Baby, Baby, Baby!

babytime1We love babies! And that means we’re excited about starting our next Babytime session at the library!

Registration has begun for our 6-week Babytime session which begins on Thursday, September 17 at 9:30am. This is a fun pre-literacy program aimed at bonding parents and babies…and it’s also a great place to meet other parents and allow your babies to socialize. There will be plenty of time after our 20 minute session to look for board books, talk with other moms, or sit and relax. No hurry to rush out of the library!

Give us a call to register, or drop by the library to get a card and put yourself on the list. We can’t wait to see all these cute faces in September!

Storytime at the Library!

After a successful summer at the library, we’re getting back into a regular schedule, and that means storytime! Once again, we’re running two sessions back-to-back on Wednesday mornings.

violetWe’re starting to take registration for the programs now. You can call us to sign up, or drop by the library to reserve a space in either the 9:30am, or 10:15am programs. Storytime will run from Sept., 16th to November 25th.

Storytime consists of stories, songs, rhymes and more for children aged 2-5 years old. Please feel free to bring along your younger children as well, so that your storytime-aged child can enjoy the session. We’re used to an active session!

This usually fills up fast, so don’t hesitate….register now to reserve a space in the session you prefer!

Fall is here…almost!

At the Carleton Place Public Library, we’re getting ready for an exciting fall full of programs for children, teens and adults. This year, with the addition of our new Adult Program Co-Ordinator Caroline, we have TONS of great new events and options for adults, too. Don’t forget the library when planning your fall schedule.

You can download a copy of our schedule, or pick up your own version at the library (it has a lot more information on it). But in the meantime, here is a quick rundown of upcoming programs:

CHILDREN: Registration required unless stated

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Storytime –  Starting Sept. 16th (9:30am or 10:15am, Wednesday mornings, ages 2-5)

Babytime — Starting Sept., 17th (9:30am, Thursday mornings, ages 0 – 12 months)

Une Heure de Conte en Francais — Starting Sept., 18th (10:30am, Fridays…no registration, all ages)

Lego Drop In Days — PD Day/PA Day drop in from 2-4pm, no registration

Stuffed Animal Sleepover — Friday, Oct., 23rd…for Ontario Library Week

Halloween Craft Night — Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6-7pm, ages 6-11

Christmas Craft Night — Tuesday, Dec., 1st, 6-7pm, ages 6-11

We’ll also be running Forest of Reading starting in December, the Elf on the Library Shelf, and a few other fun surprises during Ontario Library Week, October 18-23/15. You can also see our library catalog for more details on these programs.

TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS: Registration required unless otherwise stated

20150822_144306Technology Training— For teens or adults. One on one sessions, any devices, any programs, Thursdays by appointment

Nerd Herd Teen Book Club — Last Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30pm, ages 12+ (drop in to pick up a book list)

Bridging the Generation Gap Book Club —Second Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30pm, ages 11+/adult. Begins November 10th!

20150822_144313Board Games Night — Begins Sept., 22 — alternating Tuesdays, all ages drop in

NaNoWriMo— National Novel Writing Month- Nov. 1-30, all ages. Write a book with us in November! (Come to the NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party on Thursday, Oct., 29 6-7pm for more information)

Colour Yourself Calm — Begins Sept. 23,  Every 4th Wednesday, 6:30pm, adults only, Drop in!

Adult Book Club – Begins Sept. 14th, Second Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm (Reading list available here)

“Write a Novel in November” Workshop, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6-7pm, no registration

Library Cookie Exchange – Thursday, Dec. 17th, 7pm. Register by Dec. 14th.

We’re also excited to offer a fantastic community program called “One Book, One Community” this fall. Join us on Monday, Sept. 14th at 6:30pm to learn about the book everyone in Lanark County will be reading this fall, FLEE, FLY, FLOWN by Canadian author Janet Hepburn.

Then, on Wednesday, Sept., 16th from 2-3pm, we’ll have local museum curator Jennifer Irwin stop by to discuss “Connections to the Past”, and key items in her collection at the museum.

Finally, on Friday, Oct. 2, from 2-5pm, FLEE, FLY, FLOWN author Janet Hepburn will make a special visit to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum to talk about her book, and take questions: “In Conversation: Janet Hepburn”.

Plus, we’ll also have exciting things happening during Ontario Public Library Week, Oct. 18-24! Drop in to see what we’re doing!

We’ll let you know more about some of these programs as time goes on, but get your calendars out…it’s going to be a great fall!

 

 

 

 

 

Do You Have a Clue?

Board Game Night PosterThis is the second sneak-peek into our Fall programming…..and it’s all about having fun!

Tuesday nights just got a little brighter, with our family-friendly “Board Game Night” at the library. Drop in alternating Tuesdays this fall, starting September 22nd from 5-8pm to join in a game, start a new one, or just to watch. Where else could you have so much fun for free?

We’ll provide the games, so pop the kids into their pajamas and drop by to play a quick game before bed. No kids, but still like a good game of Monopoly? Bring some friends, or come alone….we’re sure to have others who will want to play a friendly game or two.

Our fall calendar will be available soon, so drop by to pick one up. It’s going to be all kinds of fun this fall at the library!

Goodbye to Summer (students)!

This is it…the final week for our wonderful summer students, Sarah and Erica. We’re sad to see them go, but wish them all the best in the upcoming year!

girlsThank you for a WONDERFUL summer! We couldn’t have done it without either of you!

We’re Almost Finished!

squirrel_with_pencil1.jpgWhile it’s hard to believe summer holidays are almost over for the kids, we’re happy to gear up for Fall programming soon. That said, this week is the LAST week of programs for kids at the library until the fall. If you haven’t signed up for something already, there’s still time, and a few spaces….but get going soon!

Sarah has done a marvelous job keeping the kids busy, learning, entertained, and reading! We had Lego days, scavenger hunts, Bingo, dinosaurs and safaris! And we had a huge number of readers taking part in the TD Summer Reading Club…..we’re not finished yet, and they’ve read close to 1000 books already.

While the literacy program finished last week, Erica is finishing up some reports and helping us with general library tasks this week. We’re so pleased with how well this program ran for our first summer, and the feedback we’ve received from parents and children who took part has also been positive.

If your teen missed the Book Bucks spending week last week, don’t fret…we’ll have another one in September.

For now, we hope everyone has had as much fun as we have, and we’re looking forward to offering up new, exciting programs this fall!

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

french1Today is our last French Storytime for the summer. But don’t worry….Une Heure de Conte en Francais will begin again in September!

We’ve had such a great time this summer, and Agathe has made this project really come alive. If you haven’t been to one of these sessions, no registration is required…..just drop in for 10:30am this morning and stay for French stories, songs and a simple craft.

We’ll be posting our Fall calendar soon, but if you’re trying to plan, we’ll be having Une Heure de Conte en Francais every Friday morning at 10:30am starting Friday, Sept.18th! This is for all ages, and mostly aimed at children who have some French skills already, but everyone is welcome! No registration required….

We hope to see you this morning….or in September.