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28/09/2018
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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05/10/2018
OPL has lots of genealogy and local history programs planned for you this fall!...
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The Virgin Trial
05/09/2018
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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12/05/2018
Vous prévoyez visiter l'expédition Franklin au musée de l'Histoire cet été ? Pour vous...
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10/04/2018
Thinking about starting your family tree? Wondering what those DNA tests really tell you?...
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Logo de la Journée internationale des femmes
07/03/2018
Maya Angelou, in 1978, wrote her famous poem, Phenomenal Woman . The stanza of...
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picture of Richmond branch
12/02/2018
Richmond Village is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2018. In honour of this event...
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historical postcards of Ottawa
08/02/2018
February is Heritage Month! OPL celebrates Franco-Ontarian heritage on February 26 with "Une passion...
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15/01/2018
Born a slave in Kentucky in 1848, Paul Barber learned to train and care...
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05/05/2017
Did you think “infotainment” started with The Daily Show? Hardly . . . Canadians...
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09/08/2017
What did Grandma (or Great-Grandma) have for dinner? If you’re lucky you might have...
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29/06/2017
1927 was another big year for Canada – the Diamond Jubilee, our sixtieth birthday...
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06/06/2017
Hey, Ottawa foodies! You may know where to find the best gelato, but have...
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Photo from book Our Heroes in the Great World War
09/11/2017
A remarkable publication from 1919 that gives us photographs and brief service details for...
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12/10/2017
There weren't a lot of stores in this area 200 years ago. If you...
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27/09/2017
Officially established in 1792, Nepean celebrates 225 years of existence in 2017! To commemorate,...
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12/09/2017
To celebrate the 225 th Anniversary of the founding of Nepean Township, the Nepean...
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05/09/2017
Calling all history fans! Come to the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library...
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08/11/2017
The Goulbourn Museum has put together a beautiful and touching display to honour the...
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Envisioning Technology
15/07/2017
July 7 to October 12, 2017 Main Branch, 3rd floor Carleton University’s Disability Research...
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