The Almonte Lecture Series under new coordinator Warren Thorngate and his committee has made a few changes: it is sporting a new website: www., a new mailing list, and a new format for advertising. What has remained constant however, is the variety of topics to be covered, from library science to landscaping, from history to how our brain functions to keep us alive, with stops between for geology, memory function, and chemistry.

While the word “lecture” may be intimidating to some, the committee is reaching out to the whole community to involve young people, as well as the usual group who take in these entertaining evenings. Many of these talks will be of interest to high school students who wish to engage in lively discussion outside the usual curriculum. All are welcome, and encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance our general knowledge.

Friday, September 25, the series will begin with “Libraries from Babel to Google”, a lot for Christopher Prince to cover in one evening. The search for information knows no bounds, and demands an organized system for retrieval. Prince will explore how that system has functioned throughout history.

The lecture series is scheduled for the last Friday in the month, 7:30 p.m. in the United Church Hall. There is no charge, but the donation basket is always available for contributions.

Further details about the various speakers plus an entry to the mailing list is available on the website: As well, information will be available at the first lecture on September 25.