Movie Night: Black Watch Snipers

Tuesday, November 6, 6:30pm

This November marks the centenary of the signing of the Armistice to end “the war to end all wars”.  The Historical Society is partnering with the Cavan Monaghan Library to show the docu-drama ‘Black Watch Snipers’, about a Canadian sniper platoon in WW2.   Former Millbrook resident Robin Bicknell earned a Canadian Screen award nomination in 2018 for her direction.   This event takes place as part of the library’s Movie Night series at the Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin Street.  Admission: a toonie, for the library.

Millbrook Public Library

The Millbrook Public Library
1 Dufferin St, Millbrook
The Millbrook Branch- 121 Years Old and Counting!
In 1994 Millbrook celebrated 100 years of continuous library service. Begun in 1894 as a Mechanic’s Institute as were many libraries, it became a free public library the following year. For more than forty years the library occupied a storefront on the main street in Millbrook. This location was willed to the village of Millbrook by the local doctor but only as long as it was a library.

After the village of Millbrook amalgamated with the surrounding township of Cavan and the adjoining township of North Monaghan, the library was moved to a much larger, newly renovated space on the first floor of the ‘Old School’. This building was built in 1890 as a four room school. It expanded to house grades Kindergarten to Grade 8. Eventually closed by the school board it has been refurbished both inside and out and now houses the Millbrook Branch of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries, the Food Share, The Old Millbrook School Family Centre and the Community Policing Office.

The Library currently hosts our “Heritage Cabinet”.
The heritage display cabinet restored by MCHS Board member Peter Ramsay. The cabinet once displayed haberdashery at Fowler’s Men’s Wear in downtown Millbrook, and will house special Historical Society displays of local artifacts. We thank the library for being so welcoming.

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