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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International Women's Day with Jasmin Kaur moderated by Holly Bodger

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (March 8), Ottawa Public Library wants to highlight those that are making a difference in our communities despite the COVID pandemic. Showcasing strong, intelligent and caring women who are having a positive impact in the communities we live, work, and play in. Our very own Sheros!

Jasmin Kaur – a Sikh Punjabi poet (from Vancouver) who rose to fame on Instagram, where she has a huge social following and uses her platform to amplify the voices of other BIPOC creators + to discuss social justice, feminism, and healing from trauma. Her latest novel, told in poetry and prose, If I Tell you the Truth came out on January 19. It follows a Sikh Punjabi woman and her teenage daughter. The mother is living undocumented in Canada (she has fled her home in India after being sexually assaulted). 


Watch this event live on Zoom or Facebook. Register to receive the Zoom link on the day of the event or join us on Facebook Live.


This event is part of Ottawa Public Library's celebration of International Women's Day 2021. For more events in this series visit International Women's Day 2021 | Ottawa Public Library (biblioottawalibrary.ca).