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Just ZOOMing Along

November 2, 2020
Joanne Himmelman

As a person who is reluctant to engage in much technology, this COVID world of streaming everything has kick started my anxiety sky high. While I understand our need for digital connections, my need for real world experiences weighs heavily as I struggle with the balance. To Zoom or Not To Zoom is the question these days.

Treaties Recognition Week 2020

November 2, 2020
Jennifer Robinson

Ontario observes an annual Treaties Recognition Week the first week in November. This is a time for all Canadians to learn about the importance of the treaties and treaty relationships that shape Ontario.

A late season paddle on the Napanee River

October 30, 2020
Rob Plumley

With the paddling season nearing an end for another year, I took advantage of a beautiful late-October afternoon to paddle a stretch of the Napanee River that I hadn't yet visited.

While most leaves have fallen here in L&A, the drive from Napanee was still a pretty one. I took the scenic route to the boat launch on Curl Road in Stone Mills between Camden East and Yarker. 

Digging in the L&A Forest

October 28, 2020
Mike Sewell

Hardcase, Lost Loop, Found Again, Ridgeline, Fraggled... kind of a strange combination of words.

But when their backdrop is a wooded recreational trail system, these terms describe feelings and connections of joy found within 160 acres of Lennox and Addington forest. Aptly named, these are a few of the most recent trails currently under construction in the northern reaches of the Naturally L&A Forest Trails in Flinton.

Staff Picks: No Offense

October 26, 2020
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed No Offense, the latest rom-com novel by The Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot. Here is Patricia's review:

Staff Picks: The Yawns are Coming

October 22, 2020
Catherine

Marg enjoyed reading The Yawns are Coming by Chris Eliopoulos to her grandkids more than once this past summer. Here is her review of this delightful picture book:

Virtual Programs

October 22, 2020
Catherine

While we have begun reintroducing small, in-person programs at our Amherstview and Napanee Branches, we also have a few programs that we're running virtually. Not everyone feels comfortable venturing too far out of the house these days, so we hope these video sessions (accessible on Facebook as well as our new YouTube channel) will help maintain your connection to the library.

Influenza Vaccine Clinics in L&A County

October 20, 2020
Lindsey

KFL&A Public Health has confirmed the following influenza vaccine clinics in Lennox and Addington County:

Greater Napanee Flu Vaccine Clinic:
Friday October 30, 2020 12 to 6 p.m. at the Strathcona Paper Centre.
Limited walk-in appointments available or book online: http://ow.ly/o67M50BXAJz

A Glimpse into an Artifact Inventory 

October 19, 2020
Alannah MacGregor

It is baffling how much goes on behind the scenes in museums, so I thought I’d bring you along while I go through the steps of an inventory for a single artifact. This single artifact is part of the larger furniture inventory happening at the museum. First off, why would a museum be doing an inventory? This is one of those questions that has a million correct answers but more than anything else the answer is because it’s a good idea.

Take a Prime Colour Tour of Southern L&A

October 14, 2020
Rob Plumley

The fall colours have reached their peak here in the southern portion of Lennox & Addington County. If you want to see them, you'd better get a move on... the leaves are falling fast!

I took a mid-week drive with the goal of finding a top-10 list of viewing locations for a weekend road trip. However, the colours were fantastic along the entire route, so fantastic that it was impossible to narrow it down to a measly 10 places.