@ Your Library 1.9.18

Martin Luther King, Jr.


@ Your Library

By Beverly Ewart


The library will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018, to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.  If you or a family member would like to do some reading about this courageous and visionary civil rights leader, check out some of these titles for all ages:

  • We March by Shane Evans - Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. by Amy Pastan - Tells the amazing story of struggle and triumph of one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone - Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Baby Storytime happens on Tuesdays from 10-10:45am. Children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers are invited to experience books, and participate in bounce rhymes, songs, finger plays, and social/play time. There is no registration necessary for this program.

Toddler Story Time (18-35 months) meets Monday mornings 10:30am-11am and runs in 4-week sessions, but registration is required, so please be sure to contact Valerie White at 315 386-3712 ext. 4.  There are still openings in the Toddler Story Time that begins on Monday the 8th and runs the month of January, as well as sessions in February, March, April, and May for which children ages 18-35 month may be registered.

Preschool Storytime meets Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15 am. This popular program features books, flannel board stories, songs, finger plays, movement, and crafts. Preschool Storytime is designed for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers. No registration is needed.

The Junior Writers’ Group at the Canton Free Library will resume for the winter on Thursday, January 11th from 3:30-4:50 pm and continue meeting the second and last Thursday of every month. This creative and lively group is for children ages  8-12 who like to have fun with words. Children should bring paper and a writing instrument. Questions? Linda Batt 344-6592 or linda.batt06@gmail.com

Teen Programs:

Krista is quietly changing "Let's Play" to "Console Warriors.” Console Warriors and Anime Club on Friday, January 12 will feature the speedruns of the annual charity event Awesome Games Done Quick. This week-long event is dedicated to using a shared interest in video games to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Last year the event raised over $2M for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and has a history of growing every year. https://gamesdonequick.com/

Clash of the Readers will be getting a new schedule this year! Our annual reading challenge, which has taken place in March during Teen Tech Week in previous years, will now take place during Teen Read Week in October 2018. Stay tuned for more information!

Casuals Wielding Dice will continue to meet each Wednesday from 3pm-5pm at Canton Free Library.

Hours: Canton Free Library is open Monday 9:30am - 8pm, Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm, Wednesday 9:30am - 8pm, Thursday 9:30am -5pm, Friday 9:30am -5pm, and Saturdays from 10am -3pm. Please note that the book drop remains open 24/7 for returns. Rensselaer Falls Branch Library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm -6pm. Morley Branch Library is open Tuesday and Thursday 1pm -6pm.

For more CFL news, “like” the library page on Facebook.  Find new additions to our collection on our website: cantonfreelibrary.org. To renew your current checkouts, login to ncls.org; you may also renew via email at canlib@ncls.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712.

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