Library branches have re-opened, but most events are cancelled until further notice. Tech Tutor is available by phone.

For Children

Fridays 10:30 – 11:00 am

Every Friday (from the Friday after Labour Day to the End of June)

No pre-registration required

Open to all ages but geared to preschoolers, enjoy interactive, fast-paced stories, rhymes and songs. Parents and caregivers are required to stay with their children.

Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:00 am

Stories, rhymes and songs for preschool age children. A drop-in program for toddlers and their parents or caregivers.

No registration required.

Thursday mornings from 10:30 – 11:00 (followed by an informal get together of participants for one hour)

Registration is required

Through singing, rhyme, reading, tummy tickles and physical activity, you and your baby learn pre-literacy skills and meet with other parents and babies.  A fun and lively half hour! This program runs for six week periods throughout the year.  Space is limited.  Please call 613-256-1037 or email Monica Blackburn.

Mondays at 1:00 pmNo pre-registration is required

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit hosts Baby Talk, a weekly drop-in group for parents and their babies ages birth to one year. Ask questions about infant feeding, growth and development. meet other parents, and find out what to expect with your new baby!

For Teens

Our Teen Advisory Group is a venue for teens in grades 9 through 12 to develop leadership skills, create library programs and influence our teen collection, while gaining community service hours! This is a great opportunity to:

  • Suggest new teen programs
  • Volunteer at programs such as travelogues, technology workshops, and other library events
  • Write book reviews for our review blog
  • Create book or art displays and make recommendations to improve our teen spaces

Meetings are held in the Almonte Branch meeting room. To join call 613-256-1037. Don’t forget to check out the Group’s blog, Facebook, and Instagram!

Also, please check our current programs page for other events.

For Adults

One-on-one training on computers and the Internet, both branches.

Call either branch for details:

Almonte: 613-256-1037   Pakenham: 613-624-5306

BOOK NOW

A seed lending library is a free exchange designed to promote health, local food and a stronger community. Here’s how it works: check out a package of seeds for free at the library, plant them and let some grow to maturity. Then harvest the next generation of seeds and feel free to return some to the library so others can check them out next growing season! Read more at our Seed Library page.

More to come in 2022!

The Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library will be showing films twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of October 2019 through March 2020.

26 February – THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM – An environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future.

11 March – THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION – Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in this 1994 adaptation of a Stephen King novella.

25 March –UNFINISHED SONG – Grumpy pensioner Arthur, honors his recently deceased wife’s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong.

Join us through the fall and winter for one of our monthly films. Films begin at 1:30 pm – no registration necessary. We hope to get this started again soon!

First Wednesday of the Month  1:30-3:00 pm – Almonte Branch

Registration required (waiting list)

Running September through June.  Come and meet your neighbours and indulge your love of books in this relaxed Book Club environment. We will provide the books. Refreshments will also be provided, but please bring your own mug. Due to high interest we have had to start a waiting list. Please call 613-256-1037 or email Margo mhaygoodings@mississippimills.ca to place your name on the list.

First Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.

Come and meet your neighbours and share your love of books. Call 613-624-5306 for more information. Registration required.

4th Thursday of the month starting 27 February

Bring your knitting (or crocheting) project to work on.

Help each other when you hit a snag and enjoy the company of others.

If there’s enough interest, the group can meet more than once a month.

Weekly, on Mondays from 10-11 am at Almonte branch Library

Free drop-in support group for people going through cancer treatments and cancer survivors.  Come for coffee/tea and friendly conversation with people who have been on a similar journey. Please enter through the side door.

For more information please contact Jane Coyle at 613-726-8040

Interested in cooking food, talking food and eating food?  The Almonte branch of the library runs a Cooking Club that  meets quarterly in the spring, summer, fall and winter to do just that.  Each season there will be a theme and we’ll all bring samples for each other to try.

Our community is remarkably well traveled and this program allows for the sharing of travel advice, stories and photographs. If you’re interested in presenting a travelogue please contact travelogue@missmillslibrary.com

18 March: Road trip through NEW ORLEANS & the American South with Finn & Chris O’Brien

June for Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month: BIKING THROUGH THE STATES

The coffee is on at 10:30 a.m. and the speaker starts at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

Friday, March 27th – Using Ancestry to Build Your Family Tree

Friday, April 17th – Home Hospice Lanark North
Nancy Deschenes and Jan Watson, Chair and Vice Chair of HHNL

Bridging Generations in partnership with the Mississippi Mills Public Library

Every Friday Morning from 10:30 am – noon beginning Friday, December 13th

Come for a coffee and catch up with your neighbours or make a new friend. From time to time we will also be offering talks in the Feeling Good Series in this time slot.

Bridging Generations in partnership with the Mississippi Mills Public Library

Calendar of events

July 23, 2021
  • Bubble Bonanza! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211925574828263

    July 20, 2021 - July 23, 2021  

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  • Almonte Lego EV3 Line Follower for kids

    July 23, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    registration required https://www.missmillslibrary.com/2021/06/17/july-stem-camps-for-ages-8/

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July 26, 2021
  • Almonte 3D Printing for kids

    July 26, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    registration required https://www.missmillslibrary.com/2021/06/17/july-stem-camps-for-ages-8/

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July 27, 2021
  • Spread the love! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994051275255

    July 27, 2021 - July 30, 2021  

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  • Almonte 3D Printing for kids

    July 27, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    registration required https://www.missmillslibrary.com/2021/06/17/july-stem-camps-for-ages-8/

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July 28, 2021
  • Spread the love! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994051275255

    July 27, 2021 - July 30, 2021  

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  • Almonte Lego EV3 Maze for kids

    July 28, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    registration required https://www.missmillslibrary.com/2021/06/17/july-stem-camps-for-ages-8/

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July 29, 2021
  • Spread the love! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994051275255

    July 27, 2021 - July 30, 2021  

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  • Almonte Lego EV3 Line Follower for kids

    July 29, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    registration required https://www.missmillslibrary.com/2021/06/17/july-stem-camps-for-ages-8/

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  • Almonte Baby time in garden

    July 29, 2021  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Registration is required.  Contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

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July 30, 2021
  • Spread the love! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994051275255

    July 27, 2021 - July 30, 2021  

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  • Almonte Lego EV3 Sumobot for kids

    July 30, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    registration required https://www.missmillslibrary.com/2021/06/17/july-stem-camps-for-ages-8/

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July 31, 2021
  • Almonte Lego EV3 Sumobot for kids

    July 31, 2021  10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    registration required https://www.missmillslibrary.com/2021/06/17/july-stem-camps-for-ages-8/

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August 3, 2021
  • Build it! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994051275255

    August 3, 2021 - August 6, 2021  

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August 4, 2021
  • Build it! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994051275255

    August 3, 2021 - August 6, 2021  

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  • Almonte: Bookclub (online)

    August 4, 2021  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Find description & details of the Relaxed Readers Adult Book Club at this page: https://www.missmillslibrary.com/almonte-branch-programs/

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  • Pakenham: Bookclub (online)

    August 4, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Find details for the Adult Book Club at this page https://www.missmillslibrary.com/pakenham-programs-events/

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August 5, 2021
  • Build it! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994051275255

    August 3, 2021 - August 6, 2021  

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  • Almonte Baby time in garden

    August 5, 2021  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Registration is required.  Contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

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August 6, 2021
  • Build it! Outside summer program for kids details & registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994051275255

    August 3, 2021 - August 6, 2021  

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  • Library Board Meeting

    August 6, 2021  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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August 12, 2021
August 19, 2021