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Staff Pick: My Dog Banana

November 24, 2021
Catherine

Kate recently enjoyed My Dog Banana by Roxane Brouillard, a children's picture book that is equal parts silly and sophisticated. Here is her review:

Canadian History Week

November 22, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

Explore Canadian heritage through these works that depict a significant person, event or story in Canadian history. They reflect and celebrate social values such as tolerance, fairness, courage and resourcefulness.

 

Children’s Books

Staff Picks: The Apollo Murders

November 15, 2021
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed The Apollo Murders, written by Canada's favourite astronaut Chris Hadfield. Here is her short but sweet review:

Remembering Beyond the Battles

November 11, 2021
Kim Kerr

When the Covid-19 pandemic began so too did the sweeping war metaphors to describe the global and personal situations we were facing. Our armies of front-line health care workers led the charge against the enemy, leaving the rest of us to navigate the home front (literally in our homes). The list goes on. The similarity between war and this pandemic I can’t get out of my head this Remembrance Day is that of how the world continues after an event that irrevocably changes it. 

Winter 2022 Preview

November 9, 2021
Catherine

Even though we just beginning to dip our toes into the holiday season, library staff are busy prepping for new year by researching and getting orders in for the titles that will be must-reads in 2022. It goes without saying that all of the usual suspects will be well-represented (James Patterson, Danielle Steel, JD Robb, David Baldacci, Robyn Carr, etc.) but readers should also take note of the following fifteen releases that are perhaps less expected, but still hotly anticipated.

Staff Picks: The Poppy Wife

November 9, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott, a powerful novel of historical fiction set in aftermath of WWI. Here is Kristin's review:

In this unforgettable debut novel, Caroline Scott has gifted us with an immensely powerful tale, highlighting the anguish of broken families left behind in the wake of World War I.

Media Release: Prince Edward-Lennox & Addington Social Services is participating in Ontario’s homeless enumeration count

November 9, 2021
Lindsey

(November 9, 2021) Prince Edward-Lennox & Addington Social Services (PELASS) is participating in Ontario’s homeless enumeration. During the week of November 15th, PELASS, in collaboration with community partners, will be completing a local homeless enumeration through a Point-in-Time Count.

Remembrance Day

November 5, 2021
Patricia Richard

For me, Remembrance Day is a day of quiet reflection. It is a day where I think about the sacrifices that all military personnel (both past and present) have made for the freedoms we as Canadians enjoy, for their friends, families, and countries around the world.  For children, Remembrance Day often means an assembly, some reading, and a lesson about what Remembrance Day is and means to them. Below are some of my go to choices to share with patrons who are looking to read about Remembrance Day at home with their children:

Committee Appointment: Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee

November 4, 2021
Lindsey

Lennox and Addington County invites applications from residents interested in being considered for appointment to the Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee.

The Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee is dedicated to identifying barriers and improving accessibility and opportunities for people with disabilities. Committee members are appointed for a two-year term. County Council will appoint members to fill the following vacancy:

Treaties Recognition Week

November 3, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

Ontario observes an annual Treaties Recognition Week the first week in November. This is a time for all Canadians to learn about the importance of the treaties and treaty relationships that shape Ontario.