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Staff Picks: The Bomb Maker

April 26, 2018
Catherine

Shelby, a Page from the County of L&A Libraries' Napanee Branch, recently enjoyed The Bomb Maker, the latest novel by bestseller crime writer Thomas Perry. 

Summer 2018 Sneak Preview

April 26, 2018
Catherine

Want to know what book releases to watch out for this summer? The following books won’t hit shelves for several months, but they are worth keeping an eye out for. Fortunately, you can reserve them today by visiting www.CountyLibrary.ca and placing a hold.

Staff Picks: A Piece of the World

April 18, 2018
Catherine

Kristin reviews A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, a historical novel inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

There's a time and place for audiobooks

April 16, 2018
Catherine

I should start off this article by saying that I firmly believe that books are books regardless of format, including e-books, audiobooks and print. If it has the same words (read: not abridged), it has the same meaning. I love listening to audiobooks on my drive to and from work and while doing chores around the house – I get a lot more reading accomplished that way than I might otherwise.

There are several situations that are perfect for getting lost in a good audiobook. Next time you find yourself in one, grab some earbuds and give it a try!

4th Annual Local Author Showcase

March 28, 2018
Catherine

While winter hasn’t completely released its grip, we look forward to the warm and sunny days ahead. We also look forward to one of our signature events: the local author showcase!

Service Spotlight: Energy Meters

March 27, 2018
Catherine

Do you want to lower your electrical bill? Or reduce your energy footprint? We all do! Take control of your energy costs without paying for special technical devices.

As part of our Beyond Books collection, we are pleased to provide energy meters that can help you learn just how much you are consuming. The energy meters provide data on various aspects of consumption and costs, measuring real-time usage as well as daily, monthly and yearly estimates.

The evolution of Chick-Lit

March 26, 2018
Catherine

People outside of the book world often apply the Chick-Lit genre to any book told from the perspective of a woman or that is appealing to women, but it is actually MUCH more specific than that.

Staff Picks: The Immortalists

March 26, 2018
Catherine

Catherine reviews The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, a novel which ponders questions of life and fate.

Staff Picks: The Wolves of Winter

March 26, 2018
Catherine

Marg, Supervisor of the Napanee Branch, reviews The Wolves of Winter, a new dystopian thriller by Tyrell Johnson. 

"The Wolves of Winter by Canadian author Tyrell Johnson is a post-apocalyptic, dystopian thriller set in the not too distant future. The author has achieved excellent character and plot development in this atmospheric debut novel.

CBC Canada Reads 2018

March 26, 2018
Catherine

Canada Reads is an annual "battle of the books" competition organized and broadcasted by the CBC. During the program, five Canadian luminaries champion five different books, each extolling the merits of one of the titles. The debate is broadcasted over a series of five programs and at the end of each episode, a book is voted off the island. By day five, only one remains and it is billed as the book that all of Canada should read.