New this week – January 22, 2018

Week of January 22, 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

Careergasm:  find your way to feel good work by Sarah Vermunt
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning:  how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter by Margareta Magnusson
Ceramics:  the indispensable guide by Duncan Hooson
New French Table:  classic & contemporary home cooking by Emily Roux

Fiction – Adult

Robicheaux:  a Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
City of Endless Night:  a Pendergast novel by Douglas J. Preston

Fiction – Young Adult

Brave New Girl:  a brave new girl novel by Rachel Vincent
The Secrets We Keep by Deb Lougheed
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns:  a Rise of the Empress novel by Julie C. Dao
The Cruel Prince:  a folk in the air novel by Holly Black

DVDs

Battle of the Sexes
War for the Planet of the Apes
Detroit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – January 15, 2018

Week of January 15, 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

Draw:  a graphic guide to life drawing by David Hedderman
Celtic Design:  a beginner’s manual by Aidan Meehan
The Sixth Extinction: an unnatural history by Elizabeth Kolbert
Canada 150 Women:  conversations with leaders, champions, and luminaries by Paulina Cameron

Fiction – Adult

Escape to Havana:  a Foreign Affairs mystery by Nick Wilkshire
Evil Games:  a Detective Kim Stone novel by Angela Marsons
Death Descends on Saturn Villa:  a Gower Street Detective novel by R.R.C. Kasasian
Six Metres of Pavement by Farzana Doctor

Fiction – Young Adult

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel
Burning by Danielle Rollins
Breaking by Danielle Rollins
Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

DVDs

Dunkirk
Detroit
Suits, season 6, disc 1-2
Suits, season 6, disc 3-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – January 8, 2018

Week of January 8, 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

Thank You for Being Late:  an optimist’s guide to thriving in the age of accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman
World Without Mind:  the existential threat of big tech by Franklin Foer
Nudge:  improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness by Richard H. Thaler
Foreign Voices in the House:  a century of addresses to Canada’s parliament by world leaders by Patrick J. Boyer
Is Canada Even Real?:  how a nation built on hobos, beavers, weirdos, and hip hop convinced the world to beliebe by J. C. Villamere

Fiction – Adult

The Accusation by Bandi
Silent Scream:  a D.I. Kim Stone novel by Angela Marsons
Silk and Song:  a trilogy by Dana Stabenow
The Sound of Rain by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Fiction – Young Adult

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Like a River Glorious: book 2, the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson
Into the Bright Unknown:  book 3, the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson

DVDs

Endeavour, series 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travelogue

Kick off the new Year with some wonderful armchair adventure. Join Anne Mason as she recounts her adventures in Morocco! Jan. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Almonte Meeting room.

For more information or if you are interested in hosting a travelogue this season, please contact:   Katherine Pillsworth at 613-624-5306 or at paklib@lanarkcounty.ca

SERVICE ONTARIO

Something new at the library! We have started an Afternoon Film Series! Launching in the Almonte branch, twice a month beginning Wednesday 17 January,  join us for a great movie, popcorn and wonderful company!   Upcoming film titles will also be posted on Facebook.

Wednesday Afternoon Films
free at the Almonte Branch, Mississippi Mills Public Library 

Wednesday 31 January 2018

wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife 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

baby

Bringing Up Baby

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this 1938 romantic comedy directed by Howard Hawks.  It’s been called the quintessential screwball comedy and one of the funniest movies ever made.  It even ranks on the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest American films of all time list.  A little romance, a lot of laughter – a great film to help us get through the month of February.

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

Films will soon be showing at the Pakenham Branch as well.  Stay tuned!

In Pakenham, our technology assistant Gregory has started putting together our Memory Lab. Something to look forward to in 2018! Got old photographs you want digitized? old VHS you want to convert to DVD? Pakenham is your branch and Gregory can get you started. Phone ahead first, 613 624 5306,  as the lab is not set up yet. Speaking of our technology assistant – call either location (Almonte 613 256 1037 or Pakenham 613 624 5306) to book your one-on-one tech tutor support session! Gregory can answer your questions.

