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

For Children & Teens

STEM Summer Camps August 2022

With Cole Braden from Steampunk Robotics, weekdays in August from 12pm to 3pm, 6 children per class, ages 8 and up. All these camps are held at Almonte Branch, except Friday, August 12, at the Pakenham Branch.

During the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms camps, kids over 8 and young adults will love learning the basics of coding languages as they assemble, then program robots to find their way out of mazes, fight, play and race. If they choose to learn how to 3D print, they will use TinkerCAD to create their own 3D figures and learn how to print them.

Choose ONE LEGO EV3 Mindstorms workshop OR ONE 3D printing workshops at a beginner or intermediate level. REGISTER HERE – one form per child – https://form.jotform.com/221355004417243

Virtual Reality (VR) – Game Development Saturdays Workshop

With Gabe Braden from Steampunk Robotics, for ages 10 to 17, Saturdays in July & August, 10am to 1pm, Almonte Branch.

The goal of this workshop is to give a sense of what it’s like to create 3D objects and render them in Virtual Reality. Participants create a 3D avatar in TinkerCAD, the custom avatar is loaded into a pre-made VR game, and then participants play the game and view their avatar in VR. If possible, participants need to bring their own Android or Apple mobile phone, any participant that doesn’t have a phone will be able to load their game on a test device. Every participant will be provided with a Chromebook for use during the program and a Google Cardboard Headset.

Choose ONE workshop (one Saturday). REGISTER HERE – one form per child – https://form.jotform.com/221354204692249

Join us for a lap time Toddler Storytime at the Almonte branch on Fridays @ 10am. A fast-paced half hour of interactive, favourite stories, rhymes and songs. Children must be accompanied by their adult. Registration is required! Space is limited.

Please register here for the storytime on June 24: https://form.jotform.com/221676572805260

Storytime continues through the summer, held outside, weather permitting. Check this page often or call the library (613-256-1037) for updates!

Baby Time on the lawn at the Almonte branch starts on Wednesday July 13. 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 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

Travelogue Series 2022 will resume in Fall 2022! Stay tuned.

ICELAND

March 3 & 10, at 7pm in-person in the Almonte Branch

2021 was a year fraught with uncertainty for travelers. Rick Scholes was fortunate enough to navigate the added challenges and squeeze in a 10 day trip to Iceland in September. This presentation recounts the amazing sights, great food, and excitement (both expected and unexpected varieties) he experienced traveling Route 1, the “ring road”.

Travel in a COVID-19 World

March 29, at 7pm in-person in the Almonte Branch

Join Emma Moxley a local independent travel advisor and learn about the reality of travel in a Covid-19 world. More than ever we are seeing that travel is not what it once was. Learn the rules and regulations that may impact your travel planning and things to consider when planning your next trip. With a plan it can be possible, but understanding the risks are necessary to avoid costly mistakes.

SPAIN

April 19, at 7pm in-person at Almonte branch

Ray Parchelo will introduce attendees to the four main regions of Spain and Madrid. His presentation combines images with regional music, food and wine selections and movies situated in that region. The show is 50 min.

Tanzania

May 10, at 7pm in-person at Almonte branch

In 2012, Dan Pearlman and Jane Ellens set out for Tanzania as Volunteers with CUSO International, naively determined to “make a difference”…

Masks are appreciated.

MMPL SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP

Every Tuesday in May, 3-4pm

Join the library’s Spanish Conversation Group and make new friends as you practice and learn. This is a casual Spanish conversation group and NOT a Spanish class. Some knowledge of Spanish is required to participate.

Each week the group is subdivided into smaller groups and there will be prompts, vocabulary, cheat sheets, phrases, and verb conjugations sheets to help participants practice Spanish around a specific topic.

Weekly topic examples: how to introduce yourself, places you have visited and how to give directions, hobbies, food, pets, daily routines, the weather, things that interest you, etc. The group is lead by a Spanish native speaker. 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:

After May and depending on attendance and interest, the group may continue meeting on a regular basis at the same or different times. Registration is mandatory (only 15 spots) THE GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL. Email the coordinator to be put on a waiting list babaroa@mississippimills.ca

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 generally 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.

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.

Current “learn to garden” programs

The Neighbourhood Tomato Community Farm (a community group) is offering FREE webinar workshops with Master Gardeners to kick start this growing season. Read about the webinars here and how to registerYou can also catch up with the Neighbourhood Tomato on Facebook.

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

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

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

DOESN NOT MEET IN SUMMER

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.

DOES NOT MEET IN SUMMER

First Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.

Runs September through June. 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

June 24, 2022
June 29, 2022
  • Almonte - Baby Time Old Town Hall Auditorium - registration required

    June 29, 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

July 1, 2022
July 6, 2022
  • Almonte - Baby Time Old Town Hall Auditorium - registration required

    July 6, 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

July 9, 2022
  • Almonte - VR Game Dev camp

    July 9, 2022  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    registration: https://form.jotform.com/221354204692249

    See more details

July 13, 2022
  • Almonte - Baby Time Old Town Hall Auditorium - registration required

    July 13, 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

July 16, 2022
  • Almonte - VR Game Dev camp

    July 16, 2022  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    registration: https://form.jotform.com/221354204692249

    See more details

July 20, 2022
  • Almonte - Baby Time Old Town Hall Auditorium - registration required

    July 20, 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

July 23, 2022
  • Almonte - VR Game Dev camp

    July 23, 2022  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Register: https://form.jotform.com/221354204692249

    See more details