All programs and events at our branches are cancelled until further notice. See our Digital Library page for things to do and learn online during the pandemic.

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.

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 blogfacebook, and instagram!

For Adults

One-on-one training on computers and the Internet.

Call either branch for details:

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

BOOK NOW

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.

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.

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

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! Visit this page for more information.

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

Events

June 26, 2020
  • Library Board Meeting

    June 26, 2020  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Pakenham Branch

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