UPDATE: Curbside services during the stay-at-home order– effective Apr. 8


Starting Thursday, April 8:

  • All our open branches will offer curbside returns and holds pick up.
  • Customers will no longer be permitted to enter the buildings.
  • The Bookmobile and Homebound Services will continue.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Borrowed items can only be returned when branches are open.
  • Mask wearing outside in line remains mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Poetry Writing

April Break for teens

This workshop will dive into crafting authentic personal stories through poetry based on life experiences and interpreting the world around us. A poet's greatest gift is the ability to describe the patterns of everyday life with words through the lens of their own understanding. A poet's greatest power is through expressing and sharing those interpretations with the world. This workshop will help develop a poet's confidence in not only crafting their stories but with sharing it with a self-proclaimed power. This workshop is for poets with any level of experience, whether you are a poet in hiding or a performing poet. This workshop is for all writers with a story to tell. 

For ages 13-18. Registration required.

About the presenter

Liz Clarke a.k.a HTBSLE (pronounced hitta-baseelay) is a Scarborough born multi-disciplined creative. Her humble origins in the arts stem from writing stories in her childhood, sparking a passion that later developed into pursuing spoken word poetry. She is an award winning community builder and an accredited community educator who defines herself as a social artist, focused on using her creative content to influence long-term social impact. Liz is taking charge to set an example and lead the next generation of young creatives to live in the full potential and authenticity of their creative purpose.