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The brainchild of retired Carleton University Chemistry Professor Don Wiles in 2004, the Almonte Lectures covered an eclectic range of topics. In 2015, Warren Thorngate, Glenda Jones and Mel Turner took over the organizational duties, until the end of 2022. At some point longer courses were added to the repertoire, called Learning in Almonte.  2023 sees a new group organizing lectures and courses, with the group called Learning Again in Almonte. They are a volunteer-run non-profit offering a variety of learning opportunities to the community. In keeping with past tradition, any money remaining at the end of each year will be donated to local charities, particularly the Mississippi Mills Public Library. 

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Lecture: A Luthier's Life - Guitar Maker Linda Manzer

Wed, 08 Feb 2023 - Wed, 08 Feb

Time: 7:00PM - 8:30pm

Cost: By donation

Linda Manzer has been designing & building world-class flattop & archtop acoustic guitars since 1974 and has studied with master luthiers. Linda's creative journey has given birth to many cutting edge innovations including the “Wedge”, an ergonomic tapered guitar body shape originally designed for the renowned 42-stringed Pikasso guitar and available on all models since. Other interesting instruments include the sitar guitar, the fretless nylon archtop guitar, and harp guitars with as many as 52 strings. Manzer collaborated with Pat Metheny on building a very special limited edition model (30 only) -- the Metheny Manzer Signature 6 limited edition -- to celebrate her 30-year collaboration with multiple Grammy recipient Pat Metheny. Manzer's guitars have been played by many well-known musicians and shown in museum displays. Most recently she has spearheaded the Sunflower Guitar for Ukraine project: a guitar she built to raise money for humanitarian aid for Ukraine that is currently journeying through the hands of musicians and artists to its eventual home in Ukraine. Register

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Almonte Public Library

155 High Street , Almonte
K0A 1A0
613-256-1037

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Lecture: Arctic Return Expedition Leader David Reid

Sat, 18 Mar 2023 - Sat, 18 Mar

Time: 3:00PM - 5:00pm

Cost: By donation

Lecture: Arctic Return expedition leader David Reid is delighted to take you on a journey of discovery, history & adventure. In March 1854, Orcadian explorer John Rae set out from Naujaat in the Cdn Arctic. Together with Inuk William Ouligbuck & Ojibway Thomas Mistegan, Rae discovered both the final link in the first navigable Northwest Passage and the catastrophe that had engulfed the failed Franklin expedition. In March 2019, the Arctic Return Expedition team set out from Naujaat on skis to retrace the 650km route taken by Rae and his companions. The goal of the Arctic Return journey was to bring awareness, pay tribute to and honour John Rae; one of the greatest Arctic explorers of all time. Register

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Almonte Public Library

155 High Street , Almonte
K0A 1A0
613-256-1037

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