Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Jo Nesbo and Johanna Schneller: The Kingdom

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Prolific Norwegian crime novelist, Jo Nesbo returns with an evocative psychological thriller filled with fraternal envy in his newest novel The Kingdom. 

After the tragic death of their parents in a car accident, Roy takes on the paternal role, watching over his younger and more impulsive brother Carl. Roy dreams of building a quiet life in their mountainous Norwegian hometown while Carl aches for bigger things elsewhere and decides to leave for Canada. After many years, Carl returns with wild dreams of developing their family land alongside his fierce new wife Shannon. Carl’s sudden reappearance threatens Roy’s serene life as family secrets are unearthed and their brotherly bond is unraveled.

Jo Nesbo discusses his new novel The Kingdom with Globe and Mail contributing writer and columnist Johanna Schneller.

This event is part of One Page: Canada’s Virtual Literary Series, which unites libraries & literary festivals to present free engaging online events which are reflective of contemporary book culture in Canada. We encourage our audiences to read widely, and shop (or borrow) locally.  Please click to see the featured author's books in the library catalogue: Jo Nesbo.

Register in advance and tune in LIVE on November 26 from 12-1 pm ET on the One Page Crowdcast channel.