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Staff Picks: Unleashed

November 1, 2017
Catherine

Julie Wendland, Readers’ Services Coordinator for the County Libraries, recently enjoyed Unleashed by local author Sally Barnes. It is a witty mystery novel set against the backdrop of a dog park.

“Groucho Marx had it right when he said, ‘Outside a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read,’” quotes Julie. “So I was excited when Sally Barnes’ book Unleashed came across my desk.”

Staff Picks: The Haunting of Maddy Clare

November 1, 2017
Catherine

The Haunting of Maddy Clare offers a spooky mystery which moves at a quick pace. Set in a small English town in Post-WWI era, a trio of likeable characters in young temp Sarah, ghost hunter Alistair, and his charming assistant Matthew encounter suspicious types like a snobby aristocrat, a wary gravedigger, and a shadowy stranger. Our amiable trio aims to unravel the source of the spirit Maddy's distress who intensifies her haunting of a barn where she allegedly killed herself.

November's Goodreads Book Club: Birds!

November 1, 2017
Catherine

The County of Lennox & Addington Public Libraries has its very own online book club via the bookish social networking site Goodreads. Anyone is welcome to join and you can participate as much or as little as you they like. This club doesn't read one book, rather we read by monthly theme. The themes allow for a lot of flexibility and creativity, so generally you are able to avoid books that don’t appeal to you – a common book club pitfall. 

Hooray for Halloween!

October 29, 2017
Catherine

Looking to get into the Halloween spirit? Look no further! We have plenty of books, movies and activities to help you celebrate the spookiest time of year. 

 

It's Ontario Public Library Week!

October 13, 2017
Catherine

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians' lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 15 to 21, 2017. 

As a thank you to our wonderful library patrons, we will be expanding the number of Hoopla items you can borrow from 5 to 20 items from now until the end of the month. 

The 2017 Evergreen Award goes to...

October 12, 2017
Catherine

After months of reading the best in Canadian fiction and non-fiction for adults, readers from over 100 Ontario libraries have chosen Katherena Vermette’s The Break as the 2017 Evergreen Award winner. It was also the local winner here in Lennox & Addington. 

A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Katherena Vermette’s abundant writing talent and positions her as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature.

Staff Picks: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

October 12, 2017
Catherine

Kristin reviews Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, a new short story collection that will appeal to fans of other books by Cassandra Clare. 

Kristin says, "The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories revealing the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in a beautiful hardcover edition at your library! I was very excited when this book was added to our collection and for long time fans of Cassandra Clare and her intoxicating fantasy world it is sure to be an instant hit!"

Coming in 2018

October 9, 2017
Catherine

If you are always on the lookout for something fresh and exciting to read, you may want to consider reserving one of the following novels to be released early in the New Year. You can see other books that are scheduled to be released in 2018 by clicking here

Staff Picks: Before We Were Yours

October 4, 2017
Catherine

Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch of the County Libraries recently enjoyed one of the biggest new releases in historical fiction. “I love historical fiction especially when it is grounded in fact!” she says. “Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is based on a real-life scandal that occurred in the southern states between the late 1930s and the early 1950s.

One Book, One L&A 2017

October 3, 2017
Catherine

Get your tickets for the County of L&A Libraries' 4th Annual Author Gala with Vicki Delany, author of Elementary, She Read.