@ Your Library
by Beverly Ewart
Aria looking for something to read? “Libraries ROCK!” is happening NOW, and the theme this week is music. I’ve scored some noteworthy novels and books for all ages - check them out:
- The Music Shop: A Novel by Rachel Joyce. "It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need. Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann - practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse's reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem. Frank's passion for Ilse seems as misguided as his determination to save vinyl. How can a man so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of helping himself? And what will it take to show he loves her? The Music Shop is a story about good, ordinary people who take on forces too big for them. It's about falling in love and how hard it can be. And it's about music - how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems lost"-- provided by publisher.
- Frog Music: A Novel by Emma Donoghue. "Emma Donoghue's explosive new novel, based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco. Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women and damaged children. It's the secret life of Jenny herself, a notorious character who breaks the law every morning by getting dressed: a charmer as slippery as the frogs she hunts. In thrilling, cinematic style, FROG MUSIC digs up a long-forgotten, never-solved crime. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue's lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other"- Provided by publisher.
- Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro. One of the most celebrated writers of our time delivers his first cycle of short fiction: five brilliantly etched, interconnected stories, in which music is a vivid and essential character.
- Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks. Sacks is an unparalleled chronicler of modern medicine, and fans of his work will find much to enjoy when he turns his prodigious talent for observation to music and its relationship to the brain. The subtitle aptly frames the book as a series of medical case studies-some in-depth, some abruptly short. The tales themselves range from the relatively mundane (a song that gets stuck on a continuing loop in one's mind) through the uncommon (Tourette's or Parkinson's patients whose symptoms are calmed by particular kinds of music) to the outright startling (a man struck by lightning subsequently developed a newfound passion and talent for the concert piano). In this latest collection, Sacks introduces new and fascinating characters, while also touching on the role of music in some of his classic cases (the man who mistook his wife for a hat makes a brief appearance).
- Music of the Butterfly: A Story of Hope by Ann M. Leis & Gail Danziger Klein. Renee's happy life in Hungary came tumbling down when she and her family were sent to a Jewish ghetto during World War II. Determined not to lose hope, Renee relied on her vivid imagination, dreaming of music and butterflies to help herself cope. But when the family was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp, life grew much worse. The power of Renee's imagination would be tested like never before.
- Farmer Joe and the Music Show by Tony Mitton. With the help of his instrument-playing friends, Farmer Joe has his hens clucking, his pigs dancing, and his cows mooing to a country music show.
- M is for Music by Kathleen Krull. An alphabet book introducing musical terms, from allegro to zarzuela.
Take note: FINE FREE SUMMER! We are not charging fines on over dues this summer! You may also borrow our DVDs free of charge. Please be respectful of the next borrower-- return your items by the due date or call our desk staff to renew. Enjoy!
“Libraries ROCK!” - for children ages newborn to 12 years - has begun, and will continue with some pretty jazzy programming for four weeks. Please go to https://www.cantonfreelibrary.org/children/summer or visit the Children’s Room at the library to pick up a calendar with the schedule of programs and events.
Canton Free Library presents a family music show at the First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 12:
Tom Sieling, widely acclaimed singer and guitar, banjo, and drum machine player from Newfield, New York, will perform a free family/children’s program called “Take a Tromp Through the Swamp!” at the First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park Street in Canton at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 12. This show is a top-ten lineup of the world’s most fun, humorous, and participatory kids’ songs, along with lots of reading encouragement and cool facts about area animals. Tom also strongly encourages the kids to make music a lifelong part of their lives. All songs include parts for the whole family. Everyone is invited. For more information, please call (315) 386-3712 ext 4, or email Valerie at email@example.com
Registration has CLOSED for the age-specific sessions, with the exception of Baby Storytime, for which there is no registration necessary. Except for registering a pet for the Pet Show, there is no registration needed for the Thursday afternoon events, Didgeridoo Down Under, or the visit by Daniel Tiger. Please join us!
The schedule for children’s programs is:
• 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!
Anime Club Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary. Currently watching Mob Psycho 100.
Chess Club Join Tim Nolan from 5-7 pm on Mondays at Canton Free Library as he host the chess club from June 4th to August 20th. First time players or Grandmasters, all are welcome!
Game Club Board games! Video games! Stop in Wednesdays from 3-5 to try your hand at any of the games owned by the Canton Free Library.
Branch Library Programs:
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.)
Hours: Canton Free Library (phone: 315 386 3712) 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 (phone: 315 344 7406) is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm -6pm. Morley Branch Library (phone: 315 379 0066) is open Tuesdays from 1pm - 3pm for the summer. Please call the branch libraries before visiting, to be sure that they are open; hours may vary a bit due to unforeseen circumstances.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712.
Get in tune @ your library!