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This Week at the CFL

 New Historical Fiction

            Step back into the past when you check out newly-released historical fiction at the Canton Free Library! Historical fiction is a favorite genre among our staff and patrons, and we’re pleased that authors continue to make what is old new again in captivating novels.

            In The Forgotten Room, bestselling authors Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig collaborate to bring readers an epic story that spans half a century. In 1945, young Dr. Kate Schuyler treats a wounded Captain in possession of a portrait that bears an uncanny resemblance to her. She untangles a mystery about her roots centered at a Gilded Age mansion in old New York City.

This Week at the CFL

 2016 Historical Writing Contest

            Share your pride and love of Northern New York when you enter the 2016 North Country Historical Writing Contest! Assemblywoman Addie Russell and North Country Now (with the help of North Country Library System, SUNY Potsdam, and the Jefferson Country Historical Association) are calling for historical fiction and non-fiction submissions by aspirating authors of all ages living in St. Lawrence and Jefferson County. Tell the story of your family, your hometown, a favorite North County landmark, or enter a fictional historical piece about the area.

            The Canton Free Library is a great place to browse local history, gather information, find inspiration, and brainstorm with free coffee. Check out our display by Bev Ewart featuring local history and North Country writers, including titles such as: Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools by Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, North Country Editor by Aileen Vincent-Barwood, and The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region by Tom Calarco.

This Week at the CFL

               Happy Holidays from the staff at the Canton Free Library. The CFL will close on December 24th at 12pm and closed for the day on December 25th. We will be open from 10am-3pm on Saturday, December 26th.

Stop in to enjoy coffee and stock up on books this week. Too busy with holiday prep and events to make it to the library? Visit to check out eBooks with your library card. There are some great seasonal titles available for all ages! This service is available during the hours we are closed.

Listen to the entertaining NPR Holiday Favorites from our eLibrary for hilarious and uplifting stories and poems. Born in Ghana, commenter Meri Danquah gives her opinions about Kwanzaa, humorist David Sedaris shares his “Santaland Diaries,” and cowboy poet Baxter Black waxes lyrical about a Christmas cookie in this collection. These are just a few of the festive treats provided by NPR.

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