Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

With Susan Macaulay

Wednesday February 19, 7pm

Almonte Branch

Susan lived in the United Arab Emirates from 1993 to 2011, and witnessed the transformation of this tiny country in the Arabian Gulf from backwater to “boom town” and then to bust with the worldwide economic downturn of 2008.

During her 18 years in the UAE, Susan worked as a public relations consultant, lifestyle journalist, and public speaking coach. She also ghost-wrote Rags to Riches, a semi-autobiographical book by a prominent local businessman, Mohammed Al Fahim. The book, which was published in 1996, has since been translated into 11 languages, and sold more than a quarter of a million copies. It remains a “must read” among expatriates and visitors to the UAE.

Susan will share stories, images and videos from the United Arab Emirates. She will also read from Rags to Riches, as well as from her personal correspondence with friends and family.

Warning note to those who may be sensitive to smoke and/or perfume: Susan intends to burn incense as part of her presentation.  

MMYC & MMPL Movie Night!

Movie: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 5 PM at the Almonte Branch Library meeting room

Hello Everyone!

The Mississippi Mills Youth Centre (MMYC) and the Mississippi Mills Public Library (MMPL) have teamed up to host a FREE movie night! We will screen the movie at the Library on February 25th starting at 5 pm. There will be popcorn and drinks for only $1 each!

Youth, adults and seniors are welcome to come and see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief! There are only a few spots available so be sure to register by messaging us or emailing coordinator.mmyc@gmail.com

TRAVELOGUE SERIES 2019/20

February 19th, Almonte Branch, 7 pm

A travelogue presentation by Susan Macaulay

Susan lived in the United Arab Emirates from 1993 to 2011, and witnessed the transformation of this tiny country in the Arabian Gulf from backwater to “boom town” and then to bust with the worldwide economic downturn of 2008.

During her 18 years in the UAE, Susan worked as a public relations consultant, lifestyle journalist, and public speaking coach. She also ghost-wrote Rags to Riches, a semi-autobiographical book by a prominent local businessman, Mohammed Al Fahim. The book, which was published in 1996, has since been translated into 11 languages, and sold more than a quarter of a million copies. It remains a “must read” among expatriates and visitors to the UAE.

Susan will share stories, images and videos from the United Arab Emirates. She will also read from Rags to Riches, as well as from her personal correspondence with friends and family.

Warning note to those who may be sensitive to smoke and/or perfume: Susan intends to burn incense as part of her presentation.

Free event. Meeting Room, Almonte Branch.

Corridor Gallery – February

The Corridor Gallery at the Almonte Branch Library is pleased to welcome well-known and highly-respected Canadian Landscape painter, Michael Sproule. Michael’s paintings will be on exhibition until Mar 31, 2020.

This exhibit features three ALPINE paintings. The subject matter of this show is “The transforming role of nature.” Says Michael, “The idea of ongoing uplift, erosion and deposition of the earth’s crust over millions of years is a recurring theme”.

“Mount Robson”, depicted here, is one of the paintings on display.

You are invited to enjoy the exhibition, and to please welcome Michael and Mary as new members of our community. A book is provided for your comments.

(more) Art coming to Pakenham

Pakenham Branch Library invites Mississippi Mills area artists to display their paintings, photographs, or small three-dimensional works.  Starting in early 2020, art chosen for the schedule will be exhibited for a period of 2 to 3 months on the designated wall and shelf space in the Pakenham Branch Library.  Space is limited, and depending on the dimensions of the pieces, a maximum of 5 works may be displayed at one time.

Please send your proposal, including photographs, accompanied by information required below to Ingrid.draayer@gmail.com

Name of Artist

Brief artist’s statement including biographical information

Contact information (email address, phone number)

For each piece please include the following:

Title

Dimensions

Medium

Price (if for sale)

Kanopy – Video Streaming

A really exciting new service provided by the Mississippi Mills Public Library… and all you need is a library card to access it. (There’s also a Kanopy for kids.)

Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library card and enjoy a diverse catalog with new titles added every month. A library card holder can access 10 items a month (and an unlimited number of items from Kanopy kids).

Access Kanopy on your computer at https://mississippimills.kanopy.com/ or visit the digital library page for more details.

Download on the App Store
Download on the Google Play Store
Download on the Roku Channel Store
Download on the Amazon App Store

New this week – Jan 20, 2020

Week of Jan 20, 2020

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

Women Talking by Miriam Toews
The House of Second Chances by Esther Campion
The Bone Ships: a novel of the Tide Child trilogy by R. J. Barker
Books of a Feather: a bibliophile mystery by Kate Carlisle

Adult French Fiction

Sois belle et tais-toi by Marie Gray
La vie secrete des ecrivains by Guillaume Musso
Ghost in Love by Marc Levy
Anna et l’enfant vieillard by Francine Ruel

Adult Non-Fiction

All Things Being Equal: why math is the key to a better world by John Mighton
Thinner in 30: small changes that add up to big weight loss in just 30 days by Jenna Wolfe
The Incredible Teenage Brain by Bettina Hohnen
Modern Rug Hooking by Rose Pearlman

Young Adult Fiction

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Stain by A. G. Howard
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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