Current In-Person Services

18/11/2020

OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival

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Welcome to the Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival

This year’s Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival is presented by the Ottawa StoryTellers and Ottawa Public Library! Join us online from November 16 to 21, 2020. Allow the many stories to captivate and transport you as you listen to tellers from all across Canada. Click here to meet the tellers.

Tellers

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Sarah Abusarar

Sarah Abusarar likes to remember stories and rhymes from long, long ago.

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Stéphanie Bénéteau

Stéphanie Bénéteau’s stories will amaze you and make you laugh. You’ll want to hear them over and over again!

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Jean-Luc Boutin

Jean-Luc Boutin’s stories will transport you on fierce winds and carry you back safely to the ground.

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Rob Cloney

Rob Cloney has spent 35 years telling stories to children and families and he’s not tired yet.

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Dolorès Contré

Dolorès Contré, a Métis from the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, tells the stories of her culture with her voice and her drum.

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Marc Cric Crac

Marc Cric Crac and his singsong voice will take you on a journey of discovery to uncover everyday magic and magic in everyday life.

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Clara Dugas

Clara Dugas is a proud Acadian. Both her childhood memories and her extensive experience as a teacher fuel her stories, which are surprisingly honest and authentic and captivate young audiences.

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Jacqui du Toit

A storyteller, actor, writer, business woman, Jacqui never sits still. She invites you to jump right in and join her story.

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Selina Eisenberg

Selina Eisenberg tells stories with puppets and other small creatures that she makes herself

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Bethany Ellis

Bethany Ellis has been telling stories for longer than she hasn’t: in schools, libraries and at festivals

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Le Pére Garneau

Pére Garneau is sure to delight you with his original tales.

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Sally Jaeger

Sally Jaeger and her puppet, Mr. Bear, love to play with words and rhymes and young listeners.

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Lorraine Jeansonne

Lorraine Jeansonne’s tales are set in a magical world that combines natural and urban areas. Every season, the colours change, and so do the adventures!/p>

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Michael Kusugak

Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak Inuit Author and Storyteller tells stories about Inuit life living in Igloos in Canada’s Arctic

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Rob Malo (TiBert le voyageur)

Come listen to Rob Malo’s stories! The life of a fur trade traveller was dangerous in faraway lands.

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Louise Profeit-LeBlanc

Louise, from the Nacho N’yak Dun First nation will show us how her Gramma’s stories taught her how to listen.

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Marie Victoria Robertson

Marie Victoria Robertson, as well as performing on stage and on radio, tells stories that light up the night sky.

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Emily Séguin

Join Emily, a proud two-spirited Anishinaabekwe, as she spins a tale that explores the coming of autumn.

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Sharon Shorty

A prize-winning bannock maker and Raven clan member, storyteller Sharon has stories from the Yukon to share.

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Rubena Sinha

Rubena Sinha is a dancer and storyteller who mixes her life story with Hindu myths and folktales.

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Krystal Snowboy

Krystal has a story to tell, one she heard from her Cree speaking great-grand parents.

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Ruth Stewart-Verger

Ruth loves stories because stories carry her on adventures.

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Teiotsistokwahte

When not working at Odawa Native Friendship Centre or telling stories Teiotsistokwahte (Bright Star) plays volleyball and rides horses as often as she can.

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Sage Tyrtle

Sage Tyrtle tells stories around the world, on TV and now on your computer

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Dean Verger

Dean, known by grandchildren as “GRUMPS,” loves to tell stories that Growl!

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Susan Wheat

Susan Wheat has a quiet voice and sparkly eyes and she just loves playing with young children and their parents.

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Mary Wiggin

Mary Wiggin has practised telling these stories to her granddaughters so you know that they are all good tales.

Honouring the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

Ottawa is built on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory.

The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land.

The Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa StoryTellers honour the peoples and land of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation.

The Ottawa Public Library Ottawa StoryTellers honour all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

Schedule of Events, November 16-21

Time Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
10am
Baby, Toddler
Nov 16 2020 - 10:00am
20 Min
Online

 
Preschool
Nov 17 2020 - 10:00am
20 Min
Online

 
Preschool
Nov 18 2020 - 10:00am
20 Min
Online

 
Preschool
Nov 19 2020 - 10:00am
20 Min
Online

 
Toddler
Nov 20 2020 - 10:00am
20 Min
Online

 
Preschool
Nov 21 2020 - 10:00am
20 Min
Online

 
Preschool
Nov 21 2020 - 10:00am
20 Min
Online

 
11am
Family
Nov 16 2020 - 11:00am
30 Min
Online

 
Michael Kusugak
Family
Nov 17 2020 - 11:00am
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 18 2020 - 11:00am
30 Min
Online

 
Family
Nov 19 2020 - 11:00am
20 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 20 2020 - 11:00am
30 Min
Online

 
Michael Kusugak
Family
Nov 21 2020 - 11:00am
30 Min
Online

 
2pm
Preschool
Nov 16 2020 - 2:00pm
20 Min
Online

 
Toddler
Nov 17 2020 - 2:00pm
20 Min
Online

 
Preschool, Toddler
Nov 18 2020 - 2:00pm
20 Min
Online

 
Baby, Toddler
Nov 19 2020 - 2:00pm
20 Min
Online

 
Preschool
Nov 20 2020 - 2:00pm
20 Min
Online

 
Family
Nov 21 2020 - 2:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Family
Nov 21 2020 - 2:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
3pm
Child
Nov 16 2020 - 3:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Tibert le voyageur
Family
Nov 17 2020 - 3:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 18 2020 - 3:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 19 2020 - 3:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 20 2020 - 3:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 21 2020 - 3:00pm
20 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 21 2020 - 3:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
4pm
Child
Nov 16 2020 - 4:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 17 2020 - 4:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 19 2020 - 4:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Family
Nov 20 2020 - 4:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 21 2020 - 4:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
7pm
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Family
Nov 16 2020 - 7:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 17 2020 - 7:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Family
Nov 18 2020 - 7:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Family
Nov 19 2020 - 7:00pm
30 Min
Online

 
Child
Nov 20 2020 - 7:00pm
30 Min
Online

 

Thank you to our funders

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Ontario Arts Council

Harry P Ward Foundation

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MacGowan Team
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The City of Ottawa
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Canadian Heritage
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Canada Council for the Arts

Presented by

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Ottawa StoryTellers
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Ottawa Public Library