Ottawa Public Library celebrating storytelling through song in January

_ (Via Ottawa Public Library) _ ** Ottawa – ** It’s 2017 and the Ottawa Public Library is joining the festivities to mark Canada’s 150


anniversary by celebrating the art of STORYTELLING throughout the year. In January, OPL will explore STORYTELLING through song, and what better way to do that than with a kick-off concert featuring Canadian musician and author Alan Doyle, along with his band the Beautiful Gypsies !  This sold-out event will have folks dancing in the aisles at Centrepointe Theatres on Saturday, January 14 .


There are more songs and stories to be enjoyed the rest of the month: on Sunday, January 22 , the Ottawa Public Library invites families to Cumberland branch to celebrate Family Literacy Day with a seriously funny musical performance by children’s performers Théâtre À Tempo.


Teens ‒get your guitar or ukulele ready! Join our songwriting workshops for the guitar or ukulele (January 28, 29, 30, 31) and learn how to write lyrics and 3-chord compositions.


Branches throughout the city are also joining the fun with a drop-in folk song circle (January 16, Carlingwood), a song and evening storytime (January 26, Cumberland), and more .


For the full list of Canada 150 programs, please visit . ** ** _ The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at _ _ _ _ , mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter _ _ _ _ and like us on Facebook _ _ _ _ . Contact us at _ 613-580-2940 _ or _ _ _ _ . If it’s out there, it’s in here! _