Staff Picks: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

April 21, 2020

Jennifer recently enjoyed reading the amusing Young Adult novel Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Malika Moulite, which offers a blend of romance, mystery and adventure. Here is her review:

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine  is an intriguing alchemy of how reality and magic mix to create personal truth. This high drama coming-of-age story resembles Star Wars as an exploration of a dark legacy which juxtaposes grand and individual perspectives.

New Virtual Book Club

April 20, 2020

We have started a new virtual book club on Facebook where you can read at your own pace, and join the discussion when it’s convenient for you.

Each month, the membership will vote on a new book to read. We’ll share background information, videos, and questions to enhance your reading experience. All of the books featured will be available for you to read on-demand via Hoopla Digital. If uptake is reasonable, we'll also add a Zoom meeting component.

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day

April 19, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Did you know that April 22nd, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day? Let’s celebrate our beautiful planet together. Whether you recycle, repurpose, start plogging, plant a garden, or eat a meat-free meal, it all helps to lesson our impact on the planet.

As David Suzuki, a legendary Canadian environmentalist, once said:

World Trade Press Resources

April 17, 2020

For a limited time, you can access World Trade Press databases through the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries. Check out what they have offer until July 31st.

Staff Picks: The Book of Letters I Don't Know Where to Send

April 17, 2020

Julie, our Readers' Services Coordinator, recently enjoyed this compilation of letters written by award-winning stand up comedian Steve Patterson. Here is her review:

Books on Bikes

April 16, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Did the Easter bunny bring you a bicycle last weekend, or maybe you recently rediscovered your bicycle in the back corner of your garage?  Now is a great time to do maintenance, adjust seats and handlebars, and hit the road for your daily iso-exercise routine.

To be safe, first check out a few tips in some of our books on bikes available on online via Hoopla and Overdrive:

Resources for Meditation

April 15, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

In this time of chaos and confusion we may need to step back and take a breath – mindfulness and meditation can help. Keeping ourselves healthy, both physically and mentally, is important so that we have the strength to help others in their time of need.

Introducing Niche Academy

April 14, 2020

We are excited to introduce our latest digital service, Niche Academy! It is a free online database with succinct tutorials on topics like navigating social media platforms and using digital book and media resources. To access the platform from your computer, click here. You'll also find tutorials conveniently built in to pages throughout this website. You don’t need to have a library account to use the service.

Crafting for a Cause...or Just Crafting!

April 9, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Are you missing our crafting sessions at the library? With the April showers, we are heading inside and a good alternative to screen time is craft time. Try a few ideas from many of the crafting books available from Hoopla and/or Overdrive:

Feel-good Non-Fiction

April 8, 2020

If you are looking for an upbeat story, but aren’t really into the usual rom-coms, give our NoveList service a try. This database allows you to search through 100,000s of titles by appeal factor, genre, and subject matter, so you can discover books that you’ll find interesting and feel-good. The following are ten examples of “upbeat” non-fiction books that I discovered using NoveList. They all can be borrowed on-demand with your library card via Hoopla.