CP Writers Required!

We’re going to start up an informal and supportive writing group in November at the Carleton Place Public library! These aren’t workshops or sessions where you’ll have to take notes, but rather, fun meetings that are open to everyone, whether you’re a professional/paid author, or you’re just beginning your writing journey.

Each meeting will be guided along, but it’s all about sharing information, sharing work, and being a good listener. We want to cheer others on, not do hard critiques, so keep that in mind if you’re looking for a group that might be more demanding.

No registration is required. Come to the afternoon meetings, or the evening sessions–or come to all of them! We’re excited to add on to the group that is already established here, meet new people, and expand our horizons, so to speak.

You can contact Heidi at the library for more information about the sessions, or just drop by and take part. We hope to see you here!


Author Visit — Claire Smith

Author Claire Smith will be visiting the library on Friday, September 21st at 6:30pm to talk about her book FALLING INTO NOW: MEMORIES OF SPORT, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, AND EDUCATION. A life-changing injury forced her to give up the equestrian world she knew and loved, but she embarked on a journey of healing, recovery, and reinvention in ways you can only imagine.

Join us for an amazing talk by Smith to hear more about her journey, and ask some questions. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in advance at the Carleton Place Public Library, or at the door on the night of the event. All proceeds will go toward our Summer Literacy Tutoring program for 2019.

This is an evening we’re sure that will inspire you!

New Program!

Join us for our first ever Library Tabletop RPG night! This group is open to anyone who wants to take part in an exciting and original Role Playing Game Group. The library will provide all of the materials…and the adventure. All you need to do is show up, and be willing to have a lot of fun!

We’re meeting here at the library on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm. Come alone, or bring a friend or two. We’re looking forward to meeting lots of new people this week!

Cookbook Book Club

It’s that time again….Cookbook Book Club is starting up for the fall! And we don’t know about you, but we’re excited!

Our Cookbook Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6pm. It’s all about food, friends, and great discussion. This month, our club will be enjoying foods made with wine/cheese. (Sorry, no alcohol will be served at this event, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun..and delicious!)

Feel free to bring a sampler along with you for everyone to try, if you like, or just bring your favourite recipe so that members can take it home to try on their own. Registration IS required for this event, so make sure to give us a call before Wednesday in order to get on the list. We want to make sure there is enough food for everyone to try!



NFB Film Night at the Library

Join us tonight for not one, but FOUR  great National Film Board movies! It starts at 7pm, and we’ll serve popcorn. You can find out more about the films below….

National Film Board Movie Night
September 7th, 7PM
Free admission, free popcorn!
We will be showing 4 short films by indigenous artists from the NFB’s AABIZIINGWASHI (WIDE AWAKE) Film Festival.

Three Thousand – In this short film, Inuk artist Asinnajaq plunges us into a sublime imaginary universe—14 minutes of luminescent, archive-inspired cinema that recast the present, past and future of her people in a radiant new light.

Breaths – In this evocative short documentary, Inuk singer-songwriter and humanitarian Susan Aglukark weaves together stories of artistry, family, and belonging as she explores the complex cultural shifts of the last 50 years of Inuit life.

Mountain of SGanna – Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who rescues him. The film brilliantly combines traditional animation with formal elements of Haida art, and is based on a story inspired by a old Haida fable.

To Wake Up the Nakota Language – “When you don’t know your language or your culture, you don’t know who you are,” says 69-year-old Armand McArthur, one of the last fluent Nakota speakers in Pheasant Rump First Nation, Treaty 4 territory, in southern Saskatchewan. Through the wisdom of his words, Armand is committed to revitalizing his language and culture for his community and future generations.

No registration is necessary. Just be here a little before 7pm to get a great seat.

Happy Labour Day!

We might be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find out what’s going on this fall at the library! Check out our latest Fall calendar for kids, and the one for teens and adults. We have plenty of great things coming up—most require registration, so please make note of the dates to start signing up, as things will fill up quickly!

Bad Blood

If you’ve been caught up in one of the recent Netflix true crime shows, there are always plenty of great books on the subject, including this newest called BAD BLOOD: SECRETS AND LIES IN A SILICON VALLEY STARTUP by John Carreyrou.

You might remember the story of startup founder CEO Elizabeth Holmes who developed an idea that would revolutionize the healthy industry by making certain blood tests faster and more accurate. She brought on a host of wealthy backers and the buzz about this product took off. The only problem was that the technology didn’t work–and she knew it.

Fraud, scheming, big names…this book has it all. And now we have the book available at the library! Drop by to check it out, or place a hold and we’ll call you when your name comes up. This is going to be a popular read, so get on the list early!