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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


Seniors Fitness Class Online: Mindful Stretch & Strengthen

Join Rhona Einbinder, certified yoga instructor, for 30 minutes of exercise to improve your overall fitness effectively, but safely, beginning with gentle warmup stretching and leading into movements.  Some exercises will have the optional modification of using light hand weights for an added challenge. The sessions will end with simple exercises for increasing flexibility and strength.  
Have a couple of light handweights (or small water bottles or soup cans) ready for the arm exercises and be sure to have a sturdy chair available.

Rhona is a certified yoga instructor (300 hours Yoga World Alliance certification and working towards 500 hour certification), specializing in yoga and fitness for seniors, yin and restorative yoga, ashtanga and vinyasa/power flow, as well as yoga for runners and athletes. Her yoga classes are adaptable to all levels and ages, and combine active yang poses with restorative and yin asana. 

Register for the other Seniors Fitness Classes: Mindful Stretch And Strength, held every Friday during the month of August at 10 am.