• All branches, Bookmobile, and Homebound Services will be open and operating on Tuesday, September 25. We appreciate your understanding during this emergency situation.

    The following branches will remain closed this evening (Monday, September 24):

    Carlingwood

    Emerald Plaza

    Nepean Centrepointe

    Richmond

    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Sunnyside

     

     

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Staff Blogs

Album covers for Makanda at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time by Pierre Kwenders; Antisocialites by Alvvays; Dans ma main by Jean-Michel Blais; and Wide Open by Weaves
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18/09/2018
Have you heard of the Polaris Music Prize? The annual prize honours artists who...
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10/08/2018
Bluesfest may be over, but the city's summer music festival season is far from...
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Album covers for Shelter as We Go by Quantum Tangle; Apu Peikussiaky by Shauit; Medicine Songs by Buffy Sainte-Marie; and Miigis by Red Sky Performance
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09/08/2018
Celebrating National Indigenous History Month in June is an important tribute to the heritage...
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02/08/2018
Do you really miss leg warmers and sequined gloves? Perhaps you feel the world...
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27/07/2018
This powerful alternative musical by Saskatchewan playwright Nathan Howe won the award of Best...
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09/07/2018
The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites you to “Tales & Tunes: Family Fun Day...
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29/06/2018
Schedule now available - click here! The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites you to...
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13/06/2018
Join us for music, dancing, and fun as we kick off the start of...
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Photo of music editing station, with music keyboard, Mac Pro, monitor and accessories.
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14/05/2018
If you’ve been to the Teen Zone of Ruth E. Dickinson branch lately, you...
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04/05/2018
At the intersection of OPL's film and video collections lay the music documentary. From...
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30/04/2018
Join us for Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Tech Week Film Festival! The Teen Tech...
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03/04/2018
Ottawa is host to a vibrant, diverse, and ever-burgeoning music scene. Hundreds of musicians,...
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19/03/2018
Music lovers, rejoice! Not only does your Library bring you musical instruments , we're...
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Published or updated:
17/11/2017
Did you check out something cool from the Music Instrument Lending Library but forgot...
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02/11/2017
Back by popular demand! Join us this fall at the Main Branch on Thursdays...
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01/11/2017
It wasn't a surprise to anyone how much it hurt to lose Gord Downie...
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19/08/2017
Join us this summer at the Main Branch on Thursdays at noon for free...
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Published or updated:
18/07/2017
MANY THANKS to all who attended, volunteered, sponsored and contributed to a successful event...
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Buffy Sainte-Marie
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20/06/2017
Listening to music by Indigenous artists is a wonderful and fun way to appreciate...
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10/05/2017
OPL now has access to CBC and Radio-Canada content through Curio.ca . The collection...
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