• Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL

    30/07/2020

    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. 

     

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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.