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Sound Investment

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart


Sound rocks at Canton Free Library! Usually we keep pretty quiet about things, but we wanted to give a shout out to SOUND - our summer reading program theme this week.  We have quite a nice collection of talking books to entertain you on your summer travels, as well as these theme-based titles to check out and talk about:

  • The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata.  "In his portrait of an elderly Tokyo businessman, Yasunari Kawabata charts the gradual, reluctant narrowing of a human life, along with the sudden upsurges of passion that illuminate its closing.  By day, Ogata Shingo is troubled by small failures of memory.  At night he hears a distant rumble from the nearby mountain, a sound he associates with death.  In between are the relationships that were once the foundations of Shingo's life: with his disappointing wife, his philandering son, and his daughter-in-law Kikuko, who instills in him both pity and uneasy stirrings of sexual desire."--From publisher description.
  • The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie.  While investigating the murder of a well-respected barrister who was found dead at a seedy hotel in Crystal Palace, Detective Inspector Gemma James and her partner, Detective Sergeant Melody Talbot, begin to question everything they think they know about their world and those they trust most.
  • The Sound of Music [DVD] - Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become a governess to the seven young children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment.
  • A Guide to Wildlife Sounds by Lang Elliott.  (Adult non-fiction book & CD)
  • The Magic School Bus in the Haunted Museum : A Book About Sound by Linda Beech.  Ms. Frizzle's class visits the Sound Museum to give a concert and to learn about sound. (J)
  • Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman.  A collection of poems describing the characteristics and activities of a variety of insects. (J non-fic.)
  • Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story by David A. Johnson.  A nearly-wordless book in which a young boy, eager to reach a much-anticipated holiday party on time, listens to the sounds of the shovels, snow plow, and other equipment used to clear his way. (E)
  • Duck, Duck, Dinosaur and the Noise at Night by Kallie George.  Feeling big and brave on their first night alone in their nest, duck-and-dino siblings Feather, Flap and Spike are repeatedly awakened by a frightening growl that scares them into hiding.  (E)

“Libraries ROCK!”  - for children ages newborn to 12 years - continues through August 2, when we’ll have our famous Pet Show! 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.

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.

Be sure to register your pet for the Pet Show, Thursday, August 2 at 2pm in the Village Park.  Rain location is the First Presbyterian Church. Please join us!

Teen Programs:

Anime Club Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary.

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 wide assortment of games we have here at the Library.

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 & Thursdays from 1pm - 6pm 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 canlib@ncls.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712.

Make a sound investment @ your library!