Laura from the Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed The Last Neanderthal, a new book by Claire Cameron, the Canadian author of the popular novel The Bear.
Happy 150th, Canada! Join us in celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday by participating in our Canada 150 Reading Challenge and reading tons of CanLit this summer.
Here are the challenges...
Caitlyn from the Napanee Branch reviews Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, 2006 YA novel that has it all: a relatable protagonist, a swoon-worthy love interest, and some serious soul-searching.
Patricia, Programming & Outreach Coordinator for the County Libraries, recently enjoyed the latest novel by Nancy Thayer, the Queen of the beach read.
Terry Fallis, two time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, is back this week with the release of his sixth novel.
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.
Bath, Tamworth and Yarker branches of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries have new and expanded hours. This change came into effect on June 1st, 2017.
Monday & Wednesday: 4 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Jennifer from the Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed reading The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman, a 2007 novel that was released as a movie earlier this year.
“The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of a couple who ran a zoo and when it became a farm during Nazi rule,” explains Jennifer. “Antonina, a housewife, and her husband, Jan, a zoo director, secretly sheltered Jews in their home and on the grounds.”
Marg Wood of the Napanee Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries recently enjoyed the newly released historical fiction novel The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. “From the author of The Kommandant’s Girl, comes an equally heartwarming and heartbreaking story of love and the quest for survival during WWII,” says Marg.
On June 10th from 10am-1pm at the Napanee Branch Library, we will be holding our 3rd Annual Local Author Showcase and Great Big Book Sale.
We are currently in the process of confirming the local writers we will be featuring at this event. If you are interested in participating (it's free!), please contact Julie by May 29th.