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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Die Cut Station

We have a DIE CUT STATION at our Elgin Branch. Make art & crafts, puppets, kids learning tools, scrapbooking and more. We have many die cuts to choose from such as letters, numbers, nature, seasonal, animals, shapes and celebrations. You need to bring your own materials (BYOM)

Materials you can use: Paper, Cardstock, Foam, Fabric, Felt

Contact for more information

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

A weekly drop-in group dedicated to all things needlework.  All types of needlecraft and all experience levels are welcome.  Bring your project and be sure to follow all the Covid-19 safety measures: mask, sign-in, sanitize and social distancing.

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

Colourful yarn scarf and pompoms with heart ornament for Hooks n' Books group

Local History with Sue Warren

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.