All programs change regularly & fill up quickly. Check back often!

For Children & Teens

Storytime at Almonte branch!

Lap-time Toddler Storytime at Almonte branch is Fridays at 11:00am. A fast-paced half hour of interactive, favourite stories, rhymes and songs. For children aged 1-4 years accompanied by their adult. Older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration required.

Storytime at Pakenham branch is on hiatus until further notice. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Baby Time

Fridays @10:00 am at Almonte branch. For infants up to 12 months with their parent/caregiver/grandparent. Expect a fast paced 1/2 hour of tummy tickles, songs and bouncy rhymes!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register here for Baby time from March to end of May:

3D Printing One-on-One training – Saturdays, Almonte Branch. FREE

To use the library’s 3D printer, a training at the library is mandatory. Are you a beginner and want to know how it works? Are a few people in your family interested ? Cole can help! Register for a 60-minute appointment. Projects are printed during the week.

When all appointments are filled, the library keeps a waiting list. Contact Berta: babaroa@mississippimills.ca or call Almonte branch front desk at 613-256-1037.


Also – MMPL’s 3D printing group drop-in

All welcome – 1st Sunday of the month at 10am – Almonte Branch meeting room

Greeting makers! A 3D print group has formed at Almonte branch. The purpose of the group is to bring together 3D print enthusiasts of all levels to collectively learn more about 3D printing. A group facilitator will provide some structure to the group, but the group will be able to define its own agenda. This is not a printing class: it’s a gathering of assorted like-minds where you learn by sharing. The session is scheduled for one hour but there is the option for follow up discussions afterwards.

All experience levels preferred. Come check out the group! Learn and share.

The library’s printer is a Prusa i3 MK3 that uses PETG filament. FREE 3D printing at the library is funded by the Elizabeth Kelly Foundation www.ekellylibraryfoundation.caThe library’s Youtube channel has videos about choosing, using & maintaining a 3D printer, and click here for a few further resources.

LEGO Robotics Club – Winter Session (Jan 13, Feb 17 and Mar 9)

Almonte Branch 10am to 1pm. Ages 8 and up.

Register: https://form.jotform.com/233445890350255

On three consecutive Saturdays, participants will have 3h of free building with support where they will be able to create their own robots and challenges. Cole Braden from Steampunk Education will be leading this group. This is not a structured class. Please, do not register if you cannot attend all three days as space is limited and there will be a spring session. For more information email Berta at babaroa@mississippimills.ca

This program would not be possible without funding from the Elizabeth Kelly Foundation.

Looking for something to do in the afternoon? Want to learn something new?

Every 3rd Wednesday from 4-5pm, Almonte branch

Come to the library for a drop-in craft, game, or activity every third Wednesday of the month during the school year at the Almonte Branch.

We do crafts like origami and amigurumi, as well as activities like trivia and character creation for D&D. And we have snacks!

Check the library’s Facebook & Instagram for the next program, join the library e-newsletter for updates, or email Sarah at sreside@missmillslibrary.com for more information. Required age 12+.

Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 4-5 pm at Almonte Branch.

Do you like to write? Find similar people at the library! Bring your own notebook or computer. Feel free to continue working on something you have in progress or use the monthly writing prompt. Cookies, support and peer reviews provided. All types of writers are welcome!

To register email Sarah at sreside@missmillslibrary.com or call 613-256-1037

One Wednesday a month at Almonte Branch

Come and meet other Francophone homeschoolers to practice speaking and reading skills in French. If you are interested please email Berta babaroa@mississippimills.ca or call at 613-256-1037

For Adults

Travelogues begin at 7pm, Almonte branch, 2nd Wednesday of the month 

May 8, 2024 – The Galapagos and the Ecuadorian Amazon with Emma Moxley

For our final travelogue of the season, Emma Moxley will present about the wilds of the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuadorian Amazon—two very diverse ecosystems recently explored in Ecuador.

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/240455327414250

An afternoon with Terry Fallis on Sunday, 21 April, 1 PM at Almonte branch

To attend this event, a unique conversation among authors, in partnership with Mill Street Books, please register at Ticketsplease.ca

Since winning the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008 for his 1st novel, Terry Fallis has been celebrated as one of Canada’s finest and funniest humour writers. He is the author of nine national best sellers. Join award-winning author Rod Carley for a lively conversation with Terry as they discuss his latest novel.

