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OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details:

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Seniors Fitness Class Online: Increasing Mobility

Join Zarina Grundy, Older Adult Group Fitness Instructor, for these gentle fitness classes that will help you to improve your mobility by stretching and doing low impact strength training using light hand weights. This program will also focus on seated core stability for balance and flexibility, and hand strengthening activities. 
Have a couple of light hand weights (or small water bottles or soup cans) ready for the arm exercises and be sure to have a sturdy chair available. 

Zarina Grundy is a Certified Older Adult Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, with a background as a Physiotherapist Assistant, she has been in the fitness industry for over 7 years. She currently runs her own business: Be WELL Mobile Fitness Inc., which caters to seniors who are just recently discharged from the hospital or physiotherapy.