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Staff Picks: Our Table

October 22, 2021
Catherine

Patricia recently enjoyed Our Table, a children's picture book by Peter H. Reynolds that follows a young girl who is determined to reconnect her family after they drifted to separate interests and areas of the house.

Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

October 21, 2021
Lindsey

Today is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day!!!  Join Prince Edward-Lennox and Addington Social Services in recognizing these wonderful professionals who have an amazing impact on children in our communities.  They have shown resilience and dedication during the course of the pandemic by offering our communities emergency childcare, EarlyON programming and continued licensed care all while ensuring high quality programs and enhanced safety to keep our children safe.  Today and every day we celebrate the positive influence child care workers and early childhood ed

Staff Pick: The Night She Disappeared

October 19, 2021
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed The Night She Disappeared, the new psychological thriller by fan favourite Lisa Jewell. Here is her review:

Lisa Jewell is a favorite author of mine so I was excited to read her latest offering The Night She Disappeared and as usual I was not disappointed. This story has a captivating and intricately woven plot that kept me on the edge of my seat.

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

Our Ordinary, Extraordinary Lives Exhibit Now on Display

October 7, 2021
Rob Plumley

The most meaningful memories of our lives are from ordinary moments. The moments of honest connection between a child and parent. The joy of discovery. The thrill of childhood play. The tender touch from a loved one.

Beginning October 15th, visitors to the Museum of Lennox & Addington are invited to view a new exhibition by Viara Mileva that addresses moments which often go unnoticed, and for which people don’t often pay attention to, the moments which we easily miss. The ‘everyday’ moments.

Staff Pick: ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

September 30, 2021
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving, a heartwarming picture book from Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey. Here is here review:

From the author who brought us the widely popular Dog Man and Captain Underpants series comes a new, one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving tale!

Fall Reading Special

September 20, 2021
Catherine

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. 

EORN Seeks Members for Board of Directors

September 8, 2021
Lindsey

(September 7, 2021) - The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) is currently seeking applications from the public to serve on their Board of Directors. Eastern Ontario residents who want to contribute to the economic and technological advancement of the region are encouraged to apply.

Staff Pick: Clark and Division

September 3, 2021
Catherine

Jennifer recently enjoyed Clark and Division by Edgar Award-winner Noami Hirahara, an atmospheric historical mystery based on real events. 

"This atmospheric story accurately portrays a Japanese family’s adverse experiences upon release from an internment camp in 1944. Aki Ito moves with her parents to Chicago to rejoin her sister, Rose, only to be told that Rose died in a subway train accident at the Clark and Division station. This unthinkable tragedy compels our strong female character to uncover what really happened and bring the perpetrator to justice.