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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.

Staff Pick: We Begin at the End

June 1, 2021
Catherine

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.

Lennox and Addington County Flags lowered for 215 Hours

May 31, 2021
Lindsey

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.”

Summer Reading Special

May 28, 2021
Catherine

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!

 

Staff Pick: Empire of Wild

May 20, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed Empire of Wild, a compelling genre-bending novel by Governor General Literary Award winner Cherie Dimaline. Here is her review:

Eastern Ontario Heads of Council Urge Support for EORN Gig Project

May 19, 2021
Lindsey

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.

Pedometer Lending Library

May 19, 2021
Catherine

In partnership with the Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Allied Health Team, we are please to announce the latest addition to our Beyond Books collection: pedometers! 

Staff Pick: Crossroads

May 14, 2021
Catherine

Kelly recently read Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco by Kaleb Dahlgren, a "stunning book from one of the thirteen survivors of the Humboldt Bronco’s bus crash that killed sixteen in 2018". She describes it as "an incredible book of survival, recovery, and resilience from a horrific tragedy." Here is her full review:

County of Lennox & Addington wins national municipal innovation award for “It’s OK to Not Be Ok” peer support program

May 11, 2021
Lindsey

Fredericton, NB (May 11, 2021) – The County of Lennox & Addington, ON has received national recognition for its “It’s OK to not be OK” Corporate Peer Support Program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA).  The Municipality was presented with the 2021 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation in the 20,001-100,000 population category during a Virtual Awards of Excellence Ceremony held today.

Public Notice Of Herbicide Use For Roadside Weed Control

May 7, 2021
Lindsey

The County of Lennox & Addington and its four Lower Tier Municipalities (The Town of Greater Napanee, Loyalist Township, The Township of Stone Mills and The Township of Addington Highlands) have engaged the services of Wagar & Corput Weed Control Inc.