News

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 9, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

On September 30th we reflect on our obligation to reconcile the truth of the grievous historic injustice committed against First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples in the Canadian Indian residential school system. 

EORN Seeks Members for Board of Directors

September 8, 2021
Lindsey

(September 7, 2021) - The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is currently seeking applications from the public to serve on their Board of Directors. Eastern Ontario residents who want to contribute to the economic and technological advancement of the region are encouraged to apply.

Staff Pick: Clark and Division

September 3, 2021
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed Clark and Division by Edgar Award-winner Noami Hirahara, an atmospheric historical mystery based on real events. 

"This atmospheric story accurately portrays a Japanese family’s adverse experiences upon release from an internment camp in 1944. Aki Ito moves with her parents to Chicago to rejoin her sister, Rose, only to be told that Rose died in a subway train accident at the Clark and Division station. This unthinkable tragedy compels our strong female character to uncover what really happened and bring the perpetrator to justice.

Return to pre-COVID hours

September 1, 2021
Catherine

Please note that effective Wednesday, September 1st, all branches will be returning to their pre-COVID hours of operation. 

Please note that we are limited to 50% capacity in order to ensure proper distancing. Masks are required at all times. Please see below for hours, capacity limits, and additional safety precautions. 

HOURS

Amherstview & Napanee:

Mondays 10am-8pm

Tuesdays 10am-8pm

Wednesdays 10am-8pm

Thursdays 10am-8pm

Fridays 10am-5pm

Saturdays 10am-5pm

Staff Pick: Call Me Indian

August 31, 2021
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose, a memoir by the hockey star whose life served as inspiration for Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse.

Staff Picks: I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf

August 26, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider, an illustrated book that will call out to bibliophiles. Here is her review:

JMPC Update

August 25, 2021
Angela Malcolm

We are happy to welcome you to our electronic form of communication via our regular email newsletter.  We hope this platform brings you a sense of reassurance and comfort regarding our enhanced attention to Infection Control as well as knowledge and awareness of our processes that will affect you as you engage with the John M Parrott Centre.  We know that efficient and timely communication is of utmost importance and we commit to using this platform to ensure you are well informed of processes, opportunities, resources, events etc occurring in the Home.

Staff Pick: I Have No Secrets

August 19, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson, a captivating YA mystery novel with an ability-diverse cast of characters. 

Fourteen year old Jemma lives with Cerebral Palsy and is confined to a wheelchair unable to communicate. She resides with loving foster parents and two other fostered children and has a home healthcare provider named Sarah who is like family.

Archival Meanderings

August 17, 2021
Michelle Barclay


Summer is sure flying by here at the archives! The museum is buzzing with activity, and more and more researchers are making their way into the archives to hash out the details of the past. The influx of new visitors has had me quite busy responding to research requests, dissecting census records, squinting at the fine print of old newspapers on the microfilm reader, and meandering between the lines of land records and abstracts. 

Staff Picks: That Summer

August 13, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed That Summer by Jennifer Weiner, a beach read with some surprising depth. Here is her review: