@ Your Library
By Beverly Ewart
Dear History Buffs - Pearl Harbor Day is Friday, December 7! Stop by, warm up, and do a bit of your own research on “December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy.” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt:
- All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's First Hand Account of Pearl Harbor by Donald Stratton with Ken Gire. A memoir by a USS Arizona survivor describes his experience of the attacks that left him with burns over more than sixty-five percent of his body, his resolve to re enter service after a grueling recovery, and his contributions to some of the Pacific's most violent battles.
- Tora! Tora! Tora! [DVD]. A dramatization which chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view.
- Pearl Harbor [DVD]. Two childhood best friends, Rafe and Danny, grow up wanting to fly planes. When Rafe gets the chance to join the Royal Air Force during World War II, he takes it, leaving his new love, Evelyn, a dedicated Navy nurse, and Danny, also a pilot, behind. Danny and Evelyn are transferred separately to the idyllic paradise of Hawaii, where they eventually meet through a connection to Rafe, who has been declared missing. But just as the love triangle begins to get complicated, Dec. 7, 1941 arrives, changing all of their lives forever.
- Pearl Harbor - The Day of Infamy: An Illustrated History by Dan Van der Vat. Introduction / by Senator John McCain -- A carpenter's sacrifice -- Will there be war?: Operation "Hawaii" -- On the brink -- First shot, last warning -- This is no drill!: The shock of battle -- The first wave -- Battleship row -- The second wave -- The aftermath: The price of admiralty -- The legacy -- The final toll.
- Pearl Harbor by Stephen Krensky.
- Attack on Pearl Harbor by Shelley Tanaka. Engage your early reader with history!
- At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor by Gordon W. Prange; in collaboration with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon.
Don’t forget that we have the Giving Tree at CFL. It is the last week for taking a tag to put a smile on the face of one of our local children during this season of lights.
'Tis also the season for the Hometown Holiday Basket Raffle to benefit Friends of the Canton Free Library! Drawing will be held on December 20.
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 last 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. Books and Beyond will meet on the first Thursday of the month from 3-4pm and feature books, games, and arts and crafts. Please register kids by the Wednesday before the program by emailing email@example.com or calling 315-379-0434 ext 4.
Tween Time for grades 3-6. Tween Time will meet on the third Thursday of the month from 3-4pm. Please register kids by the Wednesday before the program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 315-379-0434 ext 4. 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 The Ancient Magus’ Bride.
Casuals Wielding Dice: Join Dave Crowell Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5pm for epic adventures through a variety of different tabletop games!
Chess Club meets on 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 has been delayed, expect a new date in the coming weeks.
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!
Nerd Club is once again being held at Canton High School! If you know a high school student who might be interested, direct them to the library conference room on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:20.
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.
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 email@example.com, or by calling (315) 386-3712.
Remember Pearl Harbor Day @ your library!