• 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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Ukulele Classes for Teens


Learn to play pop songs on the ukulele with an experienced music teacher, right from home via Zoom. All the basic skills of playing ‘strumming’ style ukulele will be explained. We’ll build a repertoire of songs including recent hits (mainly from Canadian artists), and timeless classics. Participants will need to have access to a ukulele. 

For teens 13-18. Registration required. To register, you will need your library card. If you don’t have one or your card is expired, visit this page: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/card

Session 1 - Starting right from scratch:

  • Learn to tune your ukulele
  • Learn about chord diagrams
  • Basic approaches to strumming
  • Learn 3 basic chords: F, Am, C
  • Play 2 easy songs: Alessia Cara’s ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ and Chosen by participants from a list of options

Session 2 - Builds on skills learned in Session 1:

  • Strumming Patterns
  • Add 3 new chords to our growing vocabulary
  • Add 2 more songs to our repertoire: Shawn Mendes’ ‘In My Blood’ and Chosen by participants from a list of options

Session 3 - Builds on skills learned in Session 1 & 2:

  • Next strumming pattern
  • Add 2 new chords to our vocabulary
  • Add 1 new song to our repertoire: Chosen by participants from a list of options.
  • Play all 5 of our songs together to review and solidify your new repertoire



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