Thanks to the many television network adaptations available through cable or streaming services, it's easier than ever these days to experience your favourite books in a visual format. From The Handmaid’s Tale and American Gods to Outlander and Call the Midwife, it seems as through TV producers immediately turn to the literary world when coming up with ideas – half of what’s out there originated as a book!
Marg Wood from the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff, a dark and suspenseful story that questions "how far moral, medical and ethical boundaries should be stretched when it comes to human reproduction." Here is Marg's review:
It’s been roughly eight weeks since I returned to the L&A County Museum and Archives after an extended maternity leave, and while I’m not a new face around here, thought it useful to highlight how I got here and what I do.
Earlier this year, we launched a bookmark contest where community members could submit their creative designs for a chance to have it printed on new library hours bookmarks. We received an amazing 60+ submissions! Thank you so much to everyone who participated.
At a recent professional development day, library staff from across the County of L&A voted on their favourite designs. The design made by Brittany Poudrier (pictured right) was selected as winner -- you'll be seeing it displayed on the 1000s of bookmarks now distributed throughout our libraries.
Choose Your Own Adventure is an outdoor, interactive story game where you are the main character! We have these programs running at various branches throughout the summer. Click here for event listings.
As a preview, try your hand at Muddy Mayhem, a Choose Your Own Adventure game based on Robert Munsch's Mud Puddle:
There’s definitely a lot to see and do here in Lennox & Addington County, particularly if you enjoy getting out and exploring our natural surroundings.
One of my favourite hiking destinations could be L&A County's best-kept secret for nature lovers. Menzel Centennial Provincial Nature Reserve is located on Roblin Road, about 4.5 kilometres west of County Road 41 near the hamlet of Roblin.
Please be advised that County Rd 6 in Loyalist Township will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at the CN Rail crossing (just north of Taylor Kidd Blvd) for track & crossing repairs.
Patricia Richard recently enjoyed The Friends We Keep by Jane Green, an inticately-plotted contemporary novel about secrets, friendship and forgiveness. Here is her review:
We've added a new element to our Art in the Library showcase in Napanee this month! In addition to the awesome local artists on display (thanks to the Greater Napanee Art Arts Association), we now have a featured teen artist.
Kiara Scott, one of our fabulous Library Pages, is our first teen artist on display. We're proud to show off her work!
Stop by the Napanee Branch anytime to check it our in person or attend our Meet the Artist reception to be held on July 18th at 6:30pm.