@ Your Library 4.2.19

lots of books for sale

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

4.2.19


Knock knock.  Who’s there?  Water.  Water who?  Water you looking for at the library?  Joke-books?  Funny stories?  Cartoons?  Humor? April 1 is so yesterday, but good humor never goes out of style!

We take your literary needs seriously here at CFL:

 

  • When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris.  Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life's most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated.--From publisher description.
  • How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack by Andrew Shaffer.  In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything ... But fear not. [This book] is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you’ll find vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons.--From publisher description.
  • Furiously Happy: {A Funny Book About Horrible Things} by Jenny Lawson. In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.--Provided by publisher.
  • Dad Jokes: The Good, the Bad, the Terrible by Jimmy Niro.  Ah, the dad joke -- humor that reminds us of all the lovable, embarrassing dads out there. Be prepared for the obvious, silly, and awkward in this massive collection of the best groan-worthy dad jokes around, including clever quips, overly literal dialogue, and punny one-liners. With over 600 knee-slappers, head-shakers, and groan-makers, Dad Jokes is packed with enough witty quips and cheesy-but-grate jokes for you to hold your own against even the most embarrassing of dads. But remember -- you don't have to be a dad to tell dad jokes!
  • Say Cheesy: A Get Fuzzy Collection by Darby Conley.  Another collection of the comic strip adventures of Bucky the Siamese cat, Satchel the shar-pei/labrador mix dog, and Rob Wilco, their long-suffering human.
  • Silly Jokes for Silly Kids by Silly Willy.  This is a children's joke book containing hundreds of funny kids' jokes with illustrations. The illustrations provide a visual aid to children who may become quickly tired of simply reading line after line. Kids will be laughing and sharing silly jokes with everyone in no time! Great for early readers! Be warned, some of these jokes are really, really, really silly. So silly, in fact, it is hard not to laugh! - back cover.
  • Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce.  We have a serious collection of these fun comic strips for kids!

 

Children’s Programs:

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, movement and music 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.

 

Teen Programs:

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

Casuals Wielding Dice: Join Dave Crowell Wednesdays from 2:30pm to 5pm on Wednesdays for epic adventures through a variety of different tabletop games!

Chess Club: Mondays from 5pm to 7pm.

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.

 


 

Spring Book Sale:

The Friends of CFL will hold a book sale in the Paige Room on Friday April 5th & Saturday April 6th. The sale runs 10am-2pm each day, with a bag sale from 12-2pm on Saturday, and all proceeds go to help our wonderful Friends of the Library, who sponsor our DVD and audiobook collections as well as many programs and other services.  


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.  

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.

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