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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL

    30/07/2020

    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
       
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
       
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
       
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.
       

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 

     

Talking About Death Won't Kill You

Author Kathy Cortes-Miller and her book Talking About Death Won't Kill You

Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller sees death and dying as an integral part of life that deserves and demands acknowledgement, respect, and even a bit of lightheartedness. Join Kathy Kortes-Miller and The Honorable Sharon Carstairs for a discussion that will include practical strategies, and planning advice

  • advance care plans for ourselves and our loved ones
  • how to have conversations about end-of-life wishes with loved ones
  • how to talk to children about death
  • how to build a compassionate workplace
  • practical strategies to support our colleagues
  • how to talk to health-care practitioners
  • how to manage challenging family dynamics as someone is dying
  • what is involved in medical assistance in dying (MAID)

This event is co-hosted by Ottawa Public Library and Compassionate Ottawa.

Kathy's book, Talking About Death Won't Kill You, will be for sale at the event.