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New this week – Jan 13, 2020

Week of Jan 13, 2020

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

Guilty Not Guilty by Felix Francis
The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey
Underland by Robert Macfarlane
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Treason: a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods

Adult French Fiction

Soif by Amelie Nothomb
l’Enigme du Retour by Dany Laferriere
Pays sans Chapeau by Dany Laferriere
Leurs Enfants Apres Eux by Nicolas Mathieu

Adult Non-Fiction

Life is Magic: my inspiring journey from tragedy to self-discovery by Jon Dorenbos
Raising Good Humans: a mindful guide to breaking the cycle of reactive parenting and raising kind, confident kids by Hunter Clarke-Fields
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul
The Manager Mom Epidemic: how mos got stuck doing everything for their families and what they can do about it by Thomas w. Phelan

DVDs

Get Shorty, the complete first season
Where’d You Go Bernadette
The Handmaid’s Tale, season three
Partition
This Magnificent Cake!
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

With Susan Macaulay

Wednesday February 19, 7pm

Almonte Branch

Susan lived in the United Arab Emirates from 1993 to 2011, and witnessed the transformation of this tiny country in the Arabian Gulf from backwater to “boom town” and then to bust with the worldwide economic downturn of 2008.

During her 18 years in the UAE, Susan worked as a public relations consultant, lifestyle journalist, and public speaking coach. She also ghost-wrote Rags to Riches, a semi-autobiographical book by a prominent local businessman, Mohammed Al Fahim. The book, which was published in 1996, has since been translated into 11 languages, and sold more than a quarter of a million copies. It remains a “must read” among expatriates and visitors to the UAE.

Susan will share stories, images and videos from the United Arab Emirates. She will also read from Rags to Riches, as well as from her personal correspondence with friends and family.

Warning note to those who may be sensitive to smoke and/or perfume: Susan intends to burn incense as part of her presentation.  

Kanopy – Video Streaming

A really exciting new service provided by the Mississippi Mills Public Library… and all you need is a library card to access it. (There’s also a Kanopy for kids.)

Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library card and enjoy a diverse catalog with new titles added every month. A library card holder can access 10 items a month (and an unlimited number of items from Kanopy kids).

Access Kanopy on your computer at https://mississippimills.kanopy.com/ or visit the digital library page for more details.

Download on the App Store
Download on the Google Play Store
Download on the Roku Channel Store
Download on the Amazon App Store

TRAVELOGUE SERIES 2019/20

January 15th, Almonte Branch, 7pm

A travelogue presentation by Bill Slade on a trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe in 2017.

Bill travelled with seven companions to South Africa.  On day one in Cape Town they took the ferry to Robben Island, 4.3 km off shore where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. On the return trip their ferry, caught in a gale, floundered 1 km off Robben Island in very cold, shark infested waters.  Rescued by the South African National Sea Rescue, what do you do on day two?  Go shark diving!

The trip took them from the Cape of Good Hope to Johannesburg then to Kruger National Park and Karongwe Private Game Reserve, back to Johannesburg and then to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls.

A video and talk about the trip with endless twists and turns.  Photo’s and video clips of the ferry sinking, Cape Town, Stellenboch, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Karongwe Private Game Reserve and Victoria Falls.  From the flowers of Kirstenbosch to the animals of Kruger and Karongwe to a BOMA dinner in Victoria Falls.

Mississippi Mills Reads 2019

We asked you what books were the most memorable reads of 2019 and your answer was:

(Book descriptions by NoveList Plus)

A Better Man – Louise Penny: Searching for a missing woman amid a catastrophic flood and blistering social media attacks, a demoted Armand Gamache bonds with the victim’s distraught father, who contemplates a murder of his own.

Ready to Come About – Sue Williams: Sue Williams sets sail for the North Atlantic with her husband after her sons have become adults.

The Library Book – Susan Orlean: The author reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution: our libraries.

Becoming – Michelle Obama: An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens: Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a tragedy, a beautiful hermit who has survived for years in a marsh becomes targeted by unthinkable forces.

There were many honorable mentions. Visit this page to see the best loved books in Mississippi Mills in 2019. Happy readings!

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

Resumes 7 January 2020 – see you soon!

Call to book an appointment (Almonte 613-256-1037 or Pakenham 613-624-5306)

Almonte Branch

Tuesday 2PM – 7PM

Wednesday 11AM – 4PM

Friday 10AM – 3PM

Pakenham Branch

Thursday 1PM – 6PM

In Pakenham, our technology assistant Gregory has put together our Memory Lab. Check it out!

Got old photographs you want digitized? old VHS you want to convert to DVD? Pakenham is your branch and Gregory can get you started.

New this week – Jan 6, 2020

Week of Jan 6, 2020

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

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Final Option: a novel of the Oregon files by Clive Cussler
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
The Handmaid’s Tale: the Graphic novel by Margaret Atwood

Adult French Fiction

Dans Son Ombre: une enquete de Maud Graham by Christine Brouillet
Au Royaume des Aveugles: une Armand Gamache enquete by Louise Penny
Les Ames Silencieuses by Melanie Guyard
Le Deuxieme Mari by Larry Tremblay

Adult Non-Fiction

Seasons in the Wind: tales of Lanark County by the Lanark County Genealogical Society
Don’t Be a Dick: change yourself, change your world by Mark B. Borg
Meta Human: unleashing your infinite potential by Deepak Chopra
Cabin Porn Inside edited by Zach Klein
Parking the Moose: one American’s epic quest to uncover his incredible Canadian Roots by Dave Hill

Young Adult Fiction

The Odyssey: a graphic novel adaptation by Gareth Hinds
To See the Stars by Jan Andrews
Wildcard by Marie Lu
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

New this week – dec 2, 2019

Week of Dec 2, 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

O’Hurley’s Return by Nora Roberts
How the Dead Speak by Val McDermid
Five Wives by Joan Thomas
The Book of Science and Antiquities by Thomas Keneally
What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell
For the Missing by Lina Bengtsdotter

Adult French Fiction

Journal d’un Amour Perdu by Albin Michel
Ghetto X by Martin Michaud
Terminal Grand Nord by Isabelle Lafortune
Il Pleuvait des Oiseaux by Jocelyne Saucier

Young Adult Fiction

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
This Place: 150 Years Retold

Adult Non-Fiction

Weaving on a Little Loom: techniques, patterns, and projects for beginners by Fiona Daly
Seven Days in Hell: Canada’s battle for Normandy and the rise of the Black Watch Snipers by David O’Keefe
Best Places to Bird in Ontario by Kenneth Burrell
Learn Flower Painting Quickly by Trevor Waugh

DVDs

Luce
Homeland, the complete seventh season
The Good Fight, season three
Shakespeare & Hathaway , season two