Back to school doesn’t get better than this!

Learning in Almonte, the lecture series comprised of six weeks of two-hour per week courses, returns to the Almonte Library September 11, when Tom Shoebridge introduces films in a series entitles The Magic of Cinema. This popular series features films both well-known and obscure, with an eye to understanding the production of film. This course is guaranteed to widen your perspective on the movie industry, with inside information by one of Canada’s leading screenwriters.

Teri Loretto

The Thursday course begins September 13 with well-known CBC personality Teri Loretto. Teri will be discussing how the creative mind works. Teri has been involved with theatre as well as radio and TV, and has given courses on Shakespeare and drama in the past.  This course will tie in with the film course as both involve creative work on many levels.

The second set of lectures begins October 23rd with art historian Jane Horner. Her new course will be Native Northwest Coast Art, an overview of the art and history of Canada’s Northwest Coast.  Jane has lectured previously on indigenous art, and has a great understanding not only of the art itself but also the people who produce it. Her extensive research opens the appreciation of native art that has just been given more prominence at the National Gallery.

October 25th will mark the return of Paul Marland whose previous courses have covered everything from monarchs to murders. His new course will not disappoint!  Entitled “Revolutions and Revolting People”, the audience can expect a litany of Paul’s wonderful stories along with well-documented history, all presented with a touch of wry humour.

Registration for all courses is open to all. Cost per course is $75.00 payable in cash or cheque on the first day of the course.  However, because of limited space, participants MUST register beforehand by contacting:

More information is available online at  or by calling (613)256-6739.