Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

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We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2

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All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

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Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Cooking Class for Teens: Smoothies!

Teen Staycation

Join Tara - Founder of Radical Eatery to try three different and colourful smoothies that you can make at home for breakfast or as a snack. 

For ages 13-18. Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link, and a list of the ingredients needed, ahead of the program.

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.