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MMPL Afternoon Films

Afternoon films at the Mississippi Mills Public Library!

Almonte Branch: Wednesday afternoon films begin at 1:30 pm in the Almonte branch meeting room

12 February 2020

26 February

Pakenham Branch: Thursday afternoon films begin at 1:30 pm in the Pakenham Branch meeting room

13 February 2020

Almonte Afternoon films are shown twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of October 2019 through March 2020. Pakenham Afternoon films are shown once a month on a Thursday afternoon.

Feeling Good Winter/Spring 2020 Speaker Series

The coffee is on at 10:30 a.m. and the speaker starts at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome at the Pakenham Branch Library.

Friday, February 14 – Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds

Danielle Shewfelt and Danielle Labonte, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Friday, March 27th – Using Ancestry to Build Your Family Tree

Rose Mary Sarsfield, Author of “Whispers from the Past: History and Tales of Clayton Ontario”

Friday, April 17th – Home Hospice Lanark North

Nancy Deschenes and Jan Watson, Chair and Vice Chair of HHNL

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


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

Board Game Night

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Learn new games, meet your neighbours, make new friends, and have fun. All ages welcome.

Come and enjoy an evening playing board games with people of all ages at the library, Almonte Branch!

A fantastic whole-community evening – still in the growing stages.

The library is building up its board games collection (we have a few so far!) so for now, please bring your favourite games to share with others when you come.

See you soon!

New Books & Other Materials Every Week

The Mississippi Mills Public Library grows our collections every week at both branches.

If you like to see which new books have arrived at the library from the comfort of your home, then please visit the homepage of the library website

There is a carousel of new book covers running at the bottom of the site’s homepage that is consistently updated with the latest additions to the library!

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