Off the Shelf: Getting “Seedy” with the Library

Native Flower Seeds Now Available

Hello November! You might think that the gardening season is over but think again!

Thanks to a fabulous group of local gardeners and seed savers, we have a selection of native flower seeds that you can request today! Fill out this form to reserve yours and pick it up at your favourite Essex County Library branch. Not much work needed, just plant the seeds ¼ inch deep in a prepared bed in late fall. That way the seed will overwinter and germinate naturally in the spring!

*These are seeds collected from local gardens. We do not know their origin other than that seeds were purchased from local Ontario native flower growers.

Short-term Radon Test Devices at the Library

November is #Radon Awareness Month in Canada. Radon is a radioactive gas found in most homes and is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. The only way to know the radon level in your home is to test for it. We are very excited to be offering short-term test devices available for a 3-week loan. You  can visit the Windsor Essex County Health Unit website for information on purchasing a long-term test kit and information on our short-term kits.

Virtual Adult Book Club

Miss coming out and connecting with fellow readers? We’re happy to announce the launch of our first-ever virtual book club! Join your favourite staff and readers across Essex County as we talk all things books! We’ll be using Microsoft Teams to connect with each other. Don’t worry if you don’t have an electronic device, a good old-fashioned phone works too!

This program will require registration as we’ll be sending out a link for you to connect. More information is available on our website. Why not register today? Our book club is every third Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Our welcome meeting is on Wednesday, November 18!

Virtual Author Series

We’re thrilled about our new Virtual Author’s series! Join us Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m. when we welcome our first author Luba Lesychyn. “What would you do if you worked at a reputable international museum and art works listed as still missing since WWII began showing up on your doorstep?” This is the dilemma facing reluctant sleuth Kalena Boyko in Luba Lesychyn’s new work, “Theft Between the Rains.”

Luba draws on her experiences at the Royal Ontario Museum to paint an authentic setting and provide exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes world at the ROM. She reintroduces many of the affably quirky characters from the prequel, “Theft By Chocolate,” as well as the malicious art thief, who has been on the world’s most wanted criminal list for decades — and whom Kalena can’t shake from her life.

This cozy thriller takes readers to parts unknown of Toronto and, with water being a character unto its own, shows how changing weather patterns are impacting Canadian urban centres.

This virtual program requires registration. For more information and to register click here.

Visit our website for details on other programs this month as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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