COVID-19 Update - The library is offering curbside pickup and virtual services until least February 11, 2021. Curbside is available during our current modified hours. Details
COVID-19 Update - The library is offering curbside pickup and virtual services until least February 11, 2021. Curbside is available during our current modified hours. Details

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Minnesota – Catherine Orfald

A few members of my family took a short trip back in 2018 to Minnesota's North Shore to visit family. This is beautiful area very similar...

Catherine Orfald – Artist

Catherine Orfald's artwork is on display at the library until the end of March 2021. I had the honour to be selected for the second annual...

Dreams – Heidi

Sometimes dreams really do come true. I am writing this post from my new desk as I settle into my recent transition becoming the children...

Minnesota – Catherine Orfald

A few members of my family took a short trip back in 2018 to Minnesota's North Shore to visit family. This is beautiful area very similar to near-Northern Ontario. On our way home, we stopped at several scenic sites, including Gooseberry Falls State Park. There are...

Catherine Orfald – Artist

Catherine Orfald's artwork is on display at the library until the end of March 2021. I had the honour to be selected for the second annual CPAWS-OV DRAW retreat in 2018. I experienced first-hand a portion of the watershed around les Grandes Chutes on the Dumoine River...

Dreams – Heidi

Sometimes dreams really do come true. I am writing this post from my new desk as I settle into my recent transition becoming the children and teen services librarian. We as a staff were very sad to see Ketsia go but excited for her to chase her dreams abroad. I have...

Farewell

I'm not entirely sure how to begin this blog post. I wanted to reflect on change or transitions or growth - it feels like this year has been full of all of those things at the library (and everywhere else!) and it isn't stopping anytime soon. I am on my way out,...

Changing Seasons

I write this on the official last day of summer. What a summer it has been. Tons of uncertainty amid glorious weather and time with family. I was fortunate enough to be able to maintain an almost daily open water swimming practice. This weekend we took our community...

Challenges and Opportunities

Welcome September and welcome back, Erika! I’ve just come to an end of an 11-month term as Interim CEO at the library while Erika enjoyed her parental leave. It was an amazing challenge and an incredible opportunity. I had the chance to work with many new people in...

The Christmas Spirit

One of my favourite books is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; I re-read it every Christmas season in some form...sometimes it's a children's version, sometimes I listen to the audiobook while wrapping gifts or baking, however I end up reading it, I read it every...

A Taste of Normality

As this monthslong, twisted summer winds to a close I’m getting ready for online schooling, or at least trying to. The information changes weekly and I don’t even know for sure what day I’m starting school or what my courses will be. I still can’t quite believe that I...

What is a CSA box?

I grew up in the city of Toronto. My groceries came in fancy packages from large grocery stores chains. I spent little time thinking about where my "perfect looking" fruits and vegetables came from. Growing up I enjoyed delicious/healthy meals that my mom prepared. My...

Eternal Summer

Welcome to the year of the eternal summer/ We are sweating under the pressure of the unknown./ Find the river/ Watch the stars/ Autumn is certain of its course/ and the weeds have no pity/ for our confusion./ I feel the sun on my face, And the coolness of night in my...

August

August is my favourite month. The sun is still warm, the gardens provide a bounty of food and beauty and the bugs have subsided! This summer has been a bit of a dream for me in a positive way. I have spent the past 12 years working part-time on a local flower farm...

Mornings

Mornings are my favourite part of the day. The light, the peace, the first sip of coffee, a sharpened pencil for sudoku or a to-do list. That combination makes for the best start to any day. I’ve recently modified my morning routine to include both a quiet meditation...

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