Almonte

Adult Programming:

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Movie Reel

Beginning again this fall 2018 – The Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library is once again showing films twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of September 2018 through March 2019

Mark the following dates on your calendar:

The Film “PRIDE” was postponed until 20 February 2019 – 1:30 pm

PRIDE  is comedy/drama film of  an improbable alliance between gay-rights activists and striking miners in Margaret Thatcher’s  Britain of the mid-1980s.  With a cast of some of Britain’s best actors, this film is a perfectly engineered crowd pleaser in the way that we all loved The Full Monty and you won’t be disappointed in this little sleeper that was released in 2014.

27 February 2019 – 1:30 pm

According to the New York Times, “CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is a story of love and extremes, the pleasurably freewheeling Captain Fantastic centers on a family that has found its bliss in splendid, unplugged isolation.”  Rolling Stone says, “Vigo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this 2016  family dramady, shot through with humor and heart.

13 March 2019 – 1:30 pm

PUZZLE is a beautiful, nuanced film with charming performances by the main actors.  This 2018 drama follows Agnes, a 40 year old housewife and stay-at-home mother, as she discovers herself for the first time after entering  a puzzle building competition when she realizes that she has a real passion and talent for putting together all the pieces into the right places.  This film has real warmth and is handled with a gentle light touch by Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan in the leading roles.

27 March 2019 – 1:30 pm

Roger Ebert says “Amelie is a delicious pastry of a movie”.  This 2001 film, a poetic vision of everyday life, is a fanciful comedy shot in over 80 Parisian locations.  You’ll feel good after seeing it and whenever you think of it.

Email mhaygoodings@mississippimills.ca with your suggestions.

A Series of Sustainable Living Talks

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NOTE:  this event was postponed – stay tuned for new date

Bill Kemp of Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee is a local single origin small-scale coffee roaster with a focus on quality and attention to detail.  Bill and Lorraine have lived off the electrical grid for the past 25 years, generating electricity and heat directly from renewable resources.  100% of their water use is recycled back to nature and their garbage waste stream motto is, “if we can’t recycle it or reuse it, we don’t use it”.  They also drive a fully electric car that is charged using solar electricity.

They have translated their way of life into the same philosophy for their business.  Come and listen to Bill talk about their successes and maybe even some lessons learned in living off the grid.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Please register at the Almonte branch or by calling 613-256-1037.

Food for Thought

A Seasonal Cookbook Book Club

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Interested in cooking food, talking food and eating food?  The Almonte branch of the library runs a Cookbook Book Club that  meets quarterly in the spring, summer, fall and winter to do just that.  Each season there will be a theme and the library will bring in enough cookbooks to lend to all participants.  Everyone cooks from the same cookbook and brings samples for each other to try.  We will provide the books.

Spring Meeting – Sorry, Registration is now Full
10  April 2019 – 1 pm – 3 pm
Almonte Branch Meeting Room

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Registration is required and space is limited.  Please register at the Almonte branch or by calling 613-256-1037.

Relaxed Readers Adult Book Club

Relaxed Readers Book Club

First Wednesday of the Month  1:30-3:00 pm – Almonte Branch

Registration Required (waiting list)

Running September through June.  Come and meet your neighbours and indulge your love of books in this relaxed Book Club environment. We will provide the books. Refreshments will also be provided, but please bring your own mug. Due to high interest we have had to start a waiting list. Please call 613-256-1037 or email Margo mhaygoodings@mississippimills.ca to place your name on the list.

Travelogue Series

First Thursday of the month 7:00-8:30 pm – Almonte Branch

Click on “the travelogue series page” below for further details as they become available on the:

 January 2019 – no Travelogue presentation

February 7th, 2019 presentation by David Garcia on the “Camino Santiago”

March 7th, 2019 presentation by Rick Scholes on  “Tanzania”

Our community is remarkably well traveled and this program allows for the sharing of travel advice, stories and photographs. For more information visit the travelogue series page. Contact Katherine Pillsworth kpillsworth@mississippimills.ca if you have any questions.

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

For more details on availability and appointment bookings click here. Available until December 31st, 2018.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Our Teen Advisory Group is a venue for teens in grades 9 through 12 to develop leadership skills, create library programs and influence our teen collection, while gaining community service hours! This is a great opportunity to:

  • Suggest new teen programs
  • Volunteer at programs such as travelogues, technology workshops, and other library events
  • Write book reviews for our review blog
  • Create book or art displays and make recommendations to improve our teen spaces

Meetings are held in the Almonte Branch meeting room. To join call 613-256-1037. Don’t forget to check out the Group’s blog!

Children’s Programming:

Drop-in Story Time

Fridays 10:30 – 11:00 am

Every Friday (from the Friday after Labour Day to the End of June)

No pre-registration required

Open to all ages but geared to preschoolers, enjoy interactive, fast paced stories, rhymes and songs. Parents and caregivers are required to stay with their children.

Baby Time at the Library

Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 10:00 am

Registration is required

Through singing, rhyming, reading, physical activity and playing, you and your baby learn pre-literacy skills and meet with other parents and babies. A fun and lively half hour!  This program runs for a six week period. Space is limited. Please call 613-256-1037 or email Monica Blackburn, mblackburn@mississippimills.ca.

Drop-in Baby Talk

Monday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

No pre-registration is required

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is hosting their Baby Talk, alternating weeks with Children’s Resources on Wheels.

Summer Programs

The popular TD Summer Children’s Program runs through July and August each year, and offers a wide variety of activities and crafts for children 3 years of age and older. This program is designed to encourage children to continue reading over the summer. Participants receive a full colour poster, stickers and activity book.

With branches in Almonte and Pakenham, the library offers 67,000+ items, both print and digital.

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