Please note programs change regularly, and all programs fill up quickly!

For Children & Teens

RESUMES 19 January 2023

Thursdays @10:30 am at the 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.  Contact Meaghan at mdavies@missmillslibrary.com

Lap-time Toddler Storytime at Almonte branch is Fridays @10:30am. 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. RESUMES 20 January 2023

Storytime at Pakenham branch is 4th Wednesday of every month @10:45am.  For children aged 1 – 4 years and their adult. Older and younger siblings are welcome. No registration required. The branch will open specifically for story time.

Choose a challenge, build your robot, code it and have fun!

10am – 1pm OR 1pm – 4pm

Ages 8 and up

Register here https://form.jotform.com/230244399146256

Choose your challenge between building and coding a robot that can push other robots out of a Sumo mat, one that can find its way out of a Maze or one that can Follow a Line. Each challenge is different and develops attention to detail, imagination, logic, focus, dexterity, individual and collaborative work. Robotics serve as in introduction to computer engineering and mechanical engineering. Robotics introduces ideas like variables, if statements, for loops, while loops, object-oriented programming, ultrasonic physics, rotational dynamics, mechanics, and structural integrity to a very young audience.

Thursday, February 9, 11am-12pm, Almonte Branch

Learn how the library can support your homeschool experience and get to know other homeschoolers in your community!

For the children, there will be a scavenger hunt and a craft station. We will practice how to find books in the catalogue and tour the library. For the adults, learn all the items and programs the library currently offers and share what you want to see in future library homeschool programs. We will end with a homeschool social with snacks provided.

Register here https://form.jotform.com/230256800203240

Learn to 3D print, print your own projects

For ages 7+

Register for a 75-minute training here: https://form.jotform.com/230173655106248 (February registration only, January is full)

Receive one or successive 3D printing lessons for FREE. The instructor will sit one-on-one with you or your group to help you learn the whole process. You will be able to print your projects during the week.

The library’s Youtube channel has videos about choosing, using & maintaining a 3D printer, and click here for a few further resources.

Every 4th Wednesday of the month starting January 25th at 4pm, Almonte Branch. Register here https://www.jotform.com/build/230085194343251

Do you like to write? Come and 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!

Looking for volunteer hours? Your library is looking for you!

The group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4pm, Almonte branch

Required age: 12+

Tweens and teens help promote the library’s space and collections, write book reviews and brainstorm ideas for future programs and events. Volunteering can be done as part of the TAG group or individually.

Interested? Contact Berta at babaroa@mississippimills.ca or call 613-256-1037 for more information.

SUSPENDED in Jan 2022. Mondays 1:30 – 3:00pm, Almonte Branch

Limited space is available, please pre-register 613-283-0095 ext. 304 (you will only get a call back if space is full.)

A mobile EarlyON program will visit Pakenham on a rotation. Check the library website or Facebook often to find out dates!

EarlyON provides opportunities for children from birth to 6 years of age to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support parents and caregivers in their roles. Families and caregivers will be able to find support, advice, make personal connections and access a network of resources. It’s part of the services provided by Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening child care, family life, child development and community links in Lanark County.

For more information visit https://crowlanark.com/earlyon/

EarlyON Playgroups | CROW Lanark

Phone: 613-283-0095 extension 300 or Toll Free: 1-800-267-9252 extension 300

Fax: 613-283-3324 Email: info@crowlanark.com

For Adults

Travelogue Series 2022-2023. All travelogues begin at 7pm, Almonte branch library.

Hawaii with Elizabeth Venditti

Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm, Almonte Branch

Elizabeth will present an overview of her recent travels to Maui. She’ll highlight places visited and provide a historical overview of Hawaii.

Register here https://form.jotform.com/223465271618256


Cycling in England with Les Humphreys on 15 March, 2023

Daily life in Iran with Warren Thorngate on 19 April 2023

Saturday, March 4⋅10:30am – 12:00pm

Ontario author & Knowledge Keeper, Rick Revelle‘s event for ages 11 to adult  – FREE event but please register here: https://form.jotform.com/230024977487262

Book launch, discussion, presentation, books for purchase

Learning Again in Almonte at the Almonte branch library

Three Learning Again in Almonte Courses are planned for Winter 2023.

For details, to register & to pay the registration fee for courses, please visit this link: https://www.learningagainalmonte.ca/upcoming-courses

For Learning Again in Almonte Lectures – also three planned for Winter 2023 – please visit this link: https://www.learningagainalmonte.ca/general-6

Please note registration is required & admission is by donation for Lectures. Thank you!

