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Service Spotlight: NextReads Newsletters

November 24, 2017
Catherine

Did you know that we offer a newsletter service called NextReads? NextReads delivers library news and readers’ advisory suggestions to users via email.

Choose to subscribe to one, some or all of the following options: News & Events, Romance, Mysteries/Thrillers, Non-Fiction and Can-Lit. It is easy to reserve any of the books that pique your interest and you have the ability to unsubscribe at any time. 

Staff Picks: Stranger in the Woods

November 24, 2017
Catherine

Jackie Hassefras of the Camden East Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries recently enjoyed a non-fiction book about “the last true hermit.”

Staff Picks: Words in Deep Blue

November 22, 2017
Catherine

Caitlyn, a student Page at the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries’ Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed the contemporary YA novel Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.

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.”

Closed for Remembrance Day

November 1, 2017
Catherine

Please note that all six branches will be closed on Saturday, November 11th in observance of Remembrance Day, while the Library Admin Office will be closed on November 13th.

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.