Our Book Club!

We had a great turnout for our first ever Book Club! There was plenty of discussion about all kinds of books, and almost everyone had a selection for the upcoming months. What did we choose? Here’s what we’ll be reading over the next few months:






Dec. 8 — STILL LIFE by Louise Penny

Jan. 12 — SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana De Rosnay

Feb. 9 — THE BIRTH HOUSE by Ami McKay

March 9 — DEAR LIFE by Alice Munro

April 13 — WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb

May 11 — THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL by Philippa Gregory

June 8 — THE OUTLANDER by Gil Adamson

As you can see, there is a nice variety of books,  including lots of Canadian authors. If you want to get in on our book club, we’re going to be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8pm. No need to register, just come and join us for some lively discussion about the book!

It’s Been Over a Decade!


Although it’s been more than a dozen years since HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE  hit theatres, we’re about to get three more movies in the HP series! These ones will be based on FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM, the most famous Hogwarts textbook.  J. K. Rowling is now writing the scripts for the three movies (at least three), and they will take place about seven years before Harry and his friends even go to Hogwarts. So, don’t expect to see your favourite characters to return, but maybe there will be plenty of new characters for you to love!

Harry Potter fans around the world are gearing up for this. I’m sure we can expect a whole new generation of fans, not only of the movies, but a renewed interest in the books.

Published in: on October 23, 2014 at 3:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Ontario Library Week!


It’s Ontario Public Library Week, and that means it’s time to celebrate your public library! If you haven’t been in a while, this would be a great week to stop by your local public library and see what new and exciting things they have going on.  We’re always changing and offering exciting new programs for our patrons, so drop by to see what’s new.

At the Carleton Place Public Library, we’re starting up two new fun things this week:  our first ever library Book Club, and a Toddler Time! Both programs cater to a different set of patrons, and both are garnering a lot of interest.  If you want to know more about either of these programs, give us a call, or drop by the library for information.

  • Did you know that this week alone, we’re running four different programs, two in the evening and two in the morning?
  • Did you know that we have volunteers almost every day who help us with a variety of tasks that keep our library running smoothly each week?
  • Did you know that we have free wi-fi, computers with printers, photocopy services and help with your electronic devices when you’re downloading eBooks or audiobooks?
  • Did you know we have a superb genealogy room, access to Ancestry.com, and an exciting local history blog  where you can find out amazing things about our community?
  • Did you know we have an excellent selection of magazines that patrons can check out just like a book?
  • Did you know we purchase new DVDs for our collection every couple of weeks?
  • Did you know we offer a wonderful service to seniors and shut-ins, delivering books to those who cannot get out?
  • Did you know we are a community location that offers student volunteer hours for high school students who need them in order to graduate–and we currently have two students volunteering now?
  • Did you know we have a lovely room available for rental on a half-day basis, for those times you might need to conduct a meeting or hold a special event?

There are so many wonderful things this library—-and every public library—-has to offer. Plan on visiting yours today!


Published in: on October 22, 2014 at 3:39 am  Leave a Comment  

Toddler Time


This week, we’re having our first ever Toddler Time at the library!  I know, it’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to welcome toddlers and parents for a six-week session beginning this Thursday, October 23rd at 10am. This is open to little ones aged 1-2 years old.

We’ll have songs, puppets, rhymes and lots more fun. Registration is required as spaces are limited, so give us a call at 257-2702 to reserve your space!

We’re Having a Kick-Off!

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We’re only a few short weeks away from National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. And once again, the Carleton Place Public Library will be an official Come Write In zone!  That means, we’re looking for people who want to write a novel during the month of November, and it doesn’t have to be done entirely at the library (although we would like you to try writing here at least once).

This coming Tuesday, October 21st from 6-7pm, we’re having our NaNoWriMo Kick-Off!  Join us for an hour to hear about our plans, and find out more about the whole idea. If you participated in April, this will just as much fun, and if you didn’t, come and participate this month!  We’ll have special write-in times, group events, inspirational daily emails and maybe even some snacks (because it’s hard work writing).

We’re looking for anyone aged 13+ who wants to write with us.  You can register on the official NaNo website, or just participate for fun.  But be prepared to write…we’re going to challenge you, and hopefully you’ll get that novel written.

Drop by the National Novel Writing Month website, or visit the blog for daily inspiration leading up to the event, as well as during NaNo.

Any questions?  Give us a call at the library, or drop by on Tuesday night for the event!

Frivolous Friday Fun!

Some fun from the Nashville Public Library!  Get a library card, wherever you are!

Published in: on October 17, 2014 at 3:19 am  Leave a Comment  
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