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Newspaper Digitization Project

February 7, 2017
Rob Plumley

An exciting project for 2017 is underway in the Archives. Jim Sova, a dedicated volunteer, has been hard at work preparing parts of the microfilmed newspaper collection for digitization. The Napanee Express (1862-1951) and The Napanee Standard (1855-1866) are slated for phase one of the project. The goal is to have as many issues as possible searchable by keyword.

Staff Picks: I See You

February 7, 2017
Catherine

“I See You is the highly anticipated page-turner by author Clare Mackintosh whose debut book I Let You Go caused quite a stir late last year,” says Marg Wood from the Napanee Branch. “It was hailed as the new Girl on the Train and proved to be extremely popular; in fact it is still in high demand. I just finished reading I See You and I predict that it will garner the same interest and be just as popular!”

Canada 150 in Lennox & Addington

February 3, 2017
Rob Plumley

Canada turns 150 in 2017 and celebrations are happening across the country. 

Lennox & Addington County is hosting a large celebration on Saturday, August 19th! You're invited to an evening of free entertainment, including live performances from The Irish Descendants and Circus Orange. 

The event takes place outside on the grounds at the County Court House, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. Join thousands of spectators for an unforgettable evening in Lennox & Addington.

What is Geocaching?

February 1, 2017
Rob Plumley

You've heard the buzz about geocaching and would love to give it a try. But... what is geocaching, exactly?

We're glad you asked. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played by adventure seekers using GPS devices or smartphones. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, and share the experience online.

Geocaches can be found anywhere. They can be as small as your fingernail or as big as a toolbox. It's an amazing way to discover places you've never been before.

Winter Activities Abound in L&A

February 1, 2017
Rob Plumley

Bundle up and enjoy the cold weather! Whether you're into snowmobiling, snowshoeing or cross country skiing, there's lots to keep you busy.

You don’t have to live here to access over 200 km of as part one of the premier snowmobiling networks in Ontario. Get your OFSC permit (required for all OFSC trails) then ride the trails across L&A County from Napanee to Arden; Perth Road Village to Amherstview; and up north through some amazing trails in Addington Highlands.

Discover L&A Ride

February 1, 2017
Rob Plumley

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Fiction for genealogy lovers

January 12, 2017
Catherine

One of the great enjoyments of genealogy is untangling the branches of your family tree and finding a previously unknown relative.

MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday Night at the Museum to feature The Bay of Quinte Railway on January 17th

January 11, 2017
Rob Plumley

‘Tuesday Night at the Museum’ returns to the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee on January 24th at 7pm. Those in attendance will hear about the fascinating history of The Bay of Quinte Railway, one of the most successful private industries in Canadian history.

March Break Madness

January 11, 2017
Catherine

Join us during March Break (March 13th-17th) for fantastic, free programs and events including Junkyard Symphony, reptiles and more! Find out about everything that's going on.

Monday, March 13th

Movie Monday & Total Aquatics Reptile Show

Join us for movies & snacks at Napanee (10:30am) and Amherstview (3:00pm). Later in the evening, meet some slithery new friends at the Yarker Branch (6:30pm).

Tuesday, March 14th

Junkyard Symphony

Learn a new language!

January 11, 2017
Catherine

Our subscription database Mango Languages makes learning a new language (including English as a second language) fast and easy! Choose from a wide variety of languages and learn basic words and phrases for practical conversation in everyday situations. Learn a new language at your own pace with Mango’s fun interactive lessons. Note: If prompted, enter your library card number.