Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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  • Crafting tools (needle, thread, glue, scissors, markers)
    Join us for an informal gathering of knitting and/or crocheting enthusiasts from beginner to expert. Share your knowledge, ideas and projects in a relaxed social...

    Cumberland

    Wednesday Sep 22, 2021 at 7:00pm / until Dec 15, 2021

  • Learn the basics while discovering fun and unexpected ways of painting with watercolours! Join art instructor Maya Hum and learn how to let loose and...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 01, 2021

  • Venez explorer le dessin couleur avec l’artiste Liz Voyer. Lors des deux ateliers, elle vous guidera étape par étape dans la réalisation d’un dessin réaliste...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 11:15am / until Oct 01, 2021

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts
    Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, ce n'est pas un accident!...

    Greenboro

    Tuesday Sep 28, 2021 at 6:30pm

  • Crafting tools (needle, thread, glue, scissors, markers)
    Meet fellow knitters in a relaxed atmosphere at Carlingwood's Knitting Club! The group is held on the last Wednesday of the month, from September-December. (with...

    Carlingwood

    Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 6:30pm / until Dec 15, 2021

  • Ages 16 and up. Come and join us at the Beaverbrook Branch with your knitting and crochet projects. Share advice, ideas, and conversation with other...

    Beaverbrook

    Monday Oct 4, 2021 at 6:30pm

  • Stylish Paper Pumpkin
    Create and decorate a stylish Fall paper pumpkin using a water bottle. Instructions provided for this self-directed program. *For your safety all in-person programs will...

    Manotick

    Tuesday Oct 5, 2021 at 1:30pm

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts
    Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, ce n'est pas un accident!...

    Greenboro

    Tuesday Oct 5, 2021 at 6:30pm

  • In this class you will learn the basics of abstract art, while discovering fun and unexpected ways of painting with acrylics! You’ll learn to create...

    Wednesday Oct 6, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 13, 2021

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts
    Drop by and share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. / Le tricot, ce n'est pas un accident!...

    Greenboro

    Tuesday Oct 12, 2021 at 6:30pm