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Staff Picks: The Alice Network

May 3, 2018
Catherine

Andree, Relief Librarian for the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed the historical fiction novel, The Alice Network. Here is her review:

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn is the intriguing story of two resourceful and determined women. Set in 1947, it centers on 22 year old Charlotte and a cantankerous, retired WWI spy named Eve.

Success By 6 Week

May 3, 2018
Catherine

Success By 6 Week (May 7-13, 2018) provides a variety of FREE activities that encourage simple family fun. From movies, swims, celebrity story time to moms & tots yoga and more. Click here for other Success by 6 events happening in KFL&A.

Here's our lineup of Success By 6 Week events. Click the events below for more information. 

Classic memoirs and their contemporary read-alikes

April 30, 2018
Catherine

There are as many life stories as there are people in the world so it’s no wonder that there countless interesting and diverse memoirs out there. However, there are also enough people in the world that life experiences repeat themselves from time to time, although never in exactly the same way. The following are three “classic” memoirs matched up with three brand-new memoirs similar enough to serve as their contemporary counterparts.

Staff Picks: The Bomb Maker

April 26, 2018
Catherine

Shelby, a Page from the County of L&A Libraries' Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed The Bomb Maker, the latest novel by bestseller crime writer Thomas Perry. 

Summer 2018 Sneak Preview

April 26, 2018
Catherine

Want to know what book releases to watch out for this summer? The following books won’t hit shelves for several months, but they are worth keeping an eye out for. Fortunately, you can reserve them today by visiting www.CountyLibrary.ca and placing a hold.

Staff Picks: A Piece of the World

April 18, 2018
Catherine

Kristin reviews A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, a historical novel inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

There's a time and place for audiobooks

April 16, 2018
Catherine

I should start off this article by saying that I firmly believe that books are books regardless of format, including e-books, audiobooks and print. If it has the same words (read: not abridged), it has the same meaning. I love listening to audiobooks on my drive to and from work and while doing chores around the house – I get a lot more reading accomplished that way than I might otherwise.

There are several situations that are perfect for getting lost in a good audiobook. Next time you find yourself in one, grab some earbuds and give it a try!

4th Annual Local Author Showcase

March 28, 2018
Catherine

While winter hasn’t completely released its grip, we look forward to the warm and sunny days ahead. We also look forward to one of our signature events: the local author showcase!

Service Spotlight: Energy Meters

March 27, 2018
Catherine

Do you want to lower your electrical bill? Or reduce your energy footprint? We all do! Take control of your energy costs without paying for special technical devices.

As part of our Beyond Books collection, we are pleased to provide energy meters that can help you learn just how much you are consuming. The energy meters provide data on various aspects of consumption and costs, measuring real-time usage as well as daily, monthly and yearly estimates.

The evolution of Chick-Lit

March 26, 2018
Catherine

People outside of the book world often apply the Chick-Lit genre to any book told from the perspective of a woman or that is appealing to women, but it is actually MUCH more specific than that.