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The Mississippi Mills Public Library serves its members out of its branches in Almonte and Pakenham. Library members enjoy free access to over 67,000 items including books in paperback, hardcover and large print, audio books, newspapers, magazines, language kits, DVDs, music CDs, online databases and e-books.

New this week – February 4, 2019

Week of February 4, 2019

Here is just some of what’s new this week.  Ask for any of these titles at either branch. For tips on how to place a reserve, please visit the Your Account page (for using our online catalogue to reserve a title) or the Waiting Lists page (to get direct assistance).

Almonte Branch

Adult Fiction
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Outpost:  the Donovan series by W. Michael Gear
Cold Case:  a Bob Skinner novel by Quintin Jardine
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
Late Breaking:  stories by K. D. Miller
Liar, Liar:  a Detective Harriet Blue novel by James Patterson

Adult Non-Fiction
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200+ Ways to Protect Your Privacy:  simple ways to prevent hacks and protect privacy – on and offline by Jeni Rogers
The Year of Less:  how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongs, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store by Cait Flanders
A Very Bad Wizard:  morality behind the curtain by Tamler Sommers
The Waking Comes Late by Steven Heighton
Ontario’s African-Canadian Heritage:  collected writings by Fred Landon, 1918-1967 by Fred Landon

New this week – January 14, 2019

Week of January 14, 2019

Here is just some of what’s new this week.  Ask for any of these titles at either branch. For tips on how to place a reserve, please visit the Your Account page (for using our online catalogue to reserve a title) or the Waiting Lists page (to get direct assistance).

Almonte Branch

Adult Fictionexit

The Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi Hage

Mr. Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Milla

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

French Exit by Patrick de Witt

Adult Non-Fictionplastic

Leaders: myth and reality by Stanley McChrystal

Barracoon: the story of the “Last Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Huston

How to Give Up Plastic: a guide to changing the world, one plastic bottle at a time by Will McCallum

2019 Guide to the Night Sky by Storm Dunlop

Gluten Free Baking by Michael McCamley

Young Adult Fictionqueen

Amber & Dusk: bk. 1 in the Amber & Dusk series by Lyra Selene

Queen of Air and Darkness: bk. 3 in the Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare

Current Artist: PAMELA ALLEN

5 February 2019 – 2 April 2019

NEW ART SHOW AT THE LIBRARY GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON

Current Artist – Pamela Allen

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Pamela Allen received her B.F.A. from Queen’s University in 1982 and has taught in the Fine Art Department at Queen’s both on campus and as an instructor in the Far North through the Aboriginal Teachers Education Program (ATEP).  In addition, she has received nine Artist in the Schools Grants from the Ontario Arts Council through which she has gained much experience and inspiration teaching young children.  Since 2002, she has been leading workshops for fabric art in the U.S. and Canada and has traveled to South Africa to teach as well.

Pamela is a textile artist in Kingston, Ontario and has been pursuing her art full time since then.  An award winning fiber artist, she exhibits nationally and internationally.  Some shows include the IQA Festival, Houston Texas, the Canadian National Quilt Festival, and recently at the Internationl Exhibition in Taiwan.  Pamela has also been published in several national magazines and was included in the Larkbook publication The Masters:  Art Quilts in 2008.  She’s also made a popular instructional DVD entitled Think Like an Artist.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – january 7, 2019

Week of January 7, 2019

Here is just some of what’s new this week.  Ask for any of these titles at either branch. For tips on how to place a reserve, please visit the Your Account page (for using our online catalogue to reserve a title) or the Waiting Lists page (to get direct assistance).

Almonte Branch

Adult Fiction

A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee
The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem
The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey
Bleak Harbor by Bryan Gruley
The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum

Adult Non-Fiction

How To Build a Shed by Sally Coulthard
The Secret History of Soldiers:  how Canadians survived the Great War by Tim Cook
The Doable Off-Grid Homestead:  cultivating a simple life by hand on a budget by Stewart Stonger
Escape to Reality:  how the world is changing gardening, and gardening is changing the world by Mark Cullen
Helping Your Child With Language -Based Learning Disabilities:  strategies to succeed in school & life by Daniel Franklin

Young Adult Fiction

The Runious Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones

DVDs

Westworld: Season Two
Puzzle
The House With a Clock in its Walls
Blindspotting
Mission Impossible: Fallout
The Woman in White
Mama Mia! :  Here We Go Again

New this week – November 26, 2018

Week of November 26, 2018

Here is just some of what’s new this week.  Ask for any of these titles at either branch. For tips on how to place a reserve, please visit the Your Account page (for using our online catalogue to reserve a title) or the Waiting Lists page (to get direct assistance).

