MMPL Travelogue Series


2016/17 Travelogue  no. 5


Join us at 7 p.m. in the Almonte Branch Meeting Room for an evening with Mary Ann McKenna, Steve Cotnam, Katie Cotnam and Jonas Barter who will be sharing their trekking adventures on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

Thursday April 6th, 2017

In the Almonte Branch Meeting Room at 7pm

This is a free event

For more information or if you are interested in hosting a travelogue next season, please contact:

Katherine Pillsworth at 613-624-5306 or at




2016/17 Travelogue  no. 4


Rick Scholes will present photographs from his travels in Peru, May 2016.

The trip was based around three treks:  the Salkantay to Machu Picchu, the Colca Canyon, and the Santa Cruz in the Cordillera Blanca.  In between treks, he visited (mostly on foot) the cities of Lima, Cusco, Puno, Arequipa and Huaraz.

Thursday February 2nd, 2017

In the Almonte Branch Meeting Room at 7pm

This is a free event



2016/17 Travelogue  no. 3


Rod Trider presents a photo walk through the Kingdom of Bhutan.

“The only country to measure Gross National Happiness.”

Thursday January 5th, 2017

In the Almonte Branch Meeting Room at 7pm

This is a free event


2016/17 Travelogue  no. 2

Europe’s Rivers & Castles – A River Cruise Experience

An Evening with Emma Moxley 

Thursday November 3rd,  2016

In the Almonte Branch Meeting Room at 7pm

Destination: Germany – From Luxembourg to historic Nuremburg Germany, travelling through 51 locks, on the Rhine, Mosel, Main and Danube, join Emma to learn about what a European River Cruise entails.

“I knew River Cruising was popular, but didn’t know why.  So when the opportunity presented itself, I had to try it out.” Come learn about the experience, what to expect on a River Cruise, and what surprised her the most about the experience. 

This is a free event


Bali and the Coral Reef Project

 Presented by Lilly White

Thursday October 6th,  2016 at 7pm in the Almonte Branch  Meeting Room

  Share Lilly’s experience with the coral reef restoration project and Agung Prana who headed this endeavor and has since been awarded the Equator Prize by the United Nations Development Programme for his work in Pemuteran Bay, North Bali. 

This is a free event



On Behalf of the Mississippi Mills Public Library I would like to say a very special thank you to Rod, Rick, Katharine, Monica and Donna who hosted our recent Travelogue Series.

Our next 2016/17 Season will kick-off in October with Lilly White sharing some of her experiences in Bali and discussing the local Coral Reef Project – stay tuned for further details and  ‘hope to see you then.

For more information or if you are interested in hosting a travelogue next season, please contact:

Katherine Pillsworth at 613-624-5306 or at

2015/16 TRAVELOGUE # 5

Antarctica with Donna Healey Thursday, May 5th at 7pm


Not everyone would literally travel to the ends of the earth, but when you ask Donna about her choice she has a simple answer:

“Antarctica has been described as the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth. Why would I want to go there? The answer…penguins,  penguins, penguins!”

Join us to find out more about Donna’s Trip to Antarctica.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 7pm in the Almonte Branch Meeting Room

This event is free

2015/16 TRAVELOGUE #4

China with Monica Blackburn Thursday, April 7th at 7pm


 When asked about her trip to China, Monica commented that China was “… the last place I thought I would ever go to, but because my youngest son moved there and stayed longer than planned, the trip was inevitable! My preferred way to travel is to fly by the seat of my pants, and I wasn’t sure that would work in China.  It was a surprise to me that it was possible, and even, for the most part, pretty easy!

My oldest son and I spent days in Beijing by ourselves traveling the superb subway system, and seeing the must see sites.  The three of us then spent eight days in Sichuan Province, visiting the panda breeding centre, climbing a Buddhist mountain, visiting a 72 foot tall Buddha carved into a red sandstone cliff, and spending hours in the tea gardens of Chengdu.

We were struck by the juxtaposition of ancient China, communist China, and extremely capitalist China…often in one block. We also experienced sensory overload….sights, sounds, smells. The food was an experience not to be missed!”

To hear more, join us  April 7th at 7pm in the Almonte Branch Meeting Room

This event is free

2015/16 Travelogue Series

2015/16 TRAVELOGUE # 2
Hiking the Whites of New Hampshire with Rick Scholes, Feb. 4, 2016


While the snow flies, it’s a great time for setting new goals and making travel plans. Join us at Mississippi Mills Public Library for the second travelogue in the 2015/16 series. Rick Scholes will present “Hiking the Whites of New Hampshire” on Thursday, February 4th at 7pm in the newly renovated meeting room at the Almonte Branch Library. The White Mountains of New Hampshire contain pristine wilderness, spectacular scenery, plentiful hiking trails, a long stretch of the famous Appalachian Trail, and the highest peak in northeast, Mt. Washington (6288’). Come and share Rick’s pictures and stories from trekking all 48 of the four-thousand-foot or higher peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Those who summit all 48 peaks become members of the Four Thousand Footer Club.

Rick spends lots of time hiking and always carries a camera and a notebook. In addition to peak-bagging in New Hampshire he has hiked the Rideau Trail, the West Coast Trail, the Adirondacks, the Grand Canyon, and trekked in Nepal.
This event is free.

2015/16 TRAVELOGUE # 1
Everest Base Camp Trek with Rod Windover, Nov.12, 2015.


Few destinations can equal the romantic appeal of the Himalaya. For over a century these rugged mountains have defined the ultimate challenge for Western travelers as the home of many of the world’s tallest and inaccessible summits. Rod Windover will share stories from his October 2013 trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. He has some remarkable photographs to inspire you to see this unparalleled beauty firsthand, and some practical advice gained from his experiences to help make your bucket-list trip memorable.

Rod is an author, teacher, and consultant specializing in the public sector role in supporting the hosting of major events. He is an avid outdoorsman and likes to pedal his bike and mountain bike and paddle his kayak and canoe. He practices yoga regularly and believes in the power of living in the moment. You can learn more about Rod at

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