Category Archives: Events & Happenings

Look what’s coming!

Something new at the library! We have started a Afternoon Film Series! Launching in the Almonte branch but soon to follow in Pakenham (stay tuned!) this is a once a month afternoon of a great movie, popcorn and wonderful company! In Pakenham, our technology assistant Gregory has started putting together our Memory Lab. Something to look forward to in 2018! Got old photographs you want digitized? old vhs you want to convert to dvd? Pakenham is your branch and Gregory can get you started. Phone ahead first 613 624 5306 as the lab is not set up yet. Speaking of our technology assistant – call either location (Almonte 613 256 1037 or Pakenham 613 624 5306) to book your one-on-one tech tutor support! Gregory can answer your questions. We are also launching a speaker series on topics of particular interest to seniors and/or their caretakers in both our branches.  Some topics include senior health care, managing finances, hoarding.  Stayed tuned — all this and more coming your way in 2018!

Technology Assistant

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

Almonte – Every second week Monday to Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Pakenham – Every second week Tuesday to Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Session availability alternates between Almonte and Pakenham each week. For more details and appointment bookings click here. Available until March 31st, 2018.

New this week – December 11, 2017

Week of December 11,  2017

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

Non-Fiction

Hourglass:  time, memory, marriage by Dani
Shapiro
The Inner Life of Animals:  love, grief, and compassion, surprising observations of a hidden world by Peter Wohlleben
The Secret Life of Animals:  1,001 tidbits, oddities, and amazing facts about North America’s coolest animals by Stacy Tornio.
Nourishing Broth:  an old-fashioned remedy for the modern world by Sally Fallon Morell
Niniskamijinaqik = Ancestral Images:  the Mi’kmaq in art and photography by Ruth Holmes Whitehead

Fiction – Adult

Dead Writers in Rehab by Paul Bassett Davies
Power and Empire:  a Jack Ryan Jr. novel by Marc Cameron
Broken Trust:  a Megan Scott and Michael Elliott mystery by Sandra Nikolai
Deer Life:  a fairy tale by Ron Sexsmith

Fiction – Young Adult

The Width of the World by David Baldacci

DVDs

The Fall, series 3
Victoria, the complete first season
Logan Lucky
The Glass Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – December 5, 2017

Week of December 5,  2017

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

Non-Fiction

2,100 Asanas: the complete yoga poses by Daniel Lacerda
Seduced by Mrs. Robinson:  how the graduate become the touchstone of a generation by Beverly Gray
History Makers:  100 most influential people of the twentieth century by Ian Whitelaw
Gone:  a girl, a violin, a life unstrung by Min Kym

 

Fiction – Adult

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
Typhoon Fury:  a novel of the Oregon files by Clive Cussler
The Break by Marian Keyes
The Whispering Room:  a Jane Hawk novel by Dean Koontz
The Walworth beauty:  by Michele Roberts

 

Fiction – Young Adult

The November by Lydia King
Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach

 

DVDs

Golden Years
Longmire, Season 4
Orphan Black, Season 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – November 27, 2017

Week of November 27,  2017

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

Non-Fiction

Original Highways:  travelling the great rivers of Canada by Roy MacGregor
Effective Citizen:  how to make politicians work for you by Graham Steele
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall
Everything You Need to Know About Social Media:  (without having to call a kid) by Greta Van Susteren

Fiction – Adult

Season of  Darkness:  a Detective Inspector Tom Tyler mystery by Maureen Jennings
The Revolution of Marina M by Janet Fitch
Runaway by Peter May
The End we Start From by Megan Hunter
The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Artemis by Andy Weir

Fiction – Young Adult

The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
The Reluctant Queen:  a queens of Renthia novel by Sarah Beth Durst
Brooding YA Hero:  becoming a main character (almost) as awesome as me by Carrie DiRisio

DVDs

Richard the Lionheart:  Rebellion
Same Time, Next Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – November 20, 2017

