Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

 

Carp Branch

18/10/2021

Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers

12/10/2021

Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22

21/10/2021

Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Announcers on stage reading the Lammy award winners

Jun 03, 2021

On June 1, 2021, the Lambda Literary Awards went virtual, announcing all the awards to attendees via Zoom. The selection panel consisted of more than 60 literary professionals; more than 1,000 books were submitted from over 300 publishers! There are many folks celebrating Pride Month this June and what a way to kick it off! Lambda Literary has been championing LGBTQ authors and books for over 30 years and if the submissions alone are any measure to entertain the idea, will continue to champion the preservation of their culture and legacies for 30 more to come. Congratulations to all the winners!

2021 Lambda Literary Awards - winners!by NG_Celia

Winners not found in the OPL collection the day this was published are listed here: Neotencia by Joon Oluchi Lee - Gay Fiction Winner! The Black Trans Prayer Book by J Mase III & Dane Figueroa Edidi - Transgender Nonfiction Winner! The Lonely Letters by Ashon T. Crawley - LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner! Funeral Diva by Pamela Sneed - Lesbian Poetry Winner! Guillotine by Eduardo C. Corral - Gay Poetry Winner! Salt Body Shimmer by Aricka Foreman - Bisexual Poetry Winner! I love you and I'm not dead by Sade LaNay - Transgender Poetry Winner! A Dutiful Boy: A Memoir of a Gay Muslim's Journey to Acceptance by Mohsin Zaidi - Gay Memoir/Biography Winner! The Ghost and Charlie Muir by Felice Stevens - Gay Romance Winner! Aspara Engine by Bishakh Som - LGBTQ Comics Winner! The Book of Mountains and Seas by Yilong Liu - LGBTQ Drama Winner! The Nerves by Lee Suksi - LGBTQ Erotica Winner! Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel by Julian K. Jarboe - LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Winner! Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World by Zakiyyah Iman Jackson - LGBTQ Studies Winner!

2021 Lambda Literary Awards - finalistsby NG_Celia

Check out some of this year’s finalists in one of the most anticipated literary short-lists: the Lammys! *Click on the author’s name (once you're in the full list) to see other other formats of the title available to you!