• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile schedule.

    MANDATORY:  Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Featured event:
Join us for a virtual conversation among parents to share stories about raising young children. Explore easy and fun new ideas for creating unique connections...

Thursday Oct 22, 2020 at 2:30pm / until Nov 19, 2020

Youth telling stories on stage

Each child participating will have the opportunity to explore, learn and develop a personal style of storytelling in a creative and supportive on-line environment. Story selection,...

Online

Sunday Oct 25, 2020 at 9:30am / until Nov 22, 2020

Online on OPL's YouTube from October 5th through October 29th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrW2lMLziJY

Enjoy an animated comic by Ottawa’s Company of Fools entitled Love From Afar. This...

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Do you want to make your writing more effective?  Fictional technique is important for bringing your memoir or story to life for readers.  Join Moira...

Online

Saturday Oct 24, 2020 at 10:00am

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Join us for the national launch of Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit

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Online

Thursday Oct 22, 2020 at 7:30pm

Do you find yourself losing balance and falling? Do you lean over? Join Cassie Love, Essential Movement Specialist to go over the muscles to strengthen...

Online

Friday Oct 23, 2020 at 10:00am

Tech Café Logo showing parts of computer keyboard, smart phone and camera

In this third presentation on using your Apple devices, Dave Rostenne and Tom Leroux, experts in Apple products, and organizers of the BYMUG, the Bytown...

Online

Monday Oct 26, 2020 at 10:00am

Web Banner for Bywords 2020 John Newlove Poetry Award

Join us for the launch of What the Haruspex Read in the Small Hours of My

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Online

Monday Oct 26, 2020 at 7:30pm

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 Zoom:

Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 at 10:00am / until Nov 10, 2020

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

Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 at 4:00pm / until Nov 03, 2020