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Musical Instrument Lending Library Opens in Bath

January 21, 2020
Catherine

As of this month, patrons of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries can borrow musical instruments with their library card. The Bath Branch of the library is now home to a variety of guitars, drums, electric and acoustic instruments, wind instruments, and more. We expect that this collection will grow and evolve over time.

Staff Picks: Honey and Leonard

January 21, 2020
Catherine

Patricia recently read and enjoyed Honey and Leonard by Marc Paul Smith, a charming novel about a senior couple whose love conquers all. Here is her review:

Maker Club is now S.T.E.A.M Quest!

January 20, 2020
Catherine

Formerly known as Maker Club, S.T.E.A.M Quest is a fun and interactive weekly program for kids and families. Kids will explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts through a variety of challenges and activies designed to turn kids from consumers to creators.

Some recent examples of activities:

Topical non-fiction for issue-oriented readers

January 17, 2020
Catherine

If you are a reader caught up in all of the hot topics and big social issues of the day, why not delve a little bit deeper than a news article? There are so many timely non-fiction titles available for you to dig into in order to gain a better grasp of a particular subject or perspective. The following are a few examples of non-fic books that I recently read and you may find interesting too. 

2019 Award Winner Roundup

January 2, 2020
Catherine

Looking for a great read to start off 2020? Try an award winner from last year! There are endless awards (and award winners) to choose from so I’ve rounded up some of the most talked-about prizes for you to consider for your next great read.

Staff Picks: The Deal of a Lifetime and Other Stories

December 11, 2019
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed The Deal of a Lifetime and Other Stories by Fredrik Backman, a collection of three meaningful stories about facing life’s greatest struggles and discovering what is truly important in life. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: Let it Snow

December 11, 2019
Catherine

Chantell McMahon recently enjoyed Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer, a heartwarming Christmas story that’s full of drama and holiday cheer.  Here is her review:

Staff Pick: Broken Man on a Halifax Pier

December 11, 2019
Catherine

Julie Wendland, Readers' Services Coordinator of the Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed Broken Man on a Halifax Pier by Lesley Choyce. Here is her review:

Patricia's Christmas Reads

December 4, 2019
Patricia Richard

Each year as the business of December approaches I shift my reading to light, cozy, predictable and delightful Christmas stories. I love that in just a few hours (not unlike a Hallmark movie) you can enjoy a little brain candy and escape from the hustle and bustle. Below are a few Christmas cozies new to our collection this year that I have enjoyed so far:

Staff Picks: The Butterfly Girl

December 4, 2019
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian for the Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld, which Margaret Atwood describes as a "heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful novel."