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

Learn to 3D print, print your own projects

Register for a 75-minute training here: https://form.jotform.com/230173655106248  (February registration only, January is full)

Receive one or successive 3D printing lessons for FREE. The instructor will sit one-on-one with you or your group to help you learn the whole process. You will be able to print your projects during the week.

The library’s Youtube channel has videos about choosing, using & maintaining a 3D printer, and click here for a few further resources.

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

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

The Library is currently accepting seeds: more info. here.

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.

Check back soon to learn about 2023 “learn to garden” programs

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

MMPL SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP

Almonte branch – meets every second Tuesday 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

A casual French conversation club (not a French class) meets at Almonte branch.

Intermediate knowledge of French is required to participate. Two clubs now meet on Fridays at the library – both are FULL at this time. To be put on a waiting list, please email Jill.

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

North Lanark Home Hospice Coordinator of Visiting Volunteers visits
Almonte branch, the first & last Tuesday of the month, from 1 to 3pm and
Pakenham branch, the second Wednesday of the month, from 1:45 to 3:30pm
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.

Many book clubs meet at the library – all are “managed” by book club members themselves.

If your book club is looking for a home, contact the library to discuss possibilities. Also, the library has 28 sets of books (browse titles here) – perfect for clubs. Contact Monica to discuss reserving a set or to request titles for your club via inter-library loan.

If you are looking to join a club, call your branch, librarians may be able to put you in touch with a club still welcoming new members. If you’d like to start a new club, let the library know – we can perhaps help with promotion to find new members!

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

February 7, 2023
  • Almonte - Spanish Conversation Group

    February 7, 2023  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    See more details

February 8, 2023
  • Pakenham - Home Hospice coordinator visits

    February 8, 2023  1:45 pm - 3:30 pm

    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.

    See more details

  • Teen group meets - Almonte branch

    February 8, 2023  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    See more details

  • Almonte - Lecture (host Learning Again in Almonte)

    February 8, 2023  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    A Luthier's Life 

    The Incredible Ride of  an Almonte Guitar Maker

    with Linda Manzer

    FREE but register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqxa2eCgQ3H0W6mDPmKZ9RpWoAN-xnUXfErQfNYMRObjjAFg/viewform 

    See more details

February 9, 2023
  • Almonte babytime - registration req.

    February 9, 2023  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    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.  Contact Meaghan at mdavies@missmillslibrary.com

    See more details

  • Almonte - Homeschool orientation day - registration required

    February 9, 2023  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Thursday, February 9, 11am-12pm, Almonte Branch

    Learn how the library can support your homeschool experience and get to know other homeschoolers in your community!

    For the children, there will be a scavenger hunt and a craft station. We will practice how to find books in the catalogue and tour the library. For the adults, learn all the items and programs the library currently offers and share what you want to see in future library homeschool programs. We will end with a homeschool social with snacks provided.

    Register here https://form.jotform.com/230256800203240

    See more details

  • Library Board meeting

    February 9, 2023  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Almonte Branch

    Please contact Christine (crow@mississippimills.ca) if you would like a Zoom invitation.

    See more details

February 10, 2023
February 11, 2023
February 14, 2023
  • Almonte home hospice coordinator visits

    February 14, 2023  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    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.

    See more details

February 15, 2023
  • Almonte - Hawaii Travelogue

    February 15, 2023  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    See more details

February 16, 2023
  • Almonte babytime - registration req.

    February 16, 2023  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    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.  Contact Meaghan at mdavies@missmillslibrary.com

    See more details

February 17, 2023
February 18, 2023
February 21, 2023
  • Almonte - Spanish Conversation Group

    February 21, 2023  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    See more details

February 22, 2023
  • Pakenham Storytime

    February 22, 2023  10:45 am - 11:15 am

    See more details

  • Almonte - Creative Writing Club grades 6-12 - reg. required

    February 22, 2023  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Register herehttps://www.jotform.com/build/230085194343251

    Do you like to write? Come and find similar people at thelibrary!

    Bring your own notebook or computer. Feel free tocontinue working on something you have in progress or use the monthly writingprompt.

    Cookies, support and peer reviews provided. All types ofwriters are welcome!

    See more details

February 23, 2023
  • Almonte babytime - registration req.

    February 23, 2023  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    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.  Contact Meaghan at mdavies@missmillslibrary.com

    See more details

February 24, 2023
February 25, 2023
February 28, 2023
  • Almonte Home Hospice coordinator visits

    February 28, 2023  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    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.

    See more details

March 1, 2023
March 2, 2023
  • Almonte babytime - registration req.

    March 2, 2023  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    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.  Contact Meaghan at mdavies@missmillslibrary.com

    See more details

March 3, 2023