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Head, Clara & Maria Public Library
Head, Clara & Maria Public Library
Community ~ Opportunities ~ Meetings ~ Enjoyment
Location / Hours
The Head, Clara & Maria Public Library is located in the municipal building at:

15 Township Hall Road
Stonecliffe, Ontario, Canada
K0J 2K0

Phone: (613) 586-1950 - if there is no answer, please leave a message, messages will be returned within 24 hrs;   (for immediate assistance, phone 613-586-2526)

Fax: (613) 586-2596

Email: hcmlibra13@gmail.com

Website: www.hcmpubliclibrary.ca


  Monday: 8:30 - 4:00
  Tuesday: 8:30 - 4:00, 6:00 - 8:30
  Wednesday: 8:30 - 4:00
  Thursday: CLOSED
  Friday: 8:30 - 4:00
  Saturday: 12:30 - 3:00

The library may be accessed through the municipal office side entrance.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY the new email address for the library is: hcmlibra13@gmail.com
We will no longer be using: hcmlibra@xplornet.com


A few things happening in October/November at your neighbourhood HCM Library!

DON'T FORGET!  Time is running out!!  October 15 to 22 is Public Library Week – Drop in and enter your name for a chance to win 1 of 3 gift cards.  The ballots will be available in the municipal office from Oct 17-21.

Again this year, you can have your chance to win a chocolate haunted house. There will actually be two; one for the children and one for the adults. We will only have one on display beginning on October 25th.

DON'T FORGET!  Time is running out!!    Can you find the pumpkin? Each week in October, there will be an orange pumpkin hidden in one of the children’s books (look for the sign). If your child has a library card and would like to win a new children’s book, bring your child/children in so they can try their hand at finding the pumpkin. No library card yet? No problem, we’ll sign them up! When they have found it, your child can just leave the pumpkin, in the PUMPKIN CONTEST envelope, on the librarian’s desk with their name, as well as the name of the book and page number where the pumpkin was hiding, and your child will be contacted to come in and choose a new book for their very own collection. Contest runs from Oct 3 – 31, with one pumpkin hiding per week!

Coming up on Tuesday, November 1st at 1:00 p.m., we will have the Aging Well Theatre group here to entertain us (Stonecliffe Town Hall). Please come and join us for some fun and refreshments. There will also be a donation box for non-perishable food items for the Deep River and Area Food Bank.

Looking for help with a recent inquiry; if you can help, please contact: Conrad Boyce at conradboyce@powergate.ca Thank you.
"The man I'm writing the play about is Michael James Heney, who was born at Stonecliffe on Oct. 24, 1864, the son of Thomas Eugene Heney and Mary Anne McCourt, Irish immigrant farmers in the area. I'm not sure how long they had been in the Valley by 1864. By the time he was 10, Heney apparently witnessed the building of a railway through Stonecliffe toMattawa, and became obsessed. By the time he was 18, he was heavily involved in the building of the CPR in the BC mountains, and spent most of the rest of his life on the west coast, where he became a famous and wealthy railway builder in Washington, the Yukon and Alaska. He was known as "Big Mike" and "The Irish Prince of the Iron Trails". He died in Seattle in 1910 of pneumonia, contracted during a shipwreck in BC's Inside Passage. His younger brother Patrick Heney was also very involved in Michael's railway ventures.
Because Heney's life is both an Ottawa Valley and Yukon story, I hope to have the play co-produced by companies locally and in Whitehorse, where I lived for twenty years. In Stonecilffe, I hope to find out more about the Heney family, and about the history of the railway in that part of the valley."