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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until Monday, April 6, 2020. 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 will be 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, will be 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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Share the enjoyment of reading and discussing books in a relaxed atmosphere. January 6 - My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman...


Monday Apr 6, 2020 at 7:00pm / until Jun 01, 2020

Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about...


Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 at 6:25pm / until Jun 30, 2020

Share the enjoyment of reading and discussing books in a relaxed atmosphere. Jan 16 - The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. Feb 20 - In...


Thursday Apr 16, 2020 at 10:00am / until May 21, 2020

Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing or other hand-made crafts? Join us Mondays for a social evening of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on. / Vous aimez le tricot, le crochet, la couture ou tout autre travail à la main? Joignez-vous à nous le lundi pour une agréable soirée d'artisanat. Apportez un projet sur lequel vous travaillez actuellement.


Monday Apr 20, 2020 at 6:00pm / until May 25, 2020

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The Ottawa Go Club ( ) organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We...


Saturday May 2, 2020 at 1:30pm / until Aug 08, 2020