Category Archives: MMPL News

Up next: Dutch Bike-a-Logue: June 14, Almonte Branch Meeting Room 7 p.m.

Dutch Bike-a-Logue: June 14, Almonte Branch Meeting Room 7 p.m.

In May of 2017 five men — young at heart — decided to tour The Netherlands and Belgium by bike. So with nothing but a credit card, a bike and two saddle bags full of stuff each, they jumped the big pond and hit the road on perhaps the best cycling highway in existence. 20 days and over 1,000 km later they all had a richer understanding of the country, its people and way of life.  They also learned a thing or two about bicycle touring and each other — all of it good!

Join in as they share some of their experiences as part of         Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month. More Information here.

Technology Assistant

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

Almonte – Every second week Monday to Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Pakenham – Every second week Tuesday to Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Session availability alternates between Almonte and Pakenham each week. For more details and appointment bookings click here. Available until December 31st, 2018.

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Wednesday Afternoon Films 

free at the Almonte BranchAre you finding the winter long?    We’re showing films twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of January, February and March and if you’d like to stay and discuss the film afterward, we are up for that.  If you just want to watch the film and leave when it’s over, that’s okay too.

Mark the following dates on your calendar and watch for the movie posters at the library and on Facebook to find out what’s playing

January 17 & 31  *  February 14 & 28  *  March 14 & 28

Wednesday 31 January 2018

 

 

 

THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE is based on the non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman.  A husband and wife (Johan Heldenbergh and Jessica Chastain) in Nazi-occupied Poland use their position as caretakers at the Warsaw Zoo to shepherd Jews out of the country.

**********

Wednesday 14 February 2018

BRINGING UP BABY is a 1938 American screwball comedy film starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant and released by RKO Pictures. A flop at the time of its original release it has gone on to receive acclaim from both critics and audience for its zany antics and pratfalls, absurd situations and misunderstandings, perfect sense of comic timing, completely screwball cast, series of lunatic and hare-brained misadventures, disasters, light-hearted surprises and romantic comedy. It is considered one of the most quintessential screwball comedies of all times.  A perfect film to get us through the month of February.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

FANTASTIC MR. FOX is another wonderful film from director Wes Anderson.  After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox, George Clooney, breaks a promise to his wife, Meryl Streep, and raids the farms of he human neighbours, Boggis, Bunce and Bean.  Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends.  When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftiness to rise above the opposition.

 

films begin at 1:30 – no registration required – space is limited

Coming Up in December!

Free at the Library – Beginning in December

Wednesday Afternoon Films

Do you find the winters long?  The Almonte Branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library might be able to help you with that.  We’re going to be showing films twice a month on Wednesday afternoons throughout the months of January, February and March and if you’d like to stay and discuss the film afterward, we are up for that.  If you just want to watch the film and leave when it’s over, that’s okay too.

Mark the following dates on your calendars and watch for the movie posters at the library and on Facebook.

January 17 & 31

February 14 & 28

March 14 & 28

And mark December 13 on your calendar too because we’ll be showing the film,
The Polar Express,
to help you get into the Christmas spirit.

oh, and p.s. – there’ll be popcorn too!

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.

canada150_gc_logo_outline_composite

RFQ 17-04 — Eavestrough and Downspouts – Addendum

MISSISSIPPI MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY

RFQ 17-04
THE MISSISSIPPI MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY

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 pharris@mississippimills.ca 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
rkennedy@mississippimills.ca