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5 Books for Water Babies at Heart

July 3, 2019
Catherine

In this warm weather, you may find yourself longing for the beach, dock or pool. If you are one of those people who considers water to be your second home during the summer months, you may be interested in reading about some characters (both real and fictional) who have felt similarly. The following five books, although very different, all celebrate a love of swimming.

Council Honours Steve Fox

June 27, 2019
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June 27, 2019 – At their Regular meeting held June 26, County Council honoured Stephen Fox who is retiring this week after a career that spanned 30 years as the Director, Financial Services/Treasurer for the County of Lennox and Addington.  Past Wardens Bill Lowry and Gord Schermerhorn were in attendance at the meeting.

Staff Picks: A Story About Cancer (With A Happy Ending)

June 27, 2019
Catherine

Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed A Story About Cancer (With A Happy Ending) by India Desjardins, a YA graphic novel that will "both torment and inspire hope among all who read it." The following is Kristin's review: 

Meet our new programmer!

June 26, 2019
Catherine

Kate comes to us from the school library world where she was a leader in coding, robotics and S.T.E.M. programs in the library.  She has an educational background in both recreation and library services as well as a passion for technology integration, D.I.Y.-ing, and creating inclusive programs and spaces.  Kate is excited to be a part of the Lennox & Addington Community and is looking forward to creating new programs for you. 

Like birds? You'll Love the Feathered Friends Exhibit

June 25, 2019
Rob Plumley

Back in the spring JoAnne Himmelman, the L&A County Museum & Archives Curator, asked if I was available to help her and museum staff set up the new "Feathered Friends" exhibit that was due to arrive in Napanee in June. I'd never installed a museum exhibit before and it sounded like a lot of fun so I obliged without hesitation.

Best of 2019...so far!

June 25, 2019
Catherine

Believe it or not, we are just about over halfway through 2019. So far it has been a fantastic year for book releases. Though highly-anticipated releases from established authors such as Ann Patchett, Stephen King and Emma Donoghue remain on the horizon, 2019 has already produced enough great books to keep any reader busy for the rest of the year. According to me and my own personal preferences, the following are the five “best” 2019 releases I’ve read…so far.

DSVA Visitor Cheat Sheet

June 24, 2019
Rob Plumley

Let's face it, visiting the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area is always a fun experience. But you can have an even more enjoyable time if you follow this simple list of hints & tips. 

These points are meant for first-timers, or those still relatively new to stargazing. We ask that you keep them top of mind during your visit.

Your Macpherson House 2019 Event Cheat Sheet

June 24, 2019
Rob Plumley

The Allan Macpherson House & Park, standing proudly along the banks of the Napanee River at 180 Elizabeth Street in Napanee, opens for another busy summer season on July 2nd. Built circa 1826, this grand old home is offering a jam packed schedule of events and activities in 2019.

Museum Takes Flight

June 21, 2019
Amber Meyer

During the off-season, Napanee’s picturesque historical home sits still and calm, holding the memories of the Macpherson family and early Napanee. After months of planning and preparation, we are ready to open its doors to the public again on July 2nd for a fun filled summer. The beautiful garden and parkland is the perfect spot to escape the busyness of life and take a step back in time. The house is open Wednesday afternoons for tours, and special events are offered Tuesdays to Thursdays from 1:00-4:00pm.  

Staff Picks: The First Mistake

June 20, 2019
Catherine

Erin Markuschewsky of the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed The First Mistake by Sandie Jones, author of last year's popular thriller The Other Woman. Here is Erin's review: