Celebrate Your Heritage!

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It’s Heritage Week and what better way to celebrate than to do some research on your own family history? We’re offering some great help to get you started in your quest to figure out who your ancestors were. Drop by the library tomorrow night (Wednesday, February 19th) anytime from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for some one-on-one time with our genealogy specialist, Shirley! She’ll get you started on Ancestry.com, show you how to begin your search and give you lots of pointers to make your search even better!

You’ll need some basic computer skills, a name and some dates, and be prepared to have fun! And if you’re already doing research, why not donate copies of your information to the library for other patrons who might be looking for local families? You could also drop the information off to the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum! If you’re interested in genealogy, you should also check out the Carleton Place Public Library Local History blog!

We wish we could clone Shirley, but you might want to call ahead to make sure she’s available when you arrive. It’s going to be a fun evening.

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Everything Old is New Again

Another wonderful display by the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum has transformed our library space once again. Jennifer dropped by and changed out the case with fascinating “new” objects you just need to stop and look at!  We always find these presentations to be so relevant and amazing…it’s hard to believe some of these objects sit in boxes, carefully preserved until Jennifer has a chance to use them again!

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If you haven’t been to the library lately, stop by and take a few minutes to look in the big glass case. And bring the kids! There are plenty of wonderful items to look at a discuss. A great way to get in a little local history until the museum opens again!