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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.

Interlibrary loan service no longer available

Due to provincial funding cuts, interlibrary loan service is no longer available.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Pending requests will NOT be filled.

New requests will NOT be possible.

The end of the SOLS delivery service means that 24 drivers (full time, part time and occasional) will lose their jobs. Last year, they drove almost 1 million kilometers to deliver over 710,000 packages to 153 main library branches across southern Ontario. Truly the end of an era in provincial resource sharing.

Meet Local Author Noel McDermott

Meet local author, Professor Noel McDermott who lived and taught in the eastern arctic for thirty five years. Recently he has written two traditional stories about Kiviuq, one of the most important characters in Inuit mythology. 

In one of his most heartpounding adventures, Kiviuq and the Mermaids, Kivuiq encounters a group of frightening mermaids. With only his qayaq to keep him out of their clutches, Kiviuq must think fast to defeat these angry creatures of the deep! Kiviuq and the Bee Woman was published in January. Readers will be fascinated by the contemporary renditions of traditional tales.

These books are published by Inhabit Media, an Inuit-owned company located in Iqaluit, Nunavut whose aim is to preserve stories of Inuit and Northern Canada. The books have been published in English and Inuktitut.

While traditionally these are books for youth, Noel’s lecture will encompass his extensive knowledge of Inuit history as well as his books and will appeal to adults.  Noel’s wife Kate McDermott will bring along artifacts from their time living in Northern Canada.

The Mississippi Mills Public Library & Mill Street Books invite you to meet local author Noel McDermott at the Almonte Library Branch on Tuesday April 23rd at 7pm.   Open Seating. Space is limited.   For further information, contact Mill Street Books 613-256-9090.

Almonte Reads 2018 … and the winners are

Educated – Tara Westover:An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny: The entrancing new crime thriller featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice In a small northern First Nations community, all lines of communication, as well as the power, have been disconnected without explanation. Winter has arrived and panic has set in. Has something happened down south? Is help on the way? And who is this mysterious survivalist, Jason Scott, who has arrived in town?

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz: New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz has yet again brilliantly reinvented the classic crime novel, this time writing a fictional version of himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes.

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling): Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo’s Calling.

Follow this link for many more books suggested by Almonte readers.

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

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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

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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

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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: carolyn huff-winters

2 April 2019 – 4 June 2019

NEW ART SHOW AT THE LIBRARY GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON

Current Artist – Carolyn Huff-Winters

613.389.4438
carolyn.huff.winters@gmail.com
carolynhuffwintersfineart.com

Carolyn’s work is internationally collected having art in Germany, England, New Zealand, the US, and nationally across Canada

Favourite Quote:  Erase the line that holds you back. – Anonymous

Carolyn is a Canadian artist working with acrylics, powdered charcoal, and mixed media.  As a young girl, she often drew horses, and when she was 13, she produced a self portrait in pencil, but she never thought of herself as a future artist.  Carolyn finished high school, went on to university, got married, had a family, and worked full time.  Art was history, although every now and then, she would pull out an old sketchbook and draw.

Carolyn has been painting since 2010.  At that time, she was temporarily off work (oncology nurse) while going through chemotherapy, and a friend asked her to take an art course in a private home.  Carolyn’s a high energy, always-on-the-move, Type A personality, and her friend felt she had too much time on her hands.  The class stimulated her creative self, and even now, spends time every day in her studio.

 

 

 

 

 

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