Contactless services inside branches – effective June 14

11/06/2021

As of June 14, 2021, there will be contactless services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Mental Health Week: Mindfulness

26/04/2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week at the beginning of May takes on a particular significance this year.  There is not one of us who is not themselves or does not know someone going through mental health challenges.  Ottawa Public Library is kicking off a series of free online Mindfulness workshops to help us all cope with the stress.  Don’t miss this opportunity to bring mindfulness into your lives and practice strategies and coping skills.    

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s theme this year is #GetReal: Name it.  Recognizing and talking about your stress, your emotions, helps in managing them.  Bringing mindfulness to the family environment improves our compassion, connection, and emotional wellness of each of our family members.  This practice also services to change our relationship to stress.  

The three mindfulness workshops are led by Rebekka Wallace Roy of Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Present.  Rebekka is a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who is passionate about mindfulness.    Workshops will be offered in English, but attendees will be able to interact and ask questions in either English or French.  We have scheduled an in-depth evening workshop for parents, followed by afternoon workshops for teens and kids.   The workshop for parents will be recorded and put on the OPL YouTube so that you can catch it later it you miss it.  Workshops will involve mindful exercises and discussion of opportunities to develop concrete plans to implement mindful practices in our daily lives.  

We encourage you to explore the booklists we have prepared and to register for a mindfulness workshop.   

Mindfulness Books for Kidsby OPLProgramsProgrammesBPO

This book lists was developed in collaboration with Rebekka Wallace Roy of "Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Present". Rebekka is a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who is passionate about mindfulness. The Ottawa Public Library has scheduled workshops for The Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week 2021: Mindfulness for Parents, Thursday, May 6, 7 pm Mindfulness for Kids (8-11 years) Monday, May 10, 4:30 pm Mindfulness for Teens, Monday, May 17, 4:30 pm ***The workshop for parents will be recorded and put on the OPL YouTube so that you can catch it later it you miss it. These workshops will be interactive and involve mindful exercises, interactive chat, and discussion of opportunities to develop concrete plans to implement mindful practices in their daily lives.

Mindfulness Books for Neurodiverse Familiesby OPLProgramsProgrammesBPO

This book lists was developed in collaboration with Rebekka Wallace Roy of "Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Present". Rebekka is a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who is passionate about mindfulness. The Ottawa Public Library has scheduled workshops for The Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week 2021: Mindfulness for Parents, Thursday, May 6, 7 pm Mindfulness for Kids (8-11 years) Monday, May 10, 4:30 pm Mindfulness for Teens, Monday, May 17, 4:30 pm ***The workshop for parents will be recorded and put on the OPL YouTube so that you can catch it later it you miss it. These workshops will be interactive and involve mindful exercises, interactive chat, and discussion of opportunities to develop concrete plans to implement mindful practices in their daily lives.

General Mindfulness Booksby OPLProgramsProgrammesBPO

This book lists was developed in collaboration with Rebekka Wallace Roy of "Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Present". Rebekka is a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who is passionate about mindfulness. The Ottawa Public Library has scheduled workshops for The Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week 2021: Mindfulness for Parents, Thursday, May 6, 7 pm Mindfulness for Kids (8-11 years) Monday, May 10, 4:30 pm Mindfulness for Teens, Monday, May 17, 4:30 pm ***The workshop for parents will be recorded and put on the OPL YouTube so that you can catch it later it you miss it. These workshops will be interactive and involve mindful exercises, interactive chat, and discussion of opportunities to develop concrete plans to implement mindful practices in their daily lives.

Mindfulness@Workby OPLProgramsProgrammesBPO

This book lists was developed in collaboration with Rebekka Wallace Roy of "Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Present". Rebekka is a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who is passionate about mindfulness. The Ottawa Public Library has scheduled workshops for The Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week 2021: Mindfulness for Parents, Thursday, May 6, 7 pm Mindfulness for Kids (8-11 years) Monday, May 10, 4:30 pm Mindfulness for Teens, Monday, May 17, 4:30 pm ***The workshop for parents will be recorded and put on the OPL YouTube so that you can catch it later it you miss it. These workshops will be interactive and involve mindful exercises, interactive chat, and discussion of opportunities to develop concrete plans to implement mindful practices in their daily lives.

Parenting Booksby OPLProgramsProgrammesBPO

This parenting book lists was developed in collaboration with Rebekka Wallace Roy of "Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Present". Rebekka is a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who is passionate about mindfulness. The Ottawa Public Library has scheduled workshops for The Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week 2021: Mindfulness for Parents, Thursday, May 6, 7 pm Mindfulness for Kids (8-11 years) Monday, May 10, 4:30 pm Mindfulness for Teens, Monday, May 17, 4:30 pm ***The workshop for parents will be recorded and put on the OPL YouTube so that you can catch it later it you miss it. These workshops will be interactive and involve mindful exercises, interactive chat, and discussion of opportunities to develop concrete plans to implement mindful practices in their daily lives.

Parenting articles and web links on Mental Wellness and Technologyby OPLProgramsProgrammesBPO

These articles and web links from the Internet were developed in collaboration with Rebekka Wallace Roy of "Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Present". Rebekka is a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who is passionate about mindfulness. The Ottawa Public Library has scheduled workshops for The Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week 2021: Mindfulness for Parents, Thursday, May 6, 7 pm Mindfulness for Kids (8-11 years) Monday, May 10, 4:30 pm Mindfulness for Teens, Monday, May 17, 4:30 pm ***The workshop for parents will be recorded and put on the OPL YouTube so that you can catch it later it you miss it. These workshops will be interactive and involve mindful exercises, interactive chat, and discussion of opportunities to develop concrete plans to implement mindful practices in their daily lives.

En pleine conscience - pour les enfantsby Collection_Development