Temporary closure: Alta Vista


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.   

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Richard Van Camp: Gather

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Stories are medicine. During a time of heightened isolation, bestselling author Richard Van Camp shares in Gather what he knows about the power of storytelling.  Join Van Camp in conversation with Karen McBride.   In Gather, Van Camp offers some of his own favourite stories from Elders, friends, and family.  He also offers insights into basic storytelling techniques, and delves further into the impact storytelling can have, helping readers understand how to create community and how to banish loneliness through their tales. A member of the Tlicho Dene First Nation, Van Camp also includes stories from Elders whose wisdom influenced him. 

Register for a Zoom link.  The program will also be streamed on the Ottawa Public Library Facebook.  

Offered by the Ottawa International Writers Festival in partnership with the Ottawa Public Library.