Carleton Place Celebrates!

This year, Carleton Place is celebrating its 200th Anniversary, and the town has already got lots of ideas going. If you’re interested, you can drop by the official website to find out about the events, people and more. We’re only a few days into the year, but already, there is lots going on.

At the library, we’ll be doing our own celebrating—with fun, weekly social media posts, and events linked to the community. Keep watching this space, our Facebook page and more to see what we’ve got planned.

First up….we’ve got something coming next week to tickle your funny bone. Let’s celebrate!


Join the Flock!

For the entire month of January, if you donate $1 toward our Summer Literacy Tutoring Program, you’ll become one of the flock!

You’ll receive a cute sheep to put in our yard, and a fun take-home bookmark as a thank you. We’d love to fill up this entire yard with sheep, so bring a loonie the next time you drop by the library. Don’t be sheepish about donating.

Support a young reader…you’ll be “wooly” happy you did!

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

We’re changing things up a little!  Une Heure de Conte en Francais is moving to Saturdays at 1pm! Join us for a fun half hour French Storytime for young ones with some French vocabulary. There is no age limit, and no registration is required. Just stop in at the library at 1pm on Saturdays for some French stories, songs, and more!

Starting January 26th!


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!


Creativity for the Win!

Have you ever thought about trying your hand at pottery. THE PRACTICAL POTTER by Josie Warshaw has some great step-by-step ideas, with lots of photos to help you develop your skill at making pottery.

Join a class to learn the basics, then spend a little extra time at the wheels creating and developing those skills. You might find that this is just as meditative as yoga, and who knows…maybe it’ll turn into a little side business for you if you get really good.

The New Year is all about expanding our horizons, feeling like anything is possible, and trying new things. Drop into the library to pick up this book or something similar to ignite that creative spark!