I know, I know….love… (cheese alert) who wants to read about that? Honestly, I think we all do (maybe some of us in secret). I think we are all a bit romantic at heart and we all want to hear happy stories that bring smiles to faces and bear witness to that bit of glossed over mooniness that washes over us as we tell the tales of how we met our significant other, or how our parents or grandparents met. A good love story is the ultimate icebreaker -“So how did you guys meet?” is often one of the first conversations we have with potential new friends.
Patricia recently enjoyed Patti Callahan’s Surviving Savannah, a historical novel centered on the Steamship Pulaski disaster in the 1830s. Here is her review:
If historical fiction or stories with a dual time line are of interest to you then Surviving Savannah just might be a book you should add to your to be read pile.
April is National Poetry Month, a movement that encourages folks to center poetry within their daily interactions. Let’s celebrate by reading poetry together or creating your own and sharing it with us!
The Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF) is a new investment by the Ontario government to help protect the health and safety of the province’s most vulnerable people, through assistance to individuals and to frontline agencies. This Fund was announced on March 23, 2020 and is a shared initiative between the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
This funding is available to support:
On Monday, April 13, the Premier of Ontario announced that all publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools in the province are to move to teacher-led remote learning when students return from the April break on April 19, 2021.
With direction from the Ministry of Education, Prince Edward-Lennox and Addington Social Services is collaborating with local licensed childcare providers to facilitate access to targeted Emergency Child Care for eligible parents of school-aged children.
Kelly recently enjoyed Writer's Trust finalist Through the Garden. It's a moving memoir about poet Lorna Crozier's long relationship with fellow poet Patrick Lane. Here is Kelly's review:
Notice of Roundabout Construction: County Rd 1 West (Belleville Rd) at County Rd 10 (Deseronto Rd)
Please be advised that R.W. Tomlinson Limited has been contracted by the County of Lennox & Addington and the Township of Tyendinaga to construct a roundabout at the intersection of County Rd 1 West (Belleville Rd) and County Rd 10 (Deseronto Rd).
The work is scheduled to start in mid April and is anticipated to be completed by August, 2021.
Easter is behind us, spring is on the horizon, and we’ve been busy in the archives! That feeling of hope at the end of a very (very, very, very) long winter is perhaps what’s underneath the pep in our step. Whatever it is, we’re gearing up for an eventful April.
Through the month of March, we participated in a campaign to highlight the work and collections of archives across the province. The project was headed by the folks at the Archives of Ontario. Here’s a snapshot of some of our posts in case you missed them.
Please note that the L&A County Museum & Archives is currently closed due to the Provincial Lockdown. All virtual events will proceed as scheduled. We will re-open when permitted to do so. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
The Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award is best described as the “readers’ choice” of Canadian literary awards. Each year, a list of ten nominees is selected by a committee of librarians and in September library patrons from all across the province can vote on their favourite. The winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week in October. Past winners have included A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliot, Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice, and The Last Neanderthal by Clare Cameron.