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Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month. In 1920 women secured the right to vote across the nation upon the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Since then, there have been many milestones in women’s history, too many to mention here. But our shelves are stocked with stories about the many contributions and challenges faced by women from various walks of life. This month we’re featuring these riveting stories at the Canton Free Library.
Encourage children and adults to pursue their dreams when you check out Girls Think of Everything: Stories: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thinmesh. This book features female inventors Ruth Wakefield, Mary Anderson, Stephanie Kwolek, Bette Nesmith Graham, Patsy O. Sherman, Ann Moore, Grace Murray Hopper, Margaret E. Knight, Jeanne Lee Crews, Valerie L. Thomas, and young inventors ten-year-old Becky Schroeder and eleven-year-old Alexia Abernathy. These women invented in labs, garages, and even kitchens to create a multitude of wonders that make life easier, from the windshield wiper to space bumpers.
School’s out for the week, but there’s plenty to do at the Canton Free Library! We have a week packed with fun events for all ages. Activities begin on Tuesday, February 17th at 11am. Join local artist Mary Ann Owen for a tutorial on transforming thrift-store and rummage-sale finds into material for hooked rugs. Rug hooking is a fun and easy hobby, but buying brand-new fabric can be expensive. However, with a few tips and tricks, you can learn to recycle used wool clothing into your own beautiful rugs. All skill levels welcome. Feel free to bring a woven wool garment to experiment on.
Snowbound Reading Club
Our popular Snowbound Reading Club is back, beginning this week during Canton’s Winterfest. The Canton Free Library is rewarding patrons for doing what they love: reading. Who can enter? Anybody! Parents are even welcome to enter books they read aloud to their kids. Just register at the Front Desk so we know how to contact you and start reading. To be entered for a weekly drawing, all you need to do is write down each book you read and a three-word "review,” then drop it in the jar at the Front Desk. We'll pull names every week for prizes from local businesses like Jreck Subs, Price Chopper and the Brewer Bookstore.