PA Days at the Library

ONEWe have LOTS of fun planned for PA Days this school year! If you’re looking for something to do with the kids while they’re off, drop in to the library from 1-3pm for Lego or a movie….we won’t announce which one it is until a few days before each PA day.

No registration is required, and our Lego events and movies will be for all ages. Stay for a few minutes, or stay all afternoon….it’ll be a lot of fun.  While neither program will be supervised the whole time, we would ask that parents remain with young children.

When will these take place?

Friday, Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 28, Nov. 18 & 25

Monday, January 30

Thursday, Feb. 2

Friday, Feb. 17, April 7, May 19, June 2, 9 & 30

Please watch our Facebook page for current event listings, or call us at the library to find out what’s happening. We hope to see you on your PA Day!



-POPWe’re getting ready for another round of Babytime! We always love seeing these new faces and meeting new parents, and getting them excited about using the library. Each session is filled with songs, rhymes, cuddle time and more, and is aimed at baby bonding with parents.

This program runs Thursday mornings from Sept. 15 – Oct. 27, at 9:30am, for children aged 0 – 12 months. Registration is required, as it is usually a very popular program. Don’t worry if you can’t attend all of the sessions, just come when you can. Registration begins today, so give us a call or drop by the library for more information. 257-2702

The sessions are about 20 minutes long, and there will be plenty of time afterward to look for books, or socialize with other parents and babies. We want our young patrons to start out with a good feeling about the library, and babytime sessions do just that!

Finding Your Creative Self

Early in 2016, we offered up a brand new course as part of our “Lifelong Learning Series” at the library called “Finding Your Creative Self”. We’re happy to announce that we’re going to be offering another six-week session this fall, to a brand new group of patrons!

Find your(3)This fun and inspiring class is for adults who are looking for ways to get re-inspired, to find like-minded people who also want to live a creative life, and find joy in creating again. It is for writers, knitters, painters, yoga-enthusiasts, moustache-twirlers….anyone who does something creative in their lives, but has been feeling less than enthusiastic about it lately. Each session will focus on a new idea, and will include in-class exercises, as well as work to take home to build on the ideas from each week. But this isn’t some boring old class—we will do a creative activity each week, and spend a lot of time laughing and talking.

The course is based on a number of popular creativity books, such as Julia Cameron’s THE ARTIST’S WAY, Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC and THE YEAR OF YES by popular TV writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, and will have you digging deep and searching for the fun you once had.

“Finding Your Creative Self” begins on Tuesday, September 20th and runs through October 25th, from 1-3pm, but there will be a class-limit, so be sure to register early. This was such a popular course last time, we had a huge waiting list, and we don’t want  anyone to be disappointed!

Registration begins today, so call us at 257-2702 for more information or to register, or drop by the library to sign up. We want you to feel inspired again about doing those creative things you used to love to do! What have you got to lose?


BRING A FRIEND TOWe’re excited to announce that Storytime is starting again in September!  It will be another fun season of stories, songs, rhymes and much more. Your 2-5 year olds will learn pre-literacy skills while having fun and meeting new friends.

Registration begins today, so don’t hesitate to sign up right away. Spaces are limited for each session, and while there are two each week, they usually fill up fast. You don’t have to register a younger child if you are bringing them along….save the spaces for the 2-5 year olds!

As always, parents (or caregivers) are required to stay for the session. Once the cold weather gets here, please listen to the radio or check the school websites for bus cancellations. When buses are cancelled due to snow days, we don’t have storytime, either. There is no need to risk the icy or snowy roads just to hear a story!

Please give us a call at 257-2702 to register for the session you want, or drop by the library today to sign up. We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces this fall!

Fall Programs at the Library

fall2It’s been a “Wild” summer at the Carleton Place Public Library, but we’re looking forward to fall and some exciting new programs. Kids were the focus this summer, but we have something great for everyone starting in September.

What can you expect? For Adults & Teens:

  • An adult craft club that meets monthly
  • Our fabulous adult book club
  • A bridging the generation gap book club
  • National Novel Writing Month events
  • Adopt-a-Book
  • Ontario Public Library Week events in October
  • One Book, One Community
  • A Meditation series from September through December
  • Space Talks with Frank Hitchens
  • Community talks
  • Saturday tech seminars….and more.

For children:

  • Storytime
  • Babytime
  • Toddler Time
  • Une Heure de Conte en Francais
  • Star Wars Reads Day
  • Halloween Craft Night
  • Halloween Costume Exchange
  • Christmas Craft Night
  • Forest of Reading
  • Elf on the Library Shelf
  • PA Day Drop Ins

To find out more about each program and the registration requirements, click on this link  or this one to download a copy of both schedules. We’re excited to see what fall will bring!


100 Days

If you’ve been following YouTubers galore, you’ve probably seen a lot of the “100…” list. (100 layers of lipstick, 100 t-shirts, 100 books on my bedside table).  Okay, I made that last one up, but it seems like everyone is doing “100” of something, if only to see what it looks like.

100But when I came across this lifehack list, the 100 days to accomplish something…anything…seemed like a really good way to participate. Try one of the fun things like decluttering your home over 100 days (make a list and tackle only one at a time), or saving for 100 days, or planning your day the night before….for 100 days. All of THESE things are meant to either make your life easier, or better, something which 100 layers of lipstick certainly won’t. Which ones will you try?