New this week – June 19, 2018

Week of June 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 Fiction

Turbulence:  a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods
Land Mammals and Sea Creatures by Jen Neale
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Bad Little Falls:  a Mike Bowditch novel by Paul Doiron
Kudos by Rachel Cusk

Adult Non-Fiction

Vodka is Vegan:  A Vegan Bros manifesto for better living and not being an a**hole by Matt and Phil Letten
A Feast of Science: intriguing morsels from the science of everyday life by Joe Schwarcz
Pearls on a Branch:  oral tales by Najla Jraissaty Khoury
Achieving a Healthy Weight for your Child:  an action plan for families by Sandra G. Hassink
Ready, Set Go!:  a gentle parenting guide to calmer, quicker potty training by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

DVDs

Little Women
Tomb Raider
Beatriz at Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – June 11, 2018

Week of June 11, 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

Exo by Lee Fonda
The Girl in the Steel Corset:  book 1 the steampunk chronicles by Kady Cross
The Girl in the Clockwork Collar:  book 2 the steampunk chronicles by Kady Cross

Adult Fiction

The Gray Ghost:  a Fargo adventure by Clive Cussler
The Small Things that end the World by Jeanette Lyres
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth War

Adult Non-Fiction

Greywater, Green Landscape: how to install simple water-saving irrigation systems in your yard by Laura Allen
Helping Kids with Coding for Dummies by Camille McCue
Install Your Own Solar Panels:  designing and installing a photovoltaic systems to power your home
Top 60 Canoe Routes of Ontario by Kevin Callan

DVDs

Suicide Squad
The Disaster Artist
Call the Midwife, season seven
Sabrina

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Artists: Teresa Wingar & Photography Matters

5 June 2018 – 7 August 2018

NEW ART SHOW AT THE CHAMBERS GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON

Current Artists : Teresa Wingar & Photography Matters

Slip Trailed Stoneware Pottery
3181 Diamondview Road
R.R. 2 Kinburn, ON K0A 2H0
613-839-3867
twingarpottery@ol.com

Teresa Wingar grew up in the picturesque New Forest, in Southern England.

She attended vocational courses at Southampton College of Art and then served an apprenticeship with a local potter.

Later she established her own Pottery Studio, operating out of a former undertaker’s carriage house, next door to a local forest pub where she once worked in the kitchens.

She immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1988, initially settling in Kanata.

She took time to research & learned to adapt her craft to the new world materials & began with well made functional ware.

After moving out of her Kanata basement workshop in 1998 to her Studio “with a view” on four acres in rural Ottawa, her work evolved becoming more intricate and reflective of her comfortable familiar country environment.

Pottery technique

Drawing her influences from 18th century English designs, Persian carpets & Indian Henna.

Teresa uses a technique called “Slip trailing” to apply her intricate patterns.

Each piece is hand thrown on the Potters Wheel.

Once dried enough to handle, the pot is carefully trimmed, then decorated with clay slips, by first painting, then applying the clay slips using a fine nozzle, creating a slightly raised design.

Mixing her own glaze & clay slips using natural oxides and under glazes, allows Teresa to produce her own signature colours and textures.

She enjoys developing new patterns and experiments with modern ceramic materials, whilst still maintaining the new antique appearance of her pieces.

Although highly decorative & collectable, her pottery is food safe & oven, microwave and dishwasher proof.

Shows & sales

You can visit Teresa at her Kinburn Pottery Studio by appointment.

Her Studio is also open for The Red Trillium Studio Tour redtrilliumst.com

At the Carp Farmers Market carpfarmersmarket.ca  (on sunny Saturdays) from June to September.
The New Art Festival, Ottawa. newartfestival.ca
260 Fingers, Glebe, Ottawa. 260fingers.ca

Her work is displayed in:

The General Fine Craft Gallery in Almonte generalfinecraft.com/         The Ottawa Art Gallery shop. oaggao.ca/

Photography Matters

Karen Thompson was born in the small northern Ontario town of Geraldton.  She has been immersed in nature her whole life. Taking pictures to document what was happening around her came naturally. Exploring all things tiny in our world never fails to amaze er. In the last year or so she has been exploring landscape photography. Belonging to various photography groups has been a real inspiration and learning experience.