Week of November 20,  2017

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

Non-Fiction

You Can’t Spell America Without ME:  the really tremendous inside story of my fantastic first year as President by Alec Baldwin
The Great Halifax Explosion:  a World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism by John U. Bacon
A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things:  a guide to capitalism, nature, and the future of the planet by Raj Patel
In Pursuit of Memory:  the fight against Alzheimer’s by Joseph Jebelli
Braving the Wilderness:  the quest for true belonging and the

Fiction – Adult

The House of Unexpected Sisters: a No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel by Alexander McCall Smith
After the Fire by Henning Mankell
Every Breath You Take:  an Under Suspicion novel  by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada

Fiction – Young Adult

The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault
NEED by Joelle Charbonneau
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

DVDs

The Wilde Wedding
Maudie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – November 13, 2017

Week of November 13,  2017

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

Non-Fiction

Science in the Soul: selected writings of a passionate rationalist by Richard Dawkins
Fat for Fuel:  a revolutionary diet to combat cancer, boost brain power, and energy by Joseph Mercola
The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
Munchies:  late-night meals from the world’s best chefs by J.J. Goode
Whole Grains for a New Generation:  light dishes, hearty meals, sweet treats,a nd sundry snacks for the everyday by Liana Krissoff

Fiction

A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
Munich by Robert Harris
A Climate of Fear by Fred Vargas
An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War by Patrick Taylor

DVDs

Versailles, Season 1, d.1 & d.2
Versailles, Season 1, d.3 & d.4
Ray Donovan, Season 3, d.1 & d.2
Ray Donovan, Season 3, d.3 & d.4
American Gods, Season One
Words and Pictures
Votez Bougon
Smiley’s People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – October 24, 2017

Week of October 24,  2017

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

Non-Fiction

Ice ghosts:  the epic hunt for the lost Franklin expedition by Paul Watson
How We Can Win:  and what happens to us and our country if we don’t by Anthony Lacavera
A History of Canada in Ten Maps:  epic stories of charting a mysterious land by Adam Shoalts
Rhett and Link’s Book of Mythicality:  a field guide to curiosity, creativity, and tomfoolery by Rhett McLaughlin

Fiction

Origin by Dan Brown
Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin
KIlling Season by Faye Kellerman
Crimes of the Father by Thomas Keneally
The Tiger’s Prey:  a Courtney family novel by Wilbur Smith
An Irish Country Practice:  an Irish Country novel by Patrick Taylor
Lost in September by Kathleen Winter

DVDs

Veep, the complete second season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – October 16, 2017

Week of October 16,  2017

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

Non-Fiction

Dead Reckoning:  the untold story of the Northwest Passage by Ken McGoogan
Creative Courage:  leveraging imagination, collaboration, and innovation to create success by Welby Altidor
The Moosewood Restaurant Table:  250 brand-new recipes from the natural foods restaurant that revoluntionized eating by the Moosewood Collective
Baby Food Universe:  raise adventurous eaters with a whole world of flavorful purees and toddler foods by Kawn Al-Jabbouri

Fiction

The Dalai Lama’s Cat by  David Michie
The Seagull:  a Vera Stanhope novel by Ann Cleeves
To Be Where You Are:  a Mitford novel by Jan Karon
A Reckoning by Linda Spalding
The Accordionist:  a three evanglists novel by Fred Vargas

DVDs

Veep,  the complete first season
Their Finest
This  Beautiful Fantastic
I, Daniel Blake
Lad:  a Yorkshire Story
Neruda
Frantz
Toni Erdmann
Gifted
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – September 11, 2017

Week of September 11,  2017

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

Non-Fiction

Wood-Fired Oven Cookbook:  70 recipes for incredible stone-baked pizzas and breads, roasts, cakes and desserts by Holly Jones
The Ghost Orchard:  the hidden history of the apple in North America by Helen Humphreys
13 Ways to Kill your Community by Doug Griffiths
Gutenberg’s Fingerprint:  paper, pixels and the lasting impression of books by Merilyn Simonds

Fiction

Proof of Life:  a J.P. Beaumont novel by J.A. Jance
Glass Houses: A Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny
That’s my Baby by Frances Itani
Red Swan by P. T. Deutermann

DVDs

The Circle
Black Sails, the complete fourth season