Programs & Events for Everyone


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Borrow the Library’s new MAPSack-all about Trees!

A MAPSack is a backpack containing stories, nature guides, activity sheets, a logbook and a free family pass to enjoy the Rideau Valley Conservation Areas.
MAPSacks is a joint library project created by the Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council and Rideau Lakes Public Library as part of the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Healthy Communities Partnership.

The MAPSacks are a rotating collection among the Libraries of Leeds & Grenville so watch for other sacks later this year-maybe Birds for the Spring!

The loan period for MAPSacks is one week. When you return your MAPSack check the inventory list to ensure all of the items are returned.

We will be getting more of them later this year through the Healthy Kids Grant so check back often!


 Friends of the Library Holiday Concert

Date: Thursday, Dec 29th,  10am.
Registration: not required
Location: NGPL -Norenberg Building

Kerry and Sue Badgley and special guest George Buys entertain with festive music and dance.  Lots of fun for the whole family!  Entrance fee is a donation to the Good Bank.  Juice and cookies served!

Past Events

Author Readings

Join us at NGPL on Saturday, August 6th @ 2pm as authors and  poets Phil Hall and Natalie Morrill
read from their works.

 Author Talk with Micheal Hurd

Date: Saturday, July 23rd @ 10am
Registration: Not Required

After a brief introduction Micheal will lead an half-hour guided meditation that explores the concepts within the book.  This will be followed by discussion and answers to your questions. The book will be available for sale until 11:00 am.  Enter the Witness is currently available as an eBook on iTunes, Kobo and on  It is available in print at Singing Pebble Books, Ottawa and at Geronimo’s and the B&H, Kemptville.  Some cushions will be available for seating but attendees can also bring their own and are encouraged to dress comfortably for the meditation.

See his 5 star review on goodreads!

Tools Tell Tales – By Michael Whittaker

Thursday, March 17th @ 11am  Michael Whittaker presents “Tools Tell Tales” for children and families.

“Sometimes an old tool may just be an old tool,” says Mr. Whittaker. “But take a close look at the shape, at the words and marks stamped in the metal, and surprising information can be revealed.”
What tales are told and what may remain a mystery?
Mr. Whittaker’s collection has intrigued students and adults at the Merrickville Blockhouse Museum, Fort Wellington, Dunvegan Pioneer Museum, Living History Day in Ogdensburg, NY, and other venues.
Our NGPL Maker Culture will find this a fun activity for March Break!

Family Day /
Valentine’s Day Celebrations @ NGPL

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10:30 am Anne Raina will read from her new children’s books, The Kangaroo with the Wooden Shoe & Things that go Splat!.
11 – 2pm  Library Sue entertains with some crafts and activities.

Please note that these activities intended for the whole family and parents or guardians are expected to accompany children.

 Canada In Space: A History

Sat, February 20, 1:00pm – 2:30pm100_5863
Astronomer Frank Hitchens, as heard on CBC Radio, has been hooked on astronomy since he was a boy watching the space race unfold. Through talks, newspaper columns and radio interviews, Hitchens shares his fascination with space exploration. He now joins us at NGPL to share this life long fascination. 

Kreepy Kemptville

Date: October 31st, 2015


Join us at the library during Old Town Kemptville’s Kreepy Kemptville
celebrations for a spooky story time with Library Sue at 10am.  Wear your costume and have a special
Halloween photo done using green screen technology! Photo session runs 11 – 3pm.

Heritage Day

Celebrate Heritage Day with NGPL
Join us at the Library on Saturday, September 26th for some of the many Heritage Day activities taking place in Old Town Kemptville.  The Library will be the site of the historic murals unveiling at 2:00pm.  We are hosting a family scavenger hunt.   Also our “Back in Time” activity.  Using green screen technology, you will go back in time and capture a picture of yourself, or family!, in historic Kemptville.   Come in to view a display of North Grenville Libraries History created by the North Grenville Historical Society.   Something for everyone!