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

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

Various dates and times.

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

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Don’t miss this conversation on writing craft with Kagiso Lesego Molope that focuses on writing an authentic voice.

Online

Monday Nov 2, 2020 at 7:30pm

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 Nov 10, 2020 at 4:00pm / until Nov 17, 2020

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Who better to lead us through the balancing act of storytelling that compels us to keep turning pages with characters that come vividly to life...

Online

Monday Nov 16, 2020 at 7:30pm

Join Ottawa Film Office Commissioner Bruce Harvey for an overview of our city’s cinematic past, and to learn where the current film industry is heading.
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Online

Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 at 7:00pm

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“A brilliantly poetic take on one of the most defining moments in Black American history.” —Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Grown and Monday’s Not Coming...

Online

Monday Nov 23, 2020 at 7:30pm

Hundreds of locals work in Ottawa’s film and television industry on a range of productions, from Canadian TV series to multimillion-dollar feature films – and...

Online

Wednesday Nov 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

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Ellen Chang-Richardson hosts a discussion and workshop with Lindsay Wong! We will talk about her first YA novel, My Summer of Love and Misfortune...

Online

Monday Nov 30, 2020 at 7:30pm

Did you know that Disney’s Mickey Mouse series is created in Ottawa? Or that the city annually hosts one of the largest animation festivals in...

Online

Wednesday Dec 2, 2020 at 7:00pm