UPDATE: Curbside services during the stay-at-home order– effective Apr. 8

08/04/2021

Starting Thursday, April 8:

  • All our open branches will offer curbside returns and holds pick up.
  • Customers will no longer be permitted to enter the buildings.
  • The Bookmobile and Homebound Services will continue.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Borrowed items can only be returned when branches are open.
  • Mask wearing outside in line remains mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Join us for the Tech Café Fundamentals program being presented by Connected Canadians. Discover how to use tools and apps for popular music that will...

Monday May 17, 2021 at 4:00pm

Mindfulness
Learn about mindfulness & mindful meditation. Explore evidence based strategies that will improve your focus, attention, and your relationship with emotions like anxiety, stress, anger...

Monday May 17, 2021 at 4:30pm

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Join us for a conversation between Ellen Chang-Richardson, the founder of Little Birds Poetry and the co-founder of Riverbed Reading Series, and Jen Sookfong Lee...

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Monday May 17, 2021 at 8:00pm

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

Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 10:30am / until Jun 15, 2021

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Drop in to share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Volunteers from The Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to...

Google Meet

Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 2:00pm / until May 25, 2021

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 May 19, 2021 at 10:00am / until Jun 16, 2021

Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

You can grow vegetables here and there and anywhere! Join Master Gardener Judith Cox for an introduction to vegetable gardening.  

A Master Gardener since...

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Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 12:00pm

Join UOttawa Maker Mobile for a fun interactive workshop. You will learn basic coding concepts and will create your own version of a randomizer game,...

Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 4:30pm

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The Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club runs from January - June 2021, with monthly books including poetry, fiction, memoirs and plays. At the end of...

Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

Stories Told: Celebrating Canadian Folk centres around Folk and War Songs. Illuminating the stories and themes surrounding these melodies, listeners will experience traditional folk songs...

Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

This session on training fundamentals will include topics such as: what to expect when registering your dog for dog training, time and monetary investments, benefits...

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Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 7:00pm

Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des histoires, des chansons et des comptines, pour les enfants 6 ans et moins. Cliquez sur le bouton vert ci-dessous pour...

Thursday May 20, 2021 at 10:30am / until Jun 17, 2021

Parent Baby Connections
Join us for a virtual Babytime program for young children, ages 0 to 18 months. We will explore memorable songs, rhymes and resources to bond...

Thursday May 20, 2021 at 2:30pm / until Jun 17, 2021

Before you go looking for and purchasing a device or application to make accessing your technology easier, it’s worth making sure you don’t already have...

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Thursday May 20, 2021 at 4:00pm

Join us online for live stories, songs and rhymes, for children ages 6 and under. / Rejoignez-nous en direct pour des histoires, des chansons et...

Thursday May 20, 2021 at 4:00pm / until Jun 17, 2021

Throughout the month of May, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be celebrating Asian Heritage Month. Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians...

Thursday May 20, 2021 at 7:00pm

This workshop / classroom on dog training will include hands-on tricks and tips for families with younger children, examples of how to groom and how...

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Friday May 21, 2021 at 4:30pm

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

Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 10:30am / until Jun 15, 2021

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Drop in to share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Volunteers from The Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to...

Google Meet

Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 2:00pm / until May 25, 2021

Dungeons and Dragons for teens
A complete D&D mini-adventure played over four sessions for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters over the course of...

Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 4:00pm / until Jun 15, 2021

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...

Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 4:00pm / until Jun 15, 2021

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This event, presented by the Ottawa International Writers Festival in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library and Qu’ART spotlights the life and work of Brad...

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Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 7:30pm

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 May 19, 2021 at 10:00am / until Jun 16, 2021

Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

Involving children in the garden will not only give you joy but will also give them a new look at the world.  As an honorary...

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Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 12:00pm