The Nerd Herd Reunites!

Teen Book Club posterIt’s here…the first fall meeting of the Nerd Herd Teen Book Club. We can’t wait to hear what our herd thought about READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline!  And next, we’re reading SCHOOLED by Gordon Korman. It’s going to be a great fall season!

If you know of someone who might be interested in joining our herd, they must be at least 12 years old. Give us a call for more information, or drop by the library to pick up our October read.

——Head Nerd Herder out…..

Target Earth

20160912_154436In a few weeks, we’ll be welcoming back local astronomer Frank Hitchens to share with us his talk called, “Target Earth”.  He’ll discuss the threats we face from asteroid and comet impacts, and how we can protect ourselves. Join us on October 17th at 6:30 pm!

This is going to be a popular workshop, and Hitchens is always entertaining in his information.  If you’d like to take part, this is a great seminar aimed at all ages….and works with the Grade 6 curriculum on space, so bring along the kids who are interested.  You’ll need to register early, so give us a call at 257-2702 to get on the list.

iPads for Beginners

Last weekend, we held one of our first tech seminars of the fall–“Introduction to Android”, and it was hugely popular. Patrons who have iPads aren’t out of the loop, though…we’re having a webinar for you on Saturday, Oct. 8th at 2pm! 

20160916_111638“iPads for Beginners” will cover everything a beginner needs to know about using iPads. It will be a hands-on session devoted to instruction, with some question time at the end. If you have a brand new iPad, please make sure that you have it set up before you attend the session, as our tech-spert won’t have time to do all of the initial things that are necessary to get the iPad registered etc.

Participants should bring their devices charged and ready to go. We’ll help you connect to our Wi-fi when you get here and go through all of the fun things you need to know in order to use your iPad fully.  And if you need more instruction following this session, Caroline offers Tech Thursdays—a full hour of one-on-one sessions about anything you need help with.

For the seminar and the one-on-one sessions, please call to register at 257-2702. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity!

Class Visits

Did you know that the Carleton Place Public Library has a number of classes from various schools who visit us on a monthly basis? We invite them to come when the library isn’t open, and it makes the visit fun and easy. They’ll walk down from school, take out books, and we always read something together as a group. It’s a great way to expand on their reading options, and get them outside for some fresh air.

This fall, we’re starting some of the groups off with this magical new read called FURTHERMORE by Tahereh Mafi.

Costumes, anyone?

COSTUME EXCHANGE(1)We’re trying something fun…and environmentally friendly!  A Halloween Costume Exchange!

Drop off your gently used child’s halloween costume during the last week of September, and we’ll organize them and put them out on Wednesday, October 12 for you to take! While we can’t guarantee that we’ll have one for everybody, we’re hoping this might become a community tradition. Recycling at its best!

We only wish the whole thing involved candy.