Category Archives: MMPL News

New this week – Sep 2, 2019

Week of Sep. 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

The Girl Who Lived Twice: a Lisbeth Salander novel by David Lagercrantz
The Birthday Party by Roisin Meaney
Far From True: a Promise Falls novel by Linwood Barclay
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Adult Non-Fiction

You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse by Melanie Tonia Evans
The Raftsmen by Ryan Barnett
Healthy Eating During Chemotherapy by Jose van Mil
Respect: everything a guy needs to know about sex, love, and consent by Inti Chavez Perez

Young Adult Fiction

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston
The Stars Below: a Vega Jane novel by David Baldacci
The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout


The Biggest Little Farm (documentary)
Amazing Grace (documentary)
Elton John Rocket Man (documentary)
RBG (documentary
The Good Fight, Season 2
The Hustle

Tastiest Tomato Contest 2019

Almonte Branch, Mississippi Mills Public Library
Saturday, 14 Sept., 10 am to noon

MMPL Seed Library annual event!
Bring along one or two of your best tomatoes and join the fun!
Taste homegrown tomatoes and vote for your favourites!

Cherries, heirlooms, slicers, beefsteaks! Tomatoes are the absolute essence of summer and the most colourful fruits of the home garden. Pluck a juicy beauty from the vine and bring it along to our fun and friendly contest.

New this week – Aug 26, 2019

Week of Aug 26, 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

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
The Color of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris
The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert, Aged 19 Going on 91 by David M. Barnett
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
Their Little Secret by Mark Billingham
Stay and Fight by Madeline Ffitch

Adult Non-Fiction

The Cycling Mind by Dr. Ruth Anderson
Bush Runner: the adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson by Mark Bourrie
Cycling to Dongola: a memoir by Jonas Barter
Late Migrations: a natural history of love and loss by Margaret Renkl
Stick Up For Yourself: every kid’s guide to personal power and positive self-esteem by Gershen Kaufman
Epic Bike Rides of the Americas

Young Adult Fiction & Non Fiction

Hope and Other Punch Lines by Julie Buxbaum
Buzzed: the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy


Penny Dreadful, the final season
The Killing, the complete second season
Janet King: series 2


Tuesday, 17 September 2019, at 6:30 pm in the Almonte Branch Meeting Room

A Science Literacy Week Event

Come and enjoy a fascinating admission-free evening with amateur astronomer Frank Hitchens whose multimedia presentation will “tell the story of the people and events that made possible what is arguably the greatest achievement in science and engineering in the history of humanity”. 

Please register at the front deskof the Almonte Branch or by calling 613-256-1037

Author event – INTO THE PLANET

Meet The Author – Jill Heinerth

Sunday, September 22 – 1:30 pm

Please register for this event by calling Mill Street Books 613-256-9090. This event will be located in the Almonte Branch library, but it’s a partnership between the library and the bookstore. Thank you!

More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places Jill Heinerth has explored right here on earth. She is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world with National Geographic, NOAA, various educational institutions and television networks worldwide.

She is the inaugural Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal and the diving world’s highest award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Processing Assistant – “Casual/Relief”

Working in either branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library on an “as required,” casual basis and under the direction of the CEO/Chief Librarian, is responsible for providing public library services including circulation and public service duties, reader’s advisory and reference support.


  • Work at the service desk (below)
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services to the public
  • Process in-coming books, magazines and audiovisual materials
  • Process in-coming interloan materials
  • Train and give directions to students
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (grade 12)
  • A post-secondary diploma of two years or equivalent, Library and Information Technician would be an asset; well-rounded knowledge and a wide range of interests.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a library setting
  • Experience in an office environment.
  • Computer experience and knowledge of basic computer software such as Microsoft Office, social media tools, internet
  • Excellent communication and public relations skills, tact, resourcefulness, ability to multitask, flexibility and the ability to perform under stress.

Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, September 13, 2019. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

Christine Row, CEO/Chief Librarian
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.

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

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

Session availability alternates between Almonte and Pakenham – the schedule is variable. For more details and appointment bookings click here.

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.