Current Artists: Jill & Beth McCubbin

4 December 2018 – 5 February 2019

NEW ART SHOW AT THE LIBRARY GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON

Current Artists :

Jill & Beth McCubbin present Sisters’ Art Show

Jill McCubbin
jillmccubbin.com
paintings & commissions

Jill McCubbin’s work is animated by informal subjects and common practices, but offers imaginative twists for the observer to consider. Jill believes even the most seemingly simple ideas are not. Ideas and paintings can be inspiring, they can be whimsical or demanding. Often uncomplicated images encourage the best stories.

Jill lives in Almonte and has been an artist for over 20 years.

jill beth

Beth McCubbin
bethmccubbin.com
visual artwork, object repair & conservation

Beth’s art ambitions are focused on and fueled by an attention to our lived environment. Through her work, she questions the past, present and future possibilities of the material, social and environmental worlds. With effort to highlight the interconnections between all things, she often creates works which present overlooked, forgotten or undesired elements in our society.
Beth’s professional body of artwork has evolved from the handling of many mixed materials and found objects. Routinely she is involved in concentrated ceramic studies and development, and in the building of large-scale concrete sculpture installation. She uses the subtleties of form, often figurative, to communicate. Her process involves carefully choosing materials and subject matter, and weighing them to convey a particular message and atmosphere.
Beth McCubbin lives in Gatineau, QC. She has been working in the arts for over 25 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – December 3, 2018

Week of December 3, 2018

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 Fictionaccidental

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin
Lost Lake by Emily Littlejohn
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old-Man by Jonas Jonasson

Adult Non-Fictiongreatlakes

Whispers from the Past: history and tales of Clayton, Ontario by Rose Mary Sarsfield
The Mindful Way Through Depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness by Mark Williams
The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: an ecological history by John L. Riley

Young Adult Fictionbattle

Screenshot by Donna Cooner
Rule: a Rule novel by Ellen Goodlett
The Battlemage: a Summoner novel by Taran Matharu

DVDscrazy

Crazy Rich Asians
Elysium
Papillon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – November 26, 2018

Week of November 26, 2018

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 Fictionheaven

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A Tiding of Magpies: a birder mystery by Steve Burrows
Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephenie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich
Intrigue in Covent Garden: the thirteenth Thomas Chaloner adventure by Susanna Gregory
The Very Marrow of Our Bones by Christine Higdon
Absolute Proof by Peter James
City of Secrets: a counterfeit lady novel by Victoria Thompson

Adult Non-Fictionmichelle

Matty Matheson: a cookbook by Matty Matheson
5-Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook by Marilyn Haugen
Becoming by MIchelle Obama
Talking To My Daughter About the Economy, or How Capitalism Works  by Yanis Yaroufakis

Young Adult Fictionlove

Defy the Stars: a constellation novel by Claudia Gray
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Nyxia: the Nyxia triad by Scott Reintgen
Nyxia Unleashed: the Nyxia triad by Scott Reintgen

DVDsbaking

The Great British Baking Show, Season 1
The Good Karma Hospital, Series 2
Mile 22
George Gently, Series 8
A Quiet Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – November 19, 2018

Week of November 19, 2018

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 Fictionrain

An Irish Country Cottage: an Irish Country novel by Patrick Taylor
The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Shadows We Hide By Allan Eskens
Long Road to Mercy: an Atlee Pine novel by David Baldacci
Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

Adult Non-Fictionmercer

Rick Mercer Final Report by Rick Mercer
Edibles: small bites for the modern cannabis kitchen by Stephanie Hua
The Year-Round Hoophouse: polytunnels for all seasons and all climates by Pam Dawling
The Happy Brain: the science of where happiness comes from, and why by Dean Burnett

Young Adult Fictioneverless

The Mime Order: a Bone Season novel by Samantha Shannon
Kingdom of Ash: a Throne of Glass novel by Sarah J. Maas
Everless by Sara Holland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – November 12, 2018

Week of November 12, 2018

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 Fictionpoldi

The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
The Grimoire of Kensington Market by Lauren B. Davis
The Girl From Berlin by Ronald H. Balson
The Fox by Frederick Forsyth
Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano
Wild Fire: a Shetland novel by Ann Cleeves
The Man She Married by Cathy Lamb

