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Friday, June 30, 2017

Ottawa - This July, the Ottawa Public Library is hosting the Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre to bring your favorite Canadian songs and stories to life on the occasion of  Canada’s 150th birthday!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ottawa – To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary and continue our year-long celebration of storytelling, the Ottawa Public Library is hosting a Dominion Day Strawberry Social at the Nepean Centrepointe branch, 101 Centrepointe Drive, on Saturday, July 8 from 12:00 –

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library’s (OPL) Bookmobile will be piloting changes to its routes and schedule starting July 3, 2017.

The changes include:

o   The addition of pilot stops at

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ottawa – It’s that time of the year again! Summer is almost here, school is almost out, and the free, summer reading fun is about to begin!  The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites all kids 12 years old and under to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC).

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ottawa – From June 19 to October 19, the Ottawa Public Library is offering card-free WiFi in all of its 33 branches and Bookmobile.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ottawa To celebrate National Aboriginal History Month, and as part of our Canada 150 programming, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is hosting an online Indigenous Book Club all month, and inviting readers to jo

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ottawa – The Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from Monday, June 19 to Wednesday, June 28, inclusive. The branch will reopen on Thursday, June 29.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL), in partnership with the Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario (ACFO), invites French-speaking fans of stand-up comedy to come out to the Shenkman Arts Centre’s Richcraft Theatre on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. for a

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library, in partnership the Ottawa International Writers Festival, is pleased to present an exciting author event as part of OPL’s à la carte food literacy project on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Ottawa – As we roll into May, OPL’s celebration of Canada 150 turns to storytelling through theatre, cinema and popular media.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library will once again be part of Ottawa Comiccon, at the EY Center from May 12 to 14. This will be the Library’s sixth year at the convention.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library, in partnership with the comic book store Wizard’s Tower,  is pleased to welcome Canadian comic creators Meags Fitzgerald, Ryan North, and Josephine Rioux for an all-day event: Comics in

Friday, April 21, 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) now has a subscription to the New York Times (NYT) online. OPL customers can access any article published in the NYT from 1851 to 1922, and from 1981 to the present. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ottawa – The Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed over two periods this spring and summer for improvements. The first closure is from Monday, May 8 to Thursday, May 18, inclusive. The branch will reopen on Friday, May 19.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library 2016 Annual Report describes a year of customer-focused innovations and new research dedicated to better understand OPL’s impact on the communities it serves.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ottawa –The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be hosting the 6th edition of the New Entrepreneurs of Ottawa Networking Event (NEON) on April 26, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Ben Franklin Place.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ottawa- Spring is almost here and the festivities for Canada150 continue at the Ottawa Public Library. Our theme for April is Storytelling through Poetry –whether through haiku, limerick, sonnet, or spoken word; we hope you get inspired!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ottawa Are you 50 years old or more? Do you have a story inside of you that you want to share? If so, join the Ottawa Public Library’s annual 50+ Short Story Contest. This year, the contest will be running from April 5 to May 31, 2017.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ottawa – The Blackburn Hamlet branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from Monday, April 24 to Thursday, May 4, inclusive. The branch will reopen on Friday, May 5.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ottawa – And the winners are in! Young writers were honored yesterday on the main stage of Centrepointe Theatres at the 2017 awards ceremony for the Awesome Authors youth writing contest.