While we don’t have any special events going on today for Halloween, we wish all of our young trick-or-treaters a happy and safe Halloween night!
We’re excited to start up our young writers group again! Starting November 2nd, we’re welcoming all of our talented young writers from the summer—and anyone new who’d like to join us—–for 5 Sundays of fun writing!
We’ll do writing exercises, read short stories and have LOTS of great discussion. If you have a young person who is interested in five weeks of writing, no registration required. Just come to the front door of the library on Sunday, and we’ll let you in. (No, we’re not open….this is a special event for the month of November only.)
Any questions, please give us a call at 257-2702. Sharpen those pencils!
Next week, the Carleton Place Public Library is pleased to welcome the author of IF…A MIND-BENDING NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT BIG IDEAS AND NUMBERS, David J. Smith! While he won’t be speaking at the library, he’ll be joining us at St. Mary’s Catholic School to visit with the students there. If you aren’t aware, we have class visits from St. Mary’s students quite regularly here at the library, and we thought this visit would be a nice way to reward them for coming and using the library. It’s going to be a fun visit!
Mr. Smith will arrive here in Carleton Place next Tuesday, November 4th, and we’ll whisk him over the St. Mary’s where he’ll talk about his latest book, as well as some of his other great non-fiction for young people. He is a teacher with more than 25 years experience in a classroom setting, and his books show that he’s well aware of the difficulties in teaching young people about size and comparison. This should be a really fun talk, and we’re hoping he’ll be able to sign a few books while he’s here. We have his collection available here in the library, and we encourage anyone who might want to purchase one of his books to drop by our local bookstore, Reads Book Shop, and order a copy. If you have a young person aged 8-12 at home, it’s a great book to consider.
We’re looking forward to next week!
November is going to be a busy month for us at the library. We’ve invited writers to join us to write a novel at the library during the entire month! We had a great kick-off night last week, and it looks like we’ll have about 10+ people writing! Everyone had so much fun in April, they’ve decided to do it again.
If you couldn’t make it to the kick-off, drop by the library for more information. You don’t have to write at the library, although we’ll have a lot of fun things going on if you do. Writing while others are doing the same thing makes for lots of positive energy! We even have a fun mascot this time round….our friendly guy Pickles. He’ll be here to urge writers to keep going, to help with frustrati0ns and to inspire new ideas.
There are still a few days left in October to get your novel idea ready. We’ll start sending out fun emails to our writers on Saturday morning, so don’t miss out! Write a novel in November!
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:
Nov. 10 — THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie
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!
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!