New this week – April 16, 2018

Week of April 16, 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

Young Adult Fiction

Trial by Fire:  bk 1 of the Worldwide Trilogy by Josephine Angelini
Firewalker bk 2 of the Worldwide Trilogy by Josephine Angelini
Witch’s Pyre bk 3 of the Worldwide Trilogy by Josephine Angelini

Adult Fiction

The Cutting Edge:  a Lincoln Rhyme novel by Jeffrey Deaver
Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
Varina by Charles Frazier
Rattle by Fiona Cummins
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
The Disappeared by C. J. Box
The Bird that Did Not Sing:  a Detective Superintendent Lorimer novel by Alex  Gray
The Party by Robyn Harding

Non-Fiction

Women and Power:  a manifesto by Mary Beard
Faster, Higher, Smarter:  bright ideas that transformed sports by Simon Shapiro
The New Canadian Garden by Mark Cullen
Animation Lab for Kids:  fun projects for visual storytelling and making art move by Laura Bellmont
50 ways to get a job:  an unconventional guide ti finding work on your terms by Dev Aujla
Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix:  224 new plants to shake up your garden and add variety, flavor and fun by Niki Jabbour
Nomadland:  surviving America in the twenty-first century by Jessica Bruder

DVDs

Sila and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic
The Endurance
Unrest
The Last Movie Star
Phantom Thread
Call Me By Your Name
Lucky
The Handmaid’s Tale, season one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Artists: Maria Moldovan

Current Artists:
Maria Moldovan
3 April 2018 – 5 June 2018

NEW ART SHOW AT THE CHAMBERS GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON

Maria Moldovan
moldarya@yahoo.com
moldovanmaria.com
613-600-5643

Mária Moldovan was born and raised in Romania. She started her visual education in the High School of Arts, Sf. Gheorghe, her hometown, in a class specialized in painting. After four years of painting she chose to study ceramic art at the University of Arts and Design in Cluj Napoca. She made this decision because she was attracted by three-dimensional art but she couldn’t give up on colors. So it seemed to be the perfect solution to have sculpture and painting at the same time.

Painting and ceramic art fluctuates through her life since then. There are longer periods of time dedicated for painting and then for ceramic art.

Since 2008 she has been involved in projects related to children’s illustration as well. There are five books so far published with her illustrations.

Maria moved with her family to Canada in 2013.

Currently she is a full time studio artist living in Arnprior and she is teaching ceramic art at the Ottawa School of Art.

Education

1997-2002 – Bachelor degree at the University of Visual Arts and Design, ceramic departament, Cluj Napoca,  Romania

1994-1997 – School of Arts, Sfintu Gheorghe, painting departament, Romania

1988-1994 – „Mikes Kelemen” Highschool, foreign languages, Romania

Professional Memberships

Member of the Ottawa Guild Of Potters since 2015

Member of the National Capital Network of Sculptors since 2017

Member of the U.A.P.R since 2003 – „Professional Visual Artists’ Union from Romania”

Member of the „Association of illustrators from Romania” since 2012 

Artist statement

Creating art works for me is a journey. A constant moving from outside to inside and vice-versa. It is about the process of connecting the outside world to my inner world. I find an inspiring element in the surrounding world and I start to work with it, it goes through me and it’s transformed into something different. My being is working like a filter for the outside world.

I moved to Canada in 2013. Leaving a well known space and searching for anchor points in a new space is a challenging process. This searching has been a driving force in my creative work in the past few years. Exploring a new world, new dimensions can be inspiring and the process of searching leads us in unknown outer and inside spaces as well.

In my sculptures, I often combine different elements: shapes, body parts which in real life never would show up together. Using the freedom of the creative dimensions, I find the connection points and I create a new meaning for these elements.

I created ceramic sculptures with the similar symbols, color palettes what I used lately in my paintings. It is the connection between the bi-dimensional and three-dimensional visual language using the theme of connected  elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Valley Workshops

The Mississippi Mills Public Library
presents
T
WO WORKSHOPS WITH LEE VALLEY
in the meeting room at the Almonte branch 

PLEASE REGISTER at the circulation desk or by calling the Almonte branch at 256-1037

 

April 21Come in and sharpen your chisels and plane blades
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The proper honing and sharpening of your tools is essential to their effective use. Evan Blackburn will guide you through the sharpening of your hand plane blades and chisels. Evan will discuss cap iron adjustment and how to choose angles for optimal performance. This is an informative session, sure to help you with your sharpening needs. If you have a plane blade or chisel in need of sharpening, bring it along to work on. All sharpening materials provided.

