Free Comic Book Day

This coming Saturday is Free Comic Book Day/Superhero Saturday in Carleton Place, and we’re taking the part!

Our Teen Advisory Group has been busy planning, making decorations, and getting ready for the fun event, which will see superheroes young and old making a stop at the library. While here, they’ll have a chance to win a great superhero themed prize basket, take a photo at our fun photo wall, pick up a tasty snack, and get a free comic book, of course.

Pick up a mission card at the BIA office first! You can’t take part if you don’t have one. Let’s hope the weather holds out….this is such a fun day to see the town and dress up!

Forest of Reading® Voting Night

Tomorrow is Forest of Reading Voting Night at the library! We’re welcoming all readers who participated, whether they finished all of the required books or not, to come and celebrate with us at the party. You won’t be able to vote if you haven’t read all the books, but we’d still love to have you drop by!

Voting begins at 6pm, followed by a short party. All eligible voters are on a list posted in the library. Give us a call, or drop by the library to make sure you see your young reader’s name on the list if you think they should be able to vote. If you weren’t checking off books in our tracking binder all along, we have no way of knowing if you’re eligible.

We’ll post a list of local winners next week. It’s going to be a fun night!

Spring Craft Drop In

Tomorrow night, we’re having our Spring Craft Drop In! It starts at 6pm and is for all ages. We’ll be making some fun spring-inspired crafts, and there may even be a special I Spy that evening.

Parents should plan to stay with children as they might finish in 5 minutes, or want to stay the whole hour. Limited supervision will be provided.

French Resources and Books

Do you or your children use our French resources, or take out French books from the library? We find that some people know what we have available at the library…and some people don’t. To make matters a little easier, we’ve got some fresh new brochures that will explain exactly what we offer, how to order something we don’t have, and what you can find online.

Feel free to download one of the brochures, or stop in to pick one up. We have tons of great books, homework help resources online, and even a weekly French Storytime on Saturdays at 1pm…all ages welcome!

Magic Workshop

Yes, this program is coming to us REALLY soon, but we had a great opportunity to work with Ryan Pilling, and we jumped on it!

Join us on Saturday, April 6 at 2pm for this fantastic magic workshop! Here’s what it’s all about:

“Magic Tricks You Can Do” with magician Ryan Pilling shares the secrets of simple fun magic tricks you can learn to amaze your friends and family. We use ordinary objects like coins, napkins, and straws to make extra-ordinary magic! Along the way we’ll learn speaking skills, build confidence, and share plenty of laughs together!

Ryan is a magician new to Ottawa, but has been practicing the art for over twenty years. He got his start with a magic book from his local library, which inspired him to be a lifelong reader and learner, collecting thousands of magic books to discover the secrets of past master magicians. It all began with a few simple tricks… just like these!

This hands-on workshop is ideal for ages 8 to 12, and is a great opportunity for adults to join in and learn as well. All materials are provided and no previous experience necessary.

We’re taking registrations starting today for 8 – 12 year olds who are interested some magic from a pro! This is a FREE workshop, so spaces are limited and will fill up quickly. Make sure to give us a call today to register your aspiring magician! It’ll be a magical afternoon!