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Librarian in Residence: Pop-up library

By Jessica Green on July 30, 2013

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 the pop-up library! It’s open every Tuesday from 5 to 9 pm as part of the Summer Arts Market in front of City Hall. People visiting the pop-up library will be able to get or renew their card and check out library materials from a sample of the collection found at the Ottawa Public Library. They will also be able to participate in a variety of community arts programs and skill sharing workshops with local artists and arts programmers. Participants will be provided with instructions and materials for making LED throwies, buttons, bristlebots and more.  You can find a complete list of programs on the OPL website.

Coming up this Tuesday (July 30) is “Build a Bristlebot” where you use a toothbrush head and tiny motor to make a robot. Watch your creation become a surrogate painter as it vibrates through paint and all over your paper.