David Johnston Event – Change of Venue

David Johnston Event
TRUST: Twenty Ways To Build A  Better Country
November 25 at 1:30 pm
Due to high interest in tickets, we are
relocating from the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum to the
Almonte Old Town Hall – 14 Bridge Street
We apologize for any inconvenience
but are pleased to announce that more tickets are now available.
 Call Mill Street Books 613-256-9090

The Right Honourable David Johnston comes to Almonte

We are delighted to welcome the Right Honourable David Johnston to discuss his new book entitled Trust: Twenty Ways to Build A Better Country – a very timely guide for restoring personal, community, and national trust.

This event will take place on Sunday November 25th at 1:30 pm at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Tickets cost $35 (includes book) $10 (entry only) and are available over the phone or in person at Mill Street Books.

Trust is a much-needed manual for the repair and restoration of the social quality on which all democracies rely. One of Canada’s most revered governors general, David Johnston mines his long life and varied career to give Canadians twenty ways to make themselves, their institutions, and their country more worthy of trust.

Many of these habits, attitudes, and approaches stem from his experiences serving as the representative of the head of state in Canada for seven years. Some ways are individual – listen first, never manipulate, be consistent in public and private. Some are geared toward leaders at all levels and of all stripes – be barn-raisers, tell everyone your plans, depend on those around you. And some are societal – apologize, cherish teachers, invite others to dance.

As such, not only every Canadian, but also every person who cares about their democratic way of life is wise to heed David Johnston’s polite yet pressing call. You can become more worthy of trust. You can spot and encourage this vital quality in others. You can be an instrumental force in restoring trust in your community and country–making them better for yourself and your fellow citizens, and the world better for all.

2018 Paddling Film Festival

Mill Street Books and Vamos Outdoors present

the 2018 World Tour Paddling Film Festival

Sunday October 28 at 3:00pm at Almonte Old Town Hall.

 a Fundraiser for the  Almonte Riverwalk Project.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids under 15 years. Buy them at Mill Street Books in person or by phone at 613-256-9090.

The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world.

 

Sean McCann Concert in Almonte

An Intimate Evening with Sean McCann

Saturday November 10         7:30 PM

Almonte Old Town Hall

Tickets are $32.00.  Pick up in person at the store or call 613-256-9090 for phone purchase.

Proceeds to support phase 2 of the Almonte Riverwalk project

Séan McCann, acclaimed singer-songwriter, JUNO Award nominee, and mental health and recovery advocate, is taking his music and his message to Ontario fans this Fall. Séan’s Face to Face Tour is a celebration of community and togetherness in the age of the ever-growing and ever-isolating digital world. As a founding member of internationally renowned folk group Great Big Sea, Séan chose to forge his own path five years ago, embarking on a solo career which has brought him on a new journey with music as his medicine.

Séan’s musical message is now more than just notes and melodies. His last two solo albums, Help Your Self and You Know I Love You, were a large musical departure from his Great Big Sea beginnings, but in his latest release, “There’s a Place” he brings together his roots and his message on 11 beautifully crafted tracks sung by a man who knows his purpose, who embraces his past, but refuses to let it define him.

“I believe that a secret can kill you but that a song can save your life,” said Séan. “Music is my religion and it has helped me survive through some very hard times and now I hope it can help me find a real connection in a digital world. I’ve learned that the best version of myself is literally in the presence of other people, and I know I have an impact at that level so I want to fight to help keep live music gatherings like this alive. We are made of music and I want people to feel that with me…Face to Face.”

Séan celebrated seven years of sobriety in November 2017 and is now a sought-after speaker, mental health, abuse, and recovery advocate.

 

 

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