Current programs at both branches: check often!

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

For Children & Teens

STEM in-person workshops for children and teens in October and November

Almonte & Pakenham Library Branches for Ages 8+

Cole Braden from SteamPunk Robotics is back this fall with some old favourites and new afterschool and Saturday workshops in both Almonte and Pakenham. Also new, Homeschool STEM Wednesdays!

Register here https://form.jotform.com/212624526538255

OCTOBER

  • Tuesdays 3D Printing for beginners Tinker CAD basics 4:30-6:30pm Almonte
  • Wednesdays Homeschool STEM time 2-4pm Almonte NEW!
  • Thursdays 3D Printing intermediate- Engineering design 4:30-6:30 Almonte
  • Saturdays Lego Robotics 10am-1pm Almonte

NOVEMBER

  • Tuesdays Ozobots 4:30-6:30pm Almonte & Pakenham
  • Wednesdays Homeschool STEM time 2-4pm Almonte & Pakenham NEW!
  • Thursdays 3D Printing 4:30-6:30 Almonte & Pakenham
  • Saturdays Lego Robotics 10am-1pm Almonte & Pakenham

In November, the 3D printer will be relocating to the Pakenham Branch for a couple of weeks, so make sure to drop by and see it in action.

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

Exciting news!  Join Monica for in-person Babytime in the Almonte Branch garden on Thursdays @ 10:30.

Through singing, rhyme, reading and tummy tickles, you and your baby learn pre-literacy skills.  It’s a fun and lively half hour!  For infants 0-12 months.

Registration is required.  Contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

Seasonal Craft in a Bag for Children & TEENS

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 and 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

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.

For Adults

North Lanark Home Hospice Coordinator of Visiting Volunteers will be at Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte branch, every Tuesday from 1 to 3pm, starting Oct. 5, 2021

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 the Almonte 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.

The HHNL is looking into a satellite space in the Pakenham branch in the near future along with a different venue in Almonte on a different day and time (TBA shortly). HHNL thanks once again Monica Blackburn and Christine Row of MMPL for all their support and help in coordinating this.

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.

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.

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.

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

October 18, 2021
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    October 18, 2021  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

    See more details

October 19, 2021
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    October 19, 2021  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

  • Almonte - STEM program: 3D Print beginner registration required

    October 19, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    for 8+
    registration https://form.jotform.com/212624526538255

    See more details

October 20, 2021
  • Almonte - STEM program: homeschool class registration required

    October 20, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    for 8+
    register https://form.jotform.com/212624526538255

    See more details

October 21, 2021
  • Almonte - Babytime in garden - registration needed

    October 21, 2021  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Registration is required.  Contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

    See more details

  • Almonte - STEM program: 3D Print intermediate registration required

    October 21, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    for 8+
    register https://form.jotform.com/212624526538255

    See more details

October 23, 2021
October 25, 2021
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    October 25, 2021  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

    See more details

October 26, 2021
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    October 26, 2021  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

  • Almonte - STEM program: 3D Print beginner registration required

    October 26, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    for 8+
    registration https://form.jotform.com/212624526538255

    See more details

October 27, 2021
  • Almonte - STEM program: homeschool class registration required

    October 27, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    for 8+
    register https://form.jotform.com/212624526538255

    See more details

October 28, 2021
  • Almonte - Babytime in garden - registration needed

    October 28, 2021  10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Registration is required.  Contact Monica at mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

    See more details

  • Almonte - STEM program: 3D Print intermediate registration required

    October 28, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    for 8+
    register https://form.jotform.com/212624526538255

    See more details

October 30, 2021
November 1, 2021
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    November 1, 2021  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

    See more details

November 2, 2021
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    November 2, 2021  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

November 3, 2021
November 8, 2021
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    November 8, 2021  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

    See more details

November 9, 2021
  • Almonte - Chat with Home Hospice NL Coordinator - drop in

    November 9, 2021  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    See more details

November 12, 2021
  • Library Board Meeting

    November 12, 2021  10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    See more details

November 15, 2021
  • Almonte - EarlyON baby talk call to register

    November 15, 2021  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

    See more details