Book Club!


For the very first time, we’re holding a book club at the Carleton Place Public Library!  It’s going to be an exciting fall, so if you’re looking to meet up with other readers from our community, we welcome you to come to the first meeting on Monday, October 20th from 6:30pm – 8pm.  Regular meetings will be the second Monday of each month, same time. We’ll be picking the book selections at the first meeting, so come with your recommendations!

And yes, there will be refreshments! Registration is required, so call us for more information at 257-2702.



It’s October!  And that means fun things happening at the library. This month, we’re all about crafting, book clubs and a new program for Toddlers!

Since today is October 1st, you can now register your child for Halloween Craft Night, which will take place on Tuesday, October 28th from 6-7pm.  This is open to children aged 6-11, and registration is required, so call us to sign up EARLY!  This event will fill up quickly!

Next up is a really fun special storytime with none other than Ronald McDonald! He’ll be visiting the library on Thursday, October 16th at 3pm to do a fun story and visit with our young readers.  This storytime is aimed at those aged 4-7, but everyone is welcome. No registration is necessary for this…so tell all of your friends!

If you’ve been waiting for a book club at the library, wait no longer!  Monday, October 20th from 6:30pm – 8pm will be the first one! Bring along a friend, and bring along a recommendation for our reading list.  Refreshments will be served, so expect it to be a fun evening! We’ll meet the 2nd Monday of each month after that. Registration is required!

We know many of you have been waiting for a Toddler session for those kids from 1-2 years of age…and it’s finally here! Our first session will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at 10am. We’re expecting this to be quite popular, so please call to register ASAP.  We have VERY limited spaces, so don’t be disappointed! (Yes, younger/older siblings are welcome to come along, but please don’t sign them up when registering.)

And in case you’ve been wondering, we’re registering for Forest of Reading this month. Book selections will be out later in the month, and we’ll start visiting schools in December to promote this great reading club for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Happy Library-ing!

Book Bingo

Many of our patrons tell us that they hear about books on the radio, on TV, or in the newspaper, and then they come in to request them. If you’re one of those people, CBC Books just put out a fun Bingo Card to help you feel like you’re accomplishing something with your reading. With the Canada Reads coming up in the early spring, this will also help.



This is a lot like the Book Buck Bingo cards we do each summer for our teens.  Make your own rewards, if you like.  One line could be a lunch out with a reading friend. Get all four corners, and maybe you can buy yourself something you’ve been looking at in that special store. Or be really creative and purchase a book for a friend or co-worker when you complete the card.  Whatever you decide to do, have some fun!

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Have you read PRACTICAL JEAN by Trevor Cole yet? If you were at the Lambs Down Park Festival back in June, we were handing out copies of this fun Canadian book as part of our Great Book Relay! All we asked was that you read the book and pass it on to someone else.  Then, we’re hoping lots of people will join us in September for a fun chat about it. It’s not a book club, it’s a book relay!

So, if you’ve read the book already, you’ll know what it’s all about. If not, we still have some copies available at the library, or feel free to download one on OverDrive to your eReader.  Here is the summary from Goodreads:


Jean Vale Horemarsh is an ordinary, small-town woman with the usual challenges of middle age. She’s content, mostly, with the life she’s built: a semi-successful career as a ceramics artist, a close collection of women friends (if you ignore the terrible falling out she had with Cheryl all those years ago), a comfortable marriage with a kind if otherwise unextraordinary man. And then Jean sees her mother go through the final devastating months of cancer, and realizes that her fondest wish is to protect her dearest friends from the indignities of aging and illness. That’s when she decides to kill them…

Here is a fun video of PRACTICAL JEAN…but be aware, it has spoilers!

 If you’re interested and have read the book, join us at the library on September 8th at 6:30pm for a lively discussion about the book and the entire Book Relay.


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Did You Get a Book?

If you were out enjoying the beautiful weather on Saturday, maybe you made it to the Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place. There was a super turnout for all the activities, and hopefully, you had a chance to stop by the library booth. Meriah and Emma were busy handing out information about the library, summer programs and so much more. And if you were REALLY lucky, maybe you even snagged a copy of Trevor Cole’s, PRACTICAL JEAN, in our great book relay event!


So how does the book relay work?  Well, if you were given a free copy of PRACTICAL JEAN, all of the information is tucked inside. The bookmark serves as a little reminder to pass the book on to a friend once you’ve read it, and also to mark your calendar for the chat we’re going to have about the book on Sept. 8th at 6:30pm here at the library. It’s a funny book by an award-winning Canadian author, and maybe it’ll get you reading something different this summer. If you love it, let us know on Facebook, or drop by the library to tell us what you thought. We’re looking forward to meeting all of the book relay team members this fall!



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