Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

 

Carp Branch

18/10/2021

Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers

12/10/2021

Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22

21/10/2021

Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Breathe & Flow: Meditation and Mindfulness for Seniors

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Do you want to know more about mindfulness and meditation?  Would you like to give mindfulness and meditation a try?  Join Pamela Thomson, local Certified Beginner Meditation Teacher, for this class to learn and practice simple and effective techniques to quiet your mind, relax your body, balance your moods, reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, increase mental clarity and presence of mind, better health, happiness and vitality, cultivate energy, intuition and creativity. These are just some of the many benefits of mindfulness and meditation.   Pam will discuss and demonstrate:

Common myths and misconceptions

Health benefits

Simple and effective breathing techniques to relax the body and mind as well as mindfulness cues that can be used at any time 

How meditation and mindfulness work

How you can incorporate meditation and mindfulness into your daily life and nurture your practice

Register to attend and to receive the Zoom link. Kits with supplies instructions will be provided.  Arrangements for pickup of kits will be made by email a week before the class.  This is a repeat of the program held during the summer, giving the opportunity to register to those who missed it the first time

If you have questions, email us at wellnessfridays.vendredissante@biblioottawalibrary.ca or phone InfoService 613-580-2940.

Aging Well Together at the Library Wellness Friday programs for seniors are offered in partnership with City of Ottawa, and are funded by the City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan.