Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6


Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 17. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 18 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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  • Do you want to know more about mindfulness and meditation? Would you like to give mindfulness and meditation a try? Join Pamela Thomson, local Certified...

    Friday Aug 13, 2021 at 10:00am

  • Would you like to know how to do Tai Chi? Join Chao Shang Chou for this two-part course. Chao is a Tai Chi practitioner for...

    Friday Aug 20, 2021 at 10:00am / until Aug 27, 2021

  • Vous avez une histoire à raconter? Vous voulez écrire vos pensées et souvenirs afin de les partager? Participez à deux ateliers en ligne avec l’auteure...

    Friday Aug 20, 2021 at 11:15am / until Aug 27, 2021

  • Get your body moving in creative ways each week with dynamic stretches, fun sequences from a variety of dance styles, and flowing meditative cool-downs. Join...

    Friday Sep 10, 2021 at 10:00am / until Sep 17, 2021

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    Friday Sep 10, 2021 at 11:15am / until Sep 17, 2021

  • With support from the Crabtree Foundation, Ottawa Public Library and MASC invite older adults across the city to explore different aspects of creativity. First up...

    Friday Sep 10, 2021 at 3:30pm / until Sep 24, 2021

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    At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death.  Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people...


    Friday Sep 17, 2021 at 12:30pm

  • Learn the basics while discovering fun and unexpected ways of painting with watercolours! Join art instructor Maya Hum and learn how to let loose and...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 10:00am / until Oct 01, 2021

  • Venez explorer le dessin couleur avec l’artiste Liz Voyer. Lors des deux ateliers, elle vous guidera étape par étape dans la réalisation d’un dessin réaliste...

    Friday Sep 24, 2021 at 11:15am / until Oct 01, 2021

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    Détendez-vous avec l'Oasis des arts 55+! 

    Avec le soutien de la Fondation Crabtree, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa et MASC invitent les aînés de notre ville à explorer différents aspects de la créativité. On débute notre série Oasis des arts 55+ avec les Vendredis de danse – des séances de danse étalées sur trois semaines et animées par des artistes de MASC explorant des formes de danse uniques et passionnantes.  


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    Friday Nov 5, 2021 at 3:30pm / until Nov 19, 2021