Everything Begins Again!

Happy New Year!  We hope that everyone has had a great holiday, and that you have lots of goals and excitement for the upcoming year. 2017 is gearing up to be great!

We have plenty of programs starting up again at the library soon. Most of them involve registration, so please check out the registration dates, and either give us a call, or drop by the library to sign up. Hopefully, we’ll have something going for you!

2v3ozqzaips-tim-tiedemannCHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

  • Storytime—–January 11- Apr. 26—-ages 2-5 years old—–Wednesday mornings at 9:30am or 10:15am—–registration begins Jan. 3rd.
  • Babytime — January 12- Feb. 16 — Ages 0 – 12 months —- Thursday mornings at 9:30am—-registration begins Jan. 3rd.
  • Une Heure de Conte en Francais — Jan. 13 – Apr. 28 — All ages—Friday mornings at 10:30am—- no registration
  • PA Day Drop Ins —movies or Lego (see Facebook to find out what’s happening that day)— Jan. 30, Feb. 2, 17, Apr. 7, May 19, June 2, 9—no registration
  • Valentine’s Craft Night — Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6-7pm-—ages 6-11——Registration begins Jan. 23
  • Toddler Time — Feb. 23- Apr. 6—Ages 1-2—–Thursday mornings, 9:30am—-Registration begins Feb. 6


  • Teen Book Club — Jan – April-—-Last Wednesday of each month—4:00-5:30pm—-Ages 12 and up—–no registration—Book list available on our website
  • Teen TAG Program —- applications for our NEW Teen Tag (Teen Advisory Group) available early February—-ages 12 +——-more information to come

March Break Information will be available in mid February!

ADULT PROGRAMS — Lifelong Learning & Ongoing Programs

  • Plot Your Novel Writing Workshop — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6-7pm-registration begins Jan. 3
  • Creating Great Characters Writing Workshop — Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6-7pm——registration begins Feb. 6
  • Caring for Aging Parents — Saturday, Jan. 21, 2pm—– registration begins Jan. 3
  • iPads for Beginners — Saturday, Feb. 4registration begins Jan. 3
  • Surviving and Thriving as a Caregiver — Saturday, Feb. 18th 2pmregistration begins Jan. 3
  • Canada in Space (part of our Canada150 Celebrations)—–Monday, March 20, 7pm Registration begins Jan. 3
  • Introduction to Android — Saturday, March 25, 2pm — registration begins Jan. 3
  • Adult Craft Club — 4th Monday of each month, 6:30pm — register in early December
  • Meditation Club — 3rd Thursday of the month (time TBD)
  • Tech Tutoring — Thursdays, various times, please call to register.

Special Canada 150 National Film Board Screenings (movies to come)

  • Monday, Feb. 20, 7pm
  • Monday, March 23, 7pm

It’s going to be a really busy beginning to the year!


Holiday Hours

holidayhoursThe Carleton Place Public Library will be closed periodically over the holidays. Make sure to get in for new materials on the days we’re open, and ask for your PIN so that you can renew items from the comfort of home anytime.

You can drop off returns to our blue return box at any point, and you won’t be charged any fines for days we’re not open. Make sure to post this list on your fridge so you can see when we’re open at a glance.

Holiday Hours at the Carleton Place Public Library

Friday, December 23—-9:30am – 5:30pm (LAST DAY TO CHECK OUT ITEMS)

Saturday, December 24 — CLOSED

Sunday, December 25 —– CLOSED

Monday, December 26 —- CLOSED

Tuesday, December 27 —– CLOSED

Wednesday, December 28 — 1:30-8pm

Thursday, December 29 —- 1:30-8pm

Friday, December 30 — 9:30am – 5:30pm

Saturday, December 31 — CLOSED

Sunday, January 1 —- CLOSED

Monday, January 2 — CLOSED

Call us at 257-2702 for more information, or visit our website for current hours and programs.


Post-It Note Art Show

20160808_094722We’ve been holding a Post-It Note Art Show for teens this summer, and their artwork has been so much fun to look at! Aren’t our teens talented? We think so!

Teens, don’t forget, this is our first Book Buck Spending week. Drop in every day…the window will change. And if you want to keep your bucks for next month, that’s okay, too. We’ll have lots more fun coming up!


What’s Going On?

13613335_1069861679716494_3563992452184321959_oDid you know that we’re offering fun ADULT crafting sessions this summer at the library? Almost every Thursday morning from now until mid-August, you can register for one of our fun craft events, taking place at 10am. Last week, we decorated cookies (and got to eat them!), and this week, we’ll be putting together these cute little monster bookmarks! Grab some friends and join us for a fun hour of crafting.  You can call us to register at 257-2702.

At the same time, we’ll be holding a super fun Safari Car decorating session for 6-8 year olds. We still have some spaces….so call us to register right away! (Please bring a box your child could sit in.)

We’ll also have toddlers in from 9:30am – 10:00am, so if you have someone in that age range, we’d love to see you today. We sing songs, read books, and do lots of fun rhymes and sign language games. Perfect for ages 1-2.

This afternoon is our second Movie drop-in….from 1:30 – 3:30pm. We’re showing “Madly Madagascar”, suitable for all ages.

And we’ll be dropping by the Carambeck Community Center this morning to visit the young day-campers for a few stories and songs. If you have someone taking part, you’ll probably hear all about it this evening.

Drop by our website to see up-to-date calendar events for everything we have going on.

Summer Programs at the Carleton Place Public Library

It’s here….our Summer Calendar is out!

We’re gearing up for lots of WILD fun, for children, teens, and adults.  We have summer reading, movie days, special events, drop-ins and more!  Click on each page to download your own calendar, or drop in to pick one up.

While you can’t sign up for any programs just yet, we’re happy to let you browse and mark your favourites. Registration will begin the week of June 27th, and we’re looking forward to our official kick off with the Library Lemonade Stand on Thursday, June 30th from 1-3pm.

If you have any questions, please drop by, or give us a call at 257-2702 for more information.

























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The Art of Tidying

tidyRecently, we’ve had several patrons ask us about books about decluttering. The one that keeps coming up (and is pratically being fought over at the library) is Marie Kondo’s THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP : THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING. Until I saw a YouTube video about this on the weekend, I didn’t know what all the fuss is about. Apparently, I’ve been missing out.

Kondo takes the simple idea of loving items to the world of organization. You have to love something, or feel that it makes you happy, in order to keep it. Everything else is clutter.  She begins by showing how to do this with clothing—taking everything out of your closets and going through it item by item. If you don’t feel happy when you look at the item, you et rid of it.

Sounds simple enough, right? But what about all of those sentimental attachments we have with our things? That baby-soft t-shirt with the holes in it that we’ve worn since university. Those shoes that always give us blisters, but boy, were they a great deal! That ugly painting you got for your wedding from Aunt Marge that she did herself.  All of these things can have an emotional pull that we can’t get past.  But Kondo explains how to thank the items for their usefullness, and then learn to discard.

You can watch her Google talk about the idea right here:

As it turns out, many people have done their own YouTube videos based on Kondo’s ideas. Not sure if this is the right way for you to declutter? Check out one of the many fun and informative videos to see if it might work for you. Even if it doesn’t, there is a certain satisfaction in watching someone else purging their items. You might get inspired.

Place a hold on this book at the library….it’s quite popular!