Programs!

We hope you’ve had a great holiday, and are looking forward to getting back into the swing of things!

We’re starting programs at the library this week, so make sure you drop by our website to download and print your own copy. Many of them require registration, and we don’t want anyone to miss out!

http://carletonplacelibrary.ca

 

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The Best Gifts Are Free!

It’s gift giving season. At the library, we know budgets can get really tight, and time seems to dwindle down to nothing. That’s where public libraries come into play. Trust us…we’ve got you covered!

Visit a museum together.

Museums can be expensive, especially if you want to attend as a family. Our library offers family passes to Ottawa and area museums, the National Art Gallery, The Brockville Aquatarium, Rideau Valley Conservation Areas, Ontario Provincial parks, and Gatineau Park Ski Trails, just to name a few. All you need is a library card to experience any of these amazing places with your family…for little to no money at all. (Some places charge for parking, and some have a small fee involved. Please ask.) What a great way to spend some quality time together over the holidays!

Attend a class.

We have programs for babies, toddlers, school age children, teens, adults and seniors at the library. Most are totally free, and some of them even include snacks! Learn about your computer or cell phone, attend a financial seminar, safeguard your health by attending a workshop about food, meet new people at a writers’ meeting or adult craft night, join a cookbook book club and go home full, or attend a movie night and enjoy some popcorn. Most of our programs only require registration, and we advertise well in advance. Make sure to pick up the latest newsletter to see what’s happening all season long.

Do a puzzle.

Our library has a HUGE collection of puzzles donated by patrons that you can take home and bring back. Choose from 100 pieces to 1000 pieces, in many different styles and subjects. Or stop by for an hour and help us put together our always ongoing puzzle in a quiet space. If you’re a puzzle addict, we always have puzzles for “sale”, too. Donate whatever you think the puzzle is worth, and then pass it on to someone else when you’re finished!

Download free eBooks, Audiobooks, TV shows, movies or music.

Did you know we offer TWO great resources for downloading free media? Get the HOOPLA app, or download LIBBY to enjoy bestsellers, binge watch shows, or learn something new. All you need is your library card and PIN. It’s easy, with minimal setup, and thousands of options for the whole family.

Fast, free WiFi.

If you’ve given up your printer, don’t have the internet at home, or you want to get out of the house to work on that books you’ve been meaning to write, we have fast, free WiFi, with lots of options. Bring your own device and find a comfy chair to surf the web. Hop onto the express computer for 15 minutes to check your email, or log into one of the regular computers using your library card to enjoy an hour online.

Join a club.

We’re not just about book clubs, you know. Although we do have book clubs for teens, adults, and even a special book club for food lovers (our cookbook book clubs is one of the fastest growing clubs in our library!), we also have an RPG gaming night, reading clubs for kids and teens and adults a few times during the year, and our monthly adult craft club.

And this just skims the surface of what the library has to offer. We have a warm space during the winter months, and lots of cool areas during the summer. We have areas for working, tutoring, reading, or sitting. We have lots of space to advertise your business, and places to find out what’s going on in our community. View some artwork, or buy a used book for your vacation. There is lots to do at the library! Talk with a librarian and find out how we can make your library experience even better. And don’t forget about us during the holidays…we’ll be open much of the time, so pop in to pick up a schedule.

See you at the library!

Do You YouTube?

If you follow us on Facebook, you’ve probably seen our VERY popular unboxing videos each Tuesday. We’ve uploaded all of them now to our YouTube page, so if you subscribe (and click the bell to get notifications), you’ll get a notice each time we upload something new. We realize not everyone uses Facebook, and we wanted to share this fun weekly event with everyone! It’s a great way to see what’s new at the library…and see if Caroline and Meriah repeat any of their outfits.

Drop by to see what’s been going on!

 

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!

257-2702.