Class Visits

Did you know that the Carleton Place Public Library has a number of classes from various schools who visit us on a monthly basis? We invite them to come when the library isn’t open, and it makes the visit fun and easy. They’ll walk down from school, take out books, and we always read something together as a group. It’s a great way to expand on their reading options, and get them outside for some fresh air.

This fall, we’re starting some of the groups off with this magical new read called FURTHERMORE by Tahereh Mafi.

Bookshelves and Other Fake Things

I must admit, I envy people who have endless shelves of books in their homes. As someone who loves books, it also shames me to admit I don’t have any. Nope. Not one shelf. I have boxes with books in them, random baskets where I’ve tucked away a book or two, but in general….I am book-free.

BookRiot just did a really fun piece on “Shelf Shame“. Now, this typically is about those people who have perfect shelves lined with books that are color-coded, or placed by size, or genre, with just the right number of quirky knick-knacks placed among the spines.

Alice-Burton-bookshelf-collage-1-768x384Alice Burton’s Bookselves.

There are whole Pinterest boards devoted to beautiful bookshelves, and people who regularly post Instagram photos of special books on their shelves. Am I envious? A little bit, but mostly, I’m just glad I don’t have to dust/sort/put away books as a collection grows. I can only imagine that some of these people have to move once their book collection gets too big. Is that too many books? You decide.

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

October is less than three months away, and that means we don’t have to wait long for the release of the film, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, based on the best-selling book by Paula Hawkins. If you loved the book, or loved GONE GIRL, this movie adaptation is bound to draw people into the theatres. Emily Blunt plays the starring role, and I can’t wait to love/hate her.

The newest trailer for the film was just released.  What do you think?  Will you be going to this movie?

Beyonce’s Reach

The New York Times sent many libraries off on a hunt recently after the debut of Beyonce’s HBO special and announcement that she would release a new album called “Lemonade Stand”. During her special, she read poetry by Somali-British writer and activist Warsan Shire, and now her poetry anthology entitled Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth is being sought out by Beyonce fans.

While it’s not available on Amazon, many libraries are receiving requests for the book (no, we don’t have it at our library, I’m afraid), so be patient if you’ve put a hold on the book. You can heard the author reading some of the poetry right here:

The world is a small place, and book boosts can come from anywhere, can’t they?

THE PASSAGE Trilogy is Coming to an End.

city-of-mirrors-coverIf you’ve been following Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy, it’s finally coming to end, with the release of THE CITY OF MIRRORS on May 24, 2016. The first two books, THE PASSAGE, and THE TWELVE, were massive tomes, so if you need a refresher before the final installment, now is the time to re-read. Maybe some holiday downtime?

And if you aren’t familiar with this series, let me just say….vampires.

Seeing as we were weeding our collection at the library recently and found that some of the TWILIGHT books had not circulated in quite some time, maybe vampires have gone out of fashion. Or maybe it’s simply sparkly vampires that aren’t drawing our attention anymore. Whatever the reason, I’m pretty sure Cronin’s books have a following strong enough to carry him through to the end of this series. And what….there are rumours of a movie? We’ll have to wait and see……