We’re On Instagram!

14063483_1739056306361311_1292295865_nIf you follow us on Instagram, you’ll know that last week, we posted photos with plastic dinosaurs, yarn, and yes…books. Did you know that we often post things on Instagram regarding new books, fun programs, or just interesting things that come into the library…and we don’t post these things anywhere else? If you’re not following us, you’re missing out.

Drop by to see what’s going on with us this week. We’ve got our photos ready!

Did a Machine Write this?

backgroundCuratedAi is a new literary magazine that only includes work by….wait for it….robots.  Yes, this magazine features poetry and short stories written by A.I. machines, for people.  The editing is still done by humans, but they claim to keep a very light touch on entries. And honestly, some of the work isn’t that bad.

If you pop to the sight, you can read short poems that will make you stop and think twice. How did they do it? Why doe this work? They aren’t giving away many secrets about this yet. But the CBC website has a fun quiz for humans to take to see if you can tell the difference between AI Poetry, and CanLit.  How will you score? (Okay, I got 100%, so maybe the machines need a little more work?)

All The Time in the World

allThis fall, our Nerd Herd Book Club will be lucky to have local teen author S.J. Ryan visit us at a meeting to talk about her first self-published book, ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD. While she’s been busy this summer volunteering at our local Carleton Place and Heritage Museum, we hope she’s had a bit of time to work on the next in this time-travel series.

From Goodreads:

The world has changed. In the last hundred years, things have changed a great deal. Technology has slowly begun its reign over mankind, and the world will never be what it once was. One band of misfits seeks to change the way they live, through the manipulation of time itself. They travel back in time to the year 1900 to attempt to carve out a simpler, more meaningful life for themselves. However, when an unexpected stowaway with a dark past threatens to ruin all they have worked so hard for, they find themselves questioning their plans. Will they be forced to return to their miserable lives in the future? Or worse?

We’re looking forward to hearing about her writing process, the struggle and satisfaction of self-publishing, and maybe a few tips for other young authors in our book club. It should be a fascinating book club!

We have a copy available in our library if you’d like to read it, or you can pick up your own copy at Amazon.

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!

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Babies!

-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?