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.

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.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

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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Cooking Class for Teens: Dip It!

Teen Staycation

Join Tara - Founder of Radical Eatery to learn how to make a tasty dip using pantry ingredients and learn vegetable cutting knife skills at the same time. 

For ages 13-18. Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link, and a list of the ingredients needed, ahead of the program.

About Your Facilitator - Tara Porter

One of Tara’s earliest memories is making bread with her mother - complete with a mini apron and footstool so she could reach the counter. She has worked within the food industry for over a decade and has helped manage and open six restaurants, catered retreats, festivals & events, delivered private & public workshops and twice have deep fried hors d'oeuvres for the Prime Minister.

She believes that our relationship with food is a window to our self-evolution. Learning about different culinary practices or ingredients is a way to open your mind to new cultures and with environmental understanding. It is a meditation, it is creative, it is exciting and a practice of paying attention + mental flexibility while fostering community, education & empowerment.