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Ruth E. Dickinson

100 Malvern

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: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

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Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

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Nepean Centrepointe

101 Centrepointe

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Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm


100 Malvern
Ottawa K2J 2G5



Branch Features

  • Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit Cards/Interac Accepted
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access
  • Refreshments available

What's Happening at Ruth E. Dickinson


Health DVDs for Seniors

Here are a few DVDs that may be of interest to seniors -- I was just organizing the dispaly of DVDs at Carlingwood and came across these -- they look good.  Check them out!

Learn more about: Health DVDs for Seniors

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Programs and Events

Imperfect Pets

November 1, 2014 - 10:30am

Enjoy a lively set of stories and misadventures featuring a shoplifting dog, a rehabilitated duck with a broken wing and a furry hamster who moves out, as told by Ottawa Storytellers, Janet LeRoy and Kim Kilpatrick. Children will be invited to join in on sound effects and to meet Tulia, Kim's guide dog. Ages 7-10.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Imperfect Pets

Chess Club

November 1, 2014 - 1:30pm

Short chess lesson each week followed by chess matches. Must know the basics of chess. Chess boards and pieces provided. Ages 6 to 17.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Chess Club

Homework Club - Mondays

November 3, 2014 - 6:30pm

Get tutoring and homework help. In partnership with Frontier College.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Homework Club - Mondays

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Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room

Capacity: 60
Information: 613-580-2796

About Ruth E. Dickinson

This branch is named after the first chair of the Nepean Public Library. The branch is unique in that it shares space with the Walter Baker Sports Centre and John McCrae Secondary School. This very child-friendly branch boasts a spacious children's section and is the centre of a vibrant, growing community.

*Branch is closed Sundays from June 8 to August 31, 2014.