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.  

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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Puppet Camp! Session 1 - Make a Sock Puppet!

Light blue background, on the left image of a big yellow sun cartoon style with eyes, nose and smile, on the right the text Summerland / Sous le soleil with a small hot air ballon over the text.

Puppetry is for everyone! Making a puppet show does not have to be complicated or expensive. Using materials from around the house and/or the dollar store we will learn to make a puppet show! We will make puppets, a puppet stage, and a story! Students will work alongside professional puppeteer Mike Harding of Applefun Puppetry. Don't worry if your show isn't perfect; we are here to have fun and make wonderful mistakes! Prior experience is not required. Joins us for all of the sessions or pick-and-choose. In this first session you will learn how to make a simple puppet. Ages 6-12

Materials:

For this workshop, you will need:

  • Sock
  • Construction paper
  • Light cardboard or craft foam
  • Safety scissors (Parental guidance is required)
  • Glue stick
  • Markers
  • Any other craft supplies
  • Optional: pom poms, ping pong balls, yarn

Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. Click here for Summerland program FAQs.