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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June


    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

à la carte - food literacy

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The Ottawa Public Library serves up fresh programs, activities and events to raise awareness about how we are connected to the food we eat and grow.

Read these digital stories brought to you by à la carte to highlight what is happening in our food culture and community:

Giving Back

Photo of canned food in a box

Read: Giving Back

Preserving the Harvest

Photo of vegetables in a basket

Read: Preserving the Harvest

Who's Watching

Photo of child watching television

Read: Who's Watching

Food for Thought

Photo of child gardening

Read: Food for Thought

Think Outside

Photo of plants in a copper pot

Read: Think Outside

Of Birds and Bees

Photo of a bee

Read: Of Birds and Bees

The Future of Food

Photo of a futuristic greenhouse

Read: The Future of Food

Time to Grow

Photo of hands and a tomato

Read: Time to Grow

Food Waste

Photo of food waste

Read: Food Waste

Food that Works

Photo of vegetables on a cutting board

Read: Food that Works

Comfort Food

Photo of comfort food

Read: Comfort Food

Healthy Snacking / Collations santéby sherry_library