Adult Programming:

Almonte’s History – Virtual Walking Tour

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Explore Almonte’s history through an interactive map with photos, articles, and historical map overlays.

Come to the launch of this tool with an introductory talk hosted by Michael Dunn.

Saturday, December 1st at 1PM
Mississippi Mills Public Library – Almonte Branch

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Movie Reel

Beginning again this fall 2018 – The Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library is once again showing films twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of September 2018 through March 2019

Mark the following dates on your calendar:

 28 November 2018  – 1:30 pm

THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILLA homeless musician’s life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the exotic birds through his music and his patient, attentive care.  This wonderful documentary was released in September 2005.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should.

12 December 2018 – 1:30 pm

DEATH AT A FUNERAL – If you’re up for a deliriously screwball comedy you won’t want to miss this 2007 British ensemble film.  Seriously, you’ve never laughed this much in your life!

16 January 2019 – 1:30 pm

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY –  Sally Hawkins is a joy to behold in her role as Poppy, a woman of irrepressible good nature.  At first, that seems to be all there is to it.  The movie will be about Poppy and her job and her dance lessons and her flatmate and her driving lessons but its about a great deal more, and goes much deeper.   Fresh and funny, joyful and life-affirming, this film has been extravagantly admired since it premiered at the Berlin film festival in 2008

30 January 2019

HUGO  is unlike any other film Martin Scorsese has ever made.   A  film for all ages that takes place in the Paris of the 1930’s,  it’s a thrilling journey to a magical world through the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father transforms him and all those around him.  This visually enchanting film was released in 2011.

13 February 2019

PRIDE  is comedy/drama film of  an improbable alliance between gay-rights activists and striking miners in Margaret Thatcher’s  Britain of the mid-1980s.  With a cast of some of Britain’s best actors, this film is a perfectly engineered crowd pleaser in the way that we all loved The Full Monty and you won’t be disappointed in this little sleeper that was released in 2014.

27 February 2019

According to the New York Times, “CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is a story of love and extremes, the pleasurably freewheeling Captain Fantastic centers on a family that has found its bliss in splendid, unplugged isolation.”  Rolling Stone says, “Vigo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this 2016  family dramady, shot through with humor and heart.

Email with your suggestions.

A Series of Sustainable Living Talks

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NOTE:  this event was postponed – stay tuned for new date
Bill Kemp
of Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee is a local single origin small-scale coffee roaster with a focus on quality and attention to detail.  Bill and Lorraine have lived off the electrical grid for the past 25 years, generating electricity and heat directly from renewable resources.  100% of their water use is recycled back to nature and their garbage waste stream motto is, “if we can’t recycle it or reuse it, we don’t use it”.  They also drive a fully electric car that is charged using solar electricity.
They have translated their way of life into the same philosophy for their business.  Come and listen to Bill talk about their successes and maybe even some lessons learned in living off the grid.

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

Food for Thought
A Seasonal Cookbook Book Club

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Interested in cooking food, talking food and eating food?  The Almonte branch of the library runs a Cookbook Book Club that  meets quarterly in the spring, summer, fall and winter to do just that.  Each season there will be a theme and the library will bring in enough cookbooks to lend to all participants.  Everyone cooks from the same cookbook and brings samples for each other to try.  We will provide the books.

Now Accepting Registration for the Winter Meeting
23 January 2019 – 1 pm – 3 pm
Almonte Branch Meeting Room

Registration is required and space is limited.  Please register by November 23rd at the Almonte branch or by calling 613-256-1037.

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.

Travelogue Series

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7:00 p.m. Thursday December 6th, 2018  Almonte Meeting Room

Join us for an evening with Rick Scholes while he takes us on a tour of Jordan and Egypt.

Our community is remarkably well traveled and this program allows for the sharing of travel advice, stories and photographs. For more information visit the travelogue series page. Contact Katherine Pillsworth if you have any questions.

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

For more details on availability and appointment bookings click here. Available until December 31st, 2018.

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
  • 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 email Katherine Pillsworth or call 613-256-1037. Don’t forget to check out the Group’s blog!

Children’s Programming:

Drop-in Story Time

Fridays 10:30 – 11:00 am
Every Friday (from the Friday after Labour Day to the End of June)
No pre-registration required

Open to all ages but geared to preschoolers, enjoy interactive, fast paced stories, rhymes and songs. Parents and caregivers are required to stay with their children.

Baby Time at the Library

Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 10:00 am
Registration is required

Through singing, rhyming, reading, physical activity and playing, you and your baby learn pre-literacy skills and meet with other parents and babies. A fun and lively half hour!  This program runs for a six week period. Space is limited. Please call 613-256-1037 or email Monica Blackburn,

Drop-in Baby Talk

Monday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
No pre-registration is required

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is hosting their Baby Talk, alternating weeks with Children’s Resources on Wheels.

Summer Programs

The popular TD Summer Children’s Program runs through July and August each year, and offers a wide variety of activities and crafts for children 3 years of age and older. This program is designed to encourage children to continue reading over the summer. Participants receive a full colour poster, stickers and activity book.


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

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