Almonte

Adult Programming:

Investing 101 – Foundations of Investing

25 April 2019 – 7 – 8 pm
Almonte Branch Meeting Room

Don’t let fear of the unknown prevent you from investing in your future. Getting started can be easier than you think and building your investor IQ starts with understanding the basics. Whether you are new to investing or need a refresher, please join Danette Hanneman, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones as she presents this free seminar and learn more about:
the key features of stocks, bonds and mutual funds,
the importance of asset allocation,
five steps to help you build a better investment strategy.
When it comes to investing, there’s no better place to start than with the basics.


Registration is required – sign up at the front desk or by phone 613-256-1037

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Movie Reel

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the films of 2018/19. Beginning again in the fall of 2019 – 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:

Watch for new film list in September 2019

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 :

19 June 2019 – 1 pm – 3 pm
Almonte Branch Meeting Room

Due to provincial funding cuts, inter-library loan service is no longer available. We will no longer be able to provide cookbooks to all participants. Instead we will have a theme and everyone will find a recipe in their own cookbooks, one from the library collection, cooking blog or on-line. The theme for this meeting will be Cooking in the Summer.

Registration begins 23 April and is required – space is limited.  Please register 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 mhaygoodings@mississippimills.ca 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

First Thursday of the month 7:00-8:30 pm – Almonte Branch

Click on “the travelogue series page” below for further details as they become available.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.

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

For more details on availability and appointment bookings click here.

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!

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, mblackburn@mississippimills.ca.

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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