October is less than three months away, and that means we don’t have to wait long for the release of the film, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, based on the best-selling book by Paula Hawkins. If you loved the book, or loved GONE GIRL, this movie adaptation is bound to draw people into the theatres. Emily Blunt plays the starring role, and I can’t wait to love/hate her.

The newest trailer for the film was just released.  What do you think?  Will you be going to this movie?

WRIST, and Indigenous Horror Story

wrist220Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler has written a terrifying tale about the mythological creature known as the Wiindigo, and what better way to honor his indigenous roots than to put the creature from stories he heard growing up, into a horror novel that will certainly draw readers from all walks of life.

WRIST tells the tale of the Wiindigo, a giant cannibal monster who doesn’t waste any time killing his first victim in Adler’s book. Adler was inspired by many contemporary horror writers, such as Anne Rice, who often uses mythical creatures in her works. And while he didn’t include any of the rather terrifying illustrations that inspired him in his book, he said that they helped him “realize the world a little more”.

You can read more about WRIST and Adler, as well as see the illustrations that he used when writing the book right here. He is also an artist, working in a variety of mediums, and you can find all of his work on his website.

A Visit to the Museum!

museumIn August, we have plans to visit the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum in Carleton Place with a group of kids. This is always such a fun afternoon, and it is not only interesting, but always leaves us wanting to go back. The people are so friendly, and they make the town’s history exciting and relevant to all of their visitors.


While we were slated to go on Wednesday, August 17th, we are now going on Wednesday, August 10th from 1-2pm!! (Just a little scheduling conflict that couldn’t be helped.)  While you register for this visit for another few weeks, we wanted to give everyone a bit of a heads up. The program is for children aged 7 – 11, and we’ll be meeting over at the museum for 1pm that day, so mark it on your calendars!

Get ready for a fun afternoon!


rynestone.jpgWe’re excited that the week Rynestone is visiting is finally here! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, they’re still on sale here at the library for $3 each, children and adults. And if you decide you’d like to attend, we’ll have some available at the door on the day of the event for $4 each. Don’t delay….you’ll save some money.

This is a fun magic show for all ages, and we’re suggesting an audience of children and families aged 4 and up. The show takes place at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium (which has A/C), on Thursday, July 21st at 10am. If you’re worried about taking the large staircase up, the elevator will be available, and will hold strollers and wheelchairs.

You can call us at 257-2702 for more information, or drop by to pick up your tickets.

Join the Picnic!

This weekend, the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is holding a “Picnic Like it’s 1916” event on the grounds of the museum. It’s going to be a fun afternoon, if past events have been any indication. Bring your own picnic lunch and a blanket, and hang out for the afternoon. Treats will be available, as well as live music. And guess what? Our wonderful summer student Gracey will be there to read some stories to the little ones!

13445450_1133279373395622_6928778238442239201_nPlan on dressing in 1916 garb, or try on some of the costumes the museum will have available. You can find out much more about this event by visiting the museum’s website, or by taking in the Facebook page devoted to this festival. It’s always fun to have a family event that doesn’t cost much, and might educate as well as entertain.

Picnic like it’s 1916!