Bruce Thompson is an amateur photographer who has learned everything he know from other photographers or by trial and error. His photography is a hobby rather than a passion and he enjoys capturing images of wildlife, landscapes, people and macro. He enjoys making slideshow presentations of his photos. He combines the images his wife Karen and he take on their travels and puts them into slideshows.

Susan Cressy loves the opportunity that photography gives her to slow down and take in nature and her environment; both through her own being and through the lense of her camera.

Jack Gordon has been playing with photography for 30+ years. He enjoys all the pleasures it brings, from being out taking the pictures with friends to sitting around and critiquing images. He tends to struggle with the computer aspect of the process but will keep at it.

Kathleen Teahen seeks to capture the light, the truth and the beauty in all things In her photography.. Looking through a lens best described by J.G. Ballard “I believe in the truth of the inexplicable, in the common sense of stones and the lunacy of flowers”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

Our tech tutor is with us until Dec. 31’18

Call to book an appointment (Almonte 613-256-1037 or Pakenham 613-624-5306)  – don’t lose out! Book while you can

Session availability alternates between Almonte and Pakenham – the schedule is variable. For more details and appointment bookings click here. Available until December 31st, 2018.

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 – June 5, 2018

Week of June 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

Adult Fiction

The Life List of Adrian Mandrick by Chris White
Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner
Feast of Sorrow:  a novel of ancient Rome by Crystal King
The Outsider by Stephen King
In the Hush of the Night by Raymond Benson

DVDs

A Tale of Love and Darkness
Get Out
West Virginia
Goodbye Christopher Robin
The Good Fight, season one
The Durrells in Corfu, season two

DVDs – Documentaries

Animals With Cameras
Griefwalker

 

 

 

 

New this week – May 29, 2018

Week of May 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

Young Adult Fiction

War Storm:  a Red Queen novel by Victoria Aveyard
Legion:  a novel of the Talon saga by Julie Kagawa

Adult Fiction

Necessity:  a Joseph Antonelli novel by D. W. Buffa
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais
Jane Seymour:  the haunted queen by Alison Weir
Caribbean Rim:  a Doc Ford novel by Randy Wayne White

Non-Fiction

Building Small:  sustainable designs for tiny houses & backyard buildings by David Stiles
Beautifully Real Food:  guilt-free,  meat-free recipes to indulge in by Sam Murphy
Fascism:  a warning by Madeleine Albright
The SHED method:  making better choices when it matters by Sara Milne Rowe

DVDs

The Black Panther
A French Village , season 7
Poldark, season 3
Home Fires, season 2

 

 

 

Wanted: Summer Program Co-Leader Pakenham Branch

We are hiring!

Summer Program Co-Leader, Pakenham Branch

The position runs from June August 2018 Tues.-Fri. 32 hours/week at $15.03 per hour

Successful candidates must be 18+.  Applicants must be well-rounded, self-motivated and have experience working with school aged children.  Some experience in a library setting, computer and artistic skills considered an asset. More details here.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to:

Pam Harris CEO/Chief Librarian
Mississippi Mills Public Library
Almonte Branch
155 High Street, Box 820, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
pharris@mississippimills.ca

no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, June 1’18.

 

New this week – May 21, 2018

Week of May 21, 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

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Sal by Mick Kitson
Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray

Adult Fiction

Hidden Lives by Judith Lennox
The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz
A Shout In The Ruins by Kevin Powers
Freshwater by Akwaek

Non-Fiction

Steam Lab For Kids: 52 creative hands-on-projects for exploring science, technology, engineering by Liz Lee Hainecke
Unsettling Canada:  a national wake-up call by Arthur Manuel
Life Without Plastic:  the practical step-by-step guide to avoiding plastic to keep your family healthy by Chantal Plamondon
Boys:  what it means to become a man by Rachel Giese

DVDs

Broken
Same Kind of Different as Me
All the Money in the World
Loving Vincent
Better Things, the complete first season

 

 

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