We are also launching a speaker series on topics of particular interest to seniors and/or their caretakers in both our branches.  Some topics include senior health care, managing finances, hoarding.  Stayed tuned — all this and more coming your way in 2018!

New this week – January 2, 2018

Week of January 2, 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

Sweet:  desserts from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
The Real Estate Retirement Plan: an investment and lifestyle solution for Canadians by Ross Calum
Worry-Free Money:  the guilt-free approach to managing your money and your life by Shannon Lee Simmons
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Fiction – Adult

When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid
Knitlandia by Clara Parkes
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
The Wanted:  an Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novel by Robert Crais

Non-Fiction – Young Adult

Earth Hates Me:  true confessions from a teenage girl by Ruby Karp

Fiction – Young Adult

La Belle Sauvage: book 1 in The book of dust series by Philip Pullman
Zero Repeat Forever: book 1 in The Nahx invasions by G. S. Prendergast
Turtles all the Way Down by John Green
Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane

DVDs

Doc Martin, series 8
Victoria & Abdul
Game of Thrones, season 7, disc 1-2
Game of Thrones, season 7, disc 3-4
Christopher and His Kind
Lillie, volume 1 & volume 2
Lillie, volume 3 & volume 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Afternoon Films at the Almonte Branch

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FILMS

free at the Almonte Branch, Mississippi Mills Public Library

 Wednesday 31 January 2018

 

In THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE the time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. 

film begins at 1:30 – no registration required – space is limited

 

New this week – December 19, 2017

Week of December 19,  2017

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

Museum Pass

We have just received our new passes for the Science and Technology Museum which opened in November after a lengthy renovation.  This new pass is good for the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum as well and will replace the old passes.  At this time we have only 2 passes but are expecting 4 more within the next couple of weeks.  Pakenham Branch library will also  have 3 passes available very soon.

As with all museum passes, they are available on a first come, first served basis.  These passes cannot be reserved.

Ingenium Museum Pass #1
Ingenium Museum Pass #2

Non-Fiction

Find your why:  a practical guide to discovering purpose for you or your team by Simon Sinek
Living in a mindful universe: a neurosurgeon’s journey into the heart of consciousness by Eben Alexander
Investing in your 20s and 30s for dummies by Eric Tyson
The art of plant-based cheesemaking:  how to craft real, cultured, non-dairy cheese by Karen McAthy
Victoria & Abdul: the true story of the queen’s closest confidant by Shrabani Basu

Fiction – Adult

Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner

DVDs

Edward the King, part 1, 2 & 3
Edward the King, part 4, 5 & 6
The Crown, Season 1, d.1 & d.2
The Crown, Season 1, d.3 & d.4
The Expendables 3
Wind River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look what’s coming – films, memory lab, speakers …!

Something new at the library! We have started an Afternoon Film Series! Launching in the Almonte branch, twice a month beginning Wednesday 17 January,  join us for a great movie, popcorn and wonderful company!   Upcoming film titles will also be posted on Facebook.

Wednesday Afternoon Films
free at the Almonte Branch, Mississippi Mills Public Library 

Wednesday 31 January 2018

wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife 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

baby

Bringing Up Baby

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this 1938 romantic comedy directed by Howard Hawks.  It’s been called the quintessential screwball comedy and one of the funniest movies ever made.  It even ranks on the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest American films of all time list.  A little romance, a lot of laughter – a great film to help us get through the month of February.

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

Films will soon be showing at the Pakenham Branch as well.  Stay tuned!

In Pakenham, our technology assistant Gregory has started putting together our Memory Lab. Something to look forward to in 2018! Got old photographs you want digitized? old VHS you want to convert to DVD? Pakenham is your branch and Gregory can get you started. Phone ahead first, 613 624 5306,  as the lab is not set up yet. Speaking of our technology assistant – call either location (Almonte 613 256 1037 or Pakenham 613 624 5306) to book your one-on-one tech tutor support session! Gregory can answer your questions.

We are also launching a speaker series on topics of particular interest to seniors and/or their caretakers in both our branches.  Some topics include senior health care, managing finances, hoarding.  Stayed tuned — all this and more coming your way in 2018!

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 March 31st, 2018.

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