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Storytime with Santa

December 4, 2019
Catherine

We’re inviting families to join us for “Storytime with Santa”, a special holiday story celebration with a very special guest: Santa Claus himself! 

Children will have a chance to participate in holiday games and crafts. We will also be staging Santa photo sessions.

Please note that photos by our photographer will be posted on the library's Facebook account. If you do not want a photo of your child on Facebook, you will have the option to quickly snap your own photo.

All are welcome to this FREE event. Parents/guardians must remain on site. 

Patricia's Christmas Reads

December 4, 2019
Patricia Richard

Each year as the business of December approaches I shift my reading to light, cozy, predictable and delightful Christmas stories. I love that in just a few hours (not unlike a Hallmark movie) you can enjoy a little brain candy and escape from the hustle and bustle. Below are a few Christmas cozies new to our collection this year that I have enjoyed so far:

Staff Picks: The Butterfly Girl

December 4, 2019
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian for the Lennox & Addington Libraries, recently enjoyed The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld, which Margaret Atwood describes as a "heartbreaking, finger-gnawing, and yet ultimately hopeful novel."

Books into Movies 2020

November 26, 2019
Catherine

Like every year, 2019 has been chock full of movie adaptations of well-loved books. Some of them have tanked (ahem The Goldfinch), while others look extremely promising (Little Women) or possibly worth a watch (Where Did You Go Bernadette). If you love movies as much as you love books, you’ll want to prepare for the following big 2020 releases.

PA Day @ The Library

November 26, 2019
Catherine

This upcoming P.A. Day, Friday, November 29th, we'll have a ton of fun activities happening across our branches. Please note that Bath, Tamworth and Yarker Branches are closed on Fridays as usual, but we'll have stuff going on into Saturday.

 

All Branches -- 

BRICKTASTIC BUILD OFF

5 Books for Gladwell Fans

November 19, 2019
Catherine

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know was just released last month, and it is already incredibly popular at the library. Talking to Strangers is best described as “a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure.” Gladwell argues that something is wrong with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know.

Staff Picks: Pumpkinheads

November 19, 2019
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed Pumpkinheads, a brand new graphic novel by bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award-winning Vancouver-based artist Faith Erin Hicks. Here is her review: 

The DNA-Genealogy Connection

November 19, 2019
Catherine

One of the most rapidly advancing areas of genealogy and family history research is genetic genealogy.

Staff Picks: Cilka's Journey

November 7, 2019
Catherine

Marg Wood from the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed reading Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris, the follow up to her overwhelmingly successful novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: This is Baby

October 31, 2019
Catherine

Amy Kay recently enjoyed This is Baby by Jimmy Fallon and Miguel Ordonez, an amusing, colourful picture book that is perfect for "baby bookworms."