Almonte Branch

Adult Fictionheaven

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A Tiding of Magpies: a birder mystery by Steve Burrows
Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephenie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich
Intrigue in Covent Garden: the thirteenth Thomas Chaloner adventure by Susanna Gregory
The Very Marrow of Our Bones by Christine Higdon
Absolute Proof by Peter James
City of Secrets: a counterfeit lady novel by Victoria Thompson

Adult Non-Fictionmichelle

Matty Matheson: a cookbook by Matty Matheson
5-Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook by Marilyn Haugen
Becoming by MIchelle Obama
Talking To My Daughter About the Economy, or How Capitalism Works  by Yanis Yaroufakis

Young Adult Fictionlove

Defy the Stars: a constellation novel by Claudia Gray
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Nyxia: the Nyxia triad by Scott Reintgen
Nyxia Unleashed: the Nyxia triad by Scott Reintgen

DVDsbaking

The Great British Baking Show, Season 1
The Good Karma Hospital, Series 2
Mile 22
George Gently, Series 8
A Quiet Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – November 19, 2018

Week of November 19, 2018

Here is just some of what’s new this week.  Ask for any of these titles at either branch. For tips on how to place a reserve, please visit the Your Account page (for using our online catalogue to reserve a title) or the Waiting Lists page (to get direct assistance).

Almonte Branch

Adult Fictionrain

An Irish Country Cottage: an Irish Country novel by Patrick Taylor
The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Shadows We Hide By Allan Eskens
Long Road to Mercy: an Atlee Pine novel by David Baldacci
Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

Adult Non-Fictionmercer

Rick Mercer Final Report by Rick Mercer
Edibles: small bites for the modern cannabis kitchen by Stephanie Hua
The Year-Round Hoophouse: polytunnels for all seasons and all climates by Pam Dawling
The Happy Brain: the science of where happiness comes from, and why by Dean Burnett

Young Adult Fictioneverless

The Mime Order: a Bone Season novel by Samantha Shannon
Kingdom of Ash: a Throne of Glass novel by Sarah J. Maas
Everless by Sara Holland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – November 12, 2018

Week of November 12, 2018

Here is just some of what’s new this week.  Ask for any of these titles at either branch. For tips on how to place a reserve, please visit the Your Account page (for using our online catalogue to reserve a title) or the Waiting Lists page (to get direct assistance).

Almonte Branch

Adult Fictionpoldi

The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
The Grimoire of Kensington Market by Lauren B. Davis
The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson
The Fox by Frederick Forsyth
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano
Wild Fire: a Shetland novel by Ann Cleeves
The Man She Married by Cathy Lamb

Adult Non-Fictioncritch

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
A Big Important Art Book: profiles of unstoppable female artists – and projects to help you become one by Danielle Krysa
Going Off the Grid: the how-to-book of simple living and happiness by Gary Collins
Son of a Critch: a childish Newfoundland Memoir by Mark Critch
Bella Figura: how to live, love, and eat the Italian way by Kamin Mohammadi
War on Peace: the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence by Ronan Farrow

Young Adult Fictionsea

Strangers by David A. Robertson
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rembrance Day Display at the Library

 

Reflecting on Letters and Poems from the First World War

 
The letter of Charles Winmill.
Helping to ease the pain of separation, and providing a source of emotional well-being to those on the front, letter writing was a normal post of life in the trenches for soldiers. Often sneaking past the censors, letters offer highly personal insights into the war, and show the humanity behind every young man who put their life at risk through those fateful years.
Charles Winmill wrote a thank you letter to Elisabeth Kelly before Christmas 2015: “you good women in Almonte are the only ones that don’t forget us first bunch”. He returned to Almonte after the war to marry Mary Gilmour in 1918.
 
Sgt. Frank Brown was able to publish his book of poems, Contingent Ditties, before dying on action. Enlisting in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in 1914, he was part of one of the first units to travel overseas. By February 1915 , he was killed in St. Eloi, Belgium. The first reported casualty from Almonte, his death had a deep impact on the community. Through his poems, Frank’s account of the war, and his memory lives on.
 
What is the call, the cheering call,
That every other betters? A silver
Call, a longed-for call –The music
Call for ‘letters’
 
The letters and poems will be on display at the Almonte Branch until the 17th of November 2018.
This display was possible by the cooperation of the Mississippi Mills Public Library and the North Lanark Regional Museum.