Do you have childhood memories of travel slide shows that transported you to exotic destinations around the world, so far-flung that you doubted you’d ever visit them? Lola Reid Allin does, and they inspired her to become a writer, photographer, adventurer and commercial pilot, according to a release from Kingston Frontenac Public Library, dated Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.
A postponed in-person presentation for the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) gets a different virtual outlet this fall. From October through December, keep your eyes on KFPL’s Instagram page for weekly installments of this presentation.
According to the release, back in January the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) was excitedly arranging for Lola to come share her photos and stories of trekking on Baffin Island — but then COVID-19 struck and all in-person programs were put on hold. But Lola was determined to share her experiences of distant places, especially in a time when travel was so restricted. She offered to do a digital presentation, but suggested trying something different than a Zoom meeting.
“During the pandemic, we’ve been exploring innovative ways to bring quality program content to our community,” says Kimberly Sutherland Mills, Manager of Programming and Outreach. “Instagram seemed like the perfect platform for Lola’s stunning photographs – new posts will be shared weekly, and viewers will be able to come back to them again and again to examine them in detail. Each image is paired with a brief but engaging description of the day’s adventures, bringing context to the photographs. We hope the community enjoys the trek!”
“Trek the Akshayuk Pass with Lola Reid Allin” will be posted weekly on the KFPL Instagram page starting Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 through Monday, Dec. 14, 2020.