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.   

 

Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service

27/10/2021

Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

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. 

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Activities with the letter N

May 11, 2020

Activities with the Letter N

Hi, everyone! Here are some fun low-tech activities for your family to try together at home. Perhaps you can include this list of activities in your morning routine, or in your afternoon routine following nap time. Please note that we are compiling family literacy ideas for each letter of the alphabet -meaning that you'll have 26 days worth of songs, yoga postures, tongue twisters and more to have fun with! Enjoy :)

Nature Gratitude

Meditation activity. Think of three things in nature for which you are grateful.

For example :

1- thank you, clouds

2- thank you, trees

3- thank you, birds

 

Narwhal Yoga Pose

(Definition : a narwhal is a whale with a long pointed tusk)

Lay on your belly. Relax. Close your eyes, and let your arms and legs relax. Move your head gently side to side. Take time letting your entire body relax. You can rest one ear on the floor. Switch ears after a minute or two. After you have relaxed for several moments, bring your legs together. Still on your belly, bend your knees and reach your arms back to grab onto your feet or ankles. You can leave your chin on the floor or, if you want more, bring your chest and shoulders up. You can rock up and down or side to side. Repeat a few times and, when you are ready, return to relaxation.

Try other animal poses. Remember that yoga should not hurt. Be gentle with yourself.

 

Nine times table on your fingers

You don’t need a calculator for the 9 times tables – all you need is your fingers.

9 x 1 is 9, right?  Look at your hands : for nine times one, bend your first finger, count the rest and your answer is : nine!

9 x 2 is 18, right?  Look at your hands : for nine times two, bend your second finger, count the fingers to the left of your bent finger. That is : One - and count your fingers to the right of your bent finger, that is : eight. So your answer is (one and eight) : eighteen!

Keep going! Here is a video that demonstrates the nine times table on your fingers. Here is also a resource with more easy finger math tricks.

 

Numbers in Spanish

Let's learn how to count from 1 to 10 in Spanish!

Number

Spanish

Pronunciation

1

uno

oo-noh

2

dos

dohs

3

tres

trays

4

cuatro

kwah-troh

5

cinco

seen-koh

6

seis

says

7

siete

syay-tay

8

ocho

oh-choh

9

nueve

nway-vay

10

diez

dyays

You will find more Spanish counting activities here. Do you know how to count in other languages?

 

Tongue Twister

New York Unique” (say that 5 times fast!)

 

Blog post contributed by Kristina from the Alta Vista Branch and Sherri from the Rosemount Branch.

 

Interested in the other blog posts in this series? Click here to see activities for the rest of the alphabet!