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On Tuesday, April 6th, CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the...
The wait has been long, but it is finally over, you can now borrow Nintendo Switch games from OPL for...
April is National Poetry Month and while poetry is not a traditional genre for book clubs, we’re going to offer...
"'It ain't dying I'm talking about, it's living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you...
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The inaugural OMIC Capital Music Awards got a bit of a blow last March (as did we all) but they...
Des points ont été ajoutés sur les fenêtres de la section pour enfants de la succursale de Beaverbrook pour que les oiseaux évitent ces parois en verre
Blog post contributed by Sarah Kirkpatrick-Wahl from our Beaverbrook Branch. The days are getting longer, the snow is melting, and...
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On Monday, March 1st, CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the...
Almost one year into the pandemic and I find myself watching familiar TV shows with plots I know by heart,...
February 17th is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. It's a day dedicated to ‘reading...
The Parliamentary Poet Laureate
Louise Bernice Halfe, from the Saddle Lake Reserve in central Alberta, is the first Indigenous person to become Canada’s Parliamentary...
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On Monday, February 1 st , CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson...
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The American Library Association (ALA) recently announced the winners of this year’s awards for books for young people. These are...
The National Book Critics Circle Awards Winners
Looking for a quality read this mid-winter? The National Book Critics Circle have chosen their yearly winners’ circle of the...
Beethoven 250

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Every year December brings celebration, and this year marks the additional celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. While the actual day...
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On Monday, December 7 th , CBC's All in a Day book panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson...
Souvankham Thammavongsa won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller for her book of short stories How to Pronounce Knife. In a virtual...
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On Monday, November 2 nd , CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson...
Anna Burns has scored her second big literary prize for Milkman , after also winning the 2018 Man Booker Prize...
Dear parents and guardians, We miss you dearly in the branches. While we’ve seen many of you online at our...
Alicia Elliott's A Mind Spread Out on the Ground wins the 2020 Evergreen, an award that is voted on by...
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On Monday, October 5th CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann Archer and Sean Wilson of the...
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us...
There are many familiar faces and titles on the Ottawa Book Awards' list of finalists: Karen McBride for Crow Winter...
Esi Edugyan's Washington Black has the honour of being shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award in 2020. The Ottawa...