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Online for you! In this period of social distancing, Ottawa Public Library offers you content for leisure and learning…at the tip of your fingertips. Isolation does not equal boredom – and we can help you answer the question: What can I do today? Creative activities, wellness tips, literary and cultural gems, learning tools, and much more – we’ve got lots to inspire, encourage, and entertain you during this period of social distancing. Discover OPL’s amazing online content that will help you make the most of this time out.

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  • Logo for the Tech Café

    Typography—the art and technique of arranging type—has been around for thousands of years and is constantly evolving. Good typography makes it easy to read and...

    Monday Jun 14, 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Logo for the Tech Café

    In the last few years there has been a lot of news about autonomous self-driving cars. Bob Walker from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group...

    Monday Jun 21, 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Book cover and headshot

    Join us during Poetry Month for an evening with prolific poet Seymour Mayne as he engages in a literary conversation with his colleague from Ottawa...


    Tuesday Apr 27, 2021 at 7:00pm

  • A collage of old black and white photography

    Drop in to share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Volunteers from The Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to...

    Google Meet

    Tuesday Apr 20, 2021 at 2:00pm / until May 25, 2021

  • EarthDay

    Êtes-vous lassés du montant de déchets que vous créez dans votre vie quotidienne? Cet atelier d'introduction au mode de vie zéro déchet vous donnera...

    En ligne

    Thursday Apr 22, 2021 at 12:00pm

  • EarthDay

    Tired of the amount of solid waste that you produce in your daily life? This workshop provides an introduction to the zero-waste lifestyle with practical...


    Friday Apr 23, 2021 at 12:00pm