Culture Connect: Movie Night

We will be screening the documentary “A Brief Record of My Father’s Time at Sea” directed by Jeanette Kong at the Renfrew Public Library on Thursday June 15th 6 – 8 PM. Please register online or give the library a call to 613-432-8151 ext. 603. Admission is FREE! The library has partnered with Local Immigration Partnership Lanark & Renfrew to host the Culture Connect Movie Night.

Movie Synopsis:

Canadian filmmaker Jeanette Kong weaves together the strands of her Chinese-Jamaican identity as she recounts her father’s immigration journey-from China to Jamaica-and then eventually to Toronto, Canada.

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Saturday Afternoon Film Club

Visit the library for a matinee on Saturday May 27th 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Don’t forget to bring snacks!

Film – Life is Beautiful: Insaeng-eun Areumdaweo

Se-yeon, who has devoted her entire life to her family as a mother and a wife, suddenly learns she is terminally ill. Knowing she has only 3 more months to live, Seyeon is determined to live for herself more than ever and decides to find her first love back in high school. She asks her husband the absurd task of helping her find her first love. Stunned as ever, her stubborn husband, Jin-bong, reluctantly joins her search. Throughout their journey together, Se-yeon and Jin-bong are reminded of the most glittering, beautiful moments of their lives together.

To register ahead please visit or give us a call at 613-432-8151 ext. 603.

Tales & Travel: Camino de Santiago

Interested in walking the Camino de Santiago? Now you can from the comfort of the Library!

OR if you have walked it previously feel free to join in and share your experience with others!

This travelogue is hosted by Ray Parchelo on Thursday May 18th, 6 – 8 PM. Please register ahead at, or give us a call at 613-432-8151 ext. 603.

Saturday Afternoon Film Club

Join us Saturday April 29th 1:00 – 3:00 PM for a screening of the film “The Bookshop”. No registration required.

The Bookshop:
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), THE BOOKSHOP is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. (Synopsis from Kanopy)