Current programs at both branches: check often!

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

For Children & Teens

Seasonal Craft in a Bag for pre-schoolers (ages 5 and under), children (ages 6-9) & teens (10+)

Seasonal Craft in a Bag are FREE crafts kits and fun activities in a bag that you can take home. Each bag contains materials and instructions to make a themed craft and they are organized by age: pre-school, school age & teen.

The kits are released seasonally, fall (around Halloween), winter, spring and summer. Follow the library’s Facebook page for updates and sneak peeks https://www.facebook.com/mississippimillspubliclibrary

Once a new lot is announced, please request yours by phone or email: 613- 256-1037 almontelib@missmillslibrary.com (Almonte) or 613-624-5306 pakenhamlib@missmillslibrary.com (Pakenham).

Bags can be picked up at either Almonte or Pakenham branches.

SUSPENDED in Jan. 2022. Join Monica on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 in the Old Town Hall Auditorium for Baby Time!  It’s a fun half hour of rhymes, tummy tickles and songs.  For moms/dads/caregivers of babies up to 12 months old.   Followed by an informal get together until 12:00.

All Covid protocols will be followed, including verification of full vaccination, masks and physical distancing.

A one-time registration is required – contact Monica at  mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

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

Required age: 12+

We are looking for tweens and teens to 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

Schedule an appointment (generally 45 minutes) with the Tech Tutor to learn how to use the library’s 3D printer! Patrons who want to use the 3D printer must have taken a training session first. Call or email the library to make an appointment, or check this page.

The library’s Youtube channel also has videos about choosing, using & maintaining a 3D printer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9GgvQ5b7YoO1Aq-FBmLQfA

SUSPENDED in Jan. 2022. Stay Tuned.

Travelogue is back!

This event will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from January through April 2022, at 7pm.

Stay tuned for more information soon.

North Lanark Home Hospice Coordinator of Visiting Volunteers will be at Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte branch, every Tuesday from 1 to 3pm, and at Pakenham branch, every Wednesday 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 either branch 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 mandate to be more accessible to those in our community who need support at a difficult time. All COVID protocols will be in place so please remember to wear a mask.

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

Are you a seed saver? Do you want to become one?

We need your help to “grow” the Seed Library inventory! Our seed lending library is a free exchange designed to promote health, local food and a stronger community. By saving and sharing, we protect and promote biodiversity in our region, develop a regionally adapted seed stock, and ensure seeds can profit everyone.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Complete our seed library donation form https://www.missmillslibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Seed-Library-Donation-Form.pdf
  2. Attach the form to your envelope filled with the saved seeds.
  3. Drop your donation at either Almonte or Pakenham branch.
  • We accept seeds for fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
  • When saving seeds, select seeds from the strongest plants.
  • Ensure seeds are dry before donating.
  • Please no hybrid plants, they may not produce true to type.
  • Heirloom seeds preferred (they produce consistent results).

Further information about how the Seed library works and about how to save seeds can be found here https://www.missmillslibrary.com/seed-library/ The Seed Library will open for pick up in Spring 2022.

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.

Seasonal Craft in a Bag for Seniors

Seasonal Craft in a Bag for Seniors are kits of crafts and/or diversions that you can take home. Senior bags contain fun activities like sudoku, origami, mandalas, trivia, crossword puzzles and sometimes a craft to paint or build. Ask for colouring materials with your first bag.

The kits are released seasonally, fall (around Halloween), winter, spring and summer. Follow the library’s Facebook page for updates and sneak peeks https://www.facebook.com/mississippimillspubliclibrary

Request yours by phone or email: 613- 256-1037 almontelib@missmillslibrary.com (Almonte) or 613-624-5306 pakenhamlib@missmillslibrary.com (Pakenham).

Bags can be picked up at either Almonte or Pakenham branches.

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

January 17, 2022
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    January 17, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Limited space is available, please pre-register 613-283-0095 ext. 304

    See more details

January 18, 2022
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    January 18, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

January 19, 2022
  • Almonte - Baby Time Old Town Hall Auditorium - registration required

    January 19, 2022  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    For moms/dads/caregivers of babies up to 12 months. Followed by an informal get together until 12:00.

    All Covid protocols will be followed, including verification of full vaccination, masks and physical distancing.

    A one-time registration is required - contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

    See more details

  • Pakenham - Chat with Home Hospice NL coordinator - drop in

    January 19, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

January 24, 2022
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    January 24, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Limited space is available, please pre-register 613-283-0095 ext. 304

    See more details

January 25, 2022
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    January 25, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

January 26, 2022
  • Almonte - Baby Time Old Town Hall Auditorium - registration required

    January 26, 2022  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    For moms/dads/caregivers of babies up to 12 months. Followed by an informal get together until 12:00.

    All Covid protocols will be followed, including verification of full vaccination, masks and physical distancing.

    A one-time registration is required - contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

    See more details

  • Pakenham - Chat with Home Hospice NL coordinator - drop in

    January 26, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

January 31, 2022
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    January 31, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Limited space is available, please pre-register 613-283-0095 ext. 304

    See more details

February 1, 2022
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    February 1, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

February 2, 2022
  • Almonte - Baby Time Old Town Hall Auditorium - registration required

    February 2, 2022  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    For moms/dads/caregivers of babies up to 12 months. Followed by an informal get together until 12:00.

    All Covid protocols will be followed, including verification of full vaccination, masks and physical distancing.

    A one-time registration is required - contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

    See more details

  • Pakenham - Chat with Home Hospice NL coordinator - drop in

    February 2, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

  • Almonte: Bookclub (online)

    February 2, 2022  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

    See more details

  • Pakenham: Bookclub (online)

    February 2, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

    See more details

February 7, 2022
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    February 7, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Limited space is available, please pre-register 613-283-0095 ext. 304

    See more details

February 8, 2022
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    February 8, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

February 9, 2022
  • Almonte - Baby Time Old Town Hall Auditorium - registration required

    February 9, 2022  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    For moms/dads/caregivers of babies up to 12 months. Followed by an informal get together until 12:00.

    All Covid protocols will be followed, including verification of full vaccination, masks and physical distancing.

    A one-time registration is required - contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

    See more details

  • Pakenham - Chat with Home Hospice NL coordinator - drop in

    February 9, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

February 11, 2022
  • Library Board Meeting

    February 11, 2022  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    See more details

February 14, 2022
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    February 14, 2022  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Limited space is available, please pre-register 613-283-0095 ext. 304

    See more details

February 15, 2022
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    February 15, 2022  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details