Space Talk at the Library

Local astronomer Frank Hitchens is coming back to the library this month with a presentation in honour of the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing.

Join us on Saturday, July 20th, at 3pm….the exact time and date of the first moon landing…for an amazing talk about the mission, its astronauts, and more.

This event is free, and open to the general public, with no registration needed. Light refreshments will be served, so plan on a fun and interesting afternoon about space flight!

Wizards Unite!

Late last month, the creators of Pokemon Go released a new augmented reality game for Harry Potter fans called “Harry Potter : Wizards Unite”. With the combination of Google mapping and augmented reality, players will see Harry Potter characters “appear” in the real world around them as they play the role of a new recruit in the Statute of Secrecy Task Force to help solve a mystery.

It has now launched in the US and Canada to lots of great reviews. Pokemon Go was such a hit when it released in 2016 because it allowed people to walk around their communities, meet other people playing the game, and enjoy the outdoors. WB Games is hoping this game will become just a popular. Our summer students downloaded it recently and have been playing ever since. They’re hoping more Harry Potter fans will get on board and join in the fun. What a great summer activity!

It’s here!

Our summer calendar has just gone out!  We’re excited to have so much going on—and still coming off our big win from last year’s TD Summer Reading Club!  It’s going to be a great summer!

Download our calendar here, or drop into the library to pick up a printed copy. We have special activities planned for each day, along with running our version of the TD Summer Reading Club, Teen Summer Reading, and Adult Summer Reading. There’s something for everyone!

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!

Frivolous Friday

For our Frivolous Friday post this week, let’s talk about colouring! And not just your average adult colouring books, but something fancier, something artistic…something that will make you feel like you’ve done more than just relax. How about a collection of colouring pages that are museum quality?!

#ColorOurCollections was a special project from February of this year that featured a week-long colouring spree, put together by libraries, cultural institutions, and archives using social media as a way to bring people together. The collections of colouring pages are unique and cover a wide range of topics, from classic paintings, to floral works, to pages from medical journals. Colour your own choice, and share on social media using the hashtag, or see what other people have done in their spare time. It’s fun…and you can claim to be doing something cultural.

You can find all of the colouring pages right here. Print one off, and grab your coloured pencils. It’s time for a relaxing weekend!