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

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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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Raven Brings the Light - Virtual Storytelling with Kung Jaadee

3 photo of indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee. On the left, she is holding a traditional drum. In the middle, she is holding one of her picture book Raven's Feast. On the right, she is holding a traditional blanket

Join X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) storyteller Kung Jaadee as she tells us the story of Raven Brings the Light. She'll also share a couple traditional Raven songs accompanied on her drum and will teach us some words in X̱aad Kil, the Haida language. Ages 4-8.

Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. Click here for Summerland program FAQs.

You can also attend on the Ottawa Public Library Facebook page. The event will stay on our Facebook page until July 5.