Almonte Branch


Almonte Library

  155 High Street, Almonte
   Phone: 613-256-1037 
   Email Pam Harris, CEO/Chief Librarian
   Email Monica Blackburn, Branch Services Supervisor   


Hours of Operation: 

Mon:   2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tues:  2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thur:   2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri:    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat:   10:00 am - 4:00 pm (after Labour Day to end of May)     
Sat:   10:00 am - 2:00 pm (June through to Labour Day)
Sun:     CLOSED

Home Access! Access the library's catalogue and search for books and other material.

Drop-in Story Time

Every Friday until June 19, 2015

Fridays 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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 Mississippi Mills Public Library

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, Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 10:00.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please call 613-256-1037 or email Monica Blackburn.  The current session runs from 19 March - 9 April 2015 and the next session will run from 30 April - 18 June.

March Break programming ...

March 19 - 6:30-7:15 pm -Teddy Bear Storytime & Sleepover - All ages welcome.  Bring your stuffy and an overnight bag for it.  Stories and bedtime snacks. Your stuffy will spend the night at the Library.  Pick it up on Friday!  Registration required.

Summer Programs

The popular TD Summer Children's Program runs through July and August offering 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. Registration begins in June.

Children's Literacy Station

The literacy station at Almonte branch includes dozens of games for young children that are geared towards literacy development.

Book Club

Relaxed Reader's Book Club 1:30-3:00 pm - Beginning September 3rd and continuing on the first Wednesday of the month through to June 3rd, 2015.  Come and meet your neighbours and share your love of books in this relaxed Book Club environment.   We will provide the books.  Refreshments will also be provided.  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 great opportunity for teens in grades 9 through 12 to develop leadership skills, create library programs and make recommendations for our teen collection, while gaining community service hours. Check out the TAG book review blog.

Our TAG meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Almonte Branch meeting room. To join, email Jocelyn Preece or call 613-624-5306.

Travelogue Series


Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm - Azores and North America by Van

Karen and Bruce Thompson are local amateur photographers, known in the area for starting Photography Matters. Nature photography is their first love. Karen and Bruce have traveled coast to coast to coast in Canada taking pictures. They have also traveled across the U.S.A and have had a few winter holidays in the Caribbean. Join them for a two part travelogue on their trip to the Azores Islands in Portugal and their travel van experiences in North America with their customized van.

Corridor Gallery

View the work of local and area artists on display in the Corridor Gallery. Check in often as the displays are always changing! 

In March/April the gallery is featuring the work of Suzanne Warren Powell and Eric Warren Mercier.

SUZANNE WARREN POWELL, Mixed Media "Wabi-Sabi Meditations"

Suzanne Warren Powell has been teaching art of many disciplines to Ottawa area residents for over 25 years.  During this time, she has taught, lectured and juried many art organizations.

As a co-founding member and Artist Mentor for Ottawa Mixed Media Artists (OMMA), Suzanne has had a wide experience in the arts.  She also wrote an arts column for a local newspaper for several years.

Her interests lie in Oriental philosophy and nature and she teaches courses in Wabi Sabi, the aesthetic branch of Zen philosophy.  She has a deep passion for photography and has been exhibiting her work recently.

Suzanne has had numerous group and solo shows in Ottawa and is a well-respected member of the arts community.

Her works hang in private and corporate collections locally and internationally.

For more information about Suzanne and how to reach her go to

ERIC MERCIER, Photographer

Eric Mercier has always looked at the world in a unique way.  Right from the beginning ordinary things seemed extraordinary to Eric, imbued with special meaning. His first word was "Mama" but his second was "light".

Drawing came naturally to Eric as a child.  His artistic sensibilities developed at an early age.  Computer skills followed quickly.

When Eric first started using a camera, the world became a magical place.  Then with the advent of digital photo technology, he found greater potential for his talents and imagination.

Eric enjoys the Zen quality of being in nature and observing life as it is, capturing fleeting qualities and nuances on both a grand scale and a very intimate one.

The language of art appeals to Eric.  He is interested in texture and pattern, line and shape, light and dark.  The subjects of his photographs (sometimes quite unorthodox) reveal a fabulous sense of design and composition - no detail escapes his attention.  His insight into the nature of his subjects makes us ask questions of what we value and ourselves.

Although Eric values taking pictures and leaving them in their "pristine" state, he also finds making digital collages very artistically stimulating and rewarding.