Art in the Library - Junior Edition!

August 27, 2019

Starting this October we are expanding our Art in the Library exhibits to include the masterpieces of our younger patrons! Along with the works of local artists being displayed on the upper level of the Napanee Branch Library, we will now exhibit children’s artwork on the lower level for a three month time period.

Here are the details:

Staff Picks: Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

August 27, 2019

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed reading Home for Erring and Outcast Girls by Julie Kibler, a novel of historical fiction that is loosely based on a true story. Here is her review:

Favourite Paddling Destinations in L&A

August 26, 2019
Rob Plumley

If you enjoy the outdoors, Lennox & Addington is a great place to be. There are many trails to hike or ride, and nearly countless lakes and rivers to explore. 

Growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandparents' cottage on Beaver Lake. Most every day I could be found either in my Pop's old fishing boat, or paddling along the shoreline in a canoe. 

Fast forward twenty-plus years and, despite my childhood love of being out on the water, I rarely had the opportunity to do so. Life is busy and time flies. 

Staff Picks: Albatross

August 19, 2019

Julie recently enjoyed Albatross by Canadian humour writer Terry Fallis, a book she says "will have you laughing and shaking your head in disbelief." Here is her review:

Learning the Ropes

August 19, 2019

Working at the museum this summer has been a wealth of experiences that have given me new perspectives, and a broader knowledge of collections work. It has both complimented and advanced what I have learned in my post-secondary, museum studies, education. The best thing I can say about this job as a collection assistant is that it is always interesting! I have loved getting to dig deep into an artifact’s history. Who made it? Who owned it? Why is it relevant to us in the County of Lennox and Addington today?

Notice of Temporary Road Closure - County Road 5, Greater Napanee

August 17, 2019

Please be advised that County Rd 5 in Greater Napanee will be CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC on Tuesday August 27th from approximately 7:00am to 5:00pm.  The road closure on County Rd 5 will be from the Hwy 401 west bound on-ramp to the intersection at County Rd 18.  This closure is necessary to replace a culvert under County Rd 5.  See attached map showing the location of this road closure.  You will not be able to cross the site of the culvert replacement.

What's in that box?

August 16, 2019
Lisa Lawlis

What a summer it has been! One of my goals for this summer was to process and preserve archival records that were in need of some conservation attention. The first project that caught my eye was a large box of seventy-two daguerreotype, ambrotype and tintype photographs that were donated to the Archives in the early 1970’s. The small photographs range in date from the 1840 – 1870’s and require secure storage due to the original casing of each photograph. 

Staff Picks: Something Worth Saving

August 16, 2019

Chantell McMahon recently enjoyed Something Worth Saving by Sandi Ward, a heartwarming story that is sure to capture the hearts of all animal lovers.  Here is her review:

Teeing it up in L&A County

August 15, 2019
Rob Plumley

I'm not a good golfer. Yes, I have a set of golf clubs. I own a pair of golf shoes. I have ample golf balls stored away in my big fancy golf bag. I may look the part. But make no mistake, I'm not a good golfer. Not by a long shot.

That's what's great about golf. For the average duffer, once you accept the fact that you're not going to make it look easy, you can still have fun shanking shots from the rough to the bunker to the occasional fairway and green.

Top reads & their "read-alikes"

August 14, 2019

Every once in a while this column will feature a list of the most popular books currently circulating at the library. Now that we’ve reached the dog days of summer, I thought it would be a good opportunity to look back at the past couple months and see what L&A has been clamouring to read this summer. For each of these five titles, I’ve also offered a couple “read-alike” suggestion to try out if you find yourself sitting on the waitlist.