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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until Monday, April 6, 2020. 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 will be 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, will be extended. 

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

Deep Winter Music Series - Justin Thériault - Flautist

Join us for an evening of traditional Irish music with Flautist Justin Thériault at the Rockcliffe Park branch of the Ottawa Public Library.  He will be sharing a collection of tunes from East Galway along with the rest of Ireland, to be enjoyed by all.

For the past 12 years Justin has been exploring Irish traditional music, seeking out recordings of long-gone players, playing in sessions in pubs and at festivals in Ottawa, Toronto, New York and Ireland, all the while building a deep repertoire of tunes. He started his traditional journey playing the tin whistle, later on upgrading to the wooden flute, and more recently has taken up the uilleann pipes, one of Ireland’s national instruments. He is currently obsessed with music in the regional style of East Galway, known for its flowing, melancholic tunes, and takes much inspiration from the great players of that style such as Paddy Carty, Paddy Fahey, Conor Tully and the Kane sisters.



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