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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Songwriting Basics: How To Write A Song

April Break for teens

This workshop will introduce you to some basic songwriting techniques to help you write a single song, no matter what the genre, with the use of only 3 chords! Simple lyric and chord composition techniques plus some handy tips on how to work through the process like a pro will get you started on your own songwriting style.

Never played before? No problem! Know how to play a little? Great! All you need is a guitar or a ukulele.

For ages 13-18. Registration required.

About the presenter

Amanda Balsys has played and taught the violin for over twenty five years. She has also worked as a touring and studio musician as a violinist, guitarist and vocalist throughout Canada, The United States and Europe. She holds a Bachelor of Education in arts education as well as a Masters of Education. Amanda enjoys sharing her love of music and performance with young people and all learners of all levels through workshops and lessons. Come play!