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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.

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.

Staff Picks: Educated

June 26, 2018
Catherine

Karen Nordrum, from the Tamworth Branch of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries, reviews Educated, a new memoir written by Tara Westover:

See It @ The Library

June 25, 2018
Catherine

Cool off by dropping by the Napanee or Amherstview Branches to enjoy a family movie. This program will take place from July 6th until August 17th -- each Friday at 10:30am. See the movie lineup below!

 

Amhestview

July 6 – Sherlock Gnomes

July 13 – Paddington 2

July 20 – Early Man

July 27 - Tad the Explorer

August 3 – Pokemon the movie: I choose you

TD Summer Reading Club Launch

June 19, 2018
Catherine

You are invited to attend a family storytime at your local library branch at 10:30am on Saturday, June 23rd. This will be the official launch of TD Summer Reading Club 2018 and your first opportunity to pick up your TD Summer Reading Club kit. All branches will be running this program. 

Staff Picks: Then She Was Gone

June 18, 2018
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed Then She Was Gone, a popular new thriller by Lisa Jewell. Read her review here: