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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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Knit happens! Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, ce n'est pas...

North Gloucester

Monday Apr 6, 2020 at 7:00pm / until Dec 28, 2020

Alcohol Inks and Zentangle Art
Enjoy and explore the versatility of alcohol inks with Zentangle doodling. Create a beautiful, unique art piece that will take you beyond abstract experimentation. Find...


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Join us Wednesday evenings to learn a few words in Arabic while discussing Arabic culture and customs throughout the Middle East. Get a taste of...


Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 4:30pm / until Jun 17, 2020

If you enjoy writing, whether it is a little or a lot, the Stittsville Creative Writing Group meet on most Thursday evenings, from 6:45-8:15 p.m.


Thursday Apr 9, 2020 at 6:30pm / until Jan 27, 2022

The March 23 meeting will be cancelled. This bi-weekly event provides an opportunity for local writers, and others who enjoy good writing, to discuss writing...


Monday Apr 13, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Jun 22, 2020

Once a month, on the second Monday, sing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic, and other folk music! All ages and levels...


Monday Apr 20, 2020 at 1:30pm / until Jun 08, 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

Tea Bag Folding
Tea bag folding was originally done with tea bag wrappers. It consists of folding little squares of decorative paper in specific patterns, and once arranged,...


Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 1:30pm

A Story Swap , aka a Tell-Around, is a gathering of storytellers and story listeners. Each story swap is unique, and everyone is welcome. You...


Monday May 11, 2020 at 7:00pm / until Jun 08, 2020

L’Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français (AAOF) et la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa ont le plaisir de vous convier à une Croisée des mots...

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Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 5:30pm