It’s here!

Our summer calendar has just gone out!  We’re excited to have so much going on—and still coming off our big win from last year’s TD Summer Reading Club!  It’s going to be a great summer!

Download our calendar here, or drop into the library to pick up a printed copy. We have special activities planned for each day, along with running our version of the TD Summer Reading Club, Teen Summer Reading, and Adult Summer Reading. There’s something for everyone!

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Carleton Place Senior of the Year Award

Nominations are still being taken for the Carleton Place Senior of the Year Award. We have nomination forms here at the library, or you can find them at Waterside Retirement Community, Carambeck Community Centre, and the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce. The addresses and contact information is noted in the poster above.

This is a great way to honour a senior who works hard for our community all year long. It might even inspire you to try your hand at volunteering! We have several wonderful senior volunteers at the library, and we couldn’t do our jobs the way we do without them. Seniors are still a very important and vital part of our community.

Deadline for entries is June 1st, so hurry in to get a nomination form today!

Tuesday Afternoon at the Movies!

We’re trying something a little bit different, now that the nicer weather is (supposed to be) here. How about joining us for a movie in the afternoon? Starting this week—we’re showing a Canadian film every month, at 2pm.

Movie dates:  April 23, May 21, June 18

Please check our Facebook page for final details on what we’ll be showing, but each movie will be hand-picked from the National Film Board selection of great titles. Admission is free, and popcorn and drinks will be provided. No registration is required.

Let’s all go to the movies!

Ketogenic Diet Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us on Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm for a workshop with Holistic Nutritionist Laura Kissmann called “Ketogenic Diet: A Panacea or Fad?”.

Keto seems to be all the rage for both weight loss and brain health. What is science telling us about it? Is it safe for everyone? Are there drawbacks? Is there more than one way to follow the Keto diet? There are so many questions, and Kissmann will aim to dispel some of the myths about this eating craze. She’ll also serve a few keto snacks so you can give them a try.

This requires registration, so give us a call at 257-2702 to reserve a space for this session. It’ll be about 2.5 hours, so please plan on staying a little later. In the meantime, we have lots of books on the Keto lifestyle and diet in the library. Feel free to drop in and take a look at some of them before the event.

Your Health and the Internet

The internet is a great source of information, but when it comes to your health, it pays to be cautious. If you’re looking for information about a new diagnosis, or even just for school research, you can’t just type your condition into Google and expect to find the most up to date and HONEST research. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and sadly, some of it will climb to the top of the search results.

So how do you know what to trust when it comes to your health and using the internet? Always consult with your doctor, first and foremost, and ask them about reliable websites they might recommend. That’s a great first step.

But if you’re still not sure where to go, or you just want a little bit of direction, we’re having a workshop at the library this week called “Online Health Resources”, and we show you how to find trustworthy health information online.

This would be a great session for seniors, but it is open to anyone who wants to attend. Join us on Tuesday, March 19th at 2pm for lots of interesting information, and leave here feeling like you have some tools to help you better your health. Please call us to register at 257-2702. This is a free information session, and light refreshments will be served.

Social Media 101

Back by popular demand, we’re having another round of our Social Media 101 session for seniors at the library this week!

Join us on Tuesday, February 19 at 2pm to learn the basics of social media, like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Bring along your tablet or cell phone (all charged up), and if we have time, we can help get your started.

This is a fun and very informative session that will cover the basics like how to set up your account, what you can use social media for, how to follow people you know, and how to get the most out of the apps of your choice. When we ran this in early 2018, it was an extremely popular session, and many people hoped we’d run another one for follow up questions, and just to learn a little bit more.

Call us at 257-2702 to register as this will fill up quickly! (And you don’t really have to be a senior to take part.)

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

We’ve all heard it…have an emergency kit in your home that will help you during a time of crisis like flooding, tornadoes, or other weather events. The kits are more than just your average First Aid kits, and include things like food, water, batteries, and more to keep you going for a few days at least. But let’s be honest–not many of us have these kits in our homes.

The world is a busy place, and we often forget that during times of crisis, there are many seniors who live on their own, who might not have the same types of communications that many of us do (cell phones, internet). What if your elderly parent were stuck during a storm and had no access to the outside world? You’d feel a lot better if you knew they had an emergency-preparedness kit.

Next Monday, we’ll be holding a very important session at the library called “Emergency Preparedness for Seniors”. During the session, attendees will learn how to make an emergency-preparedness kit, what to include in it and where to keep it. There will also be information on resources in Carleton Place that you can access to help with the kits, or get more information, and how to receive emergency notifications on cell phones, radio, and television.

The session takes place on Monday, February 11 and 2pm. Please give us a call to register at 257-2702. This will be a very popular session!