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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Ottawa – Again this year, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is organizing a season filled to the brim with free summer activities for kids in Ottawa. From July 3 to August 18, kids aged 4 to 12 from all over the city are invited to join the Summer Reading Club in person at OPL branches or online – from home or anywhere.   

They will find Storytime, arts and crafts, dance, games, tech and science activities, music, special guests and more! OPL has all kinds of fascinating projects and pursuits to keep kids engaged and learning all summer long.   

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is thrilled to announce an absolute game-changer for reading enthusiasts by launching a new Book Club Kit program for library cardholders.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is celebrating Indigenous Heritage Month, in a spirit of respect and recognition.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Public Library Board received OPL’s 2022 Annual Report at its Board meeting yesterday. The report “Setting up for Renewal” acknowledges 2022 as a year of transition for the Library.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Ottawa – Ottawa Public Library has received another major gift to its Unlock Potential fundraising campaign for the future Central branch at Ādisōke.  

Thursday, April 27, 2023

OTTAWA- Throughout the month of May, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is proud to celebrate Asian Heritage Month, a time to honour and recognize the contributions of Canadians of Asian descent, and to stand against anti-Asian racism and discrimination. 

Monday, April 24, 2023

Ottawa―On Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 2 pm, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) held the 2023 Awesome Authors Awards Ceremony in the Main Hall of the Dominion-Chalmers Centre, the first time since 2019 that the Library has been able to present the awards in person.   

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

OTTAWA- All branches of Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will close at 4 pm today, Wednesday, April 5, 2023, due to the ice and freezing rain event.

Friday, March 31, 2023

April is the time to celebrate Poetry Month, and the theme this year from the League of Canadian Poets is joy. Poetry is for everyone, and Ottawa Public Library is here to spread the poetic joy!

Thursday, March 23, 2023

The 2023 selection for Un livrel/One eRead Canada is Tatouine by Jean-Christophe Réhel

Friday, March 24, 2023

OTTAWA – The Main branch of Ottawa Public Library, located at 120 Metcalfe, will be closed on Saturday, April 1, 2023, due to a planned electrical shutdown for repairs. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Start your March Break on the right note and learn to express yourself in the universal language of music!

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

OTTAWA – As the largest bilingual (French/English) public library in North America, Ottawa Public Library invites Francophones and Francophiles of all ages to enjoy several special programs and explore OPL’s many resources in French during Francophonie Month.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Ottawa - Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board will name the program room at the Rideau branch the “Daniel Poliquin Room,” in recognition of Mr. Poliquin’s contribution to Franco-Ontarian literature and his links to the Lowertown and Sandy Hill communities. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

OTTAWA – City Council has approved the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) 2023 budget of $58.745M, an increase of $2.410M over 2022, which includes funding for both operating and capital activities.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Ottawa Public Library has planned an exciting lineup of programs for kids aged 4 to 12 and teens aged 13 to 18 that will fill up quickly. 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

February is Black History Month and a chance to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Black communities in Canada and worldwide. This month, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites you to learn from the perspectives and experiences of community leaders, authors and professionals in Canada’s Black community.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Ottawa Family Literacy Day, on 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, OPL decided to stretch the occasion out to a full week from January 21 to January 27―when Ottawa families are invited to some special storytimes that take storytelling and storybuilding to the next level. Kids and their families will get to see Cubetto in action right from the comfort of their local library.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Ottawa – Starting today, January 10, 2023, talented young people between the ages of 9 and 18 from across Ottawa with a story to share in words or in comic/graphic novel style can get in the running – and writing – for greater skill, exposure and rewards by signing up for Ottawa Public Library’s (OPL) annual Awesome Authors writing contest. Registration for this popular youth writing contest is open.