Model Making for kids and adults

Terry has built almost every kit designed by Pathfinders Design and Technology . With clear instructions and all the bits included, they are “retired teacher” approved. Check out the video of their great selection of bridges, catapults, trebuchets and hydraulic machines. We have lots of samples on display.

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Author Charlotte Gray is coming to Almonte…. Get your tickets!

Mill Street Books is honoured to welcome Charlotte Gray to Almonte on December 4th at 1:00pm. She is one of Canada’s best-known writers, and author of ten acclaimed books of literary non-fiction.
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In her most recent book The Promise of Canada: 150 Years — People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country, the author has woven together compelling portraits of nine influential Canadians and set them within the larger context of our shared history. Readers will get to know characters ranging from George-Étienne Cartier, Emily Carr and Tommy Douglas to Elijah Harper, Naheed Nenshi and Shad   They will learn about how these people’s ideas developed from their own experiences, and how those ideas contributed to our sense of Canada. The book is lavishly illustrated so readers can also enjoy a visual narrative of Canada’s development.

We welcome history lovers and proud Canadians of all ages to Charlotte Gray’s presentation and book signing. This event is a fundraiser for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.  Tickets are available by calling Mill Street Books at 613-256-9090

Reprint of Local History Book

brotherwindFrank Cosentino has recently finished an update to his book Almonte’s Brothers of the Wind. This classic history of the friendship between native sons Robert Tait McKenzie and James Naismith coincides with the 100th anniversary of James Naismith’s invention of basketball and is a must read for local history enthusiasts. We are so delighted it is back in print.