We are thrilled to offer Ontario Park Passes to all L&A residents for the 2021 season! Through a joint partnership with the Ontario Parks - Day Permit Lending Program, residents can borrow provincial day passes for free. Passes provide complimentary day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants at more than 100 provincial parks in Ontario. Passes can be borrowed for a five day period.
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.
Kristin recently enjoyed Red, White & Royal Blue, a charming LGBTQ rom-com that finds America's First Son falling for the Prince of Wales. Here is her review:
It’s been another strange few months, working from home, trying to do what we can here at L&A Archives, without being able to physically work with the archival records. For me, this has meant focusing on updating our online PastPerfect database. I’ve spent the last two months ensuring that the descriptive information for each photograph in the collection is correct and up-to-date, and that each photograph is digitized, accessible online, and locatable in the vault.
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.
Marg recently enjoyed We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker, a emotionally-charged, character-drive drama starring a thirteen-year-old outlaw. Here is her review:
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker is an emotionally charged drama which is part mystery/thriller and part coming of age tale full of heart, soul, and humor.
May 31, 2021 – Warden Ric Bresee has directed that flags at all Lennox and Addington County work sites be lowered to half-mast for 215 hours, in memory of the 215 children located in a mass grave on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The flags will return to full-mast on June 8, 2021.
Warden Ric Bresee stated, “I hope this small gesture by our County government, will express our deepest sympathies to survivors, families, Indigenous Nations and all those affected by this tragedy.”
Check out what the staff of L&A Libraries are most excited to read this summer. 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. Enjoy!
Kristin recently enjoyed Empire of Wild, a compelling genre-bending novel by Governor General Literary Award winner Cherie Dimaline. Here is her review:
May 18, 2021 - Local momentum continues to build for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project. Municipal heads of Council representing One hundred and four (104) municipalities from across Eastern Ontario have signed onto a letter urging the federal and provincial governments to support the project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across the region with ultra-fast internet speeds.