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.

A SCHEDULE CHANGE!

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!

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!

How Many Have You Read?

books100-bannerdesktop-nwqCBC Books has just come up with a list of 100 Canadian novels they feel you should read. Take the simple quiz to see how many you’ve already read, and then add the rest to your TBR pile right away. We have amazing authors in Canada, and we should all be able to say we’ve read some from the list.

Not really into adult fiction? They also have a YA list for Canadian books for teens!

books-100-banner-revMake it your goal to expand your list this summer!

Adult Summer Reading is back!

adultWe’re doing it again….Adult Summer Reading!  Don’t just let the kids have fun this summer, sign up for Adult Summer Reading right now and maximize your chances of winning a great prize!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All you have to do is come in and ask for the Adult Summer Reading Kit! Our amazing staffer Caroline has put together some fabulous–and fun–kits for adults. Open it up here, or take it home to find out what’s inside. (Hint….there is a guide to the reading program, and a SCRATCH card!)

DO I HAVE TO READ CERTAIN BOOKS?

Yes…and no. We want you to read what you like this summer, but we also want to challenge you to get out of your comfort zone. So, the summer reading cards inside your kit will get you to do just that. Give it a try. The more you experiment, the more chances you’ll have at winning. And who doesn’t like winning?

WHAT CAN I WIN?

We have SO many fun things, from special Library vouchers, to gift cards, to a crazy amazing prize (shh….it’s a secret).  With every book you read, you’ll have more chances at winning. Don’t stick with the same old-same old….try something new. You might be surprised!

Come in and pick up your kit today!  It’s going to be a wild summer!