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There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

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Asian Heritage | Month Mois Asiatique. Bollywood Dance | Danse Bollywood

Asian Heritage Month text in the background and an image of a cherry blossom tree in the background

Throughout the month of May, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who have done so much to make Canada the amazing country we share today.


Learn the basic movements of the popular Indian dance from the Bollywood musical films. Come join, instructor and MASC artist, Kuljit Sodhi  for a family Bollywood dance class! Kuljit will be teaching Bhangra (folk dance), Dhandia (stick dance)  and the ever popular Bollywood dances. For the whole family


Pendant tout le mois de mai, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO) célébrera le Mois du patrimoine asiatique. C’est l’occasion pour tous d’en apprendre davantage sur les multiples contributions des Canadiens et des Canadiennes d’ascendance asiatique au façonnement de notre exceptionnel pays.


Apprends les mouvements de base de la danse populaire indienne issue des films musicaux de Bollywood. Joins-toi à, l’instructeur et artiste MASC, Kuljit Sodhi pour un cours de danse en famille bollywoodien! Kuljit enseignera Bhangra (danse folklorique), Dhandia (danse du bâton) et les populaires danses de Bollywood. Pour toute la famille