Local History afternoon on Sunday, 28 April, 2 PM at Almonte branch

An exciting presentation about Sudden Impact: The Almonte Train Wreck of 1942 by author, Jamie Bramburger. Register here: https://form.jotform.com/240873895357270

Scams and Fraud Prevention, a presentation by Service Canada

Wednesday April 10, 1-3pm Almonte Branch

Register here https://form.jotform.com/240645900204245

There are a variety of scams and frauds happening in Canada- with new ones invented daily. Many scams attempt to imitate government offices to gain access to your personal information. This presentation will touch on the following topics: · Social insurance number· Protecting your SIN· When to provide your SIN· Common scams· Tips to protect yourself· Little Black Book of Scams· Reporting Fraud.

Each participant will leave with a handout, The Little Black Book of Scams, which holds helpful tips on what to watch out for, the different types of scams, contact numbers for the credit bureaus, Anti-Fraud Centre and how to report fraud/scams.

Vinyl Night with Terry Lumsden – Intro to Van Morrison

Thursday, 25 April, 7 to 8:30pm, Almonte Branch

Register here https://form.jotform.com/240793984560266

Space is limited for this free event.

Films screen every fourth Wednesday of the month at 1pm at Almonte branch.

No registration is required, but room capacity is 30.

National Canadian Film Day is 17 April 2024! Extra films at the library!

Access seeds, grow, donate seeds to the library! Seeds at both branches.

Quick facts

  1. The Seed Library is a community resource, open to everyone.
  2. You can access the Seed Library in both Pakenham and Almonte branches.
  3. Seeds are available while supplies last (usually March-June each year). We cannot guarantee stock or supply.

Find information about how the Seed Library works and how to save seeds here: https://www.missmillslibrary.com/seed-library/

3D Printing One on One training – Saturdays, Almonte Branch. FREE

To use the library’s 3D printer, a training at the library is mandatory. Are you a beginner and want to know how it works? Are a few people in your family interested ? Cole can help! Register for a 60-minute appointment. Projects are printed during the week.

When all appointments are filled, the library keeps a waiting list. Contact Berta: babaroa@mississippimills.ca or call Almonte branch front desk at 613-256-1037.

Have you attended a 3D print workshop in the past, but are not yet confident doing it all by yourself? Grant Montag is the library’s volunteer 3D print Ambassador. Grant helps new enthusiasts become confident using the printer. He’s at Almonte branch most Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2pm.


Also – MMPL’s 3D printing group drop-in

All welcome – 1st Sunday of the month at 10am – Almonte Branch meeting room

Greeting makers! A 3D print group has formed at Almonte branch. The purpose of the group is to bring together 3D print enthusiasts of all levels to collectively learn more about 3D printing. A group facilitator will provide some structure to the group, but the group will be able to define its own agenda. This is not a printing class: it’s a gathering of assorted like-minds where you learn by sharing. The session is scheduled for one hour but there is the option for follow up discussions afterwards. Come check out the group! Learn and share.

The library’s printer is a Prusa i3 MK3 that uses PETG filament. FREE 3D printing at the library is funded by the Elizabeth Kelly Foundation www.ekellylibraryfoundation.caThe library’s Youtube channel has videos about choosing, using & maintaining a 3D printer, and click here for a few further resources.

Visit Pakenham branch for a chat and a coffee on Friday mornings!

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

Call either branch for details:

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

MORE INFO

Almonte branch – second Wednesday of each month, from 4-5pm

This is a casual Spanish conversation group and not a Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is required to participate. Participants can bring questions about grammar and spoken Spanish but grammar lessons won’t be offered, as you can study grammar on your own. Grammar resource sites:

For more information, please email Berta at babaroa@mississippimills.ca

The club meets weekly on Mondays at 1:30pm for an hour at Almonte branch.

This is NOT a French class for beginners or for those wanting to learn grammar. Intermediate knowledge of French is necessary. To join, or be put on a waiting list & notified, please email Jill at jmccubbin@mississippimills.ca . Volunteer, Denise Beaulne is the facilitator for this club, thank you Denise!

A couple of online / at home learning-French resources suggested for beginners:

Spring 2024 courses & lectures are announced!

Visit Learning Again in Almonte’s website for dates, details, registration & to pay for COURSES – and for details about Learning Again in Almonte LECTURES, which are attendance by donation (registration is required).  https://www.learningagainalmonte.ca

(Learning Again in Almonte is a partner of Mississippi Mills Public Library. MMPL staff do not administer these programs.)

