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


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!






We’re Almost Finished!


While 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!

Winter Newsletter

While most of our programs are finishing up, we’re busy getting ready for a whole new set of fun sessions in the New Year. We’ve got the usual programs….babytime, storytime, toddler time and craft nights, but we’ll also have a few surprises.  Drop by the library soon to pick up your copy of the new newsletter!


Our Schedule is Out!

Have you been to the library in the past week? We have our entire fall schedule out! Drop in and pick up a newsletter, which details all of the programs we’ll be running from now until the end of December. It’s got everything from children’s programs to family visits and even a book club invite!





Happy Fall!

Fall Programs at the Library

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! We’re getting excited about announcing our Fall lineup at the library, so keep an eye out here, on our Facebook page, and in the library for more information about all the great things we’ll have going on this fall. It’s going to be great!