Staff Picks: Bird Box

December 19, 2018

Here Shelby reviews Bird Box by Josh Malerman, a horror novel which has been recently made into a film airing on Netflix. 

Books to curl up with

December 19, 2018

On cold, dreary days, there’s nothing better than a warm fireplace (or well-lit Christmas tree), a cup of hot tea, and a good book. That’s just an undeniable fact. If you are interested in a few “wintery” books ideas to curl up with, read ahead.

Staff Picks: Vicious Cycle

December 17, 2018

Here's Jackie's review of Vicious Cycle by Terri Blackstock, which can be reserved at your branch of the County Libraries:

A Peek in the Vault

December 17, 2018
Lisa Lawlis

Glass plate negatives were first introduced in the 1850’s and were used before photographic film. The most popular type of glass plate negatives were collodion wet plate glass negatives (which were used from 1850 till 1885) and gelatin dry plate glass negatives (which were used from 1880 till 1920).* The different types of glass plate negatives refer to how the chemical emulsion on the glass reacts to light when the photograph is taken.**

Eric Smith Acclaimed as Lennox and Addington County Warden for 2019

December 14, 2018

Lennox and Addington County Council wishes to announce that Eric Smith, Reeve of Stone Mills Township, was acclaimed County Warden for the year 2019, at Council’s Inaugural Meeting held on December 12, 2018. This is Eric Smith’s first time serving as the County Warden.

Get out and Enjoy Winter in #UnspoiledLA

December 12, 2018
Rob Plumley

The snow isn't here quite yet, but that doesn't mean you can't bundle up and enjoy the cold weather. There's lots to do this winter in Lennox & Addington County. Take a look at some of the fun activities that are available when the snow flies.

Shopping small in Lennox and Addington County

December 11, 2018
Amanda Chalk

You won't always find the perfect gift shopping online or in the big box stores. With this in mind, I recently decided to partake in a shopping trip to the village of Bath.

This quaint community is located along the Loyalist Parkway between Kingston and the Glenora Ferry. It overlooks Lake Ontario and offers a beautiful view of Amherst Island to the south.

Confessions of a Curator: The wonder of the season

December 4, 2018
Joanne Himmelman

December has come upon us and the images of our Christmas past flood into our memories. It is all around us –the visual barrage of lights, television commercials, the Santa on every corner, music in every store, party after party, present after present. Sometimes it is just too much. 

Time to Get Shopping in Lennox & Addington

November 28, 2018
Rob Plumley

It's official... shopping season is here. Don't miss out on finding the perfect gifts that are available from merchants right here in Lennox & Addington County.

Here you can shop and enjoy the festive backdrop of inspiring heritage and rural charm. Chances are our towns, villages and hamlets have exactly what you're looking for.

Check out our list of great boutiques and one-of-a-kind stores.

A reader's review

November 27, 2018

Once in a blue moon I receive a note from a reader asking me to review something for this column, or hoping to share a book they have loved. One such note came from Rosamund Hyde of Tamworth. She sent a lovely little write-up about Rilla of Ingleside by LM Montgomery, a book she describes as “a hidden treasure within a well-known body of work.” She gave me permission to share her review here.

Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery