March Break Day 3

relaxOkay, this is a book I could get with. THE ONE-MINUTE WORKOUT by Martin Gibala, Ph.D.

31247021Gibala talks about the science behind getting fit, and according to his research, you don’t have to spend hours in the gym each day if you do it right. Not sure what this would do to the whole fitness world if that were true, but I like the idea. And if you’re feeling too tired to work out this week, maybe picking up this book and trying some of the 8 interval workouts, or the microworkouts (how much more micro could you get than one minute??), will help you feel like you’ve conquered the world!

Have you read this? What do you think about the ideas?

March Break Day 2

relaxDay 2.  Yes…the week has only just begun.  But we have some interesting ideas for you today.

Elon Musk is an inventor, entrepreneur, and explorer. Ashley Vance takes the bestseller and adapts it for young readers…because aren’t they the ones who will be championing change in our world?

71uytf23gdlELON MUSK AND THE QUEST FOR A FANTASTIC FUTURE for Young People, is a great story about the man himself, sure to inspire your kids to get out there and do something, make something, create something, or champion something. We have this edition at the library now. Why not pick it up and read it together this week? Some great discussions could come out of this!

March Break Day 1

relaxMarch Break is typically something the kids look forward to…but it can be downright stressful for parents trying to think of things to keep them busy. While we have lots of things going on at the library all week (some need registration, some don’t….check out our catalog at http://carletonplacelibrary.ca ), parents…we’ve got some suggestions for YOU!

Today, it’s our Flipster magazines, available on our library website. All you need is your library card. You can download current and past issues of a variety of magazines. Read them on your computer, on your phone, or on your tablet. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s FREE!

How about this issue of REAL SIMPLE magazine.

realLearn how to start decluttering your life. Clean out those closets and cupboards, throw away things that you don’t use, or donate to someone who might need them. Spring cleaning has never felt so good! Relax and recharge….you deserve it!

French Storytime

French StorytimeHave you been to one of our French Storytimes lately? We’ve been reading stories in French and English, signing songs in both languages, and working on vocabulary. This is the perfect (short) session for young children who might speak some French at home or school, or are trying to learn a few words before school starts. It’s more structured than it used to be, and we always send home a little worksheet to help carry on the idea from the session.

There won’t be any French Storytime during the March Break, so drop in today if you want to see what it’s all about. You don’t have to register…just stop in for our 10:30 session. We hope to see you here!

March Break at the Library!

1Just a few more days until March Break! Don’t forget, we have LOTS of fun things going on at the library all week, for all ages. Drop in, participate, read, pick up materials…we’re going to be busy!

Since it will be a VERY busy week, if you’re looking for Museum Passes (they’ll be in big demand), you can stop by our website to see what’s available. We’ll try to keep a running list of what we have when you drop in, but you can stay one step ahead by checking the website. Just click on this link, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see availability. You can’t place holds on museum passes, so be patient. And if you take one out and use it, please bring it back as soon as you can so that others might take advantage of the savings. We know there will be a lot of people waiting!

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A Gala Fundraising Dinner

16143779_1324328084290749_4095778770319445462_oThursday March 9th : The Vimy Memorial – Celebrating 100 Years

This week, our local Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is holding a gala fundraising dinner for the restoration of the Vimy Memorial. Architect Julian Smith will discuss his work on the project that is taking place in France, all as part of the Canada 150 celebrations.

This is bound to be an interesting evening. There will be dinner, the talk, live music, and even a silent auction. If you’re interesting, you might be able to purchase some last minute tickets by calling the museum at 253-7013, or dropping by the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $50 each, but you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck from the sounds of it!

What a great way to do something BIG in our little town!

Legacy Journaling

journal1Author Heather Tucker visited us at the Carleton Place Public Library last week to talk a little about her book, THE CLAY GIRL, and to run a workshop on Legacy Journaling. It was a VERY creative and informative evening. We were colouring, drawing, and doodling our way to elaborate family histories without feeling like we couldn’t do it. And I know many of us will continue to work on these for months to come.

claygirlThank you, Heather, for bringing your amazing talents, and wonderful, vibrant personality to our little town. We know it was a long few weeks for you, but we had a blast!

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Sample pages from her journal.

journal3Wonderful display from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.