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Staff Picks: American Sherlock

April 6, 2020
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed American Sherlock, a fascinating non-fiction book about one of America's earliest forensic scientists. Here is her review:

Spring Cleaning

April 6, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Although the first day of Spring  was “officially” March 19th this year, it is never too late to start your spring cleaning. Self-isolation and working from home, can make that nest of dust bunnies in the corner more annoying than ever. Sometimes we need some motivation (myself included) to start this project – my windows are calling!

Essential Business List - REVISED

April 5, 2020
Stephen

On April 3, 2020, the Ontario government announced that more businesses must close because they are no longer considered essential in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses must close effective Saturday April 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Some notable changes to the list of essential businesses include:

Access Ancestry.com Remotely

April 3, 2020
Catherine

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. In the past, we have only been able to offer access to Ancestry from our library branches. However, thanks to ProQuest, library patrons now have the ability to access this resource from home for a limited time. 

Watch Business Support Webinar from April 3rd at 1pm

April 3, 2020
Rob Plumley

Lennox and Addington Economic Development hosted a Business Support Webinar on Friday, April 3 at 1pm.  

We provided an overview of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit and the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy


Watch Webinar Recording


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Staff Picks: Dance of Thieves

April 2, 2020
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed Dance of Thieves, the first book in a new YA series and a great read for those looking for a fantasy/adventure novel with just the right amount of romance! Here is her review:

Homeschooling Resources for Parents

April 2, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Our Minister of Education announced March 31st public schools across Ontario will be out until at least May 4th in an effort to protect our children. Concerned parents are speaking out, worried about the help they need teaching their children from home.

Learn at Home Resources

April 1, 2020
Catherine

While the sudden disappearance of daycare, school and other daily routines may be destabilizing, families can combat by equipping themselves with a wide variety of educational activities (both online and offline) to effectively pass the time.

Below is a roundup of links that may give you some ideas. 

 

April's Online Book Club

April 1, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Need a chat with fellow bibliophiles?  Did you miss your book club chat this month? Why not join us on our County of L&A Libraries Online Book Club on Goodreads– we have a monthly theme, a discussion board, and please, invite your friends to join.

For April the theme is “Celebrity Memoirs” – and we have a variety of options to choose from on Overdrive and Hoopla. 

Mango Languages: a hidden gem!

April 1, 2020
Catherine

Mango languages is a language learning app that you have access to with your library membership. For no charge you have access to 70 languages, including ESL. It will teach you conversational language along with grammar explanations and cultural notes.