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.   

 

Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service

27/10/2021

Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

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. 

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Canadian Black History Month Assembly: A gathering of community through the art of stories

Jan 19, 2021

The Assembly - A gathering of community through the art of stories

 

 

***On Tuesday, Feb 2nd, this English program was broadcast live on Zoom (duration: 25 mins), which you can now watch on Facebook until the end of February. ***

Black History Month is already in sight— a time to recognize and celebrate Black heritage, culture, communities, and individuals. Since it isn’t possible to gather to celebrate together this year, the Ottawa Public Library is offering a program for school age children, ages 6-12, as part of our “Assembly“ Series.

This Assembly program weaves together traditions of oral storytelling and music with the beautiful picture book “Africville” by Shauntay Grant. 

 

Cover of the book Africville by Shauntay Grant.

We have a lineup of very special guests to guide us through this wonderful celebration, including Biba Tinga (will call our Zoom village together), Spaicy (will drum and sing an original composition) and our Teen video guest, Sériane-Antonia, who wrote an original poem and will play a solo violin piece.

Photo of Biba Tinga wearing a black shirt.     Photo of Spaicy Bazile waring a blue and yellow shirt.  Photo in black and white of Sériane-Antonia.

 

 

For more ideas and activities on sharing Canadian Black History Month with the children in your life, check out our Teacher Toolkit, including booklists of OPL material that you place on hold to share at home!

 

 

 

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