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Staff Picks: The Yawns are Coming

October 22, 2020
Catherine

Marg enjoyed reading The Yawns are Coming by Chris Eliopoulos to her grandkids more than once this past summer. Here is her review of this delightful picture book:

Virtual Programs

October 22, 2020
Catherine

While we have begun reintroducing small, in-person programs at our Amherstview and Napanee Branches, we also have a few programs that we're running virtually. Not everyone feels comfortable venturing too far out of the house these days, so we hope these video sessions (accessible on Facebook as well as our new YouTube channel) will help maintain your connection to the library.

Influenza Vaccine Clinics in L&A County

October 20, 2020
Lindsey

KFL&A Public Health has confirmed the following influenza vaccine clinics in Lennox and Addington County:

Greater Napanee Flu Vaccine Clinic:
Friday October 30, 2020 12 to 6 p.m. at the Strathcona Paper Centre.
Limited walk-in appointments available or book online: http://ow.ly/o67M50BXAJz

A Glimpse into an Artifact Inventory 

October 19, 2020
Alannah MacGregor

It is baffling how much goes on behind the scenes in museums, so I thought I’d bring you along while I go through the steps of an inventory for a single artifact. This single artifact is part of the larger furniture inventory happening at the museum. First off, why would a museum be doing an inventory? This is one of those questions that has a million correct answers but more than anything else the answer is because it’s a good idea.

Take a Prime Colour Tour of Southern L&A

October 14, 2020
Rob Plumley

The fall colours have reached their peak here in the southern portion of Lennox & Addington County. If you want to see them, you'd better get a move on... the leaves are falling fast!

I took a mid-week drive with the goal of finding a top-10 list of viewing locations for a weekend road trip. However, the colours were fantastic along the entire route, so fantastic that it was impossible to narrow it down to a measly 10 places. 

Staff Picks: Scaredy Snacks

October 14, 2020
Catherine

Coleen recently enjoyed perusing this "boo-tiful" picture book just in time for Halloween. Here is her review:

County Council Highlights - October 14th Virtual Meetings

October 13, 2020
Lindsey
  • County Council authorized the Warden to send a letter to Premier Ford in response to the recent announcement of a temporary $3 per hour wage increase to eligible PSW’s across Ontario.  Although Council is very supportive of PSW’s, they believe that all employees of the John M.

The L&A County Museum... Looking Forward

October 13, 2020
Amber Meyer

I’ll begin this blog by saying I miss you all. I miss hearing the voices of visitors talking about exhibits, the beautiful sound of music resonating with the audience, kids' laughter echoing in our hallway and the ability to create a sense of community within our walls. It has been a different year for us at Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives, navigating how to connect with our visitors from a distance. 2020 has allowed us the time and ability to rethink how we function and how we will be able to have an even greater reach and impact for our visitors and beyond.

An Autumn Ride on the Cataraqui Trail

October 7, 2020
Rob Plumley

While growing up in Newburgh I spent a lot of time on the Cataraqui Trail, long before it was known by such a name.

My parent's property backed onto the old rail line that cut through the village. The tracks were still there back in the 80's, but I don't recall ever seeing a train moving in either direction.
 
My brother and I and other neighbourhood kids used to play and bike up and down the old tracks all the time, jumping into ditches, getting wet and dirty in the process. Long story short, we enjoyed every minute of it.

Learn about Lennox and Addington's Digital Support for Business

October 6, 2020
Rob Plumley

There is no better time than now to look at the digital aspects of your business. Join Lennox & Addington Economic Development on  Friday, October 9th at 9am for a live Q&A session with our Digital Specialist, Steph Brown.