@ Your Library
By Beverly Ewart
Truth be told, my knowledge of Supreme Court Justices is woefully lacking. This I discovered when, last week, I came up with the wrong answer to a trivia question about the history of the Supreme Court. Judging by the fact that many of us on both teams (this was a competition) were in the same boat, I thought perhaps (as Supreme Court nominations are all the rage these days) it would be a good time to feature books about the Court and its Justices:
- My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. "The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture. My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book contains a sampling, selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an Introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's most influential women"-- Provided by publisher. (Bio)
- Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame--she was just trying to make the world a little better and a little freer. But along the way, the feminist pioneer's searing dissents and steely strength have inspired millions. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, created by the young lawyer who began the Internet sensation and an award-winning journalist, takes you behind the myth for an intimate, irreverent look at the justice's life and work. As America struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stays fierce. (Bio)
- My Beloved World [compact disc] by Sonia Sotomayor. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. (Bio)
- The Majesty of the Law [compact disc]: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice by Sandra Day O'Connor. O'Connor, veteran associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, distills in this book the scores of talks she has given across the country and around the world in the 20 years since her accession to the high court. (Bio)
- Supreme Justice : A Novel of Suspense by Phillip Margolin. Attorney Brad Miller, FBI agent Keith Evans, and private investigator Dana Cutler untangle a five-year-old murder case involving a ghost ship and the President's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. (AF)
- Game Over by Fern Michaels. With yet another successful assignment behind them, the ladies of the Sisterhood have enjoyed a relaxing break together and celebrated the wedding of Myra and Charles on Big Pine Mountain. But as soon as the newlyweds return from their shortened honeymoon, they are hit with some exciting yet unsettling news. (AF)
- The Supreme Court by Geoffrey M. Horn. First Monday in October -- What the Constitution says -- Getting Confirmed -- Arguing a case -- The Chief Justices -- Great dissenters -- Finding a balance. (J NF)
- Sandra Day O'Connor: Justice for All by Beverly Gherman. A biography that follows Sandra Day O'Connor from her childhood on an Arizona ranch, through her days as a young lawyer, to her appointment as the first female to be named to the Supreme Court. (J Bio)
The Great American Read: check it out! https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/
Baby Storytime is for kids from birth-18 months and their caregivers, no registration needed. Tuesday mornings from 10:00-10:45am. We feature books, bounce rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and social/play time.
Toddler Storytime is for kids from 18-35 months and their caregivers. No registration required! Everyone will enjoy books, flannel board stories, fingerplays, music, and craft activities on Monday mornings from 10:30-11:00am.
Preschool Storytime is for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers. No registration is needed. There will be books, flannel board stories, songs, fingerplays, movement, and crafts on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am.
Junior Writers Group is for ages 8-12. This group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:50. No registration is needed. Children are encouraged to brainstorm on a given theme, write and perhaps illustrate a short story, and share it with the group.
Books and Beyond for Kindergarten-2nd grade. Starting in October, Books and Beyond will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 3-4pm and feature books, games, and arts and crafts.
Tween Time for grades 3-6. Starting in October, Tween Time will meet on the third Thursday of the month from 3-4pm. Tween Time features books, games, and art.
Anime Club Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary. We are currently watching Overlord.
Casuals Wielding Dice: Join Dave Crowell Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5pm for epic adventures through a variety of different tabletop games!
Chess Club is back - Mondays from 5-7.
Clash of the Readers’ booklist includes Caraval by Stephanie Garber, Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater. Registration began on August 13; the competition is scheduled for November 17.
Game Club now runs on Mondays from 3-5pm. Stop in at the library and try your hand at any of our multitude of games!
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 4pm-6pm, and Wednesday and Friday from 3pm -6pm. Morley Branch Library (phone: 315 379 0066) is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1pm - 4pm. Please call the branch libraries before visiting, to be sure that they are open; hours may vary a bit.
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I’ll warrant you’ll find some supremely good books @ your library!