Almonte Programs

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 2:00 — 3:00 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.

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Do you find the winters long?    We are showing films twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of January, February and March.  If you’d like to stay and discuss the film afterward, we are up for that and 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:

January 17 – My Dinner with Andre

January 31 – The Zookeeper’s Wife

February 14 – Bringing up Baby

February 28  – Fantastic Mr. Fox

March 14 – To be Decided

March 28 – To be Decided

movies start at 1:30 – no registration required – space is limited

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.

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

Relaxed Readers Adult 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 or email Margo to place your name on the list.

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

Travelogue Series

Our community is remarkably well traveled and this program allows for the sharing of travel advice, stories and photographs. Contact Katherine Pillsworth for more information.

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

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