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Get a Hands-on Bee Experience in Tamworth

July 24, 2019
Rob Plumley

There's a unique agri-tourism attraction here in Lennox & Addington that is generating a lot of buzz, both literally and figuratively. 

I recently had the opportunity to visit The Bee Spot, a small family-operated apiary located at 695 Addison Street in Tamworth, to take part in their new "Bee Experience".

Books to TV

July 19, 2019
Catherine

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!

Staff Picks: Mother Knows Best

July 19, 2019
Catherine

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:

Win a pair of Celestron SkyMaster DX 9x63 Binoculars!

July 19, 2019
Rob Plumley

To celebrate the "Our Feathered Friends" exhibit on display now at the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee, we're giving away a pair of Celestron SkyMaster DX 9x63 binoculars

Enter by August 30, 2019 for your chance to win.

 

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Where do you find these people?

July 17, 2019
Kim Kerr

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.

Bookmark Contest Results!

July 17, 2019
Catherine

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. 

Menzel Centennial one of L&A County's best kept secrets

July 16, 2019
Rob Plumley

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. 

Staff Picks: The Friends We Keep

July 12, 2019
Catherine

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:

Featuring teen artist Kiara Scott

July 5, 2019
Catherine

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. 

Staff Picks: Lighthouse Beach

July 5, 2019
Catherine

There's no better time to pick up a good beach read so thankfully Karen Scott from our Bath Branch has thoroughly vetted Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble. Here is her review: