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Christmas in July

July 1, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

“Christmas in July,” festivities can offer a fun diversion or a way to plan ahead for the approaching holidays, only 5 months away. Try your hand at a Christmas craft, make some Christmas treats - summer style (strawberries and whipped cream!), or relax with a cheery Christmas tale. Look to Australia or anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere who celebrate this holiday in the sunshine.

Christmas with the kids:

Happy Canada Day!

June 30, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Canada, the nation, was created on July 1, 1867 with the British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867. This year we are celebrating our 153rd anniversary with a new approach – together, but apart. Even though we cannot have our larger scale celebrations with Canadian music and entertainers, we can enjoy a lovely Canadian summer day with a great Canadian read.

A Canadian Story Hour:

Readers' Advisory On The Go

June 28, 2020
Catherine

While select library branches are now open for limited curbside service, we have a lot of patrons who are missing the days when they could enter the library to browse the shelves. If you are a reader who chooses books to read by browsing, read on for some alternative options for finding your next great read.

Staff Pick: We Are Not From Here

June 26, 2020
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez, a YA novel about a teen trio driven by desperation to cross the Mexican-U.S. border. Here is here review:

Plan for Curbside Service

June 23, 2020
Catherine

On March 13, 2020, all local library branches were closed due to COVID-19. On Thursday, May 14, Premier Ford announced Phase 1 of Ontario’s reopening plan, which listed services and industries that can resume some form of service as of May 19. Libraries were included in this list for curbside pickup.

Staff of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries have developed a plan to launch limited curbside service beginning on June 1st. 

Fabulous Fathers and Dynamic Dads

June 19, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

On Sunday, we celebrate Father’s Day: a day to appreciate, relax with, and celebrate our Dads. Whether it’s in person or a video chat, it’s a day to just let him know you care. Why not share a great story or two?  We have lots of dad-themed materials:

Reading together with Dad:

Staff Pick: Dead Mom Walking

June 17, 2020
Catherine

Julie Wendland, Readers' Services Coordinator for the Library, recently enjoyed Dead Mom Walking by Rachel Matlow, a funny yet tear-jerking memoir. Here is her review:

Books to Netflix

June 12, 2020
Catherine

From Orange is the New Black to The Haunting of Hill House, many of Netflix's greatest hits have been adapted from books. It is a hobby of many a bookworm to read the book and then watch the movie (or television show) adaptation to see what the producers got right or wrong and inevitably comment "the book was better than the movie." So we should all rejoice in the fact that there is a seemingly endless succession of 'book to Netflix' offerings to stream and dissect.

Virtual Programming Survey

June 10, 2020
Catherine

In the wake of COVID-19, this summer's program lineup will certainly look a bit different than in previous years. 

We invite you to complete a survey that will inform our virtual programming strategy going forward. What would you like to see the library provide in terms of virtual programs? Your ideas and feedback are welcome!

Access the survey here.

“Lilliputian” Weddings

June 10, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

The 2020 wedding season will now have a new look – if you choose to go ahead with your ceremony it will be a “Lilliputian” affair to be within the new smaller groups required under our emergency measures. Although you have the option of delaying, an intimate affair may be a workable solution.  Whether you are revamping your wedding or taking another year to reconsider your options, we have a variety of resources to help you decide!