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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL is offering contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. Find the details of this new service and branch opening dates here.

    • 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 PICKUPS are by appointment only. Make an appointment here.

    In accordance with Ottawa Public Health directive, please wear a mask when entering a branch.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Make Your Story Pop

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Learn how to effectively use story hooks, chapter hooks, word choices, sentence structure, and breathing space to keep your reader on the edge of their seat and flipping pages long into the night!  Weave tension and conflict like a pro throughout every aspect of your novel by pushing every element a little bit more.  No matter the length or type of story you're writing, this workshop is sure to help it stand out.  

Marie Bilodeau is an Ottawa-based author and storyteller, with eight published books and multiple short stories to her name.



Age group

Adults 50-plus