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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Bee-autiful House Workshop for Gardeners

Renée De Vry, of Not-for-Profit, Amano Gardens, will lead a workshop to create a multi-species Tube Nest Bee House to mount or hang in your garden. Instructions, materials and a lecture on 4 common wild bees to attract will be included. We will also explain why 90% of the cute store bought nests are not very helpful for bees as well as how to care for your custom bee house to maximize baby bee survival. 



Age group

Adults 50-plus