Adult Programming:

Meet The Author – Jill Heinerth

Sunday, September 22 – 1:30 pm

More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places Jill Heinerth has explored right here on earth. She is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world. Please click here for more information

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

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:

Upcoming Films:

25 September – THE VISITOR
16 October – GUNLESS
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.


Fall Meeting – 9 October 2019 1-3 pm
THEME – Comfort Food
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

Will resume again in the Fall/Winter of 2019

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

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!

Children’s Programming:

Drop-in Story Time

Fridays 10:30 – 11:00 amon hiatus in the summer

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 10:30 – 11:00 (followed by an informal get together of participants for one hour) – on hiatus for the summer

Registration is required

Through singing, rhyme, reading, tummy tickles and physical activity, 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 six week periods throughout the year.  Space is limited.  Please call 613-256-1037 or email Monica Blackburn,

Next session will run from September 12 to October 17.  Registration is now open

Drop-in Baby Talk

Mondays at 1:00 pm. 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.

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

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