• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • 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 PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


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Telling True Stories: How to use fictional technique to write your own personal memoir or true story


How to use fictional technique to write your own personal memoir or true story.

Do you want to make your writing more effective?  Fictional language and technique is important for bringing your memoir or story to life for readers.  Join Moira Farr, author and instructor from Carleton U., for this in-depth 3-hour workshop.  Moira will lead a discussion and a writing exercise.  Participants will shape a short story and have the opportunity to share their story and get peer feedback.   Anyone who writes or wants to write will benefit from this opportunity to flex your storytelling muscles. 

This workshop is three hours long.  Coffee and cookies provided at break.  





Age group

Adults 50-plus