At the Carleton Place Public Library, we’re getting ready for an exciting fall full of programs for children, teens and adults. This year, with the addition of our new Adult Program Co-Ordinator Caroline, we have TONS of great new events and options for adults, too. Don’t forget the library when planning your fall schedule.
You can download a copy of our schedule, or pick up your own version at the library (it has a lot more information on it). But in the meantime, here is a quick rundown of upcoming programs:
CHILDREN: Registration required unless stated
Storytime – Starting Sept. 16th (9:30am or 10:15am, Wednesday mornings, ages 2-5)
Babytime — Starting Sept., 17th (9:30am, Thursday mornings, ages 0 – 12 months)
Une Heure de Conte en Francais — Starting Sept., 18th (10:30am, Fridays…no registration, all ages)
Lego Drop In Days — PD Day/PA Day drop in from 2-4pm, no registration
Stuffed Animal Sleepover — Friday, Oct., 23rd…for Ontario Library Week
Halloween Craft Night — Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6-7pm, ages 6-11
Christmas Craft Night — Tuesday, Dec., 1st, 6-7pm, ages 6-11
We’ll also be running Forest of Reading starting in December, the Elf on the Library Shelf, and a few other fun surprises during Ontario Library Week, October 18-23/15. You can also see our library catalog for more details on these programs.
TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS: Registration required unless otherwise stated
Nerd Herd Teen Book Club — Last Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30pm, ages 12+ (drop in to pick up a book list)
Bridging the Generation Gap Book Club —Second Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30pm, ages 11+/adult. Begins November 10th!
NaNoWriMo— National Novel Writing Month- Nov. 1-30, all ages. Write a book with us in November! (Come to the NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party on Thursday, Oct., 29 6-7pm for more information)
Colour Yourself Calm — Begins Sept. 23, Every 4th Wednesday, 6:30pm, adults only, Drop in!
Adult Book Club – Begins Sept. 14th, Second Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm (Reading list available here)
“Write a Novel in November” Workshop, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6-7pm, no registration
Library Cookie Exchange – Thursday, Dec. 17th, 7pm. Register by Dec. 14th.
We’re also excited to offer a fantastic community program called “One Book, One Community” this fall. Join us on Monday, Sept. 14th at 6:30pm to learn about the book everyone in Lanark County will be reading this fall, FLEE, FLY, FLOWN by Canadian author Janet Hepburn.
Then, on Wednesday, Sept., 16th from 2-3pm, we’ll have local museum curator Jennifer Irwin stop by to discuss “Connections to the Past”, and key items in her collection at the museum.
Finally, on Friday, Oct. 2, from 2-5pm, FLEE, FLY, FLOWN author Janet Hepburn will make a special visit to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum to talk about her book, and take questions: “In Conversation: Janet Hepburn”.
Plus, we’ll also have exciting things happening during Ontario Public Library Week, Oct. 18-24! Drop in to see what we’re doing!
We’ll let you know more about some of these programs as time goes on, but get your calendars out…it’s going to be a great fall!