Staff Pick: We Are Inevitable

June 25, 2021

Coleen recently enjoyed We Are Inevitable, the latest book by bestselling YA author Gayle Foreman. Check out her review:

The siren call of a bookstore theme drew me to We Are Inevitable, a Young Adult tale that talks about books (obviously), interspersed with themes of grief and addiction.

Media Release: Province cuts Funding to the John M. Parrott Centre

June 25, 2021

June 24, 2021 – At their June 23rd meeting, Lennox and Addington County Council were alarmed to hear that the Province intends to decrease funding to The John M. Parrott Centre by $2.41 per resident per day.  This results in a loss of $107,463 in provincial funding which must be made up from the property tax levy.

Back (and BUSY) at the Museum

June 24, 2021
Alannah MacGregor

I am beyond excited to be back working at the museum; the artifacts, the exhibits, sufficient desk space, all of these things make me happy. Being back in my work happy place means I can take a deep breath and get back to getting things done, and boy has there been a lot of tasks to accomplish.

Step 2 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopening Begins June 30th

June 24, 2021

With public health indicators trending in the right direction, the Ontario government will move the province into step two of its Roadmap to Reopen plan two days early.

Ontario will loosen more COVID-19 restrictions as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 30. Previously, the government had planned to implement step two on Friday, July 2. Now that the province is going into step two, here are the restrictions being loosened.

National Indigenous People's Day

June 18, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

National Indigenous People's Day is Monday, June 21st. For centuries, many of the first inhabitants would celebrate the arrival of the warm weather and the pleasures of the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest light. It is a day with spiritual significance for many.

Staff Pick: The Forest of Stolen Girls

June 18, 2021

Jennifer recently enjoyed this atmospheric historical Young Adult mystery set in 15th Century Korea. Here is her review:

This atmospheric historical mystery set in Joseon Dynasty Korea (early 1400s) is about a teen who returns home to pick up the trail after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of 13 young women. It transports readers to 15th century Korea to unravel a compelling mystery that interweaves the real dangers that Korean women faced at the time.

Ontario Park Passes

June 15, 2021

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.

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.  

Staff Pick: Red, White & Royal Blue

June 9, 2021

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:

Preserving the Past from Home

June 1, 2021
Michelle Barclay

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.