Tuesday, 17 September 2019, at 6:30 pm in the Almonte Branch Meeting Room

A Science Literacy Week Event

Come and enjoy a fascinating admission-free evening with amateur astronomer Frank Hitchens whose multimedia presentation will “tell the story of the people and events that made possible what is arguably the greatest achievement in science and engineering in the history of humanity”. 

Please register at the front deskof the Almonte Branch or by calling 613-256-1037

Author event – INTO THE PLANET

Meet The Author – Jill Heinerth

Sunday, September 22 – 1:30 pm

Please register for this event by calling Mill Street Books 613-256-9090. This event will be located in the Almonte Branch library, but it’s a partnership between the library and the bookstore. Thank you!

More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places Jill Heinerth has explored right here on earth. She is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world with National Geographic, NOAA, various educational institutions and television networks worldwide.

She is the inaugural Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal and the diving world’s highest award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Processing Assistant – “Casual/Relief”

Working in either branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library on an “as required,” casual basis and under the direction of the CEO/Chief Librarian, is responsible for providing public library services including circulation and public service duties, reader’s advisory and reference support.


  • Work at the service desk (below)
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services to the public
  • Process in-coming books, magazines and audiovisual materials
  • Process in-coming interloan materials
  • Train and give directions to students
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (grade 12)
  • A post-secondary diploma of two years or equivalent, Library and Information Technician would be an asset; well-rounded knowledge and a wide range of interests.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a library setting
  • Experience in an office environment.
  • Computer experience and knowledge of basic computer software such as Microsoft Office, social media tools, internet
  • Excellent communication and public relations skills, tact, resourcefulness, ability to multitask, flexibility and the ability to perform under stress.

Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, September 13, 2019. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

Christine Row, CEO/Chief Librarian
Tel: 613.256-1037
Email: crow@mississippimills.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.

New time for Baby time

Thursday mornings from 10:30 – 11:00 (followed by an informal get together of participants for one hour)

Registration is required for each session. Next session will run from September 12 to October 17.  Registration is now open.

Through singing, rhyme, reading, tummy tickles and physical activity, you and your baby learn pre-literacy skills and meet with other parents and babies.  A fun and lively half hour!  This program runs for six week periods throughout the year.  Space is limited.  Please call 613-256-1037 or email Monica Blackburn, mblackburn@mississippimills.ca

New this week – Aug 19, 2019

Week of Aug 19, 2019

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

Albatross by Terry Fallis
This LIttle Light by Lori Lansens
The Reckoning: a Freyja and Juldar thriller by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Chances Are by Richard Russo
The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris
One Good Deed by David Baldacci
The Bitterroots by C. J. Box

Adult Non-Fiction

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
The Education of Will: healing a dog, facing my fears, reclaiming my life by Patricia B. McConnell
Half-Earth: Our planet’s fight for life by Edward O. Wilson


Penny Dreadful, complete first season
Marcella, season 2
Grantchester, complete fourth season
Anne With An E, season 2

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Space Needs Assessment, Almonte Branch

Mississippi Mills Public Library


Space Needs Assessment, Almonte Branch

Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, August 21, 12:00 p.m.

Mississippi Mills Public Library

155 High Street, Box 822

Almonte, ON

K0E 1E0

Any consultants interested in submitting a proposal are requested to notify Christine Row, CEO/Chief Librarian by email to allow for any RFP addendums that may be issued to be forwarded to interested firms.

Christine Row, CEO/Chief Librarian


Download and fill out the full form here.

Animal Toy and Treat Drive Mississippi Mills Library – Adoption Event in support of LAWS

Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 to Noon on front lawn of the Almonte Branch near the Almonte Farmers Market.

During the month of July, you were invited to donate an animal toy or treat for the homeless animals at the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. As a result we filled our drop-off container with your donations to the top!

On Saturday, August the 10th volunteers from LAWS are coming to the library to pick up your donations and they are bringing some little furry ones that are in need of adoption. They will also have information about what LAWS is up to lately, what animals are available for adoption at the moment, and what you need to do to adopt one. (The presence of kittens and dogs will depend on the weather)

We will also accept more donations for the animals. See you here!

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