Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2

29/07/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Indigenous Author Spotlight: Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui

Image shows the author and some of his books
10/03/2021

Describing himself foremost as a creator, Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui is one member of the Wendat community that is involved in the dissemination of Indigenous cultures and arts. Perhaps you had the chance to meet him in one of the famous Kwahiatonhk Literary Bingo, either at the Nouvelle-Scène in 2018 or at the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais in 2019?

Born in 1976 in Wendake (Quebec), Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui published his first book in 2005 entitled Yawendara et la forêt des Têtes-Coupées. Proud of his success, he continued refining his skills in various books such as La femme venue du Ciel, Chroniques de Kitchike : la grande débarque and Amun. This last book, if you remember, was the highlight of the 2017 Indigenous Book Club at OPL.

Multitalented, he is also a renowned poet, having published several books of poetry: Au pied de mon orgueil, De la paix en jachère, Les grandes absences, and his last creation : Les visages de la terre.

To finish off this brief introduction, I invite you to watch a short-animated film entitled Le ciel pourfendu based on one of his poems. Have fun discovering this multidisciplinary artist!

Image: La femme venue du ciel

La femme venue du ciel

mythe wendat de la création
By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Chroniques de Kitchike

Chroniques de Kitchike

la grande débarque : nouvelles
By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Chroniques de Kitchike

Chroniques de Kitchike

la grande débarque : nouvelles
By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Les visages de la terre

Les visages de la terre

poésie
By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Au pied de mon orgueil

Au pied de mon orgueil

By Picard-Sioui, Louis-Karl
Image: Nous sommes des histoires

Nous sommes des histoires

réflexions sur la littérature autochtone
Image: Amun

Amun

nouvelles
Image: Amun

Amun

A Gathering of Indigenous Stories