Category Archives: Events & Happenings

Lee Valley Workshops

The Mississippi Mills Public Library presents

A Workshop with Lee Valley

In the meeting room at the Almonte branch

PLEASE REGISTER at the circulation desk or by calling the Almonte branch at 256-1037

May 5Come in and sharpen your pruners, shovels and other gardening tools
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Secateurs not cutting it? Hedge clippers sticky, brown and rusty? Edgers, spades and shovels need an overhaul? The maintenance of gardening tools is frequently left for a rainy day, but that day often never arrives.

Evan Blackburn will show you the path to sharp, shiny efficient tools. Bring along one tool of your own choice to clean and sharpen. Evan will help you get ready for the season ahead. All other tools and materials provided.

Up next: Dutch Bike-a-Logue: June 14, Almonte Branch Meeting Room 7 p.m.

Dutch Bike-a-Logue: June 14, Almonte Branch Meeting Room 7 p.m.

In May of 2017 five men — young at heart — decided to tour The Netherlands and Belgium by bike. So with nothing but a credit card, a bike and two saddle bags full of stuff each, they jumped the big pond and hit the road on perhaps the best cycling highway in existence. 20 days and over 1,000 km later they all had a richer understanding of the country, its people and way of life.  They also learned a thing or two about bicycle touring and each other — all of it good!

Join in as they share some of their experiences as part of         Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month. More Information here.

Technology Assistant

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

Almonte – Every second week Monday to Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Pakenham – Every second week Tuesday to Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Session availability alternates between Almonte and Pakenham each week. For more details and appointment bookings click here. Available until December 31st, 2018.

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Wednesday Afternoon Films 

free at the Almonte BranchAre you finding the winter long?    We’re showing films twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of January, February and March and if you’d like to stay and discuss the film afterward, we are up for that.  If you just want to watch the film and leave when it’s over, that’s okay too.

Mark the following dates on your calendar and watch for the movie posters at the library and on Facebook to find out what’s playing

January 17 & 31  *  February 14 & 28  *  March 14 & 28

Wednesday 31 January 2018




THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE is based on the non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman.  A husband and wife (Johan Heldenbergh and Jessica Chastain) in Nazi-occupied Poland use their position as caretakers at the Warsaw Zoo to shepherd Jews out of the country.


Wednesday 14 February 2018

BRINGING UP BABY is a 1938 American screwball comedy film starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant and released by RKO Pictures. A flop at the time of its original release it has gone on to receive acclaim from both critics and audience for its zany antics and pratfalls, absurd situations and misunderstandings, perfect sense of comic timing, completely screwball cast, series of lunatic and hare-brained misadventures, disasters, light-hearted surprises and romantic comedy. It is considered one of the most quintessential screwball comedies of all times.  A perfect film to get us through the month of February.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

FANTASTIC MR. FOX is another wonderful film from director Wes Anderson.  After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox, George Clooney, breaks a promise to his wife, Meryl Streep, and raids the farms of he human neighbours, Boggis, Bunce and Bean.  Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends.  When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftiness to rise above the opposition.


films begin at 1:30 – no registration required – space is limited

Travelogue Nov. 2, 2017


Thursday November 2nd, 2017
With Emma Moxley
Join us at 7 p.m. in the Almonte Branch Meeting Room.
Emma will be sharing her travel experiences gained from sailing on a 12 passenger (4 crew) Gulet sailboat.  Her week in September began in Rhodes Greece, followed by sailing through the Dodacanese Islands including a stop in Turkey, .

This is a free event

For more information or if you are interested in hosting a travelogue this season, please contact:   Katherine Pillsworth at 613-624-5306 or at

Pakenham Branch Expansion

Thanks to a Canada 150 grant and the support of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, the Pakenham Branch will be undergoing an expansion! Closing in late fall and relocating to the Pakenham Public School temporarily, our temporary hours will be Monday to Friday, 3:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We hope to be open in our newly renovated and expanded branch by July 1, 2017!