Toddler Time

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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!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Published in: on October 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Be Thankful, Day 4

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Just a reminder, the library will be closed on Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving. If you need books, drop in today or Saturday to stock up! And don’t worry, you won’t be charged fines for the days we’re closed, so please keep all returns until Tuesday, October 14th when the Blue Return Box will go out at 9am.

Today, be thankful to that person who made you a reader, or thank someone in your life who is a reader! Reading isn’t a luxury….it helps us grow and learn, it lets us be creative and discover new worlds and people, it makes us well-rounded people. So, make a point today of declaring your love of reading, and thanking the person who was responsible for it all (whether they’ll read it or not). Post on your Facebook page or on Twitter, and let the world know you’re a reader!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Published in: on October 10, 2014 at 3:17 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!

Be Thankful, Day 1

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Thanksgiving is just ahead for all of us Canadians, and while many of us are thinking about pumpkin pie and turkey dinners that will burst all our zippers, I’m hoping to take a few days to help put you in the “Be Thankful” mode. It doesn’t just include the person making the big meal, or the people coming to your home for the long weekend. Why not say thank you to a few different people?

Today, we should say thank you to the authors who write the books we love. They spend long months or years toiling away on the stories that stay in our hearts, make us laugh or make us weep, and yet, after we finish a book, we rarely think about the person who created the world we immersed ourselves in for that short time. Most authors out there have Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, websites and even Instagram accounts where you can stop by and say thanks. Maybe you’ll post a photo of yourself reading that amazing book they just wrote. (Don’t forget to tag them in the photo!) Or maybe you have time to send off a quick email to say how much their work means to you.  Whatever you do, today is the day.

Take a few minutes to thank an author!

Published in: on October 7, 2014 at 3:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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