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Coming soon!

February 19, 2019
Catherine

Want to know what book releases to watch out for in the coming months? The following titles are not quite released yet, but they are worth keeping an eye out for. Fortunately, you can reserve them today by visiting our catalogue and placing a hold.

Inspiration & Learning

February 14, 2019
Amber Meyer

In my job, I have the wonderful constant reminder that learning is not just for kids and that a Museum is a perfect venue to learn so many different things! Everyone has the opportunity to learn something new, whether it be in a new place or a place you have visited many times before.

Books for Marie Kondo fans

February 7, 2019
Catherine

The breakout success of Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and subsequent Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo has sparked a huge interest in the topics of decluttering and minimalism. If you’ve enjoyed the television show, then I suggest your check out Kondo’s books but if you’ve already read Kondo’s books, you may be interested trying out some of the titles listed below.

Staff Picks: The Girl From Blind River

February 6, 2019
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed The Girl from Blind River by Gale Massey, a book she describes as gritty, poetic and suspenseful. Read her review below. 

Attention all parents and caregivers in Prince Edward - Lennox and Addington Counties

February 5, 2019
Lindsey

Join us to share your thoughts on ways to strengthen the child care and early years system in our communities. All parents and caregivers in Prince Edward - Lennox and Addington are welcome to participate.

We will discuss:

New Exhibit "Revisiting Special Moments: A Retrospective" by Shirley Miller on Display

January 31, 2019
Rob Plumley

Don't miss Shirley Miller's exhibit on display beginning February 4th at the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee. 

Exhibits That Connect

January 31, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

Museums strive to emotionally connect with their visitors, become a cultural hub, and help to define community values, but within this, be a source of education and entertainment, a new word was dubbed from this thought “edu-tainment”.

How to beat a reading rut

January 22, 2019
Catherine

I’m currently in the midst of the worst reading rut in my adult life. We’re already halfway through January and I have yet to finish a book. There is nothing out there that has truly sparked my interest and this time of year (busy! dreary! tiring!) just doesn’t seem to encourage the maintenance of good habits. After browsing through a few bookish sites on the internet, it is clear that I’m not alone in this.

Staff Picks: My Sister, the Serial Killer

January 22, 2019
Catherine

Gillian recently enjoyed My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, a satirical thriller set in Nigeria. Here is her review:

Check out these memoirs!

January 22, 2019
Catherine

I’ve written about memoirs several times before in this column simply because I love them. The narrative style of the memoir gives you the absorbing reading experience of fiction with the bonus of learning about an interesting time in a real person’s life. The following books are the last five memoirs I have read – not all of them were my favorites, but they each provide the unique slice of life one looks for in a memoir.