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Emerald Plaza

1547 Merivale

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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1547 Merivale
Ottawa K1G 4V3



Branch Features

  • Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit cards/Interac Accepted
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access

What's Happening at Emerald Plaza


I Propose a Challenge of Wits

Take a break from teen exam cram to compete in our Challenge of Wits on Friday January 30th (or on February 13th if you are in the other school board) to win prizes.  There will be popcorn for everyone too.

Learn more about: I Propose a Challenge of Wits

LEGO in the Library

This past Friday, Emerald Plaza hosted a block party - that is a LEGO block party - during which kids ages 6 to 12 let creativity fly and built many marvelous LEGO creations.

Learn more about: LEGO in the Library

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Programs and Events

Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs

February 2, 2015 - 4:30pm

Get tutoring and homework help. For students in grades 1 to 8. Offered in partnership with Frontier College and Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre. / Recevez du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires. Pour les étudiants de la 1ère à la 6e année. En partenariat avec le Collège Frontière et Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs

Memory Fitness: Rejuvenating Your Brain

February 3, 2015 - 3:00pm

This presentation will explain changes that happen in an aging brain. Approaches to keeping a brain young will be discussed by two brain-health experts, Dr. Frank Knoefel and Maria Giovannitti, M.Sc.(SLP). There will also be a fun and interactive demonstration of group brain exercises, with practical tips to help you start rejuvenating your brain. Dr. Frank Knoefel is a physician at Ottawa’s Memory Disorder Clinic and Clinical Scientist and Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Health Informatics at the Bruyère Research Institute.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Memory Fitness: Rejuvenating Your Brain

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Meeting Rooms

Meeting room 1

Capacity: 40
Information: 613-580-2940

Meeting room 2

Capacity: 25
Information: 613-580-2940

Tutorial Room

Capacity: 4
Information: 613-580-2940

About Emerald Plaza

Conveniently located right in a shopping mall, the Emerald Plaza branch has a wide selection of popular titles. This bustling branch is the most visited among branches of comparable size; what keeps people coming back is the friendly staff and the personal touch offered by a neighbourhood branch.