Adult Non-Fictioncritch

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
A Big Important Art Book: profiles of unstoppable female artists – and projects to help you become one by Danielle Krysa
Going Off the Grid: the how-to-book of simple living and happiness by Gary Collins
Son of a Critch: a childish Newfoundland Memoir by Mark Critch
Bella Figura: how to live, love, and eat the Italian way by Kamin Mohammadi
War on Peace: the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence by Ronan Farrow

Young Adult Fictionsea

Strangers by David A. Robertson
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy
Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rembrance Day Display at the Library

 

Reflecting on Letters and Poems from the First World War

 
The letter of Charles Winmill.
Helping to ease the pain of separation, and providing a source of emotional well-being to those on the front, letter writing was a normal post of life in the trenches for soldiers. Often sneaking past the censors, letters offer highly personal insights into the war, and show the humanity behind every young man who put their life at risk through those fateful years.
Charles Winmill wrote a thank you letter to Elisabeth Kelly before Christmas 2015: “you good women in Almonte are the only ones that don’t forget us first bunch”. He returned to Almonte after the war to marry Mary Gilmour in 1918.
 
Sgt. Frank Brown was able to publish his book of poems, Contingent Ditties, before dying on action. Enlisting in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in 1914, he was part of one of the first units to travel overseas. By February 1915 , he was killed in St. Eloi, Belgium. The first reported casualty from Almonte, his death had a deep impact on the community. Through his poems, Frank’s account of the war, and his memory lives on.
 
What is the call, the cheering call,
That every other betters? A silver
Call, a longed-for call –The music
Call for ‘letters’
 
The letters and poems will be on display at the Almonte Branch until the 17th of November 2018.
This display was possible by the cooperation of the Mississippi Mills Public Library and the North Lanark Regional Museum.
 
 

 

Current Artists: Almonte Rug Hookers

2 October 2018 – 4 December 2018

NEW ART SHOW AT THE CHAMBERS GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON

Current Artists : Almonte Rug Hookers

 

Hooked rugs were once simply functional mats made of scraps of old material.  This early form of recycling produced rugs of exquisite beauty and rustic charm.  Cold, drafty floors were warmed by the thick, heavy mats that were as attractive as they were useful.

The Almonte Rug Hookers group formed in 2015 after an original member took a beginner’s hooking course at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum from renowned teacher Loretta Moore.  Her excitement was such that she had the idea to start a group to hook together.  Her posted photos of rugs on Facebook spread the word and soon the group numbered five.

As of the spring of 2018 the group has grown to 15 and has members who travel from Ottawa, Galetta, White Lake and the outskirts of Almonte to share ideas, inspiration, skills and conversation as they hook together.

Each member brings their own interests in different styles of hooking as is evident in the pieces in this exhibit.  These styles include primitive, geometric, contemporary, traditional and story rugs.  Some of the rugs are designed by the artists while others are hooked using purchased patterns.  The rugs are hooked with wool, wool blends, silk, nylon and recycled clothing, blankets and coats.

The hooked rug’s star is rising and grows brighter with the passing years as more and more people are lured by the artistry of old mats and the satisfaction of hooking new ones.

The amazing items on display are by the following hookers:

Bill Brown
Donna Code
Pauline Hewitt-White
Cathy Ivory
Kay Lewis
Susan Logie
Loretta Moore
JoAnne Morton
Jill Moxley
Lorraine Murphy
Claudia Smith

For information on classes in rug hooking go to:
hookedonthelake.wordpress.com
and check under the Upcoming Events tab
or contact Loretta Moore 613-273-8347

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – October 29, 2018

Week of October 29, 2018

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

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
War of the Wolf:  the Saxon stories by Bernard Cornwell
The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Blood Communion:  the vampire chronicles by Anne Rice

Adult Non-Fiction

The Little Book of Lykke:  the Danish search for the world’s happiest people by Meik Wiking
From Here to Eternity:  traveling the world to find the good death by Caitlin Doughty
Reader, Come Home:  the reading brain in a digital world by Maryanne Wolf
Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
The Savage War:  the untold battles of Afghanistan by Murray Brewster

Young Adult Fiction

First we were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
The Girl With the Iron Touch:  The steampunk chronicles by Kady Cross

DVDs

Book Club
The Tree of Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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