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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ottawa – As part of its phased approach to resuming physical Library services, Ottawa Public Library will be allowing customers to reserve new Library items, and expand its returns and holds pickup service to more branch locations in the coming weeks. 

Friday, June 19, 2020

OTTAWA Since June 1, we’ve invited the Ottawa c

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

OTTAWA.– As summer approaches, all eyes turn to the Library for Ottawa Public Library’s Summer Reading Club.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Ottawa – Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is delighted to announce the return of the Spring Book Social! This will be the third time OPL has hosted this popular event, and this time it will be held online.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

OTTAWA Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is inviting

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Ottawa – As part of a phased-in approach to a resumption of physical services, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will soon begin a new curbside service for returns and holds pick up at six (

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ottawa – As in past years, this June, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will proudly celebrate National Indigenous History Month. Due to the unique situation in which we find ourselves, our programs and events (details below) will take place online. 


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Ottawa - The Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board, in consultation with the CEO, has called a special meeting of the Ottawa Public Library Board for Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9 am in accordance with Section 16(1)(a)(b) of the OPL Board Rules of Procedure By-law.

Monday, May 25, 2020

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is organizing two timely author events in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival and Library and Archives Canada. Members of the public can watch both events on Zoom after registration or on Facebook Live.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

OTTAWA - Ottawa Public Library (OPL) today delivered eight Chromebooks and a WiFi hotspot to Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau (YSB) for the temporary isolation centre YSB has set up in partnership with CHEO.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

OTTAWA - After long hours of work, the jury members of the Awesome Authors contest announced the winners through videos now available on the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) website.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be hosting a series of online gardening programs for anyone interested in learning more about g

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is organizing a new set of fun online singalongs with local musicians and singers – especially for adults 55 years and over, though open to anyone who likes to sing.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

OTTAWA – Despite these uncertain times, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) continues to offer its educational series for adults 55 years of age and older, and their caregivers, to promote healthy aging.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

OTTAWA – In honour of William Shakespeare’s birthday, Ottawa Public Library (OPL), in partnership with Company of Fools, presents a live theatrical reading of Act 1 of The Tempest, directed and adapted by Ray Hogg.

Friday, April 17, 2020

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) features its ever-growing online movie streaming resources as part of the National Canadian Film Day celebration on April 22.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Ottawa - The Ottawa Public Library Board held its regular April meeting yesterday virtually – a first for the library board.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the Association des auteures et auteurs de l'Ontario français (AAAOF), in partnership with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and La Nouvelle Scène, are pleased to announce that the Croisée des mots author event will now be available on

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

OTTAWA – It’s National Poetry Month and Ottawa Public Library is inviting you to dive into the fascinating world of poetry.