Match Made in Heaven or a One-Night Stand?

February is the month of love, and to celebrate in our own way, we’re having a “Blind Date with a Book”!  Drop into the library anytime between now and Valentine’s Day and you can participate.

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We’ve put together a great selection of our favourite books—fiction, non-fiction, old books and new—and covered them with pretty paper so that you can’t see what they are.  All you need to do is drop in, choose a book, sign it out and take it home to unwrap it. You might find a new favourite author, or just read something you wouldn’t normally pick up. The goal is to have fun.

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So, will your selection be a match made in Heaven?  Or will it be a one-night stand? If you feel like it, let us know what you thought of your book by returning the cute card we’ve tucked inside. Love is in the air!

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We’re Feeling Crafty!

We’re hardly into the new year, but we’re already thinking about Valentine’s Day, and our annual Lovey-Dovey Craft Night.

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This will be a fun evening full of crafts, games, and maybe even a few treats. If you drop by the library that night, expect to hear lots of laughter! This evening usually fills up quickly, so don’t wait!

Sorry, this event is only for our young crafters, aged 6 – 12, but we’re taking registrations now! We only have 15 spaces available, so please call right away if you know someone who would like to attend.

Get your glue guns ready, crafters!

(Okay, you don’t really need a glue gun, but it sounded great, right?)

 

Valentine’s Craft Night

It’s  here….Valentine’s Craft Night! As usual, we’ll be making a lot of fun love-themed crafts, play some fun games and enjoy a few sweet treats.

Our take-home treat bags.

The spaces have been full for weeks, and I’m sure we’ll have a great time.  For parents who are new to this….drop your child off and come back at 8pm. We’ll have fun, and you can have an hour to yourself!

Our little iLove Candy MP3 player….complete with jelly beans and peanut butter cups! YUM!

And don’t worry…there’ll be another craft night coming up in April….with a special theme this year! Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s February!

If you’re seeing hearts around the library, you’re not alone. Of course, it’s February!

We’re getting ready for Valentine’s Craft Night with our young crafters, dropping by the Carleton Place Daycare to read to some very little ones and preparing for all kinds of great things coming up in March.

In the meantime, we have lots of fiction featuring romantic themes, craft books to help with those last minute cards, and plenty of relationship advice books.

Happy February!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

On a special day like today (yes, it’s Valentine’s Day for those of you who forgot!), you might want to skip the fancy dinner and roses and stay home for a special games night. Why not break out the old Scrabble Board and try something new?

I came across this interesting board game remix from the wacky people at Hide-and-Seek.  They take traditional games and spin them out into something brand new…and it’s as easy as just fashioning some new rules.  They’ve taken Scrabble and made it into a group effort game where you must use popular acronyms to earn points.  (The version they suggest might be a little risque for some, but you could even make this into a family version, getting the kids involved using texting lingo!). Or try their version of Monopoly (which is called Divorce….not especially aimed at Valentine’s Day, but probably fun.)

You can download the .PDF version of all the game remixes right here.

Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!