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March Break Fun Returns to the Museum

March 4, 2019
Rob Plumley

Looking for some fun things to do with the kids over March Break? The Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives is offering a variety of family-friendly events and activities during the school break. See below for more details:

 

 

Museums - What’s Not To Love!

February 28, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

Is it conceivable that not everyone loves history? Is it possible for anyone to look at a pair of women’s gloves or shoes from the 1920’s and not imagine who wore them and what fantastic party they went to? I didn’t think so, but sadly, it’s true – not everyone cares. The curator in me rises up and I am challenged. I must help the non-caring and must show them the beauty in the living history that surrounds us, the material culture left behind for us to touch, the photographs and diaries that shed light on day to day activities from our past.  

Staff Picks: Nightfall Berlin

February 28, 2019
Catherine

Andree recently enjoyed Nightfall Berlin by Jack Grimwood, which she described as "a smartly written novel that moves at break-neck speed." Read her review here:

Books for Marie Kondo fans

February 22, 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: Homes

February 20, 2019
Catherine

Kelly recently read Homes: A Refugee Story, written by 15-year-old Abu Bakr al Rabeeah as he recounts what it was like to spend his childhood in the middle of a civil war. Read her review here:

Coming soon!

February 19, 2019
Catherine

Want to know what exciting new 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.

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

Complete the survey 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.

Complete the survey for a chance to win a VISA gift card!

***Complete the survey here***

 

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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.