Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6

04/08/2021

Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Check out our online programs for children!

A mother sitting on her bed with her two children reading a book. / Une mère assise sur son lit avec ses deux enfants en train de lire un livre.
14/12/2020

 

Online children's programs will be back starting January 12th, here's what's waiting for you. 

Get comfortable, grab a blanket, stay in your PJ, and join us online for a storytime. We offer online storytimes in English, French, and a Bilingual format. It’s free, and it’s open to everyone. No registration is needed; click on the green button in the description a few minutes before the program to join the fun! 

Do you have a little one aged 0-18 months at home? Join us for the program Parent-Baby connection, offered in English and French. You’ll explore new, easy, and fun ideas to bond with your baby and share your experiences with other parents. This program is also open to everyone. Grab a coffee and click on the green button in the description to join the conversation; don’t worry if you’re late! 

We didn’t forget the older siblings! We are offering a series of fun interactive coding workshops presented by the team of the UOttawa Maker Mobile. Children aged 8-12 will learn basic coding concepts with virtual Micro:Bits and Scratch. Each workshop is stand-alone, and no previous experience is required. Registration is required; the workshops are available in English and French.  

If they want more action, they can join us for a mini D&D campaign! Space is limited to 5 participants per session; the participants need to be available for four workshops on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first session will take place from January 13 to February 3. And the second session will take place from February 10 to March 3. Young adventurers interested in this program must register online.  

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and you won’t miss any free programs! 

 

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