Adults & General


A monthly talk or workshop covering a variety of interesting and entertaining topics. Learn something new, try out a gadget, or make something wonderful!  Check the calendar or contact Laura Lee for more details.

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Card Making – Start up date TBA

Join Angie Parks for once-a-month card making workshops at the Newboro branch. Learn new, exciting and interesting techniques as well as some old favourites. Sessions are on hold until the Spring of 2019. $10 fee.

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Computer & Library Training

If you have a question about a new device, downloading the library’s e-resources, or just computer and internet basics, please email Diane  to book an appointment or contact your local branch.

Hooks ‘n Books – POSTPONED

A weekly drop-in group dedicated to all things needlework.  All types of needlecraft and all experience levels are welcome.  Bring your project!

Hooks n’ Books runs most Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Elgin Community Hall

Knit and Crochet – Start up date TBA

A new, drop-in group at the Elgin Hall, beside the library, with a focus on knitting and crochet.  Everyone is welcome.  Dates vary depending on hall availability.

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Local History – Start up date TBA

The Rideau Lakes History Centre is generally open on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Email for more information.

Book Sales – We are not accepting donations during Covid-19

We have ongoing book sales at many of our branches, particularly Elgin and Portland.

The Delta Branch has a large (Ginormous!) book sale each spring for the Maple Syrup Festival at the Old Town Hall.  Over the years we have raised thousands of dollars to be shared between the Library and the Delta Mill.  Thanks so much for all of the donations and to all of our volunteers! The Maple Syrup Festival usually takes place annually during the month of April.

The Main Branch hosts the summer book sale at the hall beside the library during Elgin Days in July.

Be sure to check the event calendar for exact dates and times.