Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service


Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

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Kìyàbadj Kidandanizimin. We are still here.

Kìyàbadj Kidandanizimin. We are still here.


About this event

Jenny Buckshot Tenasco is a Residential School Survivor who attended a Residential School in Kenora, Ontario when she was 6 years old. Through storytelling, Jenny and her daughter Anita Tenasco (members of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community) will share some thoughts and reflections on how Canada's Residential School system has impacted First Nations communities. This presentation will weave in themes of First Nations education, poverty, systematic racism, mental health, strength and resilience.

About the speakers

Jenny Buckshot Tenasco

Jenny Buckshot Tenasco is a djo djo (mother) to three children, Kokomis (grandmother) to three grandchildren and Kichi kokomis (great grandmother) to one great grandchild. Jenny is a proud member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community. At 6 years of age, Jenny attended a residential school in Kenora, Ontario. After her time at residential school, Jenny then attended an Indian Day School, a provincial school in Maniwaki, Quebec and eventually college. Jenny is a retired Child and Youth Worker who graduated from Algonquin College when she was 53 years of age. Jenny enjoys teaching others about Anishinabe Algonquin cultural traditions and is a firm believer in lifelong learning. Jenny exemplifies resilience.

Anita Tenasco

Anita Tenasco is Anishinabe Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community (an Anishinabe Algonquin community located about 2 hours north of the Ottawa area). Anita was born and raised in the Kitigan Zibi community. She is a djo djo (mother), kokomis (grandmother) and the Director of Education for the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. As Anita is the daughter of a Residential School Survivor and an Indian Day School Survivor, she fully supports First Nations Control of First Nations Education and educating non indigenous people about the impacts of the Residential School system in Canada. Ms. Tenasco values promoting and sharing the brilliance, talents and ongoing strength within the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation.

Register for a Zoom link.  This event is also streamed live on Ottawa Public Library Facebook.