Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

Oshawa Then and Now

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A little then and now of the view from the window in the Children's Library, taken in 1958 and 2024.

Our Local History Resources

Oshawa Newspaper & Obituary Index

Search obituaries and articles from newspapers of the past. Physical copies are available on microfilm at the McLaughlin Branch.

History of Oshawa

Curious about the history of your hometown? Find a comprehensive list of titles available in our Local History Room.

The McLaughlin Family

Learn more about R. S. McLaughlin, founder of the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, and his family.

1920s Reading Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to Mariette, Pamela, and Kerry-Ann, our 1920s Reading Challenge winners! Each winner received a copy of Pictorial Oshawa and a gift card to one of the following local restaurants: Spicy Affairs, Berry Hill Food Co, or Teddy's Restaurant & Deli.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this reading challenge.

Local History Spotlight: Oshawa's Theatrical History

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