Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service

13/09/2021

The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

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Colson Whitehead wins the 2020 Pulitzer for The Nickel Boys

May 08, 2020

The Nickel Boysis Colson Whitehead’s second Pulitzer Prize for fiction: “A spare and devastating exploration of abuse at a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida that is ultimately a powerful tale of human perseverance, dignity and redemption”. Whitehead won for Underground Railroad in 2017, a rare achievement and honour to win the prestigious prize twice.

Other 2020 Pulitzer winners are Sweet Taste of Liberty: a True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel for the history category, and Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser for biography.  The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin won for general nonfiction.  For a complete list of winners see the Pulitzer website:

https://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2020

 

Image: The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

A Novel
By Whitehead, Colson
Image: The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

A Novel
By Whitehead, Colson
Image: Sweet Taste of Liberty

Sweet Taste of Liberty

A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
By McDaniel, W. Caleb
Image: Sontag

Sontag

Her Life and Work
By Moser, Benjamin
Image: The End of the Myth

The End of the Myth

From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
By Grandin, Greg