CFL Weekly

 Healthy Reads

            With several storms and viruses under our belt this season, it is safe to say winter has been less kind than in past years. While the odds seem stacked against us, the healthiest way to keep our heads above the growing snowbanks is to take a proactive approach towards keeping ourselves healthy. So this week, we’re featuring “healthy reads” in a display by our staff member Beverly Ewart.  We have a variety of books that provide useful information on mental and physical health. From dietary recipes to advice on how to de-stress, our healthy reads will help you renew your mind and body.

            For a comprehensive look at healthy living, check out You: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.  In this book, two doctors take us on a tour of the human body, debunking myths and answering common questions about how the body functions and ages. This book includes a plan for physical well-being and low calorie recipes.

            Pick up If it Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons by Sheryl Crow and Chuck White. A battle with breast cancer gave rockstar Sheryl Crow a wakeup call to eat better, cooking from nutritious locally grown ingredients. In this cookbook she teams up with her chef Chuck White to share recipes for daily life and dinner parties. Find recipes for Grilled Sweet Corn Soup, Roasted Salmon with Blueberry BBQ Sauce, Vegan Reubens, Chocolate-Avacado Mousse and more in this recipe collection.

            Take care of your emotional health with Melody Beattie’s The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents. Beattie prompts readers to gain control of their lives with positive mental exercises. For each day of the year, there is a short entry to motivate readers toward emotional growth and happiness. Topics include: letting go of self-doubt, financial fears, relationship martyrs, and accepting imperfection.

            Encourage your children to practice healthy routines with a visit to This site includes a “Handwashing Song,” book recommendations, kid-friendly recipes, safety advice, and activities to remind children to be their health and hygiene.

            For more healthy reads, check out the display near the front desk. Our staff is always happy to assist you with using our catalog and finding great books.

Snowbound Reading Club

Our winter Snowbound Reading program is coming to an end. For the past few months, patrons have won weekly prizes for the books they have read. Our grand prize will be (drum roll, please) a $100 gift certificate to the 1844 House! The winner will be announced soon. Thank you to all of our patrons and local businesses for making this program a huge success.

Kid’s Kindles

            Check out our brand new Kid’s Kindle Fire HDs that we purchased with the Northern New York Library Network Technology Grant! They are preloaded with children’s books for our young patrons to enjoy. Kindles circulate for two weeks. For more information, stop by the children’s room.


PreK Storytime

                This week's preschool theme is Lions and Lambs to celebrate the end of March. Join us for stories, songs, fun movement rhymes, finger plays, and a craft! For more information, contact Miss Val at or call 386-3712 ext.4.


Paige Room Use

            Community groups please take note: a new fee structure for renting the CFL Paige Room meeting space will go into effect April 1, 2014. Half day rentals (4 hours or less) are now $20 ($25 with kitchen use), and full day rentals are $35 ($40 with kitchen). This new rate does not apply to groups who have already made their reservations and/or prepaid for meetings. Interested in renting the Paige Room? Contact Emily at or 386-3712.

Art Class

            Create your own masterpiece with Wilson Bickford on Monday, March 31st from 5:00-9:00pm. This month Wilson is using his “Stony Shore” painting as inspiration for patrons. This program is open to all skill levels, with a suggested donation of $40 to cover supplies. Learn more about this artist and his work at To register for his oil painting class, call 386-3712.

CFL Anime Club

            Area teens, we invite you to join the CFL Anime Club! We meet on Wednesdays from 3-5pm to watch and discuss anime adventures. Don’t know much about anime? No worries! We’ll teach you all about it. For more information, contact Jon at or 386-3712 ex.1.         

          To renew your materials, visit our website, email us at, or call 386-3712. Happy reading!

~Amanda Jones