@ Your Library 7.17.18

Miss Val reads at Taylor Park

@ Your Library

By Beverly Ewart



Our summer reading program theme this week is dance.  No one would ever accuse me of being graceful, but even I can get into the rhythm of reading with some of these winners:

  • Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer. A fox wonders how he should prepare for the coming winter, but what other animals advise will not work for him until another fox comes to his aid. (E)
  • Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That! By Leo & Diane Dillon.  In illustrations and rhyme describes the dancing of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, one of the most famous tap dancers of all time.  (E)
  • Everybunny Dance! By Ellie Sandall.  "Bunnies dance, play, sing, and learn to include everyone in their games" - provided by publisher.  (E)
  • The Book of Songs & Rhymes With Beat Motions: Keeping the Beat by John Martin Feierabend.  Contains songs accompanied by games that help children develop a feel for rhythm patterns.  (J NF)
  • When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill.  Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks the musical interludes between verses longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.  (J)
  • Rosie's Big City Ballet by Patricia Reilly Giff.  When Rosie sets her heart on being selected for a part in Miss Deidre's summer ballet performance, she has no idea that she may be chosen for something even better. (J)
  • First Lessons in Ballet by Lise Friedman.  Photographs, captions, callouts, and text provide an interactive introduction to ballet, covering stretching, the five basic positions, and more complicated moves. (J)
  • The Random House Book of Stories From the Ballet retold by Geraldine McCaughrean.  Swan Lake -- Coppelia -- Gisele -- Cinderella -- La Sylphide -- The Nutcracker -- Romeo and Juliet -- The Firebird -- Petrouchka -- The Sleeping Beauty. (J)
  • Happy Feet [DVD]: Emperor penguins are born to sing. All except young Mumble, who was born to dance...tap dance. Mumble gets kicked out of Emperor Land and embarks on a journey that proves that, by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world!  
  • Mad Hot Ballroom [DVD]:  Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing, and from their candid and hilarious perspectives, reveal pieces of themselves along the way. This school program started in 1994 and today has over 6,000 kids from 60 schools involved.  (FAMILY)
  • My Fair Lady [DVD].  Best Actor Oscar winner Rex Harrison reprises his signature stage role of Henry Higgins, the supremely assured phoneticist who wagers that under his tutelage, cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle can pass for a duchess at the Embassy Ball.  (FAMILY)
  • After the Dancing Days by Margaret I. Rostkowski.  Is war a thing to be forgotten? That's what Annie's mother would like to do. She wants to forget the pain and heartache--and to keep it away from Annie, too. But Annie cannot forget the death of her favorite uncle, who was killed in France. She cannot forget Andrew, the angry young veteran she meets at the hospital where her father works. Can Annie find the courage to help Andrew? And will she ever be able to make sense of a war that took so much from so many?... Drawn to the Kansas hospital where her father cares for wounded World War One veterans, Annie meets Andrew, a disfigured young soldier. As Annie helps Andrew slowly adjust to his wounds, she also faces devastating truths about war and the complex world of adulthood. ‘A girl on the brink of womanhood comes to terms with the brutal aftereffects of war in an absorbing novel.’ —BL.  (YA)
  • A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin. "In the aftermath of a colossal battle, Daenerys Targaryen rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way east--with new allies who may not be the ragtag band they seem. And in the frozen north, Jon Snow confronts creatures from beyond the Wall of ice and stone, and powerful foes from within the Night's Watch. In a time of rising relentlessness, the tides of destiny and politics lead a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, to the greatest dance of all." (AF)
  • Dance of the Bones: A J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker Novel by J. A. Jance.  "J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, two of New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance's most acclaimed series characters, join forces for the first time in one of the most suspenseful works of her career. Prospector Amos Warren and Big Bad John Lassiter, his young protege were as close as father and son until a violent argument tore them apart. The next day, Amos disappeared, never to be seen again. Years later, his bones were found in the desert. All signs pointed to John Lassiter, and Detective Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, more than four decades later, the retired Walker is called in when TLC--The Last Chance, a group of retired cops, criminalists, medical examiners, and district attorneys who devote their time and experience to solving stone-cold homicide cases--looks into the killing. Lassiter can get out of jail now for time served if he'll plead guilty to a lesser charge, but he refuses to cop to a crime he didn't commit..."  Provided by publisher. (AF)
  • The Dance of the Seagull by Andrea Camilleri.  Before leaving for vacation, Inspector Montalbano witnesses a seagull doing an odd dance on the beach outside his home, when the bird suddenly drops dead. Stopping in at his office for a quick check before heading off, he notices that his right-hand man, Fazio, is nowhere to be found. Montalbano sets out to find him and discovers that the seagull's dance of death may provide the key to understanding a macabre world of sadism, extortion, and murder. (AF)
  • Dancing Colors: Paths of Native American Women introduction by C.J. Brafford and captions by Laine Thom. (ANF)

You can do a happy-dance because it’s a FINE FREE SUMMER: We are not charging fines on over dues this summer!  You may also borrow our DVDs free of charge.  Enjoy!

“Libraries ROCK!”  - for children ages newborn to 12 years - is well underway. 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.

Join us this Thursday, July 19, at 2pm for Books at the Beach at Taylor Park.  This is a fair-weather program - there is no rain location.  But - rain or shine - you can dance to the music of the didgeridoo on Friday, July 20, at 10:30am at 1st Pres. Church with Didgeridoo Down Under!  No registration necessary.  

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 3pm.

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!

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!

Teen Programs:

Anime Club Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary. Currently watching Mob Psycho 100. This Friday, July 20, 2018, we will host a talk on Mob Psycho 100 by Professor Christine Doran from SUNY Potsdam.

Chess Club Join Tim Nolan from 5-7 pm on Mondays at Canton Free Library as he hosts 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 and Thursdays from 1pm - 6pm.  Please call the branch libraries before visiting, to be sure that they are open; hours may vary a bit due to unforeseen circumstances.  

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Tango with a good book @ your library!