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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Diana Gabaldon Signs the Deal!

For those of you who are Outlander fans, uber-author Diana Gabaldon just signed her contract for the ninth–and final–book in the series! Apparently, her agent waited about a year to finalize the book deal in order to wage more bargaining power now that the television series based on the books has become so popular. For this ninth book,  it is suggested she made a $6million-dollar deal…about double that of the eighth book in the series.

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Will she decide that TEN is the magic number in order to secure another big publishing deal?  Gabaldon says no. According to an interview she made in 2012, there were always supposed to be nine.  Considering the time factor between books, this is probably more than most of her fans can handle. 

Now we must wait to hear what the new book will be called……..

Published in: on October 15, 2014 at 3:16 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist announced!

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Early last week, the Scotiabank Giller Prize Short List was announced, and there are some great choices! The authors will have a variety of public events over the course of the next month, and the final winner will be announced on  CBC at 9pm on November 10th. Who will you pick as the winner?

 

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THE BETRAYERS by David Bezmozgis is about a disgraced Israeli politician.

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TELL by Frances Itani takes place at the end of the Great War.

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US CONDUCTORS by Sean Michaels is a mix of love, electricity and the jazz age.

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THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT by Heather O’Neill is the tale of two special twins and their charmed life.

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ALL MY PUNY SORROWS by Mirian Toews , a story about two very different sisters.

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THE EVER AFTER OF ASHWIN RAO by Padma Viswanathan is set in the time after the 1985 Air India bombings.

Published in: on October 14, 2014 at 3:36 am  Leave a Comment  
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Be Thankful, Day 2

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Today is all about being thankful for the wonderful places we can go in our communities to buy books. We have a local bookstore called Read’s Book Shop, located on Bridge St., right in the heart of downtown. It’s always a busy place, with food and warm drinks on a cold day, while you sit and have a chat, take part in a book club meeting, or just drop in to grab the latest new release from your favourite author. We support local business by purchasing books for the library there as often as we can, and they’re always ready to help.

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Do you have a local bookstore where you go to spend time? Let us know about it, and drop by today to say thank you to them!  They’ll appreciate it!

Star Wars Reads Day!

If you have a Star Wars fan at home, Saturday, October 11th is “Star Wars Reads” Day! Many bookstores, libraries and other places will be holding fun events, including special storytimes to promote the love of reading, as well as the excitement surrounding the whole Star Wars phenomena.

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You can follow them on Facebook to see what events might be happening in your area, or just to take part in the conversation on Twitter. It’s going to be a fun day!

While we’re not having any special event at the Carleton Place Public Library, we always have lots of great Star Wars books on hand for young readers. Drop by to pick one up so you can have your own Star Wars Reads event at home (how about a special bedtime read?). May the Force be with you!

Published in: on October 6, 2014 at 3:56 am  Leave a Comment  
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