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Starry night events happening at the Dark Sky Viewing Area in August

July 19, 2018
Rob Plumley

Although our area definitely needs some rain, we're asking for your positive thoughts to keep the clouds away on a few nights this August. The Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area is hosting a number of free events that will appeal to novice stargazers, astrophotography enthusiasts, and meteor watchers. 

 

Explore The Magnificent Waterways of L&A County

July 18, 2018
Mike Hector

Situated amid the scenic rural landscapes of South Eastern Ontario - and virtually smack dab in the middle between Toronto and Montreal, Lennox & Addington County is a rapidly emerging travel destination with plenty to offer. It's home to a plethora of activities, features and fun travel ideas for the savvy staycationer to discover.

Geocaching in L&A County Comes Naturally

July 16, 2018
Joe Tisdale

I've been geocaching for over nine years now, and I have travelled throughout North America seeking those little containers hidden in some truly awesome spots.

I found my first ever geocache right here in Napanee on January 12, 2009. It was called “Paper House” and it was located at N 44° 15.577 W076° 58.257, or for you non-geocachers, near Walmart. Being new to Napanee and not knowing much of the area, I thought it would be a good idea to use geocaching as a way to tour my new home town, and that is just what I did.

Local tourism attractions and their literary pairings

July 16, 2018
Catherine

Looking for something interesting to do this summer? Depressed at the prospect of not being able to go on a far-flung vacation? Well, you should note that there are a surprising number of world-class attractions right here in your backyard. Here are five destinations in Lennox & Addington that should be on your radar…and the books that would be perfect to take with you on each adventure!

Dark Sky Viewing Area

No time to read?

July 3, 2018
Catherine

When I’m out and about, people so often say to me, “I just don’t have the time to read.” My feeling is that regardless of your family commitments, employment and packed social calendar, if you love books, you will find the time. Here is how to make it happen:

Unlikable characters and the character-driven reader

July 3, 2018
Catherine

A character-driven reader is someone who reads in order to get into the head of an interesting character. This is different from those who read for setting, storyline or prose. A book with character as its biggest appeal is a book in which readers feel so connected with the characters that when the book is over, they feel they lost someone dear to them. However, there is more than one type of character-driven reader and there is more than one type of character-driven book.

Staff Picks: In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It

July 3, 2018
Catherine

Erin recently enjoyed In Conclusion, Don't Worry About Ita quick read with a positive message. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: The Life Lucy Knew

July 3, 2018
Catherine

Patricia, Programming & Outreach Coordinator, recently enjoyed The Life Lucy Knewthe novel book by Karma Brown. Karma Brown is a Canadian author of women's fiction best known for The Choices We Make.

10 Fascinating Historic Sites to Explore in L&A County

July 3, 2018
Mike Hector

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 2018

July 3, 2018
Catherine

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.