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Goose Lottery Update

Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Now for the...

Euchre in March, all welcome

Euchre Thursday March 7th and Thursday March...

Hobbyist sewing machine restorer seeks advice on machine screws

As a hobby, I restore vintage sewing...

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Secrets of the Sprakkar by Eliza Reid

by Edith Cody-Rice Many Almonte residents will be surprised to hear that the First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid, was raised in the nearby village of Ashton. She met her...

‘Not My Kind of Mennonite’ author visits Almonte

This week, Ontario author Maria Moore gave an eye-opening talk about her family’s experience as Mexican Mennonites for The Covergirls Book Club in Almonte. She explained why Mennonite colonies from...

Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons by Charlotte Gray

by Edith Cody-Rice  Once you grasp the subject of this book, you wonder, "Why didn't anyone think of this before?". Charlotte Gray, the beloved chronicler of Canadian history and of...

Book review: ‘The History of Pakenham’ by Robert Gardiner

I just finished reading Robert Gardiner's first book, The History of Pakenham.  I say "first" because I believe that Robert is going to grace...

Paper Trails by Roy MacGregor

by Edith Cody-Rice The late great Canadian journalist, broadcaster, editor and public intellectual Keith Spicer once said when asked about his memoir Life Sentences: Memoirs...

“My Mississippi Mills” public art project

“My Mississippi Mills” public art project reflects the entire community and is on display at both library branches The library community art project brings people...

Mississippi Mills Public Library recognized for high level of service

20 June 2023 – This month both branches of the Mississippi Mills Public Library (MMPL) underwent a successful re-accreditation audit under the guidance of...

Visiting Library Service

Mississippi Mills Public Library’s Visiting Library Service (VLS) is available to residents unable to visit the library due to an illness, restricted mobility,...

Books and Beverages Local Author Event at Ottawa Valley Coffee

by Ann Shea, owner of Mill Street Books Tuesday April 04, 2023 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM Come join us for our first Books and Beverages Evening...

Lifesavers and Body Snatchers by Tim Cook

by Edith Cody-Rice  A National Treasure is coming to Almonte this Sunday, January 22 at the Old Town Hall at 2 pm.  Tim Cook, Chief...

Digital version of ‘Almonte: Spirit of Place’ now available

Print versions of John McQuarrie's popular book Almonte: Spirit of Place are now sold out, but the author tells me that you can still...

Easy New Year’s resolutions from your library!

Mississippi Mills Public Library shares ten tips for making the best of its services in 2023: https://www.missmillslibrary.com/2022/12/28/ten-easy-2023-new-years-resolutions-from-your-library/

Book review: “An Immense World” by Ed Yong

by Brent Eades Dolphins can use their echolocation sense to identify food targets as far as 750 yards away -- not only the shape of...

Big Men Fear Me by Mark Bourrie

by Edith Cody-Rice In my youth, there existed a pervasive impression that Canadian history was boring. But then, we didn't study much of it. At...

Book review: ‘Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving’

Did you know that Home Hospice North Lanark has special sections in our local public libraries that hold a curated collection of books that...

Book Signing with Author Whit Fraser Saturday November 12, 2022 | 11:00AM – 1:00PM

by Ann Shea, owner of Mill Street Books You are invited to drop by on  Saturday November 12th from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, to meet Whit Fraser (author,...

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