Temporary closure: Alta Vista


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.   

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Young Knights and Warrior Princesses

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A virtual introduction to medieval martial arts with Craig Shackleton, head instructor at Ottawa Swordplay. Get moving with stretches, footwork, and games, and learn techniques for using the longsword, dagger, spear, and other medieval weapons. Plus, each half hour session includes a short lesson about the history of knights and nobles, how they trained to fight and the kinds of weapons and armor they used.Ages 7-12

*The July 15 workshop has been cancelled *


  • No equipment needed, but a toy sword, a stick, or even a wooden spoon to hold will help you practice.

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