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PA Day @ The Library

October 31, 2019
Catherine

This upcoming P.A. Day, Friday, November 1st, we'll have a ton of fun activities happening across our branches. Please note that Bath, Tamworth and Yarker Branches are closed on Fridays as usual, but we'll have stuff going on into Saturday.

 

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BRICKTASTIC BUILD OFF

A late season paddle on the Napanee River

October 30, 2019
Rob Plumley

With the paddling season nearing an end for another year, I took advantage of a beautiful late-October afternoon to paddle a stretch of the Napanee River that I hadn't yet visited.

While most leaves have fallen here in L&A, the drive from Napanee was still a pretty one. I took the scenic route to the boat launch on Curl Road in Stone Mills between Camden East and Yarker. 

“Crazy for Crackers” Closes Our Year

October 25, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

We will be ending our exhibition year with a “cracking” good time – tutus, cookies, and Christmas trees included.

Can you believe how fast 2019 is slipping by? I am sitting at my desk reviewing my exhibit plan for 2020 and realize that I am due to write a blog. With this in mind and my exhibit plan in front of me…I think I will highlight what’s around the corner for the exhibits at the museum. This year we circulated nine exhibits with various themes- changing from student sculpted snowmen to model boats, from the St Lawrence Seaway flooding to birds in our backyard. 

Committee Appointments

October 25, 2019
Lindsey

Lennox and Addington County Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee 

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:

Staff Picks: The Remaking

October 19, 2019
Catherine

Are you in need a book for October’s Goodreads book club "witches" theme or a fan of horror films? If so, check out Julie's review of The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman.

We need your feedback!

October 18, 2019
Catherine

During the month of October, we are requesting that our program and event partipants across Lennox & Addington take a short survey that will help inform our programming lineup into the New Year and beyond. 

Completing a survey will give you chance to win a $100 Indigo gift card. You may complete a survey (and earn a draw entry) for each program you attend in October. 

Menzel Centennial a scenic hike through a nature reserve class provincial park

October 15, 2019
Rob Plumley

2459 County Road 15, 
613-336-2228

#AskanArchivist

October 11, 2019
Lisa Lawlis

With my thoughts in digitization and updating our online database (and let’s face it, since it's October I am also thinking about apple pie recipes) I often forget to slow down and remind myself of how researchers interact with resources at the archives. 

A tweet from the Society of American Archivists on October 2nd, 2019 during #AskanArchivist day pulled me away from scanning a photograph album from 1872 to ponder the question of how researchers locate and engage with records online:

 

A Colourful Paddle on Deerock Lake

October 9, 2019
Rob Plumley

Since I started kayaking last year I've had a few people mention to me how great a spot Deerock Lake is to paddle. I've had it on my list of places to visit and I finally made the trip on a sunny morning in early-October.

They weren't exaggerating. Deerock Lake Conservation Area may be the absolute most beautiful place I've ever been to.

Route Itineraries for a Perfect Colour Tour

October 7, 2019
Rob Plumley

Autumn is my favourite season. The humidity of the summer is mostly gone, the nights are cool, and the days are still warm enough to keep the heavy jacket in the back of the closet.

With the exception of raking the lawn - and raking again, and again - there's nothing not to like about this time of year. Despite the work that goes along with keeping the yard in order, seeing the colours that Mother Nature unveils every fall is well worth it. 

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