Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Seniors Fitness Class Online: Restorative Exercises for Neck and Shoulders

Our neck and shoulders are connected to some of the most important parts of the body. How we hold our neck, head and shoulders affects our rib position and our breathing. Cassie Love, Essential Movement Specialist, will demonstrate exercises to improve neck and shoulder muscles. We will cover disk degeneration in the cervical spine and hyperkyphosis (hunchback).

Cassie’s Restorative Exercise series features exercise and postural adjustments that promote good movement habits to strengthen the body, promote balance, develop better bone density, and foster natural pain relief. It provides practical tools to combat both the effects of aging in general, as well as everyday ailments that we all deal with.

Cassie Love is an Essential Movement Specialist. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) who has taught professionally since 2011. She completed the two-year program Nutritious Movement™ certified Restorative Exercise Specialist.