Retour aux heures normales le 7 septembre

15/10/2021

La Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa a repris ses heures d'ouverture d’avant la pandémie dans la majorité des succursales depuis le 7 septembre 2021, y inclus les heures d’ouverture le dimanche à dix succursales et à InfoService. Les horaires sont affichés à l’entrée des succursales et sur horaires et emplacements dans le site web de la BPO. 

 

Succursale Carp

18/10/2021

La succursale Carp sera fermée le mardi 26 octobre 2021 pour usage opérationnel de la Ville d’Ottawa. Le service régulier reprendra le mercredi 27 octobre à 10 h. 

Overdrive : Problèmes avec les anciens appareils et navigateurs Apple

12/10/2021

Des récentes modifications apportées par Overdrive et Libby ont eu un impact sur leur compatibilité avec les anciennes versions des systèmes d'exploitation mobiles et bureautiques. Les personnes qui utilisent des appareils Apple plus anciens (ordinateurs Mac qui exécutent macOS 10.12.1 et iPhones/iPads qui exécutent iOS 9) peuvent avoir des difficultés avec les applications mobiles et bureautiques d'OverDrive, tandis que Libby ne permet plus les iPhones et iPads qui exécutent iOS 9 (ces liens ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais).

Succursale Carlingwood

18/10/2021

L'ascenseur de la succursale Carlingwood est actuellement hors service.

Succursale Alta Vista : Réouverture  le 22 octobre

21/10/2021

 La succursale Alta Vista retournera à son service régulier le vendredi 22 octobre 2021.

 

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Jesse Wente, Unreconciled

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Join Peter Schneider of the Canada Council for the Arts in conversation with Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster, and arts leader Jesse Wente about Jesse's new book Unreconciled: Family, Truth and Indigenous Resistance.   Part memoir and part manifesto, Unreconciled is a stirring call to arms to put truth over the flawed concept of reconciliation, and to build a new, respectful relationship between the nation of Canada and Indigenous peoples.  By exploring his family's history, including his grandmother's experience in residential school, and citing his own frequent incidents of racial profiling by police who'd stop him on the streets, Wente unpacks the discrepancies between his personal identity and how non-Indigenous people view him. 

Wente explores and exposes the lies that Canada tells itself, unravels "the two founding nations" myth, and insists that the notion of "reconciliation" is not a realistic path forward. Peace between First Nations and the state of Canada  can't be recovered through reconciliation--because no such relationship ever existed.

Jesse Wente was born and raised in Toronto; his  family comes from Chicago and Genaabaajing Anishinaabek and he is a member of the Serpent River First Nation. Best known for more than two decades spent as a columnist for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, Jesse also worked at the Toronto International Film Festival for eleven years. In February 2018, he was named the first Executive Director of the Indigenous Screen Office.  Wente was appointed Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts in 2020, the only First Nations person to ever hold the position.

Register for a Zoom link.  This event is also streamed live on Ottawa Public Library Facebook.  The direct link is https://www.facebook.com/BiblioOttawaLibrary/posts/2147033575434652

Offered by Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival.