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2nd in The Series of Sustainable Living Talks

Wednesday 10 October 2018
Almonte Branch – Meeting Room

Home Mushroom Cultivation & Local Foraging

Brodie Barrie of Forest Floor Mushrooms  will be focusing on home mushroom cultivation techniques and incorporating mushrooms into your garden.  He will also touch on foraging and some edible species to keep an eye out for in Mississippi Mills.
You may have already met Brodie at the Almonte Farmer’s Market selling cultivated & wild mushrooms, grow your own kits and logs.  If you are a fan of mushrooms you won’t want to miss this interesting talk.

Registration required – please register at the front desk or by calling 613-256-1037.

New CEO/Head Librarian

Pam Harris, our CEO/Chief Librarian for almost 5 years, has recently retired!  We wish her all the best.

Christine Row, our new CEO/Chief Librarian will join us on August 20, 2018.

“I am so excited to be joining your team and working in such a creative, vibrant community. I have been your neighbour for a while as I have worked at the Rideau Lakes Public Library for 15 years. In that time, I have witnessed rural public libraries grow into essential community hubs and I’m inspired by the possibilities that are yet to come.

In my personal life, I have watched my boys grow into men, learned that living in an old schoolhouse is not all fun and games, and experienced the joys and pains of long bike rides with my husband. I look forward to sharing my next chapter of life and learning with you.”


Free One on One Tech Tutoring

Our tech tutor is with us until Dec. 31’18

Call to book an appointment (Almonte 613-256-1037 or Pakenham 613-624-5306)  – don’t lose out! Book while you can

Session availability alternates between Almonte and Pakenham – the schedule is variable. For more details and appointment bookings click here. Available until December 31st, 2018.

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.

Summer fun here we come!

Guess what? We have hired our summer students and they are busy busy busy dreaming up new summer programming – stayed tuned for the line up appearing here shortly!

Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club is June 28! this year we are kicking off with free lemonade and will be in fierce competition with Lanark Public Libraries for the best lemonade stand!

Wanted: Summer Program Co-Leader Pakenham Branch

We are hiring!

Summer Program Co-Leader, Pakenham Branch

The position runs from June August 2018 Tues.-Fri. 32 hours/week at $15.03 per hour

Successful candidates must be 18+.  Applicants must be well-rounded, self-motivated and have experience working with school aged children.  Some experience in a library setting, computer and artistic skills considered an asset. More details here.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to:

Pam Harris CEO/Chief Librarian
Mississippi Mills Public Library
Almonte Branch
155 High Street, Box 820, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0

no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, June 1’18.


Chief Executive Officer / Chief Librarian

Mississippi Mills Public Library requires a CEO/Chief Librarian

Salary range starting at $84,917

Full Position Description: Chief Executive Officer / Chief Librarian (download PDF)

Supporting Documents:

Interested candidates are invited to submit, in confidence, a letter of application and a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than Noon on Friday April 20, 2018.

We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

Chair, CEO/Chief Librarian Search Sub-Committee
Mississippi Mills Public Library
Box 820, 155 High St., Almonte. K0A 1A0

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 we will endeavour to make such accommodations.

For all general enquiries regarding this employment opportunity please use

Things are happening!

Great News! Thanks to the Elizabeth Kelly Library Foundation Inc, we have been able to extend our Technology Assistant’s contract to the end of the year! Check in with either branch to see what his schedule is and book an appointment as fast as you can – Gregory’s schedule gets booked up fast! Got a new phone and don’t know how to set it up? Your computer just crashed and all your family photos are no where to be found? Can’t get that ding dang ebook onto your new ereader? Call us! we’ll get you set up with Gregory in no time.

Join us Thurs. Mar. 15, 7 p.m. Almonte Branch meeting room for a fascinating, interactive talk and presentation — free– on the mystery of Tom Thomson. Author Geoff Taylor will separate fact from speculation, giving us a sense of what may have happened that fatal day.

Big news! We have a Memory Lab at the Pakenham Branch. Thanks to a Seniors Community Grant, our technology assistant Gregory and Katherine, the memory lab provides the means to convert old slides, photos, vhs into a digital format – easy to achieve and access.  Set up an appointment with Gregory, he will get you going with the how-to’s. As well, part of the Seniors Community Grant includes a speaker series on issues of interest to seniors and all those who support them. Thanks to Katherine and residents of Pakenham, a really interesting series is lined up. Call the branch at 613-624-5306 for more information.

Lots going on! Give us a call to find out more: Almonte Branch 613-256-1037; Pakenham Branch 613-624-5306.