Dementia Inclusive Training

Register for the Dementia Inclusive Training at the Renfrew Public Library, Saturday February 11th, 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

Our population is aging and as a result the incidence of dementia is increasing. Currently in Ottawa and the surrounding area there are more than 24,000 people living with dementia and this number is expected to double by 2030. Learn about the different types of dementia, how to spot warning signs, communication tips , environmental considerations and dementia prevention. Presented by The Dementia Society Ottawa and Renfrew County.

Please register here.

Canada Reads 2023

The Canada Reads 2023 shortlist has been announced.

Ducks by Kate Beaton

Greenwood by Michael Christie

Hotline by Dimitri Nasrallah

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Meet the 2023 contenders in the press release below:…/meet-the-canada-reads-2023…

Interested in reading one or more of the titles? Visit the library to pick it up or place a reserve. Can’t make it in give us a call at 613-432-8151 ext. 603 or email

Career Workshop in Film & TV

Join us January 26th, 2023 6 -7 PM for a Career Workshop in Film & TV presented by REEL Canada at the Renfrew Public Library.

New studios are opening across Canada, and production volume is rising! Learn about career paths in Canadian film with an industry professional speaking about their own experiences.

Registration is required prior to Jan. 19th, 2023. Please register at:

Trivia Night

FREWFEST 2023 is scheduled for
January 26-29, 2023.
Frewfest, Renfrew’s Winter Carnival, is a family event
with activities throughout the weekend to encourage
families to get outside and have fun.
The library will be hosting Trivia Night January 26th, 7 PM at the Ma-Te-Way activity centre, join us for a night
of fun! (AGES 16+)

Tickets will be 10$ a person.
Please register ahead by visiting the library or
registering online at
**You may register as a team of 6 to a max of 8 or
register as a sole individual and you will be placed on a
team the night of.

Winter Programs

Our brochures are now available with Winter 2022-2023 programs for children, families, t(w)eens, adults and seniors. There is something for everyone!

Winter Programs for Adults, T(w)eens and Seniors

Winter Programs for Children and Families

Outreach / Extension Services

Are you unable to leave your home
due to an illness or medical condition (short term or
long term)? Have no other options to receive library

If you reside within the Town of Renfrew, including one
of Renfrew’s senior residences or long-term care
facilities, we can deliver books (including large print),
audio books and/or movies to you!

Creative Aging – Nutritional Courses

The Renfrew Public Library will be hosting local nutritionist Melissa Verch to share her knowledge in our next Creative Aging Program. Topics covered over the four classes include healthy plate model, balanced snacks, budget friendly meal plans, cooking for one or two and guilt free food for festivities during the holidays. Classes will be Friday, November 18th, 25th, December 2nd and 9th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. The program is for 55+, registration is required.

Interested in learning more about Melissa? Visit her website below:

Remembrance Day Special Exhibit

The library will be hosting a Remembrance Day Special Exhibit Thursday November 17th @ 5:00 PM by Sue McSheffrey. A display from the McDougall Mill Museum will come to life for this one-of-a-kind tribute to an eighteen year-old from Renfrew who died during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. The exhibit curator will capture your imagination by exploring his belongings and other artifacts sent home to his mother after the war! Registration Required by Nov. 15th.