• 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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What Makes a Good Story

“What makes a good story?” Children answer  this question by engaging in gesture drawing,  acting exercises, and music curation.  Using the storyboard technique, children learn how to frame their key story elements: characters,  setting, events, and actions—while building their  own best stories.  

Kathryn Patricia Cobbler is a musician, artist, storyteller, and  catalyst for creative experiences. Having a varied experience  as an orchestral musician, she has performed with the Toronto Symphony’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ottawa  Symphony Orchestra, and the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra.   

Ages 5-12. Registration required.




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