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Staff Pick: Closer to Nowhere

January 15, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins, a powerful novel about two cousins aimed at middle grade readers. Here is her review:

Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins is a powerful middle grade novel that explores timeless topics like bullying, mental illness, crime, family angst and grief. The books is written in verse from the perspectives of Hannah and Cal. They are cousins forced to live together and they have nothing in common…or do they?

Council Praises JMPC Volunteers and Staff

January 14, 2021
Tracey

January 14, 2021 – At their January 13th virtual meeting, Lennox and Addington County Council commended the Chair of the John M. Parrott Centre Family Council, Gwen Babcock.  Gwen has chaired the Family Council since December 2019 and in this role she is committed to working with staff and families to ensure a high quality of life for all Residents. 

Looking Ahead to 2021

January 12, 2021
Amber Meyer

I’m not one for New Years Resolutions, however I always like to make a conscious effort to focus on something that is important that I may have let slip and reflect on the previous year. Wow, what a year it has been! Taking out all of the stress and uncertainties, there is something to be said about simplicity that this time has brought. Determining what the core intention is in whatever you are doing and finding the pleasure in those simple moments is what I have made to be my goal.

PELASS Offering Emergency Child Care - January 2021

January 8, 2021
Lindsey

On Monday, December 21, the Premier of Ontario announced Safer at Home Restrictions for the next 28 days and ordered a range of time-limited public health actions to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Most Popular Reads of 2020

January 7, 2021
Catherine

Curious what your neighbours were reading in 2020? The following are the titles that had the most borrows last year.

 

Print (physical copies)

1. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci

2. Blue Moon by Lee Child

3. A Better Man by Louise Penny

4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

5. Becoming by Michelle Obama

6. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

7. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

8. The Guardians by John Grisham

9. Criss Cross by James Patterson

Staff Picks: Barry Squires: Full Tilt

January 7, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed Barry Squires: Full Tilt by Heather Smith, a Young Adult novel that has been described as "Derry Girls meets Billy Elliot with an East coast twist." Here is here review:

When I started reading Barry Squires: Full Tilt I thought it would be a lighthearted, rollicking romp through the bingo halls and streets of St. John’s, Newfoundland, it was indeed that but so much more.

My Top Reads 2020

January 6, 2021
Catherine

Now that we have safely entered 2021, I thought it would be a good opportunity to look back on my favourite reads of 2020. It was challenging to narrow it down, but the following are my personal top ten in no particular order.

Starting the New Year (not quite at the Museum)

January 4, 2021
Alannah MacGregor

As we all look toward what 2021 will bring, I am reminded of a new year’s eve toast made by one of my favorite TV characters; Sherman T. Potter of M*A*S*H*. While the quote has nothing to do with museums I thought I’d share it none the less; “Here’s to the New Year. May she be a [darn] sight better than the old one” I think the sentiment of this quote is on everyone’s mind as we celebrate this year in lockdown.

Return to curbside service

December 30, 2020
Catherine

Update (1/14/2021): We continue to offer contactless curbside services at all of our branches.

At the Province's direction, we will be keeping our doors closed after Christmas and until further notice. While members of the public will not be able to enter the library, we will offering contactless curbside pickup at all branch locations. Please see below for our hours and information about how you can request items for curbside pickup.

 

HOURS

Amherstview & Napanee 

Tuesday 2-8pm

Library Holiday Hours

December 28, 2020
Catherine

Please take note of our modified hours over the 2020 holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

December 24, 25, 26

  • All branches closed

December 31

  • Amherstview & Napanee (10am-1pm)
  • Bath & Yarker (10am-12pm)

January 1

  • All branches closed