I Wish Adults Knew —– Bad Art Night at the Carleton Place Library


It was a chilly Tuesday night outside the Carleton Place Library.  Inside, there was a nice cozy room with adults, not kids, making Bad Art. First you had to draw yourself on paper on top of your head, then  you progressed to the real stuff. For a final reward medals and tootise roll pops were handed out to all.

And so it goes. There is no bad art. There are no bad artists. There are just people working toward something unseen. Being an adult can be fun when you are acting as a child like at Bad Art Night. After all adults are only kids grown up anyways.


So what kind of questions do we as adults and kids want everyone to know?


That I am very talented but I hide my talents because I have stage fright.


I wish everyone understood how to work their phones. —Kayla Barnes, Grade 4


I wish you knew how to stop a nagging sister, or brother.


I wish you understood what kids were talking about most of the time. —Sam Mazza Bergeron, Grade 3


That we don’t get some of the words they tell us. —Cleo Miller-Young, Grade 4


I wish you knew that sometimes my smile is a broken smile. I wish you understood my vision.—Tyler Smith, Grade 4


That you have a right for everything and you learn from mistakes, just let mistakes happen– you learn from mistakes! —Morgan Curtis, Grade 3


That everyone needs a friend. —Samantha Evans, Grade 3

And so, everyone made friends on Bad Art Night- Please join us next time!

101 Beckwith Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2T3
(613) 257-2702
Monday to Thursday: 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All materials can be signed out for three weeks, with the exception of DVDs, which can be signed out for one week.

Book Drop Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Email: mcaswell@carletonplace.ca

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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