What’s Going On?

Summer StorytimeThis is a fun week for us at the library. We’re starting ALL of our summer programs! That also means our reading programs have begun. But wait…what can you do this week at the library?

  • Participate in an art class with the amazing Matt MacKay!
  • Take part in a fun crafting program for kids on Tuesday or Thursday (see calendar for schedule)
  • Sign up for Storytime for Wednesday
  • Join the Young Writers on Wednesday
  • Meet up with our adult writers for our first Camp NaNoWriMo meeting of the summer on Tuesday afternoon
  • Adults can also do a FUN craft on Thursday mornings!
  • Take in a MOVIE on Thursday afternoon! (It’s going to be a fun, cool place for the kids)
  • Toddler sessions begin Thursday mornings
  • Join us for Une Heure de Conte en Francais on Friday morning
  • Friday afternoon is all about the Lego!

All of these programs can be found in our calendar at the top of this page, or on our website at http://carletonplacelibrary.ca

But…..we also have THESE fun things you can participate in when you drop by the library anytime….

  • Fill out a ballot to win a library gold card (that means no fines all summer)
  • Donate your dimes to our “Adopt a Giraffe” program
  • Read some of our “Wild” trivia placed all around the library
  • Pick up an ADULT summer reading kit and maybe win a great prize!
  • Find the weekly I Spy search
  • Fill out ballots to win signed books in the Teen area, or our weekly prize!

If you have any questions, give us a call at the library today at 257-2702. We’re going to have a wild summer!

Movies at the Library

movies.jpgDVD loans are popular at our library, and we’ve been staying on top of all the latest releases. Among those, you’ll find Academy Award nominees, children’s movies, and independent releases.

If you’re looking for a current selection, drop by our library catalog and type in DVD in the search bar. You can then search through the list, do your own search, or have the titles listed by date released. Place a hold…often new releases are quite popular!

You can find our library catalog at http://olco.canlib.ca/client/cp

 

 

Oscar Time!

It’s almost that time of year again—Oscar time! Yes, at the end of this month, the Academy Awards will be given to the most outstanding movies of the year. And if you haven’t seen all of the movies nominated for Best Picture, we’ve got them at the library! Sure, you might have to wait until after the winners are announced, but it can still be fun to get caught up and see if they picked the right one.

And the nominees for Best Picture are:

moviesA lot of these movies were books first, so it will also be interesting to see which ones have a surge in popularity over the next few weeks. If you’ve read any of these, or seen the movies, do you have a favourite pick? Let us know! And cross your fingers on February 28th. We can’t wait to see who wins!

Allegiant Is Almost Here

If you’ve been a fan of Veronica Roth’s DIVERGENT series, you no doubt know that the final installment of the series, ALLEGIANT, is about to hit theatres in mid March, just in time for March Break. As with most of the Young Adult books turned into movies, this one is being split into two movies to draw in more fans (and money) one would assume. The final trailer for this first installment of ALLEGIANT was just released:

If you’re itching to fill in the gaps, or just want to know a little more about the movie, we’ve got the movie-tie in book on order here at the library. Drop by our library catalog today to reserve it for you once it comes in!

allegiantSee you at the movies on March 18th!

DVDs at the library

Have you taken out a DVD at the library lately? We’re getting new movies in all the time, for all members of the family.

dvdcollectionYou can take up to four movies per family, and they go out for one week. Best of all, they’re free! Just bring your library card and pick out something to watch from our spinners. You can see our whole collection here.

Movies at the library…just one more reason to get a card!

ROOM wins People’s Choice Award

roomNot too long ago, everyone was talking about ROOM, by Canadian author Emma Donoghue. The chilling tale of a boy who believes the one room he lives in is the entire world, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival as an Irish-Canadian film, and wowed the viewers who voted it as the People’s Choice winner for 2015.

We couldn’t keep this book on the shelves when it first came out, and I expect people will be flocking to theatres to see how the director tells the tale of this five-year-old boy and his mother. More than likely, there will also be a resurgence in the popularity of the book once the movie comes out, which is typical of books in this vein.

While the book was very controversial, the movie is supposedly quite dramatic, and yet very emotional. The win also places a lot of Oscar buzz on its shoulders: last year, “The Imitation Game” was the People’s Choice award winner, and it went on to have several Oscar nominations and one big win.

Have you read ROOM, and will you go to see the movie?

Do You Have GOOSEBUMPS?

This past weekend, I was watching a movie when a trailer at the beginning caught my attention. It was for GOOSEBUMPS, the Movie, coming out October 16 in theatres.

R.L.Stine is the author of the well-loved scary series called GOOSEBUMPS, and I know these are super popular in our library, so I was intrigued by the trailer. However, it surprised me that the movie immediately referenced the books…something which I’m pretty sure the books don’t do, so I wondered what this was going to be about. Apparently, the movie is not so much an adaptation of the popular series, but something that is counting on the popularity of the series to sell tickets.

Will it be scary? Probably. Will kids flock to the theatres to see it?  I’m not so sure…with a cast that looks a little older than the kids at which the books are aimed, I think maybe they hit the market a little bit off. Think your teen will want to go and see a movie called Goosebumps? No matter how much they loved the series growing up, I’m betting on no.

Maybe this will prove me wrong.