Have you seen this amazing website called Rejected Princesses? It’s not your typical princessy site, and in fact, is all about amazing, strong, incredible women you’ll never hear about in a Disney movie simply because they are a little bit off-beat.
Check out a few of the many wonders like Jeanne de Clisson:
or… Mary Anning:
The graphics on this website are so appealing and give readers a glimpse into the worlds of these amazing women in a variety of ways. The search capabilities are fun and very detailed, and honestly, let you get lost in the variety and detail of this site and the women it’s about. While it looks like it would appeal to young girls, some of the language is a little frank, so please be aware before you let your daughters take a gander. However, the information majorly trumps the slightly offensive words.
Thanks to Caroline for suggesting this great website!
Of course, if you’re a diehard Springsteen fan, you’ll probably already know about (and have on pre-order) a copy of the much anticipated BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen. While there have been a number of biographies about the singer over the years, this is the first one penned by the Boss himself, and fans are clamoring to get their hands on it for some inside info about his career and personal life.
While I’m not an original Springsteen fan, I’m a fan by association, and have attended two amazing concerts, including his latest tour of “The River” album. The man knows how to entertain, and his songs have always been thought provoking and original. If you’ve ever watched him in an interview, he’s VERY guarded about most everything, so I’m sure fans are wondering just how “vocal” he’s going to be in this book. But, you can watch him read from the book here to get a taste.
If you’d like to read this, drop by the library to see if it’s available or place a hold. You can check for availability on our website at http://carletonplacelibrary.ca
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!
“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!
Recently, the CBC Radio Program “Q” had an episode regarding those endless vacation photos people always post on their social media sites. While for some people, it’s a way to keep their collection of photos in one place so that they can look back on them five years from now and reminisce. But for those of us who are logging in to check our Facebook or Instagram feeds for five minutes, getting sucked into mediocre or over-filtered photos that go on and on, can be annoying.
Henry Alford, author of WOULD IT KILL YOU TO STOP DOING THAT? : A MODERN GUIDE TO MANNERS, says that to stay within proper social etiquette and not annoy your friends and followers, you should only post a MAXIMUM of three vacation photos, stay away from those filters, and don’t try too hard to make your life appear “special”.
If you’d like to know a little more about this radio program, and hear more from Alford, you can drop by the episode entitled “How Not to be a Jerk About Sharing Vacation Photos”. And then get to your Facebook page and edit!!!
If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll know that last week, we posted photos with plastic dinosaurs, yarn, and yes…books. Did you know that we often post things on Instagram regarding new books, fun programs, or just interesting things that come into the library…and we don’t post these things anywhere else? If you’re not following us, you’re missing out.
Drop by to see what’s going on with us this week. We’ve got our photos ready!
If you’ve been following YouTubers galore, you’ve probably seen a lot of the “100…” list. (100 layers of lipstick, 100 t-shirts, 100 books on my bedside table). Okay, I made that last one up, but it seems like everyone is doing “100” of something, if only to see what it looks like.
But when I came across this lifehack list, the 100 days to accomplish something…anything…seemed like a really good way to participate. Try one of the fun things like decluttering your home over 100 days (make a list and tackle only one at a time), or saving for 100 days, or planning your day the night before….for 100 days. All of THESE things are meant to either make your life easier, or better, something which 100 layers of lipstick certainly won’t. Which ones will you try?
If you’ve been enjoying the library this summer by participating in reading programs or activities, we’d love to hear from you! Take a few minutes to drop by the library to fill out a quick survey, or do it right now by clicking on this link! It’s easy, and fun.
Tell us how we did!