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377 Rideau

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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377 Rideau
Ottawa K1N 5Y6



Branch Features

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

What's Happening at Rideau

Programs and Events

Evening Book Club

March 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. / SELECTIONS: January 5- The Dinner by Herman Koch / February 2 - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson / March 3 - Marianne by George Sand / April 13 - The Orenda by Joseph Boyden / May 4 - Open City by Teju Cole / June 1 - Reader's choice (Stefan Zweig short stories)

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Evening Book Club

Family Storytime / Contes en famille

March 3, 2015 - 10:30am

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien.

Duration: 30 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Family Storytime / Contes en famille

Pen and Paper Group

March 3, 2015 - 6:30pm

Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

Duration: 120 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Pen and Paper Group

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About Rideau

The Rideau branch has the atmosphere of a heritage library with all the modern conveniences. One of the older libraries in the city, the Rideau branch is close to shopping and restaurants in the Byward Market and the Rideau Street corridor. The branch was opened in 1934 by former Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden and has maintained its old world charm.