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Jessica Green

Columnist / Librarian in Residence

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips.


Librarian in Residence: Don’t be a YA hater!

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. Slate published this article last month written by Ruth Graham, “Against YA: Adults should be embarrassed to read children’s […]

Librarian in Residence: Libraries as space

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. “The last bastion of free, equitable, open, public space is the library” – Libraries as Space Last week, I […]

Librarian in Residence: 3D printing!

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. In April, while on vacation in Paris, I happened upon a 3D printer exhibition at the BHV Marais, the […]

Librarian in Residence: DIY books of all kinds

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 3. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. I’ve simply had enough of this incessant winter or not-spring as the season seems to be. In times like […]

Librarian in Residence: Light and sound at the library

Although I am sure most people are using things like iTunes and Netflix these days to access their entertainment media digitally, the Ottawa Public Library has quite the collection of music CDs and DVDs in a number of languages available to borrow. It’s a great way to brush up your knowledge of  say French New […]

Librarian in Residence: little free libraries to call your own

I recently visited friends in Madison, Wisconsin, and one the goals of my trip was to see a Little Free Library which I managed to do quite quickly, as there was one on the way to the grocery co-op my friends use. What is a Little Free Library? According to Little Free Library, it all […]

Librarian in Residence: a library in your back pocket

Recently, we held the “Imagine” campaign here at OPL looking for input about the future of the library. I was surprised to discover one of the more controversial aspects of what we do to be e-books. Some patrons wanted more e-books, others didn’t ever want to see any e-books being lent through the public library, […]

Librarian in Residence: Pop-up library

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 5. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips. Need something to do on a Tuesday evening?? Why not head on down to Marion Dewar Plaza to see […]

Librarian in Residence: The most powerful card in your wallet

Jessica Green is a book addict and library card holder since the age of 5. She’s a librarian at the Ottawa Public Library and currently the Apartment613 Librarian-in-Residence, sharing a compendium of literary thoughts and tips.  It’s not your credit card, your driver’s license, or your health card, but your library card. You can remove […]