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.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

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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  • Learn the basics while discovering fun and unexpected ways of painting with watercolours! Join art instructor Maya Hum and learn how to let loose and...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 01, 2021

  • Venez explorer le dessin couleur avec l’artiste Liz Voyer. Lors des deux ateliers, elle vous guidera étape par étape dans la réalisation d’un dessin réaliste...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 11:15am / until Oct 01, 2021

  • In this class you will learn the basics of abstract art, while discovering fun and unexpected ways of painting with acrylics! You’ll learn to create...

    Wednesday Oct 6, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 13, 2021

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    Wednesday Oct 20, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 27, 2021

  • Get started with the basics of coloured pencils in this two-part course with artist and instructor Kelly Eyamie! You’ll discover tips and tricks used to...

    Friday Oct 29, 2021 at 10:00am / until Nov 05, 2021

  • Dans ces ateliers, les participants utiliseront des pastels à l'huile pour réaliser des paysages. Liz Voyer guidera le participant, étape par étape dans le processus...

    Friday Nov 19, 2021 at 11:15am / until Nov 26, 2021

  • Explore a new way to relax through drawing. Join art instructyor Kelly Eyamie to explore the basics of drawing mandalas and doodles by combining variations...

    Friday Nov 26, 2021 at 10:00am / until Dec 03, 2021

  • Venez explorer l'aquarelle avec Liz Voyer. Cet atelier est pour les débutants et ceux qui veulent s'amuser avec ce médium une fois de plus. Lors...

    Friday Dec 3, 2021 at 11:15am / until Dec 10, 2021

  • Play with new materials and unlock your creativity through art journalling. Creative writing along with drawing, painting and mixed media techniques will be taught in...

    Friday Dec 10, 2021 at 10:00am / until Dec 17, 2021