The phrase "dog days of summer" is actually a reference to the fact that, during this time, the Sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of Earth and part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. This is why Sirius is sometimes called the Dog Star.
Julie, our Readers' Services Coordinator, recently enjoyed One Good Reason: a Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love, a devastating yet hopeful memoir by Great Big Sea founder Sean McCann. Here is her review:
As you know, all branches of Lennox & Addington Libraries remain closed to the public until further notice due to provincial orders relating to COVID-19. In June, we launched curbside pickup at select branches and have been slowly expanding services. Here's the plan (so far) for July...
Schedule as of July 6th:
Amherstview: Tuesday (10am-2pm) & Thursday (4-8pm)
Napanee: Monday (10am-2pm) & Wednesday (4-8pm)
Tamworth: Saturday (10am-2pm)
Coleen recently enjoyed Stephen King's latest release, a short story compilation that was filled with "remarkable characters and unusual plotlines". Here is her review:
“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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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: