April 18th, 2014

A new unparented preschool program that will feature exciting stories, rhymes, and songs. Each week, participants will take home a creation inspired by the alphabet. Focus will be on school readiness, letter awareness and of course, F-U-N!

Ages: 3-5Y
Cost: $77/11 classes
Register through IRIS

IMPORTANT: Cancellation of pre-overdue e-mail notices from BiblioCommons

December 18th, 2005

Regrettably, as of December 31, 2013, the provider of these e-mail notifications, BiblioCommons, will be discontinuing the service as they work towards developing a broader, more reliable notification system. As a result it will no longer be available to Oakville Public Library customers.

We are looking for other reliable options to provide this reminder service as we know that it is valuable to you.

In the interim, there are many ways to manage your library account and keep track of when your books are due.    

· Date due slips will continue to be printed when you check out materials that indicate when items are due back.

· Call (905) 815-5996 to renew items or check due dates via our automated telephone renewal line.

· Ask a staff member to check your account for you the next time you stop in or call any Oakville Public Library branch.

· You can check due dates, place holds, create reading lists and review checked out items right from your mobile device using our OPL to Go mobile app. It is available for iPhone and Android devices.

· Another alternative is to log in to our website at www.opl.ca.  From there you can also review your account, check due dates, manage your holds and see what is new at OPL from your computer or tablet.
We do apologize for any inconvenience this discontinuance may cause and hope you will explore our digital account management platforms going forward.

Should you have any questions whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to contact: Susan Kun, Manager, Branch Support at (905) 815-2042 ext. 5141

New Chair and Vice Chair for the Oakville Public Library Board

October 1st, 2006

On Thursday, November 28, 2013 the elections for the 2014 Oakville Public Library Board took place.

Eric Sutherland was elected Chair, Oakville Public Library Board. He previously held the role of Vice Chair, Oakville Public Library Board.

Eric Sutherland has lived in Oakville since 2007 and holds a Bachelor and Master of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

 Eric has spent most of his professional career at TD Bank where he has held a variety of roles. Most recently he has focused on implementing improved business practices, controls and project management.

Adrian Paris was elected Vice Chair, Oakville Public Library Board.

Adrian is a recent graduate of the Corporate Communications program of Sheridan College. His entrepreneurial spirit, and background in political science, has driven his passion to serve as an active volunteer for several local organizations, such as the United Way, Terry Fox Run and Santa Claus Parade.

Wednesday Family Movie night–March 26, The Nut Job!

March 11th, 2007

Hey Local families!  Come and enjoy the hottest new pre-released movies!  Kids, bring your blankets, pillows and stuffed animals and make yourself comfortable on the floor–chairs for the adults. Popcorn and juice .50 cents each or $1.00 for both.

All Ages
Wednesday, March 26 and Wednesday, May 28 (no movie in April) 6-8pm
Central Branch Auditorium
$5/ticket or $20 for 5
*To avoid disappointment, pick up your tickets at any branch 2 weeks prior to the showing or arrive early and buy your tickets at the door.

Adult Book Club

July 15th, 2008

Join us to discover and discuss a wide variety  of books with other book lovers!  Discussions are led by experienced library staff.  Don’t miss An Evening for Book Lovers on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 for your chance to vote on the titles to be read.

Open to those 18 and up, cost is $30 for six classes.  Two Book Clubs are available, one at the Central Branch on Monday nights and one at the White Oaks Branch on Thursday nights.  Meetings are held in October, November, January, February, March and April.  Each Club is limited to 20 people, so register through IRIS early!

Central Branch Book Club:
Monday, October 20, 2008 at 7:00pm, Course Code #100335

White Oaks Branch Book Club:
Thursday, October 23 at 7:00pm, Course Code #100336

Hoopla: Mobile Device User Guide

November 22nd, 2008

Register for Hoopla

  • Download the Hoopla Digital app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play
  • Open the app and press Sign Up, then select Oakville Public Library and enter your library card and your PIN number
  • Provide your e-mail address and a password

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Hoopla: Computer User Guide

November 23rd, 2008

Register for Hoopla

  • Visit www.hoopladigital.com and click Sign Up
  • Select Oakville Public Library and enter your library card and your PIN number
  • Provide your e-mail address and a password

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Hoopla: FAQ

November 24th, 2008

What is hoopla?

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows customers to access movies and television shows online. It is streaming and downloadable, and customers can borrow up to 3 titles per month.

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