to a career as a chef that has spanned 35 years, many kitchens, farms & classrooms, and a life spent sharing his passion and love for local, seasonal and sustainable food.

Bruce is now working as a consultant, running classes in people's homes, writing recipes for companies like Beau's All Natural Brewery and Bryson farms appearing on stage and in the kitchens at food festivals & special events. He can be reached on Facebook at Bruce Wood Culinary Consulting.

Offered by Ottawa Public Library with the support of the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library.