Interested in writing a novel, but have no idea where to start? Join us on Tuesday, January 17 from 6-7pm, and we’ll help you figure out how to plot your novel in advance. No writing experience necessary.
This is part of our Life Long Learning program at the Carleton Place Public Library. Please call to register at 257-2702, or drop by the library for more information.
Did you know the Carleton Place Public Library has a writers’ group? We’ve been meeting for over two years now, and many of our writers have written books, been published, and are looking to help others in our community join in the fun
If you want to know more about our project to write books in November as part of National Novel Writing Month, join us on Tuesday, October 18 from 6-7pm to find out more. Meet members of the CP Library Writers Group, find out about our website, and learn all about writing a book in 30 days. It’s possible…and a lot of fun!
Please call to register, or drop by the library to pick up your writing kit if you can’t make it to the Kick Off meeting. We’d love to have new members!
If you’ve been following our blog for a while now, you’ll know that the Carleton Place Public Library has a very active and prolific writers’ group. It all began out of the need for a creative and engaging space to try writing a novel, and what better way than to participate in National Novel Writing Month? It was a cool April in 2014 when we started our group, and we haven’t looked back.
Now, we’re excited to announce the Carleton Place Library Writers’ Group has its own blog! We are expecting to post member news, contests, NaNoWriMo events and more here, so make sure to drop by and add this blog to your list if you’d like to stay in the loop.
So far, we’ve announced the blog, shared some exciting news about a recent member’s first book publication, and begun some fun “About Us” pages. Click on the link to see more about our group. We’ll be adding lots more info about everyone as the month progresses, too!
And if you’re a part of our Carleton Place community and love to write, why not subscribe to our page or drop us a line? We’d love to get to know you and see you at one of our next writing events!
- 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!
Tonight is our Camp NaNoWriMo Kick-Off party! We’re going to be getting together tonight for one hour from 6-7pm to talk about ways to prepare for writing that novel in July, as well as cheering each other on and hearing about the upcoming projects.
July will be a fun month of writing, whether you’re working on your first novel, or your twenty-first. And if you can’t make it to hear more about how it works, you can pick up a Camp NaNoWriMo kit at the front desk which will tell you everything you need to know in order to write something great this summer.
Calling all young writers in Grades 7 – 12….it’s the 2016 CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie Challenge!! No, they don’t want you to take a photo of yourself dressed like Shakespeare…they want you to do a modern take on one of Shakespeare’s best ideas….the soliloquy! After all, Shakespeare was doing his best to speak to his audience through them, just like young people do with their camera phones today.
Drop by the website, click on the link, and download the topic PDF. Then, write 200-400 words on the subject, and you’re on your way! There are great examples on the site, so you won’t be wondering just how to do this, and you’ll even get to know the judge a bit. Did I mention there is an iPad mini up for grabs for each age group? Why are you waiting? Go and do this now!
Find out everything at the CBC Books Shakespeare Selfie Challenge website.
Now, go forth, and write thee a soliloquy!