"Archives Learning Labs" debut at the L&A County Museum & Archives on September 23rd

September 6, 2017
Rob Plumley

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.

Staff Picks: Scarborough

August 24, 2017

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.”

A look back on 1967: Canada's Centennial Year in L&A

August 22, 2017

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.  

Staff Picks: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

August 22, 2017

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.

Seventh Town to play Music in the Garden concert on August 30th

August 17, 2017
Rob Plumley

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.

Staff Picks: Blackout

August 16, 2017

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.”

Staff Picks: Trouble is a Friend of Mine

August 4, 2017

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.

Celebrate Canada 150 in Lennox & Addington on August 19th in Napanee

July 31, 2017

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.

Staff Picks: The Dry

July 31, 2017

Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed The Dry, an intriguing and page-turning thriller that was suggested to her by a patron.

TD Summer Reading is coming to a close for 2017

July 30, 2017

While the TD Summer Reading Club will soon be coming to a close for 2017, there is still time to complete your summer reading challenges before the wrap up parties! We ask that you please RSVP for a party by August 18th, although we will be flexible as we understand you may be cramming to reach your eight books.