Adult Programming

Winter Knit + Chat Group

4th Thursday of the month starting 27 February – bring your knitting (or crocheting) project to work on. Help each other when you hit a snag and enjoy the company of others. If there’s enough interest, the group can meet more than once a month.

Monday Morning Cancer Support Group

Weekly, on Mondays from 10-11 am at the Almonte Branch Library, 155 High Street, Almonte.

Free drop-in support group for people going through cancer treatments and cancer survivors.  Come for coffee/tea and friendly conversation with people who have been on a similar journey. Please enter through the side door.

For more information please contact Jane Coyle at 613-726-8040

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Movie Reel

The Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library will be showing films twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of October 2019 through March 2020.

Mark the following dates on your calendar:

Upcoming Films:

26 FebruaryTHE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM – Uplifting, educational, and entertaining, The Biggest Little Farm is an environmental advocacy documentary with a satisfying side dish of hope for the future.

11 MarchTHE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION – Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in this 1994 adaptation of a Stephen King novella. A movie that stands the test of time, it is destined to become a classic

25 MarchUNFINISHED SONG – Grumpy pensioner Arthur, honors his recently deceased wife’s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong.

Food for Thought:
A Seasonal Cooking Club

Interested in cooking food, talking food and eating food?  The Almonte branch of the library runs a Cooking Club that  meets quarterly in the spring, summer, fall and winter to do just that.  Each season there will be a theme and we’ll all bring samples for each other to try.

NEXT MEETING : 8 April 2020 – 1 -3 pm

please call 613-256-1037 to register – no more space available

Relaxed Readers Adult Book Club

Relaxed Readers Book Club

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 to place your name on the waiting list.

Seed Library

A seed lending library is a free exchange designed to promote health, local food and a stronger community. Here’s how it works: check out a package of seeds for free at the library, plant them and let some grow to maturity. Then harvest the next generation of seeds and feel free to return some to the library so others can check them out next growing season! Visit this page for more information.

Travelogue Series

Our community is remarkably well traveled and this program allows for the sharing of travel advice, stories and photographs. If you’re interested in presenting a travelogue please contact

Mark the following dates on your calendar:

18 March: Road trip through NEW ORLEANS & the American South with Finn & Chris O’Brien

June for Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month: BIKING THROUGH THE STATES

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

For more details on availability and appointment bookings click here. Call either branch to register for a session.
Almonte: 613-256-1037   Pakenham: 613-624-5306
Or visit this page to register for a session online. *registering online requires google account

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Our Teen Advisory Group is a venue for teens in grades 9 through 12 to develop leadership skills, create library programs and influence our teen collection, while gaining community service hours! This is a great opportunity to:

  • Suggest new teen programs
  • Volunteer at programs such as travelogues, technology workshops, and other library events
  • Write book reviews for our review blog
  • Create book or art displays and make recommendations to improve our teen spaces

Meetings are held in the Almonte Branch meeting room. To join call 613-256-1037. Don’t forget to check out the Group’s blog, facebook, and instagram!

With branches in Almonte and Pakenham, the library offers 67,000+ items, both print and digital.

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