New this week – August 14, 2018

Week of August 14, 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 

Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Coming Home to Island House by Erica James
The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Rachel:  book 3 in the Rashi’s Daughter series by Maggie anton

Adult Non-Fiction

When we are bold:  women who turn our upsidedown world right edited by Rachel M. Vincent
An Intimate Wilderness:  Arctic voices in a land of vast horizons by Norman Hallendy
Our Native Bees:  North America’s endangered pollinators and the fight to save them by Paige Embry
The Weather Detective:  rediscovering nature’s secret signs by Peter Wohlleben
Meet the Teacher:  how to help your child navigate elementary school:  a common sense guide by Betty Borowski

DVDs

Lean on Pete 
The Leisure Seeker
Finding your Feet
Ripper Street, season 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – August 7, 2018

Week of August 7, 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

99 Lies by Rachel Vincent

Adult Fiction 

A Double Life by Flynn Berry
The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel
A Measure of Darkness:  a Clay Edison novel by Jonathan Kellerman
The Fire Court:  a Marwood and Lovett novel by Andrew Taylor

 

Adult Non-Fiction

Being Prime Minister by J. D. M. Stewart
Mushroom Cultivation:  an illustrated guide to growing your own mushrooms at home by Tavis Lynch
Around the World in 80 Trees by Jonathan Drori
Wilding:  the return of nature to a British farm by Isabella Tree

DVDs

An Ordinary Man
Viceroy’s House
The Sense of an Ending
Black Mass
Game Night
Blockers
Ride Along 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Artists: Lee Anne La Forge

1 August 2018 – 2 October 2018

NEW ART SHOW AT THE CHAMBERS GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON

Current Artist : Lee Anne La Forge

Mixed Media Artist
103 Villageview Private
Carp, ON K0A 1L0
613-470-0246

Ancient Portals has been an exciting series of work.  I use my photography of decayed and abandoned derelict places that stand as a testament to the resilience against erosion of time and forgotten by most.  I often wonder what stories they could tell.  I am drawn to such images.  I love the peeling of paint and the rust of old locks.  These buildings intrigue me and lend themselves so well to the encaustic painting process of laying on beeswax mixed with Damar resin from trees, heating the surface and scraping back layers of translucent was and pigment.  The smooth and quiet places in the work are juxtaposed against the rough and visceral hard edges.

Lee Anne has been working as a full time artist and exploring encaustic paint since 2009.  She is now retired after a thirty-year teaching career.  Her post graduate work was in Fine Arts and painting has always been her passion.  Today she divides her studio time between her encaustic work and her abstract non-representational paintings.  She teaches “Learn to Paint” nights at Koyman Galleries throughout the year.  Her work is in galleries and private collections across Canada and the USA.

She is represented by Koyman Galleries Ottawa, Studio 87 Perth, Effusion Fine Art Gallery Invermere BC and Ryan Fine Art, Port Carling.

Find out more about her work at leeannelaforge.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – July 17, 2018

Week of July 17, 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 

99 Lies by Rachel Vincent

Adult Fiction 

The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri
The True Deceiver by Tove Janssen
The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse
The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Adult Non-Fiction

The Astonishing General:  the life and legacy of Sir Isaac Brock by Wesley B. Turner
Audobon’s Birds of America by John James Audubon
The Ultimate New Mom’s Cookbook:  a complete food and nutrition resource for expectant mothers, babies and toddlers by Auroro Satler
Calypso by David Sedaris
A Passion for Paris:  romanticism and romance in the City of Light by David Downie

DVDs

Tulip Fever
Maze Runner:  the Death Cure
Rebecka Martinsson, series 1
The Legend of Tarzan
Pirates of the Caribbean 3 at World’s End

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New CEO/Head Librarian

Pam Harris, our CEO/Chief Librarian for almost 5 years, has recently retired!  We wish her all the best.

Christine Row, our new CEO/Chief Librarian will join us on August 20, 2018.

“I am so excited to be joining your team and working in such a creative, vibrant community. I have been your neighbour for a while as I have worked at the Rideau Lakes Public Library for 15 years. In that time, I have witnessed rural public libraries grow into essential community hubs and I’m inspired by the possibilities that are yet to come.

In my personal life, I have watched my boys grow into men, learned that living in an old schoolhouse is not all fun and games, and experienced the joys and pains of long bike rides with my husband. I look forward to sharing my next chapter of life and learning with you.”

 

New this week – July 2, 2018

Week of July 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

Adult Fiction 

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin
The Girls by Emma Cline
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Woman In The Woods by John Connolly
Turning Angel by Greg Iles
Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe

Adult Non-Fiction

Attracting Wildlife To Your Backyard:  101 ways to make your property home for creatures great and small by Josh VanBrakle
The Tool Book:  a tool lover’s guide to more than 200 hand tools by Nick Offerman
Tales from a Forager’s Kitchen:  the ultimate field guide to evoke curiosity & wonderment by Johanna Holmgren
New Minimalism:  decluttering and design for sustainable, intentional living by Cary Telander Fortin

DVDs

Decline and Fall
Rake, series 4
Love, Lies & Records
Thelma
What If

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New this week – June 26, 2018

Week of June 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 Fiction

Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
Splinter in the Blood by
Ashley Dyer
Island of the Mad:  a Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes novel by Laurie King
The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan

Adult Non-Fiction

All Together Healthy:  a Canadian revolution by Andrew Macleod
Shrewed:  a wry and closely observed look at the lives of women and girls by Elizabeth Renzetti
Brewing Everything:  how to make your own beer, cider, mead, sake, kombucha, and other beverages by Dan Crissman
People:  super-quick techniques for amazing drawings by Peter Scully
A Taste of Prince Edward County by Chris Johns

Young Adult Fiction

Smoke in the Sun:  a Flame in the Mist novel by Renee Ahdieh

DVDs

Everything, Everything
My Mother & Other Strangers
Megan Leavey
Westworld, Season one:  The maze
Tomb Raider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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