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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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom… Away We Go to Space!

Apr 30, 2020

 

How do you wash your hands in space?  How do you eat dessert or brush your teeth?  When astronauts are away in space month after month, they need to be able to do all kinds of daily tasks while floating around in zero gravity gazing back at earth.  Watch our favourite astronaut, Chris Hadfield, show you how things are done out in space.  You will find his many videos in both Frenchand Englishat the Canadian Space Agency’s website.  There are lots of STEM activities and games for Junior Astronautsand AstronautesJuniors offered here, too. 

For more space-themed activities, games and videos check out the NASA Kids Club(disponible en anglais seulement).

Join the European Space Agency’s Expedition: Home and explore ESA - Space for Kids with Paxi, the resident mascot.  This resource toggles to many European languages including Frenchand English.

For more about space travel try these e-books from Overdrive and Cantook Station:

How To Be A Space Explorer

The Usborne Official Astronaut’s  Handbook   

Apollo et les planètes

Keep on exploring space at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum(disponible en anglais seulement).

Become a Space Suit Hero/ Ma combine, mon héroïne at the Canadian Air and Space Museum.

 

Blog post contributed by Ann-Marie from our Ruth E. Dickinson branch.