Canadian History Week

November 22, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

Explore Canadian heritage through these works that depict a significant person, event or story in Canadian history. They reflect and celebrate social values such as tolerance, fairness, courage and resourcefulness.


Children’s Books

Winter 2022 Preview

November 9, 2021

Even though we just beginning to dip our toes into the holiday season, library staff are busy prepping for new year by researching and getting orders in for the titles that will be must-reads in 2022. It goes without saying that all of the usual suspects will be well-represented (James Patterson, Danielle Steel, JD Robb, David Baldacci, Robyn Carr, etc.) but readers should also take note of the following fifteen releases that are perhaps less expected, but still hotly anticipated.

Remembrance Day

November 5, 2021
Patricia Richard

For me, Remembrance Day is a day of quiet reflection. It is a day where I think about the sacrifices that all military personnel (both past and present) have made for the freedoms we as Canadians enjoy, for their friends, families, and countries around the world.  For children, Remembrance Day often means an assembly, some reading, and a lesson about what Remembrance Day is and means to them. Below are some of my go to choices to share with patrons who are looking to read about Remembrance Day at home with their children:

International Day of the Girl Child

October 7, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. Girls are breaking boundaries to create a world that is relevant for them and future generations.


Children’s Books

Fall Reading Special

September 20, 2021

Check out what the staff of L&A Libraries are most excited to read this fall. Many of these books have not been released yet, but you can place a hold on a title in the catalogue by clicking it's book cover. Get started here.




National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 9, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

On September 30th we reflect on our obligation to reconcile the truth of the grievous historic injustice committed against First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples in the Canadian Indian residential school system. 

National Peacekeepers Day

August 5, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

The Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, and the RCMP hold a ceremony each year on the Sunday nearest August 9th at the Peacekeeping Monument in Ottawa to recognize international peace support efforts. This day commemorates the losses people sustain on all sides due to trauma and death in conflict zones/peace missions.

Children’s Books

Experiences of Canada

June 30, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

Canada Day is currently the center of conversation for its controversial origins as a colonial symbol. People see it variously as a point of celebration, lamentation, and protestation. It is time to reflect on what it means to be Canadian. How can we remedy present day conflicts rooted in historic and ongoing human rights violations? What would a shared vision of an equitable society look like? These writers take stock of how we see ourselves as well as how the world sees us.

Children’s Books

Summer thrills and chills

June 9, 2021

There is nothing quite like reading a thriller in the warm sun, am I right? The following are mini reviews for some new or forthcoming spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat novels to enjoy on the deck or dock this summer.  

National Indigenous History Month

June 1, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

In June, we honour the original inhabitants of this continent by acknowledging their rich heritage and recognizing the strength of present-day First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Celebrate the many rising voices in a multitude of stories which reflect the cultural dislocation which connects to the author’s nation(s) or how their community prevails.