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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Join yoga instructor Janet McGeein for two classes of introductory Yoga. We will focus on mindfulness, breathing and slow physical movement to increase strength and...

Friday Oct 22, 2021 at 10:00am

Joignez-vous à l'instructrice Solange Mattar, et apprendre à pratiquer un yoga accessible dans un cours à deux parties. On va vous guider dans des mouvements...

Friday Oct 22, 2021 at 11:15am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges...

Greenboro

Saturday Oct 23, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.* *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Saturday Oct 23, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Centennial

Saturday Oct 23, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories and rhymes outside the library near the parking lot entrance, weather permitting, for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Disclaimer: Participants...

Rockcliffe Park

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 9:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on the size...

Cumberland

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:00am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

Hazeldean

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:00am

Parent with child
Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0 to 18 months and their parents or caregivers.* *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:15am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Greenboro

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:15am

Parent with child
*For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on the size of the space. Participants are expected to remain physically distanced, to...

Beaverbrook

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:15am

A family reading together on a blanket
Outside at 10:15 a.m. in the backyard (will be cancelled in poor weather conditions). Stories, songs, rhymes and more for families. Please bring a blanket...

Munster

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:15am

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending...

St-Laurent

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:30am

Parent with child
Stories, fingerplays and songs* for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. / Contes, jeux de doigts et chansons** pour les bébés et un...

Alta Vista

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories and rhymes for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Outdoors, weather permitting, please bring a blanket or towel on...

Osgoode

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 10:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Stories and rhymes for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Outdoors, weather permitting, please bring a blanket or towel on...

Osgoode

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 11:00am

Parent with child
Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0 to 18 months and their parents or caregivers.* *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 11:15am

Knitting Group
Come join our knitting group. Knit for yourselves, knit for charity, make new friends and find new ideas of what to knit from others. A...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 1:30pm / until Dec 20, 2021

 

Online

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 3:30pm

Illustration of book, coffee cup, reading glasses and to-do list on a table
Looking to find your new favourite book? Join us at the Beaverbrook Branch for the Fall Book Chat, where we discuss some of our favourite...

Beaverbrook

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 7:00pm

Part of the Bywords logo

Join us for the ceremony for 2021 will offer an enjoyable evening of  poetry readings and music.

Online

Monday Oct 25, 2021 at 7:30pm

Storytime Children
Stories and rhymes for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Sunnyside

Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 9:30am

Parent with child
Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. *For your safety all in-person programs will follow capacity limits depending on...

Cumberland

Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 9:30am

A family reading together on a blanket
Contes, comptines, chansons et activités pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagné d’un parent ou gardien. *Pour votre sécurité, tous les programmes en personne respecteront la...

Orléans

Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 at 10:10am