Spotlight Series

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.

Card Making

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.

Visit the event calendar for upcoming dates »

Computer & Library Training

The library is currently offering technology support through one-on-one sessions or a drop-in tech troubleshooting program on Tuesdays.  If you have a question about a new device, downloading the library’s e-resources, or just computer and internet basics help is available!

Please email Ashley or call your local branch to book an appointment.

*Reminder to bring your device fully charged and have your usernames and passwords.

Hooks ‘n Books

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 4:00 p.m. at the Portland Branch.


Local History

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

Email for more information.

Book Sales

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.