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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: Closed

Branch is closed Sundays from June 14 to September 6, 2015. /
La succursale est fermée le dimanche du 14 juin au 6 septembre 2015.

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100 Malvern
Ottawa K2J 2G5



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What's Happening at Ruth E. Dickinson

Programs and Events

Dickinson Reads Book Club

September 9, 2015 - 10:00am

Share the enjoyment of books in a relaxed atmosphere on the second Wednesday of the month. Join us for discussion! September 9 "Lawrence in Arabia" by Scott Anderson - October 14 "The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson - November TBD "Cockroach" by Rawi Hage - December 9 "The Harem Midwife" by Roberta Rich

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Dickinson Reads Book Club


September 12, 2015 - 10:30am

Come to a traditional Scout "Campfire" and join in the songs, skits, stories, and cheers. Led by trained Scout Leaders and senior Scouting youth from the local community, the Campfire is intended for boys and girls aged 5 – 10.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Campfire

Prenatal Class - September

September 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Only one parent must register but both are welcome. Session 1. Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques. Session 3: Baby Basics-Preparing for Parenthood. These sessions are meant to go along with OPH's free online prenatal program - A New Life. Start the online prenatal course early in pregnancy. It can be found at

Duration: 120 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Prenatal Class - September

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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 14 to September 6, 2015.