Karen from the Bath Branch of the County of L&A Libraries recently enjoyed The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke. She says it's a "warm and engaging family drama, with a little romance, and a little humour to lighten things up."
Caitlyn from the Napanee Branch of the County of L&A Libraries recently enjoyed Robin Benway's Emmy & Oliver, a contemporary YA romance with heart.
A new series of interesting "Archives Learning Labs" have been scheduled to take place at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee.
The first lab entitled "The Home Archivist" is on Saturday, September 23rd from 9am - noon. Kyla Ubbink, book and paper conservator, will provide those in attendance with the skills needed to save and preserve various treasured family items.
Kelly, Coordinator of the Yarker Branch, recently enjoyed reading one of the biggest new CanLit releases, Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez.
“Scarborough is the debut novel from playwright Catherine Hernandez,” Kelly explains. The book focuses on a passage of one year in the lives of community members that are associated with a literacy program at a school in Scarborough.”
Canada’s Centennial year, 1967, is fondly remembered by boomers for its Centennial Spectaculars, Expo ’67 in Montreal, the Voyageur Canoe Pageant, the Centennial train and the Centennial caravan. As well, young people had opportunities to travel across the country and experience first-hand, the geographic magnitude of this country.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman has been one of the summer’s biggest surprise hits.
For a debut novel with an unassuming cover, it is very impressive that it has already been read by nearly 20,000 Goodreads members and has a 4.34/5 rating. It has also been nominated for several UK literary awards, which is doubly impressive since it’s not the standard kind of highbrow literary fiction that usually dominates this realm.
Great musical performances in a beautiful garden setting - a perfect combination. On Wednesday, August 30th at 7pm, you're invited to attend “Music in the Garden” – the final music event of the summer happening at the Allan Macpherson House & Park in Napanee.
Julie, Readers’ Services Coordinator for the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed a new thriller that looks at what would happen if a large scale blackout occurred.
“In these dog days of summer brown outs are all too common and even the occasional blackout,” says Julie. “In August of 2003, on a hot summer day the power went out across Ontario and much of the Eastern Seaboard affecting the population from hours to days in some places. Imagine if a blackout happened for Europe in the dead of winter -- Marc Elsberg’s book Blackout does just this.”
Caitlyn, a student Page from the Napanee Branch of the County of L&A Libraries, recently enjoyed Trouble is a Friend of Mine, a character-driven YA novel by Stephanie Tromly.
Lennox & Addington County is celebrating Canada's 150 birthday with a free outdoor concert on Saturday, August 19th beginning at 7pm. The event takes places on the grounds of the Lennox & Addington County Court House, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. Those in attendance are asked to bring their lawn chairs to best enjoy the show.