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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

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Acting Workshop with Company of Fools: The Art of the Monologue


This workshop is focused on preparing a monologue or a solo performance. Through a series of exercises focused on a pre-selected piece, participants will build the foundation of a strong solo performance. Participants will also learn about auditions and tips for choosing their own monologues.

Join Tamara Freeman from Company of Fools for a series of free acting workshops for teens ages 13-18. Whether you just want to get your feet wet, are interested in learning more about the craft, or preparing for theatre school, these workshops have something for everyone.

Tamara Freeman is a graduate of the Acting for Film and Television program at Humber College. She has had the absolute blessing and privilege to call herself a Fool since 2017, when she made her professional theatre debut in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Since then, she has worked in both Toronto and Ottawa performing on stage, in recording studios and on-set. 

Registration required. To register, you will need your library card. If you don’t have one or your card is expired, visit this page:



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