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In the midst of the holiday season, the Canton Free Library is a great place to get into the spirit. We have books celebrating many cultural holidays happening at this time of year, including Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and more! Share a treasured classic with your family, or introduce them to new traditions.
Candlelight for Rebecca by Jacqueline Green presents the inner conflict of a Jewish American girl when she is asked to make Christmas decorations in her class. Rebecca Rubin worries that her family will be upset if she works on the project, but she also doesn’t want to disappoint her teacher. On the first night of Hanukkah, she finds unexpected guidance and kindness. Set in 1914, this American Girl historical tale is a good read for elementary-aged children.
In My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz, a little girl explains the Seven Principles and her family’s Kwanzaa celebration. Filled with vivid illustrations, the bestselling picture book is a perfect introduction to Kwanzaa.
Though we’re a few weeks away from winter solstice, the temperatures in Canton are telling another story. Winter is no longer coming . . . it’s here! Embrace the season by stopping by the Canton Free Library for a warm cup of coffee and winter-themed books. Our shelves are filled with new and classic winter books for all ages.
If you love chilling thrillers, pick up The Wolf of Winter by John Connelly. This latest installment in Connelly’s internationally bestselling Charlie Parker series takes place in a wealthy, sheltered town in Maine. Parker arrives at the scene when a homeless man dies and his daughter disappears. When Parker uncovers their secrets, the townspeople perceive him as a threat and his own life is at stake.
Book, Bake and Craft Sale
Don’t miss the Friends of the Canton Free Library’s Annual Book, Bake and Craft Sale this Saturday, December 6th, from 10-3pm! It’s the perfect place to find unique gifts for the holiday season while supporting the CFL and local crafters.
We have some wonderful vendors this year: the Racquette River Gift Co. with gourmet gift baskets and food; Judith Utter with watercolors of natural science nature; Donna Schaab with jewelry crafted from precious metals and stones; Lisa Wiggins with items made from recycled books; Christina Adams with Blue Frenzy Wearable Art and jewelry made from recycled glass; Krista Weber with fabric jewelry and decorations; Ann Bennett with gift baskets, herb mixes, wreaths, and herb crafts; Missy Bender with knitted items from alpaca yarn; Cynthia Ayer with hand-painted signs, Christmas stockings, and other sewn items; Nola with soaps, lip balms, hand creams, and other small gift items; Jo A. Roberts with roasted nuts, candies, and other yummy treats; and Lisa Gardner’s Specialtea Teas including organic loose leaf tea and tea accessories.