Canada’s story began right here in South Eastern Ontario. As settlers from all over the world arrived, various cities, towns and villages were built and expanded. As these communities grew, so too did the ever-changing tale of our fledgling nation. In times of both conflict, and peace - this expansive story has been etched into the streets, buildings and of communities of Ontario in a fascinating living tapestry.
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada. It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading.
(June 27, 2018) The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is pleased that all Members of Parliament representing the region, and from across party lines, have signed strong letters of support to the federal government to help fund proposed cell service improvements for the region.
EORN is proposing a $213 million public-private partnership to improve both the reach and quality of cellular data services in rural Eastern Ontario, which is essential for business investment, jobs and quality of life.
As early as 1959, the Macpherson House had been identified as an old house worth saving. The house was derelict but retained its original design of broad halls, the original staircase and early moldings. By 1960, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society began to raise funds to restore the House. Their vision was to include a small park around the house, rebuilt the covered bridge and create a green belt for recreation along the Napanee River. Their vision was painted by Manly Macdonald. This painting is now displayed in the curatorial office.
The Allan Macpherson House, sitting proudly along the banks of the Napanee River since 1826, is celebrating 50 years of promoting 19th century heritage in 2018. A very special evening is planned on Wednesday, July 11th to commemorate the occasion.
Karen Nordrum, from the Tamworth Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, reviews Educated, a new memoir written by Tara Westover:
Cool off by dropping by the Napanee or Amherstview Branches to enjoy a family movie. This program will take place from July 6th until August 17th -- each Friday at 10:30am. See the movie lineup below!
July 6 – Sherlock Gnomes
July 13 – Paddington 2
July 20 – Early Man
July 27 - Tad the Explorer
August 3 – Pokemon the movie: I choose you
The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area’s event season is set to continue on Friday, July 6th & Saturday, July 7th (weather permitting). The 'Summertime Stargazing Tour' will be presented by dark sky enthusiast, Joe Gilker and is set to begin an hour after dusk, or about 10pm (weather permitting). Joe has become well-known in astrophotography circles in recent years and writes the popular "Dark Arts Astrophotography" blog.
For many of us, the chaotic nature of life in the concrete jungle can eventually reach critical mass. Whether it’s a classic case of cubicle fever, or the persistent siege of car horns, emails and calendar updates - we all experience the inevitable need to break free of it - and escape.
You are invited to attend a family storytime at your local library branch at 10:30am on Saturday, June 23rd. This will be the official launch of TD Summer Reading Club 2018 and your first opportunity to pick up your TD Summer Reading Club kit. All branches will be running this program.