TELUS Internet & Smartphone Safety at the Library

wise2Internet and cell phone safety is a big concern for most parents. And with kids getting their own devices and being online from an early age, they need to know some smart facts about what they need to do to protect themselves online.

Kim Schreader, from our local TELUS location, will join us on Tuesday, March 14th from 2-3pm for a fun and informative session about Internet and Smartphone safety for kids. They’ll learn about all kinds of things that they probably aren’t aware are causing them to broadcast their locations, what actually stays online even after a post is deleted, and much more.

This is going to be a popular program, and is aimed at kids in Grades 4-6, so call the library today to sign up. 257-2702

Introduction to Android

androidDo you have a tablet (not an iPad), or an Android SmartPhone (not at iPhone)? Join us at the Carleton Place Public Library on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm for an Introduction to Androids.

This seminar will introduce you to the basics of how to use an Android device. It will be a hands-on session, so be sure to bring your device with you…charged and already set up. (Unfortunately, we won’t have enough time to go through an initial set-up.) We’ll cover many things that will get you downloading apps, sending emails, or joining Facebook. And as always, if you need extra help, you can sign up for one of our sessions with our resident tech-spert Caroline.

Registration for this workshop is required, and it will fill up fast, so please call us at 257-2702.

We’re Crafting Tonight!

februaryWe’re really looking forward to tonight! It’s our Valentine’s Craft Night at the library!  While the event registration is full, if you drop by the library tonight, I’m sure you’ll hear a lot of excited kids working on their crafts.

We’ll have plenty of heart-y things to make, a few games, and maybe a treat or two. If your young person missed out on this, don’t fret—we still have ONE MORE craft night coming in April. Happy Valentine’s Day!

March Break!

1Our March Break calendar is going out later this week, but we thought we’d give you a bit of a teaser.  We’ll have LOTS of fun programs going on each day, many of which will be drop ins and won’t require registration, and even a few online activities!

We’ll have calendars available to pick up at the library, we’ll post some here, and on our Facebook page and website. Feel free to download these online versions in full colour, drop in to register for that special event, or give us a call for more information. We’re gearing up for lots of excitement!

Stay tuned!

Do Happy Things

Book of JoyIf you’re on social media at all (Facebook, Twitter etc.,), you’re probably being bombarded with negative posts and tweets. You can unfollow people, or stay off social media altogether, but sometimes, that isn’t the answer. Maybe we all just need to fill our feeds with positive ideas. Like brings about like, correct?  We have a few great new books that might give you some ideas, and ways to be more positive in your everyday life as well.

THE BOOK OF JOY by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams looks like just the ticket. Both of these men share their wisdom on what really makes people happy, and how you can have more of it in your own life. The cover alone is bound to make you smile.

18775110Dan Quillen’s USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND YOUR DREAM JOB! sounds like a fairy tale, right? But there actually are people out there who have worked into amazing new careers simply through their social media channels. Be original, curate good, positive content, and most importantly, be yourself. You’re bound to stand out from the crowd.

28957319If you’re on any kind of social media, aside from all of the food posts and pictures of beautiful rooms, people take photos of their animals. Maybe it’s just a fun hobby, or maybe it’s an obsession. Either way, find out how you can make your social media feeds even better (and maybe land a dream job in the photography world), by taking even more adorable photos of your pets with Key Eskridge’s PET PHOTOGRAPHY: DESIGN IRRESISTIBLE PORTRAITS OF DOGS, CATS, PEOPLE WITH THEIR ANIMALS, AND MUCH MORE.

We are always adding great new titles to our library catalog. Drop by to take a look: