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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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  • This session on dog ownership will include topics such as: grooming (ear care, nail clipping, washing, brushing, etc.), vet visits and shots (neutering, dental care,...


    Wednesday May 12, 2021 at 7:00pm

  • This session on training fundamentals will include topics such as: what to expect when registering your dog for dog training, time and monetary investments, benefits...


    Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

  • This workshop / classroom on dog training will include hands-on tricks and tips for families with younger children, examples of how to groom and how...


    Friday May 21, 2021 at 4:30pm

  • Book cover and headshot

    CBC Television’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld sits down with Linwood Barclay, The New York Times bestselling author of Elevator Pitch and master of psychological suspense about...


    Monday May 10, 2021 at 7:30pm

  • cycling

    Join Denise from EnviroCentre to discover some of the interesting destinations in Ottawa that are easily accessible by bicycle!  Heritage sites, nature areas and...

    Tuesday Jun 1, 2021 at 12:00pm

  • cycling

    Join Jennifer and Rodd from EnviroCentre to learn about urban cycling. Delivered by experienced cyclists, this workshop will provide participants with tips on incorporating cycling...

    Thursday Jun 3, 2021 at 12:00pm