@ Your Library
By Beverly Ewart
Time to RSVP and hit the registries of friends or family members who have invited you to their joyfully anticipated big day! Maybe it’s your OWN big day, and you need something to take your mind off the details for a bit. To help you relax and get you in the mood for all the festivities, here are a few wedding-themed books and movies to check out at the library:
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding DVD Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life - and the way she sees the world ... forever.
- Mamma Mia! DVD 20 year old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancé, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them her father is. But not all goes according to plan. Now, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father.
- The Wedding Planner DVD. A romantic comedy about love, marriage and other events you just can't plan for. Mary (Jennifer Lopez) is a successful, work obsessed wedding planner in San Francisco who finally finds a man of her own (Matthew McConaughey), or so she thinks. He turns out to be the groom in the biggest wedding of her career. Will she get the job or the guy?
- The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith. Hoping to reclaim a van that was featured in a possible prophetic dream, Precious and Grace find themselves helping an apprentice of Phuti Radiphuti, investigating a cattle poisoning, and considering Grace's possible marriage to Phuti. (I am a big fan of The Ladies’ #1 Detective Agency; these characters have become my friends! - Beverly)
- A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez. The popular author talks about three of her most personal relationships--with her parents, with her husband, and with a young Haitian boy known as Piti.
- The Wedding Sisters by Jamie Brenner. "Meryl Becker is living a mother's dream. The oldest of her three beautiful daughters, Meg, is engaged to a wonderful man from one of the country's most prominent families. Of course, Meryl wants to give Meg the perfect wedding. Who wouldn't? But when her two younger daughters, Amy and Jo, also become engaged to celebrated bachelors, Meryl has to admit that three weddings is more than she and her husband, Hugh, can realistically afford. The solution? A triple wedding! At first, it's a tough sell to the girls, and juggling three sets of future in-laws is a logistical nightmare. But when Hugh loses his teaching job, and Meryl's aging mother suddenly moves in with them, a triple wedding is the only way to get all three sisters down the aisle. When the grand plan becomes public, the onslaught of media attention adds to Meryl's mounting pressure. Suddenly, appearances are everything - and she will do whatever it takes to keep the wedding on track as money gets tight, her mother starts acting nutty, and her own thirty year marriage starts to unravel. In the weeks leading up to the nuptials, secrets are revealed, passions ignite, and surprising revelations show Meryl and her daughters the true meaning of love, marriage and family. Jamie Brenner's The Wedding Sisters invites readers to the most unpredictable wedding of the year"-- Provided by publisher
- By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank. A tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well-to-do, and one young couple - the privileged daughter of Chicago’s crème de la crème and the son of hardworking southern peach farmers. - Provided by publisher.
For our younger fans of weddings:
- Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher by Wendelin Van Draanen. When her history teacher begins receiving death threats and her own name is near the top of the suspect list, eighth-grader Sammy is determined to find the real perpetrator, but she is distracted by her mother's relationship problems, her almost-boyfriend inexplicably avoiding her, and her duties as a reluctant bridesmaid.
- Miss Spider's Wedding by David Kirk. Miss Spider proves that her heart knows best when it comes to choosing a husband.
- Now We Can Have a Wedding! by Judy Cox. Because the guests invited to Sallie's wedding believe that a proper celebration requires their specific ethnic food, they prepare delicacies from around the world. (I’m a big fan! - Beverly)
- The Best Man by Richard Peck. We first meet Archer as a 6-year-old ring bearer in the wedding of a family friend — this story is bookended by two weddings — and follow him through elementary school as he navigates classroom bullies, friendships, the death of one of his beloved male role models and, finally, the marriage of two others. This book is a reminder that no matter who you are, love is love is love. (This one was recommended by Miss Val.)
FINE FREE SUMMER: To assist you in saving for summer celebrations, we will not be charging fines on over dues this summer! You will also be able to borrow our DVDs free of charge starting June first. Please be respectful of the next borrower-- return your items by the due date or call to renew. Enjoy!
Summer Library Program: Registration deadline for CFL Summer Library Program is June 22rd!
“Libraries ROCK,” our summer reading program, 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 storytelling by the fantastic Regi Carpenter, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anime Club meets Wednesday evenings 5-7 pm until June 6th, after that it will meet on Friday evenings 5-7 beginning the 15th.
Chess Club meets from 5-7 pm on Mondays at Canton Free Library from June 4th to August 20th.
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.
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