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The Menzel Centennial Provincial Nature Reserve is a spot my family and I have planned on visiting for quite some time. Now that spring has finally arrived, we figured it was the perfect time to get out and explore. We gathered up our hiking gear - including our rubber boots - and made our way towards Roblin.
I've had the itch to go paddling basically since I put the kayak away in October. With the balmy weather Southeastern Ontario experienced over the weekend -- yes, 9 degrees Celsius is considered balmy compared to what our Spring has been like so far -- I decided to head out on my first paddle of the season.
Jennifer Robinson from the Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets, a brand new novel of psychological suspense that she describes as "an intricately woven, atmospheric story that will keep you guessing until the end." Read her review here:
April showers make for the perfect days to visit the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives. During a recent visit to the museum, I was able to step back in time and view the area from a different perspective through the artwork of long time Amherst Island resident Shirley Miller, in the exhibit titled “Revisiting Special Moments: A Retrospective, Reflecting the life on Amherst Island, Friends and Family,” on display until April 6th.
If you are a parent and/or teacher, you are probably familiar with the sweet sound of hearing a young child successfully read a book out loud. On the other side of the coin, you no doubt understand how painful and frustrating it can be to listen to a child struggle through a book that is too far beyond their grasp or not interesting enough to engage them.
Andree recently enjoyed The Book Artist by Mark Pryor, the eight installment in a series said by Publishers Weekly to have "a fascinating cast, an intriguing subplot, and a gorgeous Parisian setting that add to the story’s appeal." Here is Andree's review:
The Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award, part of the Forest of Reading, is best described as the “readers’ choice” of Canadian literary awards. Each year, a list of ten nominees is selected by a committee of librarians and in September library patrons from all across the province can vote on their favourite. The winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week in October.
The intentionality of programs at a Museum have two main goals, to educate and inspire. My favorite challenge is to have both simultaneously, engaging the audience of all ages to learn and enjoy the process. Through art classes, puppet shows, Lego and Meccano, music, storytelling, school visits and so much more, our guests have had many opportunities to experience our lively Museum over this past month. We also installed our second Museum @ Play exhibit – Lego Love. All of these programs can present an opportunity to learn, you just have to know what questions to ask and