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  • Closure Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Due to the winter storm, OPL will open at NOON (12 pm) on Thursday, February 27. Please note that the Metcalfe Village and Fitzroy Harbour branches will open for the evening hours only.

    • Holds and loans will be extended until Saturday, February 29.
    • Expired Hold fees will be waived between Thursday, February 27 and Saturday, February 29.
    • All programs, meeting room rentals, and computer bookings scheduled for Thursday morning are cancelled.
    • Homebound deliveries and Bookmobile stops are cancelled in the morning.
    • Kiosk services will not be available until the community centre opens at noon.

Staff Blogs

07/02/2020
Ottawa Public Library is offering food programs that focus on practical tips for healthy...
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Save the Season display at Manotick
07/09/2019
We're cruising into the tail-end of Summer, the children and teens are back to...
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27/05/2019
Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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20/06/2019
Traveling this summer? OPL is proud to announce the addition of The Growler to...
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23/05/2019
Richmond branch library hosted its inaugural “Cook and Tell” cookbook club on May 15,...
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23/11/2018
Just in time for holiday parties, potlucks, and family gatherings, Ottawa Public Library has...
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08/03/2018
Hello lovelies, The countdown has begun. Every breath and step we take brings us...
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04/07/2018
Stéphanie Plante is an OPL guest blogger and a great library supporter. In 2017,...
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24/03/2018
Spring has sprung and it's time to start getting ready for gardening season! We...
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18/01/2018
From the bottom of our Beaverbrook hearts, we wish you a Happy International Cheese...
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31/03/2017
C’est presque le temps de la cabane à sucre! Venez vous sucrer le bec...
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06/03/2012
Jennifer McLagan has done it again. After extolling the virtues of fat and bones...
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21/10/2010
Having a sensitivity to dairy is a drag when you LOVE ice cream! Gelato...
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15/02/2013
Coup de pouce est une incontournable source d’information en matière de cuisine et ce...
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12/04/2013
Fifty Shades of Chicken by FL Fowler is a recipe book for gourmands, creative...
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10/04/2013
Alone in the Kitchen with An Eggplant Tidying up in the 641, cookery, section...
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22/04/2015
Ontario Scene is being presented by the National Arts Centre from April 29 to...
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29/09/2015
Everyone is a tourist somewhere! Whether you are planning a trip, looking for inspiration,...
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Asian Heritage Month -- Mois du patrimoine asiatique
16/05/2016
Programs and events: Asian Heritage Month - An Evening of Japanese Choral Music and...
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17/05/2016
Venez parler avec les bénévoles du programme Just Food qui vous expliquerons les bienfaits...
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