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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

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Stories and activities designed for early learning. Exploring literacy, science and math through stories, music, art and play will help your child get ready for...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 2:00pm

A fun program of discovery for preschoolers exploring elements of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through stories and hands-on inquiry-based activities.

Ruth E. Dickinson

Thursday Apr 9, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Apr 16, 2020

Stories and activities designed for early learning. Exploring literacy, science and math through stories, music, art and play will help your child get ready for...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Wednesday Apr 15, 2020 at 2:00pm / until May 20, 2020

Tinkering, coding, creating, experimenting and designing. Come get excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with us. This programme is aimed at thinkers ages...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Thursday Apr 16, 2020 at 6:15pm

Explore, collaborate and enjoy science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Code with our robots, explore circuitry, particpate in building challenges and unleash your creativity. This...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Saturday Apr 25, 2020 at 3:00pm

A fun program of discovery for preschoolers exploring elements of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through stories and hands-on inquiry-based activities.

Ruth E. Dickinson

Thursday Apr 30, 2020 at 2:00pm / until May 21, 2020

This is a fun, beginner acoustic guitar “campfire” style introduction to playing guitar in an encouraging group setting. You will be taken on a journey...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Saturday May 2, 2020 at 1:00pm / until May 30, 2020

Tinkering, coding, creating, experimenting and designing. Come get excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with us. This programme is aimed at thinkers ages...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Thursday May 21, 2020 at 6:15pm

Explore, collaborate and enjoy science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Code with our robots, explore circuitry, particpate in building challenges and unleash your creativity. This...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Saturday May 23, 2020 at 3:00pm