Both library branches have re-opened, but most events are cancelled until further notice. Note: the Tech Tutor is available.

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!

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

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

November 14, 2020
  • Sticky Science - FULL

    November 14, 2020  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Online event - Mississippi Mills Library is so excited to welcome Scientists in School, who will be leading fun, hands-on virtual STEM workshops, live and led by a presenter, wherever YOU are.
    There are 15 spaces available for each one of these free interactive programs and registration is required in order to participate. After registering, we will contact you directly to arrange for you to pick up the program materials (you'll receive all the materials necessary for the experiments) and the link to access the live presentation.
    These workshops are designed for children aged 4-12.

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November 21, 2020
  • Up and down, all around! - FULL

    November 21, 2020  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    ONLINE EVENT - There are 15 spaces available for each one of these free interactive programs and registration is required in order to participate. After registering, we will contact you directly to arrange for you to pick up the program materials (you'll receive all the materials necessary for the experiments) and the link to access the live presentation.
    Up and Down, All Around!
    Explore how things move! Discover the science behind a magic trick, defy gravity by creating a balancing bird, and engineer an elastic racer to chase down Newton's Laws. We'll be on the move! These workshops are designed for children aged 4-12

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