Adult Programming

Never Too Old – a short doc screening and discussion

Wednesday 23 October – 1-3 pm
Meeting Room of the Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte Branch

Join us to view the CBC short documentary “Never Too Old” which follows 81-year-old PhD candidate Olive Bryanton as she navigates through the final year of her doctoral program at the University of Prince Edward Island. 

We’re hoping to follow with a short discussion around what women in Mississippi Mills will require to age in place, and any current supports and gaps that may be identified.  While it’s not necessary to stay for the discussion, we hope that you will and we welcome input from all ages, genders and lifestyle perspectives.  The information collected will help identify some of the barriers that we may face and hopefully generate some solutions to these barriers.

No Registration Necessary

Canada’s Books of Remembrance with Nancy Ellis

A short history of Canada’s Books of Remembrance and the making of the seventh book: In the Service of Canada

Thursday 7 November 2019 – 1:30-3:00 pm
Location: Orchard View on the Mississippi, 219 Paterson Street, Almonte – Parking on Paterson Street

Nancy /Ellis is a professional calligrapher.  One of the most challenging and rewarding highlights of her career was the oversight of the production of Canada’s Seventh Book of Remembrance: In the Service of Canada.  Nancy contributed to the book’s design, organized the pages, did all the calligraphy and partnered with the artist/illustrator Debra MacGarvie, and the binder, Richard Smart to complete the Book in November of 2005.

Another professional highlight was working on the team that produced Canada’s Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance, to commemorate those merchant mariners who gave their lives in the World Wars. Nancy was responsible for organizing the dummy books for over-2000 entries so that four scribes could work on various pages at once. In addition, she herself lettered over two-thirds of the entries

no registration necessary

Cannabis Information Talks

There will be another talk in the fall. Stay tuned.

Plan to attend one of these talks for information on medicinal and responsible recreational use of marijuana.

PLEASE NOTE: registration is required – must be 19 years of age to attend – you may be asked for identification – please register at the circulation desk

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:

30 October – STAN & OLLIE
18 December – GET LOW
15 January – WOMAN AT WAR
29 January – THE BOOK THIEF
12 February – ROMAN HOLIDAY

A Series of Sustainable Living Talks

Stay tuned for more talks in the future.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Please register at the Almonte branch or by calling 613-256-1037.

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 : January 2020 – stay tuned for date

space is limited – please call 613-256-1037 to register

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 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:

23 October: JAPAN with Ray Parchelo

20 November: ALASKA with Bob Lesser

15 January: SOUTH AFRICA & ZIMBABWE with Bill Slade

19 February: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES with Susan Macaulay

18 March: NEW ORLEANS with Finn O’Brian

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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