Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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D&D for kids
Hail Adventurers! Join us for a mini-D&D campaign. The first week we will make characters and the following 3 weeks we will adventure. For ages...

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:00pm / until Oct 05, 2021

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Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, ce n'est pas un accident!...

Greenboro

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:30pm

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Meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Sample a few recipes from the selected cookbook and review your results with...

Richmond

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:45pm

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories and rhymes for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Sunnyside

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 9:30am / until Oct 27, 2021

Parent with child
Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Hazeldean

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:00am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on the size...

Orléans

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:10am

A family reading together on a blanket
*For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on the size of the space. Participants are expected to remain physically distanced, to...

Beaverbrook

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:15am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.* *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:15am

Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. *Pour votre sécurité, tous les programmes en personne respecteront la...

St-Laurent

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30am / until Oct 27, 2021

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories and rhymes for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Nepean Centrepointe

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30am

Join us online for live stories, songs and rhymes, for children ages 6 and under. Click on the green button to launch the program on...

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30am / until Dec 15, 2021

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs* for children and a parent or caregiver. 0-6 years old. / Contes, comptines et chansons** pour les enfants et un parent...

Alta Vista

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Centennial

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Join us for stories and rhymes for children under 6 and a parent or caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits...

Greely

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30am / until Oct 27, 2021

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for preschoolers and a parent or caregiver. Ages 3-6. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Carlingwood

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30am

Parent with child
One adult and child, up to 18 months of age will enjoy learning rhymes, finger plays and songs together. *For your safety all in-person programs...

Rosemount

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30am / until Oct 28, 2021

A family reading together on a blanket
*Pour votre sécurité, tous les programmes en personne respecteront la limite de capacité qui variera selon la taille de l’espace. Tous les participants sont requis...

Beaverbrook

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 11:00am

A family reading together on a blanket
Join us for stories and rhymes for children under 6 and a parent or caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits...

Greely

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 11:00am / until Oct 27, 2021

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.* *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 11:15am

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Joignez-vous à nous pour des activités de stimulation virtuelles entre parents et leur petit puis partagez vos expériences. Explorez de nouvelles idées faciles et amusantes...

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 11:30am / until Dec 15, 2021

Dungeons and Dragons
A complete D&D mini-adventure played over four 2-hour sessions for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters. Come solve some...

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 4:00pm / until Oct 06, 2021

During this workshop presented by uOttawa Maker Mobile, participants will use Scratch, a kids' friendly software to learn coding concepts to simulate disease transmission in...

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 4:30pm

Crafting tools (needle, thread, glue, scissors, markers)
Meet fellow knitters in a relaxed atmosphere at Carlingwood's Knitting Club! The group is held on the last Wednesday of the month, from September-December. (with...

Carlingwood

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 6:30pm / until Dec 15, 2021

Jenny and Anita Tenasco will share some thoughts and reflections on how Residential School system has impacted First Nations communities.

Online

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 7:00pm