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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


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


The Dalai Lama’s Cat by  David Michie
The Seagull:  a Vera Stanhope novel by Ann Cleaves
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


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





















































Pakenham Branch Expansion

Thanks to a Canada 150 grant,  the support of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills and the Elizabeth Kelly Library Foundation Inc., the Pakenham Branch is nearing completion of its renovation! We are currently in our temporary location at the Pakenham Public School. Our temporary hours are Monday to Friday, 3:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We hope to be in our revamped branch at 128 MacFarlane St. by November, 2017. We look forward to serving you there with new hours, new spaces, new programme opportunities as well as a fabulous collection and staff to serve you even better than before! Stay tuned for details about our Grand Opening, scheduled for Nov. 25, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


RFQ 17-04 — Eavestrough and Downspouts – Addendum


RFQ 17-04

Almonte Library Eaves Trough and Downspouts: Addendum # 1

Addendum Issue Date: October 11, 2017.

  1. All references to the bidder must schedule a site visit by contacting CEO/Chief Librarian, Pam Harris, at 613-256-1037 or by email at is changed from October 5, 2017 to October 18, 2017.
  2. All references to the closing date throughout the quote document shall be changed from 2:00 pm local time on October 12, 2017 to 2:00 pm local time on October 25, 2017.
  3. All references to Work must be completed by December 30, 2017 shall be changed to work must be completed by January 26, 2018

All other matters of the RFQ remain the same.

Acknowledgement of receipt of all addenda issued must be noted either with the submission of your response to the RFQ or separately prior to the public opening of the RFQ.

This addendum now forms part of this Request for Quotation.

Robert Kennedy, FMP
Facilities/Health& Safety Coordinator
Municipality of Mississippi Mills
14 Bridge St., P.O. Box 400
Almonte, ON  K0A IA0
Tel: 613-256-1077 x26
Cell: 613-806-7541

Employment Opportunity – Courier


Mississippi Mills Public Library

requires a

Courier – Temporary Contract to Dec. 31’17

$14.37 to $17.66

2 round trips per week (approx. 3 hrs per week)


To pick up

  • Minimum two (2) round trips per week between the Almonte Branch and the Pakenham Branch libraries: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to pick up and deliver library materials between branches


  • Must be able to lift and carry bins up to 25 pounds
  • Prefer non-smoker and non-smoking vehicle
  • Must have valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to provide a valid Driver’s Abstract to the satisfaction of the Library as well as a current criminal reference check including a vulnerable sector check

Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than Noon, Friday May 19, 2017.  We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

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Ms.Monica Blackburn
Box 820, 155 High St., Almonte. K0A 1A0
Tel:  613.256-1037
Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact us at 613-256-1037. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Mississippi Mills Public Library Mills we will endeavor to make such accommodations.

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