Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Forget-me-Not : Ressources and Programs on Dementia

May 29, 2020

A consistent and familiar routine is extremely important for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Care partners also rely on support from community care visits, day programs, and regularly scheduled activities. It’s like a house of cards because any change in what’s expected can be very challenging for everyone. 

Enter Covid-19; a worldwide pandemic, and the delicate structure becomes shaky, at best.

The branches of the Ottawa Public Library are dementia-friendly public spaces where many of our staff have training in identifying and supporting our customers who struggle with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

During Seniors Month, we’re extending that warm welcome online to offer a virtual Memory Café program. These social gatherings will be casual and informal, including games and reminiscing that might spark memories and conversations, and a light-hearted story will be read aloud. Registration includes 3 weekly sessions. The registration is for both the person with dementia and their care partner together.

Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Frank Knoefel based on his research with the Bruyère Memory Clinic and the use of technology to facilitate aging in place.

Visit the following links for more information from the Ottawa Public Library, the Dementia Society and the Alzheimer’s Society. 

VIDEOS:

  • Watch streaming videos from the lists linked here on the subject of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, available online through the Ottawa Public Library website.

eBOOKS:

Please reach out to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew, if you need more support during the pandemic or at any time.

This blog post was contributed by Tracy Facchin, Stittsville Branch and Program Development.