Unfortunately, due to lack of registration, the poetry reading by Claudia Coutu Radmore scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th....is cancelled.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to reschedule this event for the future!
We made it to Friday! And it was such a fun March Break! Yesterday, we visited the Carleton Place Arena where illusionist Chris Pilsworth dazzled us with his amazing magic!
We had LOTS of people in attendance and it was a great morning to be tucked inside a warm building. Good thing Chris was HILARIOUS!
He started everything off with a wonderful trick involving a young girl from the audience. She was shy to begin with, but boy…did she turn out to be a great assistant!
She used some of her own magic skills to help him put a magic cape back together…..
And then…..it turned into a hat!
Later, Chris developed a problem when using a red whistle…..
One whistle….two whistles….three whistles….
And we all enjoyed his stylish dance moves! (Plus, where DID he get those orange pants??)
But it was the big finale that got us all laughing! Thanks to Wes in the back row (who was texting to his wife when Chris plucked him from the audience), and Shelly (who probably had no intentions of participating in a magic trick when she got up this morning)…we watched a funny skit play out that included a BIG jug of water, a rubber duck and a piece of paper. WOW!
Nobody got wet, but everyone was amazed! It was an exciting morning.
You can see more of the photos on our Facebook page later this week! If you didn’t come to this event, why not? We do LOTS of fun things at the library all the time. Keep watching for more events coming soon!
Sadly, it’s our last babytime this morning. We’ve had such fun little sweeties join us for the last six weeks that I’m going to miss them!
The fabulous picture book author Mo Willems has created such a well loved series of books based on a pair of unlikely friends that we just had to celebrate them!
We’re having a drop-in all afternoon today (1:30pm-5:30pm) for parents and children aged 2 – 5. The library will be all decked out in these wonderful characters and there will be plenty of fun.
We can’t wait to see you!
Today is Craft-o-Rama at the library! We’re expecting a room full of kids who are looking forward to creating some fun things to take home. Curiosity has been building as we’ve asked each participant to bring an old t-shirt. No, not to wear an old t-shirt….bring one. We’re going to be cutting them up!
What exactly are we making today? A great bag out of nothing more than a t-shirt, scissors and a safety pin! You can find all the instructions on how to make your own right here.
And since we’ll need one more fun thing to make, we’re going to try our hands at some easy and amazing friendship bracelets! Look at all these great colours! It’s going to be partly a take-home project, but it’ll give everyone something to do while they’re on vacation this week.
Everyone loves crafts!
It’s Day 1 of March Break at the Carleton Place Public Library, and we’re starting off with a bang! CSI : Library Edition is going to be a fun afternoon filled with mystery, clues and lots of suspects. We’ll post our wacky mug shots on our Facebook page later this week, so drop by and take a look. Maybe you’ll see someone you know!
The scene of the crime.
We’ll start with our mug shots and move right into detective work. There are footprints and fingerprints to interpret, strange white powders and lots of memory work. Is it easy to remember all the details at a crime scene? We’ll see if our group of young detectives can keep everything straight.
Someone took a bite out of the chocolate bar?
Strange white substance and blue paint footprints! What happened here??
And there’s been a crime at the library! When Head Librarian Janet walked in today, she noticed the front door was unlocked. Once she got to her office, she was shocked to find that her prized goldfish were flailing about her desk. Someone had knocked over the fishbowl when they were reaching up to get her piggy bank from the top shelf above her desk. It also lay broken and empty on the desk. But there were clues! A strange white powder lay sprinkled near the poor fishies, and a half eaten bar of chocolate was left on one of her books. Good thing they were going to paint later in the week. The blue paint can had been knocked over as well and left a trail of footprints leading to the window.
Our team will have to work hard to solve this mystery!
Yes, it’s almost that time of year again! Next week is March Break for all the children in our area, and we have plenty of things to do at the library, if you’re looking for ideas. We still have spots open in our Monday and Tuesday programs, so call right away to register before they fill up!
And don’t forget, Thursday, March 14th…..we’re looking forward to welcoming illusionist Chris Pilsworth for a fun magic show upstairs at the Carleton Place Arena at 10am. Tickets are still on sale at the library for $3 each….but we’ll have some available at the door on the morning of the event for $4 each. This is a family show, aimed at children 4 and up…..
For more information, please call the library at 257-2702!