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Bernardine Evaristo and Candice Carty-Williams have won top prizes at the British Book awards for Author of the Year, and...
Celebrate that we are safe in Canada doing our best in this unusual time of COVID-19. Keep your distance, wash...
Many Ottawa residents are reading Crow Winter this month, as OPL offers unlimited access to the ebook to all cardholders...
Congratulations to the winners of the Trillium Book Award Téa Mutonji, Roxanna Bennett, Paul Ruban, and Véronique Sylvain. The Trillium...
A consistent and familiar routine is extremely important for people living with Alzheimer’s
July UPDATE: the 2020 winner is Colson Whitehead for The Nickel Boys ! Have you heard of the Orwell Prize...
‘Almost American Girl’ is the heartfelt, relatable, and in the end positive coming-of-age story of a Korean girl whose highly...
The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead’s second Pulitzer Prize for fiction: “ A spare and devastating exploration of abuse at...
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I recently read Sheila Watt-Cloutier's book, The right to be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic...
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Libraries received surprising news on March 16 at a time when North American libraries were shutting down to help staunch...
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Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by local historian Mark Bourrie has the honour to be the last laureate...
Clive Cussler, bestselling author of more than 80 adrenaline-propelled novels, has died at age 88. Dirk Pitt, his most famous...
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As part of your celebration of Francophonie Month, we invite you to enjoy French magazines available through Flipster. You will...
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Enjoy a cozy time together this Family Day by listening to audiobooks together! Follow the links below for suggestions for...
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This Feb. 19, we invite you to participate in the first I READ CANADIAN DAY , a new, national celebration...
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Just letting you all in on some Local Music purchases I made in the fall. I took a trip down...
Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie, a local writer and historian, is now a contender in the last RBC Taylor Prize...
Centennial Branch Teen Advisory Group Favourite Books of 2019 So many great books to read, so little time! The Centennial...
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Photo by Christin Hume As the year comes to an end, what better way to look back on 2019 than...
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PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, OPL does not have access to the eAudiobook of Reproduction as a private company has exclusive rights...
This images shows some of the book covers from the winners of the 2019 Governor General's Literary Award.
The Governor General's Literary Awards are one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious prizes. On October 29, The Canada Council...
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Photo from cbc.ca This week, for only the third time in the history of the Prize, the Booker was awarded...
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On Monday, October 7th CBC's All in a Day book panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of Ottawa...
Clara Schumann music CDs

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2019 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schumann, born as Clara Wieck on September 13, 1819 in...