Staff Picks: Brown Girl in the Ring


Since February was Black History Month, the Amherstview Branch’s book club read books based on the themes of black history and culture. Jennifer, who leads the book club, chose to read Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, a great CanLit novel. It’s sci-fi and from 1998, so it could be considered a bit obscure. “Winner of several ‘best first novel’ awards, this novel weaves together elements of Afro-Caribbean culture, feminist science fiction, and magic realism,” says Jennifer.

New 'Art in the Library' Exhibit


The County of Lennox and Addington Public Libraries are proud to support the community’s culture and talent. It is for this reason that we have started the “Art in the Library” program in partnership with the Greater Napanee Area Arts Association (GNAAA). A prominent feature wall was created at the Napanee Branch specifically for this program where artists can display their work.

The latest exhibit, starring Primrose Craig and David A. Gordon will be running until April 30th.

New Exhibits Highlight Canada 150

Rob Plumley

Staff at the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee recently put the finishing touches on some new exhibits that celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Below are details about three exciting displays that were unveiled on February 21st.

The "Napanee at Confederation" exhibit highlights the 1860’s photographic collection of Stephen Benson. The exhibit reveals the everyday faces of the town, streetscapes and buildings in a unique portrait of the County Town.

Andy Forgie highlights a busy “Tuesday Night at the Museum” on February 21st

Rob Plumley

It's sure to be a fun and informative “Tuesday Night at the Museum” in Napanee on February 21st at 7pm.

Evergreen Award 2017


The Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award is best described as the “readers’ choice” of Canadian literary awards. Each year, a list of ten nominees is selected by a committee of librarians and in September library patrons from all across the province can vote on their favourite. The winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week in October.

New to the Archives

Rob Plumley

The Archives extensive collection - estimated at 10,000 items - receives new additions by donation on a regular basis. Check out some of the new and exciting items we have available. 

Newspaper Digitization Project

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


“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

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.

Fiction for genealogy lovers


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