Regular hours resume on September 7 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.  

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

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


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

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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The Art of the Audition with a Company of Fools

Teen Staycation

Interested in learning more about theatre? Whether you just want to get your feet wet or are thinking about going to theatre school, these workshops have something for everyone!

The second installment in our workshop series is focused on preparing for an audition. Through a series of exercises focused on a pre-selected piece and a cold reading, you will build a foundation of strong audition techniques. Participants will also learn about what takes place in auditions and tips for choosing their own monologues.

Each session will conclude with a brief interview/Q&A with an actor who you may recognize from Ottawa’s professional stages!

For ages 13-18. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

Required material:  A selection of monologues will be sent to registrants ahead of time and you will be asked to choose a monologue that you want to work on during the workshop.

About your Instructor - Sarah Finn

Sarah has been working in the professional Canadian theatre community since her graduation from Ryerson University Theatre School. Throughout her career she has had the pleasure of working with professional theatre companies such as the Great Canadian Theatre Company, The National Arts Centre of Canada English Theatre Company, Driftwood Theatre Company, Buddies and Bad Times, Odyssey Theatre, a Company of Fools, as well as performing in Fringes and at the Summerworks Theatre Festival.