Almonte branch, second Tuesday of each month, from 1 to 3pm
Is someone in your life dealing with a life-limiting illness? Do you have questions about hospice care? Would you just love to sit and chat with a knowledgeable person and find out what kind of support is available to you? Would you like to learn more about Advance Care Planning? Well, now you can do this easily.
Drop by to discuss support for a loved one, grief or bereavement support, Advance Care Planning needs or if you simply need someone to talk to about anything concerning hospice care and what supports HHNL can offer. No appointment necessary. There is no commitment. This is part of HHNL’s mandate to be more accessible to those in our community who need support at a difficult time.

Almonte Writers & Readers is an MMPL partner. Many of the groups’ events happen at the library: many others take place around the community.

For more information about what’s happening, where and when, with this group, please visit this website: www.almontereadersandwriters.org

Visit the library’s YouTube Channel!

There’s something for everyone to watch & learn.

And, the library’s Facebook Groups serve a variety of interests.

Explore these groups, if you “do” Facebook!

Calendar of events

April 17, 2024
  • French Homeschool Group

    April 17, 2024  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • National CDN Film day: 1pm in Almonte & 1:30 pm in Pakenham

    April 17, 2024  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Teen Drop-In - Almonte branch

    April 17, 2024  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Join us in the big meeting room on March 20 from 4 to 5pm. Snacks will be served!

  • Learning Again in Almonte course

    April 17, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

April 19, 2024
  • Almonte - Baby Time - reg. required

    April 19, 2024  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register here for Baby time from Jan. to March: https://form.jotform.com/240097995232059

  • Pakenham Drop in Coffee time

    April 19, 2024  10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Almonte Story Time - drop in

    April 19, 2024  11:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Almonte - Learning in Almonte lecture life behind the bench

    April 19, 2024  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

April 20, 2024
April 21, 2024
  • Terry Fallis author event

    April 21, 2024  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

April 22, 2024
  • French club - Almonte branch

    April 22, 2024  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

April 24, 2024
  • Almonte film in the afternoon

    April 24, 2024  1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Spanish Conversation Group - Almonte Branch

    April 24, 2024  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Learning Again in Almonte course

    April 24, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

April 26, 2024
  • Almonte - Baby Time - reg. required

    April 26, 2024  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register here for Baby time from Jan. to March: https://form.jotform.com/240097995232059

  • Pakenham Drop in Coffee time

    April 26, 2024  10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Almonte Story Time - drop in

    April 26, 2024  11:00 am - 11:30 am

April 28, 2024
  • Author Event - Sudden Impact / train wreck / Almonte local history

    April 28, 2024  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Books will be for sale

April 29, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 1, 2024
May 3, 2024
  • Almonte - Baby Time - reg. required

    May 3, 2024  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register here for Baby time from Jan. to March: https://form.jotform.com/240097995232059

  • Pakenham Drop in Coffee time

    May 3, 2024  10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Almonte Story Time - drop in

    May 3, 2024  11:00 am - 11:30 am

May 4, 2024
  • 3D Printing with Cole Braden

    May 4, 2024  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

May 5, 2024
May 6, 2024
  • French club - Almonte branch

    May 6, 2024  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

May 8, 2024
  • Library Board

    May 8, 2024  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Almonte Branch

  • Spanish Conversation Group - Almonte

    May 8, 2024  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Travelogue: Galapagos and the Ecuadorian Amazon - Almonte

    May 8, 2024  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Galapagos and the Ecuadorian Amazon! https://www.missmillslibrary.com/current-programs/

May 9, 2024
  • Pakenham bookclub, meets Pakenham

    May 9, 2024  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

May 10, 2024
  • Almonte - Baby Time - reg. required

    May 10, 2024  10:00 am - 10:30 am

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register here for Baby time from Jan. to March: https://form.jotform.com/240097995232059

  • Pakenham Drop in Coffee time

    May 10, 2024  10:00 am - 11:30 am

  • Almonte Story Time - drop in

    May 10, 2024  11:00 am - 11:30 am

May 12, 2024
May 13, 2024
  • French club - Almonte branch

    May 13, 2024  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

May 14, 2024
  • Home Hospice drop in

    May 14, 2024  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

May 15, 2024
  • French Homeschool Group

    May 15, 2024  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Teen Drop-In - Almonte branch

    May 15, 2024  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Join us in the big meeting room on March 20 from 4 to 5pm. Snacks will be served!