Posts tagged ‘Rideau Lakes Public Library’

Hooks & Books: a needle crafting group


Grab your “sticks”, your project, and head to the Portland Branch to share your enthusiasm for hand work & reading. All ages, abilities, and types of needle craft projects are welcome. Light refreshments and plenty of encouragement on hand. Drop in! For more information contact or call 613-359-5315 during desk hours. ( )


Date :
Friday, April 26, 2019 from 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Event location :
Rideau Lakes Public Library, 2792 ON-15, Portland, ON K0G 1V0, Canada

Contact :
Rideau Lakes Public Library

Rideau Lakes Public Library presents “Movie, Arthur Christmas”!

The Rideau Lake Public Library is pleased to a movie afternoon for kids at the Elgin Municipal Complex right beside the library. South Crosby PS students grades 1 to 6 can get permission forms at the school. Admission is free and popcorn will be provided with other snacks available for a small cost. Bring your own chair to be comfy.


Date :
Friday, December 7, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Event location :
Elgin Community Hall, 47 Main St, Elgin, ON K0G 1E0, Canada

Contact :
For more information contact Laura Lee at the library


Rideau Lakes Public Library


RIDEAU LAKES PUBLIC LIBRARY presents an afternoon with Merilyn Simonds at the Morton Community Hall 2-4pm.  Enjoy a fascinating afternoon with the author of Gutenberg’s Fingerprint.  Refreshments will be served.  Tickets available at all branches of the Rideau Lakes Public Library.


Date :
Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 2-4pm

Event location :
24 Halladay Street
K0G 1E0 Elgin, Ontario
Contact :
Phone number: +1 613-359-5315

Winter Arrangement Workshop

ID-1002563Come to the Portland Community Hall on Friday, December 5 from 10am-1pm and create your very own Christmas Arrangement.Join Terri Olivo as she guides you in making your own outdoor holiday winter arrangement!
Workshop brought to you by the Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library.
$25.00 per person. Register at
or call 613-485-6528 (first come , first served).
Funds raised will support the Box of Books Program.

Tech Workshops at the Rideau Lakes Public Library

ID-10090165The Rideau Public Library teaches you how to use computer software, and new technologies in an increasingly technical world.

Workshop is free but spaces are limited. Call (613) 359-5315 or email to register.

Events at the Rideau Lakes Public Library

ID-100188972Here are a list of great events for everyone at the Rideau Lakes Public Library.

Books with Babies
Elgin Branch Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
Parents with their babies are invited to a FREE, fun, interactive story time program that promotes the importance of reading with your child(ren) from birth.
• Bring a blanket
• Attend even if baby is sleeping
• No older siblings please
Contact the library for more information at (613) 359-5315 or

Play and Learn
Elgin Branch Fridays 9:30-10:30am
Supported by the Ontario Years Early Learning Centres and hosted by Rideau Lakes Public Library at the Elgin Branch, this is a free, drop-in program for children age 0 to 6 and their families. Please contact the branch or for more information.

Tech Workshops
Elgin Branch Thursdays 10-11am
Workshop is free but spaces are limited. Call (613) 359-5315 or email to register.

Tween Book Club
Mondays 3-4pm
All tweens (ages 8 to 12) are welcome to join the Tween Book Club from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at the Elgin Branch. There will readings from the monthly book selection as well as Lego to build with and Rainbow Loom projects. Please bring your Rainbow loom but elastics will be provided. Permission forms must be signed and returned to the Elgin Branch. Contact staff at any branch or at for more information.

Meet Local Author Anne Raine
Tuesday, October 21, 2-3pm
Local author Anne Raine – presented by the Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library. Contact for more information.

Digital Collection Finally Becomes a Reality

With the launching of the new digital collection entitled, “Lakes and Islands, Times Past,” a joint effort by the Rideau Lakes Public Library and Leeds and Thousand Islands Public Library, a dream for those living in the region finally came true. The collection was launched earlier this month on the 2nd of June at the library’s branch in Lyndhurst, and it seems that the occasion was a smashing success.

Apparently, the idea of collecting historic pictures and documents and giving the public better access to them was a project long discussed by the Leeds and Thousand Islands Public Library before getting the help of the Rideau Lakes Public Library. The idea was simple really: to take old photographs and important historical documents, scan them and upload them to a computer for everyone to see.

The simple idea however, tickled the fancy of others in the area, and in no time, the LTIPL and RLPL had the help and cooperation of other partners in the region, including the Delta Mill Society and Township of Rideau Lakes Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee among others.

For those who have a love of history and those who want to know more about the community they live in, the digital collection is a must-see and undeniable eye-opener.