Oshawa Public Libraries News

OPL Presents: Repair Cafe

Bring your small broken appliances, electronics, jewellery, clothing, and more to the free Repair Café session at the McLaughlin Branch on Saturday, August 20, and work with skilled volunteers to mend your broken item.  Learn more here.

OPL Connects the People of Oshawa to the World of Information and Each Other

In a time when internet access is a necessity for everyday living, not a luxury, public services like Oshawa Public Libraries (OPL) remain a staple of reliability and accessibility in the community.
When Rogers customers across Canada were stranded without connection on Friday, July 8th, Oshawa residents who could not access resources needed for work, communication, and countless other outlets after a nationwide network outage sought connection at OPL locations.  Read more here.

OPL Presents: TD Summer Reading Club 2022

June 8, 2022

Beat summer boredom with summer reads! Canada's biggest bilingual summer reading club for kids, the TD Summer Reading Club, launches Monday, June 13!   Read more here.

OPL Presents: Author, Emmet Grogan

May 18, 2022

Local author Emmett Grogan will join Oshawa Public Libraries at the Jess Hann Branch, located at 199 Wentworth St. W., to discuss the influence of several notable Canadian authors on contemporary Canadian literature, on May 25 at 6:00 PM.  Read more, here.


OPL Presents: Author, Rowena Rae

 April 21, 2022

Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes author Rowena Rae on Thursday , May 5, at 1:00 p.m. "live" on the Library's Zoom platform.  Rowena will discuss her work and writing tips at this author event. A Q&A session will follow. Read more, here.


OPL Presents: Author, Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr

January 25, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes author Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr on Tuesday, February 1, at 2:00 p.m. "live" on the Library's Zoom platform. Chidiogo will talk about her life and work at this thought-provoking author event. A Q&A session will follow. Read more, here.


OPL Presents: Award-Winning and Best-Selling Author, Shilpi Somaya Gowda

January 14, 2022

Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes award-winning and best-selling author Shilpi Somaya Gowda on Wednesday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m. "live" on the Oshawa Public Libraries Zoom platform. At this thought-provoking author event, Shilpi will talk about her life and work. A Q&A session will follow. Read more, here.


OPL Presents: Bestselling Author Joanna Goodman

December 2, 2021

Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes ever-popular best-selling author, Joanna Goodman, on Thursday, December 9, at 2:30 p.m. "live" on the Oshawa Public Libraries Zoom platform. Joanna will talk about her life and work at this captivating author event. A Q&A session will follow. Read more here.


OPL Presents: Bestselling Author Genevieve Graham

November 12, 2021

Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes ever-popular best-selling author of historical fiction, Genevieve Graham, on Friday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. "live" on the Oshawa Public Libraries Zoom platform. Genevieve will talk about her life, work, and upcoming release, Bluebird, at this thought-provoking author event. A Q&A session will follow. Read more, here. 


OPL Eliminates Late Return Fines For Children and Teen Library Items

September 16, 2021

Great news!  Oshawa Public Libraries is sending kids and teens back to school footloose and fine-free as part of an all-new pilot initiative!
Recognizing how important it is for kids to have access to their public library, OPL has decided to eliminate late fees on children and teen library items such as books, DVDs, and games.
Read more here.


Region of Durham Outreach Community Hub to Launch at Oshawa Public Libraries

July 28, 2021

Oshawa Public Libraries is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Region of Durham to establish an Outreach Community Hub at two of its four branches. The new initiative is being introduced in association with the Healthy Communities initiative and begins August 11 at the Oshawa Public Libraries Northview Branch. Read more here.

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