May 5Come in and sharpen your pruners, shovels and other gardening tools
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Secateurs not cutting it? Hedge clippers sticky, brown and rusty? Edgers, spades and shovels need an overhaul? The maintenance of gardening tools is frequently left for a rainy day, but that day often never arrives. Evan Blackburn will show you the path to sharp, shiny efficient tools. Bring along one tool of your own choice to clean and sharpen. Evan will help you get ready for the season ahead. All other tools and materials provided.

 

 

 

New this week – April 3, 2018

Week of April 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 Fiction

Tom Thomson’s Last Bonfire by Geoff Taylor
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
February by Lisa Moore
The Punishment She Deserves:  an Inspector Lynley novel by Elizabeth George
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Non-Fiction

Visionary Women:  how Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice waters changed our world by Andrea Barnet
How to be Yourself:  quiet your inner critic and rise above social anxiety by Ellen Hendriksen
Yoga for Healthy Aging: a guide to lifelong well-being by Baxter Bell
The Roots of Culture, the Power of Art:  the first sixty years of the Canada Council for the Art by Monica Gattinger
More Trails, More Tales by Bob Henderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – March 26, 2018

Week of March 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

Young Adult Fiction

Roseblood by A. G. Howard
Tempests and Slaughter:  the Numair Chronicles by Tamora Pierce

Adult Fiction

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
Once More With Feeling by Meira Cook
The Rising Sea:  a Kurt Austin adventure by Clive Cussler
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Non-Fiction

The Doomsday Machine:  confessions of a nuclear war planner by Daniel Ellsberg
Startle and Illuminate:  Carol Shields on writing by Carol Shields
The Healing Trees:  the edible and herbal qualities of northeastern woodland trees by Robbie Hanna Anderman
The Vanity Fair Diaries:  1983-1992 by Tina Brown

DVDs

Agatha Raisin, series one
A Place to Call Home, season 4
Surviving the Wild
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Supporting Documents:
Mississippi Mills Position Profile
Strategic Plan for the Mississippi Mills Public Library 2017-2026
Community User Survey
2017 Annual Report

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 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
Email: CeoSearch@mmlb.ca

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 ceosearch@mmlb.ca

New this week – March 19, 2018

Week of March 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

Young Adult Fiction

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
Scythe:  book 1 in the Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman

Young Adult Non-Fiction

The Giant Book of Hacks for Minecrafters:  a giant unofficial guide featuring tips and tricks other guides won’t teach you by Megan Miller

Adult Fiction

Lake Silence:  book 6 in The Others series by Anne Bishop
I’ll be Your Blue Sky by Marisa de los Santos
The Hush by John Hart
The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin

Non-Fiction

Maker Lab Outdoors:  25 super cool projects by Jack Challoner
Declutter Your Data:  take charge of your data and organize your digital life by Angela Crocker
Grief Works:  stories of life, death and surviving by Julia Samuel
Worth It:  your life, your money, your terms by Amanda Steinberg
Antiques Roadshow:  40 years of great finds by Paull Attenburg

DVDs

Justice League
Blade Runner 2049
Longmire, the complete season 5
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – March 12, 2018

Week of March 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

Young Adult Fiction

All the Forever Things by Jolene Perry
Runebinder:  book 1 of the Runebinder chronicles by Alex R. Kahler
The Cipher by John C. Ford
Warcross:  book 1 of the Warcross series by Marie Lu

Adult Fiction

Brock’s Agent: a War of 1812 novel by Tom Taylor
The Evolution of Alice by David A. Robertson
Police by Jo Nesbo
A Long Way From Home by Peter Carey

Non-Fiction

The Crown, the Official Companion, volume 1:  Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the making of a young Queen by Robert Lacey
Remodelista:  the organized home by Julie Carlson
Extraordinary Ornamental Edibles:  100 perennials, trees, shrubs and vines for Canadian gardens by Mike Lascelle
Spirited Away:  fairy stories of old Newfoundland by Tom Dawe

DVDs

Murder on the Orient Express
Arthur King of the Britons
Darkest Hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

New this week – March 5, 2018

Week of March 5, 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

 

Non-Fiction

Enlightenment Now:  the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress by Steven Pinker
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
The Healing Self:  a revolutionary new plan to supercharge your immunity and stay well for life by Deepak Chopra
Simply Keto:  a practical approach to health & weight loss with 100+ easy recipes by Suzanne Ryan
The Organized Child:   an effective program to maximize your kid’s potential – in school and in life by Richard Gallagher
The Sun and Her Flowers:  poetry by Rupi Kaur
Trumpocracy:  the corruption of the American republic by David Frum

 

DVDs 

Death Comes to Pemberley
Battlecreek
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Season four
Last Flag Flying
American Fango
Benjamin Troubles
Barefoot at Dawn/Pieds Nus Dans l’Aube/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With branches in Almonte and Pakenham, the library offers 67,000+ items, both print and digital.