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  • Monday, June 10, 2024

    OTTAWA- Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is excited to announce a series of joyful and inclusive events in celebration of international Pride Month. Throughout June, Library branches will be transformed into hubs of celebration, education, and community spirit, welcoming everyone to...

  • Monday, June 3, 2024

    Learn, honour, and celebrate National Indigenous History Month with Ottawa Public Library  

    OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites Ottawans of all ages to take advantage of the Library’s many resources, reading recommendations, programs, and other offerings during...

  • Friday, May 31, 2024

    OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Library (OPL), in collaboration with the Council on Aging, is pleased to present a series of engaging and informative programs, in French and in English, tailored to seniors that will kick off in June, Senior’s Month, and continue through July and August. Here’s...

  • Thursday, May 16, 2024

    OTTAWA- Starting Monday, June 3, the Main branch of Ottawa Public Library will be undergoing significant repairs to the building’s foundation.

    The main entrance will be limited to one door only but will remain accessible. 

    Repairs are expected to take six...

  • Monday, May 13, 2024

    OTTAWA- Due to necessary roof and rooftop unit replacements, the Alta Vista branch of Ottawa Public Library will close temporarily starting Monday, June 3 for approximately six weeks. The reopening date will be announced as soon as possible as construction proceeds. 

    During the...

  • Monday, May 13, 2024

    OTTAWA- Due to necessary roof and rooftop unit replacements, the Alta Vista branch of Ottawa Public Library will close temporarily starting Monday, June 3 for approximately six weeks. The reopening date will be announced as soon as possible as construction proceeds. 

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  • Friday, May 10, 2024

    OTTAWA- Ottawa Public Library is thrilled to announce the winners of the Awesome Authors 2024 youth writing contest, an annual event celebrating the creativity and literary talents of young writers across the community. 

    This year's contest saw many submissions from budding authors...

  • Friday, May 3, 2024

    OTTAWA – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board received OPL’s 2023 Annual Report at its Board meeting yesterday. The report "A Library for Everyone" reflects that there is room for everyone’s story at OPL, and that the Library...

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024

    OTTAWA – Francophonie Month or le Mois de la Francophonie will captivate Ottawa throughout the month of March, celebrating the richness of the French language and culture. Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites the French community and French speakers across the city by celebrating all month long...

  • Monday, March 4, 2024

    OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is thrilled to announce an exciting lineup of activities and programs for children and teens during this year's March Break, running from March 11-16. With a week packed full of daily online programs and special events at various branches, there’s something...

  • Thursday, February 15, 2024

    OTTAWA- With Freedom to Read Week coming up, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) has created a Book Sanctuary for challenged titles to underscore the importance of intellectual freedom. Starting...

  • Monday, February 12, 2024

    OTTAWA – For Ottawa Public Library (OPL), Freedom to Read Week, February 18 to 24, 2024, is an opportunity to underline the importance of free expression and the role of libraries in upholding the free and open exchange of lawful information and ideas in a democratic society. Freedom to Read...

  • Thursday, January 25, 2024

    Ottawa, ON - Come, be a part of the celebration, and join Ottawa Public Library (OPL) in honoring the legacy and impactful contributions of the Black community locally and worldwide. The Library is hosting events and has a diverse...

  • Thursday, January 18, 2024

    OTTAWA-  Are you ready to embark on an exhilarating journey of imagination?  

    Ottawa Public Library is calling all young writers to participate in the ...

  • Monday, January 15, 2024

    OTTAWA - Family Literacy Day, on Saturday, January 27, is a fixture in the calendar year at Ottawa Public Library (OPL) ever since its creation by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999. This year's theme, "Let’s have a family party," invites families to dive into a...

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2023

    As the end of another year approaches, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is thrilled to unveil lists of most popular books, between January 1 and December 1, 2023. This year's lists feature several genres, from gripping thrillers to heartwarming tales...

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023

    OTTAWA – City Council has approved the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) 2024 budget of $61.115M, which includes funding for operating and capital activities, an increase of $2.37M over 2023. 

    OPL Board Chair and Councillor for Orléans East-Cumberland ward Matthew Luloff said: "This...

  • Thursday, November 16, 2023

    Ottawa, ON — Get ready to embark on a magical journey as the Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival returns from November 20th to 25th, 2023. This eagerly anticipated event that is organized by Ottawa Storytellers and Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is a celebration...

  • Thursday, October 26, 2023

    OTTAWA – Due to maintenance to the water line, the Main branch of Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe) will be closed from Saturday, November 4 to Sunday, November 5 inclusively.   

    The branch will reopen...

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    OTTAWA – All branches of Ottawa Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 2, for OPL’s biennial employee forum and development session.

    Regular hours resume Friday, November 3. 

    OPL is a learning organization...