Animal Toy and Treat Drive

Our friends at the Lanark Animal Welfare Society will be dropping by the Almonte Branch on August 10th for an ADOPTION EVENT.

To create interest, TAG is setting up an Animal Toy & Treat Drive at the Library during the month of July.

We are getting together to make some posters, a stand, and a drop-off donation bin.

Interested?

Drop by the Almonte Branch on Wednesday, July 3rd at 5:30 to set it up.

It’ll be fun and it counts as volunteer hours!

New this week – JUNE 19, 2019

Week of June 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

The Oracle: A Sam Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler
The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse
We All Fall Down by Daniel Kalla
Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults by Lucy Mangan
Sweet Heart by Peter James
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

Adult Non-Fiction

The Reality Bubble by Zia Tong
Bento Power: brilliantly balanced lunchbox recipes by Sara Kiyo Popowa
Slime: how algae created us, plague us, and just might save us by Ruth Kassinger
The Ride Side of History: how reason and moral purpose made the west great by Ben Shapiro

DVDs

Shame
Unforforgotten: the complete second season
Frankie Drake Mysteries: season one
Condor: season one
Lady in White
The Great British Baking Show: Season 3
Mary Queen of Scots
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Seagull
The Favourite

TD Summer Program Almonte & Pakenham July-Aug 2019

July & August 2019 – Download the Almonte registration form here.

Almonte preregistration is ongoing until June 20 at 9 am
Almonte registration is June 20 from 1-7:30 pm

Registration at the Pakenham Branch is June 21, 10 am – 6 pm, with no preregistration process.

Calendars are available at both libraries or can be downloaded below.

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Current Artist: Sarah Jaynes

Current Artist:
Sarah Jaynes
4 June   –  2 July 2019

NEW ART SHOW AT THE CHAMBERS GALLERY, ALMONTE, ON

Sarah Jaynes
sarah@mississippinorth.com
MississippiNorth.com
facebook.com/MissNorthArt
twitter@MissNorthArt

18 years ago Sarah Jaynes and her family relocated to Almonte.  They chose Almonte for its vibrant arts community.  Today she runs a small creative business out of Carriageway Studios just off Bridge Street.  Sarah works primarily in charcoal and acrylic paint and sells both originals and prints.  Her weekdays are spent teaching Visual Art at Notre Dame Catholic High School.  Her weekends and evenings are a beautiful mess of testosterone (three sons!) and creativity.

To see her newest work visit her on Instagram @mississippinorth.  To see her print offereings visit www.missippinorth.com.  To arrange a visit to her studio or to commission work email sarah@mississippinorth.com

Mississippi Mills Council Resolution on Support for InterLibrary Loan

The following resolution was carried unanimously last night by Mississippi Mills Council:

“WHEREAS public libraries provide safe, inclusive, and vibrant community spaces where everyone is welcome to learn, work, connect, and have fun; and

WHEREAS the Mississippi Mills Public Library actively partners with the community to deliver valued services and contribute to a culture of social good by sharing knowledge and resources; and

WHEREAS the Mississippi Mills Public Library continues to deliver services that support provincial initiatives such as lifelong learning and skill development, local economic development, health literacy, and provides equitable access to government websites and services; and

WHEREAS the Mississippi Mills Public Library continues to manage public resources with the utmost care and are committed to the sustainability of their services; and

WHEREAS the Mississippi Mills Public Library requests that the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Council urge the Province of Ontario to recognize the importance of services provided by Ontario Library Service – North and the Southern Ontario Library Service including the administration of bulk purchasing agreements, technology consultation, strategic planning and policy development consultation, the provincial Interlibrary Loan system, board and staff training opportunities, collection development support, support for First Nations libraries and the administration of the Joint Automation Server Initiative; and

WHEREAS the Mississippi Mills Public Library requests that the Municipality of Mississippi Mills Council urge the Province of Ontario to restore funding to Ontario Library Service – North in recognition of the unfair and disproportionate impact of these cuts on Northern Ontario public libraries,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mississippi Mills Municipal Council supports the Mississippi Mills Public Library’s request for the Government of Ontario to restore funding to Ontario Library Service-North and the Southern Ontario Library Service ; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipality of Mississippi Mills urges the Province of Ontario to support sustainable long term funding for Ontario’s Public Libraries; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Office of the Premier, to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, to the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to the local MPP, to the Association of Municipalities Ontario, to the Ontario Library Association, and to the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries.”

New in may 2019

New in May 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 Non-Fiction

101 Ways To Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg
The Backyard Herbal Apothecary: effective medicinal remedies using common found herbs and plants by Devon Young
Knowledge is Genious!: a quiz encyclopedia to boost your brain
The Uninhabitable Earth: life after warming by David Wallace-Wells
Dementia Reimagined: building a life of joy and dignity from beginning to end by Tia Powell
Walking to Camelot: a pilgrimage through the heart of rural England by John A. Cherrington
A Month of Sundays by Glenda Jones
What Would Maisie Do?: inspiration from the pages of Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Empty Planet: the shock of global population decline by Darrell Jay Bricker
See You in the Piazza by Frances Mayes

Adult Fiction

The Dead Celebrities Club by Susan Swan
Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong
Tear it Down: a Peter Ash novel by Nick Petrie
Day by Moonlight by Andre Alexis
The Road Home by Richard Paul Evans
Motherhood by Sheila Heti
The Magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp
Triple Jeopardy: a Daniel Pitt novel by Anne Perry
The Book of Dreams by Nina George
Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon
Wild Card by Stuart Woods
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam


Young Adult Fiction

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau
A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
Ransacker: sequel to Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones
And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

DVDs

The Tunnel: the complete first season
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
The Seagull
Aquaman
Green Book
Boy Erased
Boundaries
Victoria: the complete season three
The Favourite
The Rider
My Brilliant Friend
Better Call Saul: season 4


A WORKSHOP WITH LEE VALLEY TOOLS – Saturday, May 4 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Mississippi Mills Public Library
presents for the 2nd year
A WORKSHOP WITH LEE VALLEY TOOLS

In the Meeting Room at the Almonte Branch
OR
OUTSIDE if the weather is good (here’s hoping)

Saturday, May 4 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come in and Sharpen your Pruners, Shovels and Other Gardening Tools

Secateurs not cutting it?  Hedge clippers sticky, brown and rusty?  Edgers, spades and shovels need an overhaul?  The maintenance of gardening tools is frequently left for a rainy day, but that day never arrives.  Evan Blackburn will show you the path to sharp, shiny efficient tools.  Bring along one tool of your own choice to clean and sharpen.  Evan will help you get ready for the season ahead.  All other tools and materials provided.

PLEASE REGISTER at the circulation desk or by calling the Almonte branch at 256-1037

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