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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June


    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Weekly Online Meditation Class with Tara Brach


Join Tara Brach for a 90 minute live-stream talk, which includes meditations, every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. Past talks include topics like "Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart".

Tara Brach is a clinical psychologist, a teacher of Buddhist meditation, and the founder of Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., one of the largest meditation centres in the United States. Her teachings, which often interweave stories, personal anecdotes and jokes focus on encouraging self-compassion and self-awareness.

Please note that this is an external link which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. While this event is not affiliataed with the library, we hope you will enjoy it and other virtual events that we share during social isolation.