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Springtime on Amherst Island

April 17, 2019
Amanda Chalk

It was a beautiful spring day for a drive. Shortly after heading out, I found myself on the Loyalist Parkway enjoying the scenery along Lake Ontario.

The ferry to Amherst Island was right ahead, a place in Lennox and Addington County that I have yet to visit. With no firm plans for the day, I turned to join the line to board the new end loading ferry boat.

Staff Picks: The Lost Girls of Paris

April 15, 2019
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed The Lost Girls of Paris, the latest offering of Pam Jenoff, the author of the immensely popular The Orphan’s Tale. Inspired by true-life events this novel recounts and celebrates the heroic efforts of female spies during WWII. Here is her review:

I love picture books!

April 15, 2019
Patricia Richard

I love picture books! There is nothing more exciting to me when reading at storytime than finding a book that engages not only the children but the caregivers as well. Below are 3 of my favorite books about books and reading.

Staff Picks: True Places

April 12, 2019
Catherine

Patricia Richard recently enjoyed True Places by Sonja Yoerg, a novel that serves as "a touching reminder of the importance of family, nature and belonging." Here is her review:

Five new tales of murder and mayhem

April 12, 2019
Catherine

So far, 2019 has been especially kind to readers who love the twists, turns and character study of a good psychological suspense novel. Here are five brand new titles that have been receiving a huge amount of buzz and will definitely be keeping thrill-seeking readers busy until the summer. 

Staff Picks: Good Riddance

April 12, 2019
Catherine

Karen Scott, Bath Branch Coordinator, recently enjoyed Good Riddance by Elinor Lipman, which she describes as "an engaging, witty, intricately plotted story of both family relationships and romance." Here is her review:

Spring Has Arrived At The Museum

April 11, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

Spring has sprung at the museum. The snow is melting and I see the tell-tale signs that is spring- the bird song has increased, the days are longer and warmer, my garden beds are calling to me, my children’s bikes are tripping me up on the walk-way, and I sneak in the occasional day to wear my flip-flops.

Business Plan

April 11, 2019
Hollie Peterson

What is a business plan? What is it good for? And how do I make one?

Early Spring Beauty on Full Display at Menzel Centennial

April 8, 2019
Amanda Chalk

The Menzel Centennial Provincial Nature Reserve is a spot my family and I have planned on visiting for quite some time. Now that spring has finally arrived, we figured it was the perfect time to get out and explore. We gathered up our hiking gear - including our rubber boots - and made our way towards Roblin.

Back in the Paddle after a Long Winter

April 8, 2019
Rob Plumley

I've had the itch to go paddling basically since I put the kayak away in October. With the balmy weather Southeastern Ontario experienced over the weekend -- yes, 9 degrees Celsius is considered balmy compared to what our Spring has been like so far -- I decided to head out on my first paddle of the season.