Carp Branch


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


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


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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  • Dickinson Reads Book Club
    We meet to enjoy lively good-natured discussions of a wide variety of books selected by our members. All assessments, interpretations, and opinions are valued and...

    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Wednesday Nov 10, 2021 at 10:00am / until Dec 08, 2021

  • Are you good at remembering the names of the new people you meet? We will discuss several of the most effective strategies for learning new...

    Wednesday Nov 10, 2021 at 10:00am

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    At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death.  Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people...


    Friday Nov 12, 2021 at 12:30pm

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    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project...


    Tuesday Nov 16, 2021 at 2:00pm

  • Mnemonics are techniques created to help us more easily encode and recall facts, numbers, and any information that is important to us. Any healthy adult...

    Wednesday Nov 17, 2021 at 10:00am

  • L’Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, la Bibliothèque publique du Grand Sudbury, la Bibliothèque publique de Hearst et la Bibliothèque publique de Toronto ont le plaisir de vous convier à une Croisée des mots virtuelle! L’autrice, romancière torontoise, Tassia Trifiatis-Tezgel s’invite dans la quiétude de votre salon avec au programme : lecture, entrevue et discussions virtuelles avec les participant.e.s!

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    Wednesday Nov 17, 2021 at 7:00pm

  • Meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All are welcome. November 18 book title: The Company We...

    Nepean Centrepointe

    Thursday Nov 18, 2021 at 1:30pm

  • 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...

    Friday Nov 19, 2021 at 10:00am

  • Dans ces ateliers, les participants utiliseront des pastels à l'huile pour réaliser des paysages. Liz Voyer guidera le participant, étape par étape dans le processus...

    Friday Nov 19, 2021 at 11:15am / until Nov 26, 2021

  • Open House
    Meet members of the Barrhaven Seniors' Council and discuss your ideas for activities. Based upon feedback over the fall, the Council will be offering another...

    Ruth E. Dickinson

    Monday Nov 22, 2021 at 2:00pm