@ Your Library 5.15.18

Forget about winter!

@ Your Library

By Beverly Ewart


It’s the middle of May and everything is green!  We have come through a long winter, but winter is easily forgotten as temperatures rise and the trees and flowers start to bloom.  To celebrate a greening North Country, check out some of these titles:

  • LEGO Ninjago. The Green Ninja adapted by Tracey West. When Lord Garmadon uses his mega weapon to turn back the clock and bring an ancient monster back to life, the Ninjago try to stop him, but end up being turned into children instead.  (J)
  • Anne of Green Gables: a Graphic Novel by Mariah Marsden, Brenna Thummler.  Based on the novel by L.M. Montgomery.  When Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan who can help manage their family farm, they have no idea what delightful trouble awaits them. With flame-red hair and an unstoppable imagination, 11-year-old Anne Shirley takes Green Gables by storm.  (J)
  • Fern the Green Fairy by Daisy Meadows.  Rainbow Fairies Rachel and Kirsty go through a garden maze in order to reach Fern, the green fairy. (J)
  • Anne of Green Gables the Collection DVD the Emmy Award-Winning production [a Kevin Sullivan production; based on the novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery]. On Prince Edward Island, an elderly bachelor and his spinster sister Marilla adopt an orphan and are mistakenly sent a girl instead of a boy. The orphan, Anne, remains with the couple, moves from one mishap to another, succeeds academically, and finds love. Anne leaves Green Gables and Gilbert Blythe's proposal of marriage for a teaching position. When she returns, she finds Gilbert ill with a scarlet fever and is forced to re-evaluate her true feelings for him. Now in her twenties, Anne returns home for the first time since Marilla's death. Gilbert is offered a position in New York and convinces Anne to go with him. Big city life isn't what they expected. After her script is stolen, they travel from New York to the war effort in Europe and eventually return to Prince Edward Island.
  • The Green Count by Christian Cameron.  After the bloody trials of Alexandria, Sir William Gold is readying for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. He hopes, too, that the Holy City might allow his relationship with Emile, cousin of the Green Count of Savoy, to develop. But the Roman Emperor of Constantinople has been taken hostage by an unknown enemy, and the Green Count is vital to the rescue effort. It is up to Sir William to secure his support, but he soon finds that his past, and his relationship with Emile, might have repercussions he had not foreseen ... Suddenly thrust onto the stage of international politics, Sir William finds himself tangled in a web of plots, intrigue and murder.
  • Red Green's We Can't Help It - We're Men DVD cS&S Productions, Inc.  OK, so you got a problem in that your anniversary, which you seem to recall is coming up, was yesterday, and you pulled a complete blank. Total amnesia. So you need help digging your way out of this 'cause you are now in the deep stuff. The main thing is, don't blame yourself. It's not your fault: We can't help it -- we're men!
  • Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery by Walter Mosley.  Surviving a near-fatal car wreck and cruising the streets of the Sunset Strip during the heyday of the late 1960s, Easy Rawlins investigates the disappearance of a young African-American, a case that is complicated by Rawlins’ changing perspectives.
  • Behind Green Glass by Amanda Von Hofmann.  (Yes – Amanda who used to work at Canton Free Library and is now the director of the Norwood Library!) Isolde is a shy and artistic sixteen-year-old who moves into a house rumored to be haunted. When she discovers a shard of green glass, a new world opens for her. Through the glass she sees Lyric, who mistakenly believes that he is a ghost, and other ethereally beautiful creatures. As their mystery unfolds, Isolde learns that they are not ghosts, but The Forgotten Ones, fairies cast out of their realm, labeled imperfect for their physical and mental differences. Isolde’s friendship with Lyric and The Forgotten Ones teaches her that sometimes our imperfections can also be our greatest strengths. (YA)


Library Programs:

Summer Library Program: Registration deadline for CFL Summer Library Program is June 22rd!

The Canton Free Library Summer Program, “Libraries ROCK!” will begin the second week of July and continue for four weeks. Children ages newborn-12 years are invited to register to join us for great books, crafts, games, music, and lots of summertime fun!

The schedule for programs will be:

Newborn-17 months with a caregiver meet at 10:00 am on Tuesdays.

18- 35 months with a caregiver meet at 10:00 am on Thursdays.

3 and 4 year olds with a caregiver meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.                              

5 and 6 year olds meet on Tuesdays at 1 pm.

7 and 8 year olds meet on Tuesdays at 3 pm.

9 to 12 year olds meet on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.

Special all-ages events on Thursdays at 2:00 pm, as well as a special Monday and Friday event! This year we will offer a storyteller, fun music by Tom Seiling, a “Books at the Beach” event at Taylor Park, the Annual Summer Library Pet Show, Didgeridoo Down Under, and a visit by Daniel Tiger. Please join us!

Registration for ALL age group sessions with the exception of newborn-17 month olds is required and space is limited. Please go to https://www.cantonfreelibrary.org/children/summer or visit the Children’s Room at the library to pick up a calendar.

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. Registration is required, so please be sure to contact Valerie White at 315 386-3712 ext. 4.  Our last spring Toddler Story Time session which begins April 30th is full, and June is a month off from programming while we get ready for the big July SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM! 

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 meets from 3:30-4:50 pm 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? Contact Linda Batt 344-6592 or linda.batt06@gmail.com

Teen Programs:

Anime Club is on hold during our job search for a new Young Adult Services Specialist.  We will have an announcement about this position NEXT WEEK!

Casuals Wielding Dice will continue to meet every Monday and Wednesday from 3pm-5pm at Canton Free Library. Join Game Master David Crowell for imaginative adventures involving critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and creativity!  

Branch Library Programs:

  • Morley - The Morley Library Association is hosting the 5th annual Biking for Books 50K (31 mi.) bicycle ride on Saturday, June 16th.  Ride day registration starts at 9am at the Morley Wesleyan Church (the course starts and finishes at the church).  The ride starts at 10am.  Door prizes will be awarded after the ride.  There will be t-shirts available for those whose registration fee is received by June 2, 2018.  The registration fee is $25.  Checks payable to Morley Library Association.  Please mail registration fee to: John Beaudette / 2242 County Rt. 14 / Canton, NY 13617.  Online registration can be made at: theclipjointpetgrooming.com - click on the Biking for Books tab on the top right. All participants will be eligible for prizes and must be present at the time of the drawing. Please contact John Beaudette at 315-386-5235 or email Beagle_Scout_MrB@hotmail.com if you have questions.
  • Rensselaer Falls - LIBRARIES ROCK SUMMER READING PROGRAM:  Children ages 3 and up are invited to participate in activities involving stories, crafts and snacks on Monday afternoons in July from 5:30-6:30 pm.  (July 9, 16, 23, & 30.)  Sign up at Rensselaer Falls Library, 212 Rensselaer St., Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, from 3pm-6pm, by Friday, June 29, 2018.

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. 

Go green @ your library.