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.

Adult Programming:

A Reading and Meet the Author Event

 Tim Wynne-Jones
Saturday, 27 October at 1:30 p.m.
Almonte Branch Library

Join us for a reading from the riveting murder mystery, The Ruinous Sweep by Governor General’s Award Winner and Officer of the Order of Canada, Tim Wynne-Jones.

Learn about his writing process and experiences in the publishing business.  We encourage adults as well as teens to attend this special event.

This event is in partnership with Mill Street Books.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Seating is limited.  Call organizer, Mill Street Books at 613-256-9090 to reserve your place.

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Movie Reel

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

Mark the following dates on your calendar:

First Film of the 2018/19 Season
October 24 – 1:30 pm

THE INTOUCHABLES An irreverent, uplifting French comedy-drama about friendship, trust and human possibility, this film is inspired by the true story of a Parisian aristocrat, quadriplegic since a paragliding accident who hires a young French-Algerian man from the projects to be his live-in caretaker.  Although very different, the two men come to understand and respect each other and even help each other above and beyond any employer-employee dynamic. A multi-award nominated film which has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe since its release in 2011.

October 24 – The Intouchables
November 14 – Dunkirk
November 28 – The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
December 12- to be decided

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.

Fall 2018 Meeting
17 October 2018 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
 Almonte Branch Meeting Room

Registration is required and space is limited.  Please register by August 28 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.

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!

Travelogue Series

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7:00 p.m. Thursday November 1st, 2018  Almonte Meeting Room

Join us for an evening with Ray Parchelo on the Portuguese Coastal Camino and the pre-Christian pilgrimage walk from Santiago to Finisterre on the coast of Galicia.

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.


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

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