@ Your Library 10.8.19

Thank you, volunteers!

 

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

10.8.19

 

Mark Twain said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.”

We consider our trustees to be compliments to the Canton Free Library.  We are thankful for the people who compliment us by choosing to invest their time and energy in supporting what we do here.  

Recently we purchased a few books to compliment some of those trustees who were extra-helpful over the summer (they know who they are).  Check them out:

  • Tahini and Turmeric:101 Middle Eastern Classics - Made Irresistibly Vegan by Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox. Cohen and Fox interpret 101 Middle Eastern dishes in an irresistible - and easy - collection of vegan recipes, creating tempting, healthy dishes that take readers and eaters beyond the conventional and recognizable Middle Eastern staples of baba ghanoush and baklava. - Provided by publisher.

  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.  At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. Cyril's son Danny and his older sister Maeve are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another.

  • The Fifth Column by Andrew Gross. February, 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. In New York City, twenty-two thousand cheering Nazi supporters pack Madison Square Garden for a raucous, hate-filled rally. In a Hell's Kitchen bar, Charles Mossman is reeling from the loss of his job and the demise of his marriage when a group draped in Nazi flags barges in. Drunk, Charlie takes a swing at one with tragic results and a torrent of unintended consequences follows. 

  • After the Flood by Cassandra Montag. An unforgettable, inventive, and riveting epic saga, After the Flood signals the arrival of a game-changing and necessary new voice in fiction - Publisher.

  • Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills. A toxic presidential election is underway in an America already badly weakened by internal divisions. While politicians focus entirely on maintaining their own power and privilege, ISIS kidnaps a brilliant French microbiologist and forces him to begin manufacturing anthrax. Slickly produced videos chronicling his progress and threatening an imminent attack are posted to the Internet, intensifying the hysteria gripping the US. 

  • The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman. A beautiful story of one Jewish child refugee's flight to safety from Nazi Germany, and her mother's impossible decision to set her free. Provided by publisher.

  • Meet me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb.  Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly's whirlwind romance and glamourous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d'Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate, and second-chances. Provided by publisher.

Children’s  Programs: 

Baby Storytime for 0-18 months and a caregiver, no registration needed. Tuesday mornings 10:00-10:45am. Books, bounce rhymes, songs, finger plays, and social/play time.

Toddler Storytime for 18-35 months and a caregiver. No registration. Monday mornings 10:30-11:00am. Involves books, flannel board stories, finger plays, music, and a craft activity.

Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds and a caregiver. No registration is needed. Meets Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am. Involves books, flannel board stories, songs, fingerplays, movement, and crafts.

Junior Writers Group for ages 8-12 meets the second and last Thursday from 3:30-4:50. No registration is needed. Children brainstorm on a given theme, write and perhaps illustrate a short story, and share it with the group if they wish.

Books and Beyond for Kindergarten-2nd grade meets one Tuesday a month from 3-4pm and features books, games, and arts and crafts. Registration is required by the Friday before the program. Email vwhite@ncls.org NOTE: No October program.

Tween Time for grades 3-6 also meets one Tuesday a month from 3-4pm and features books, games, and art. Registration is required by the Friday before the program. Email vwhite@ncls.org

 


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. 

Chess Club: meets on Mondays from 5-7. All skill levels welcome.

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! 


Adult Programs: 

Canton Free Library will continue to offer opportunities this fall to participate in vehicular mayhem through play of the game Gaslands! We will be hosting Gaslands! sessions on the main floor of the library on the 2nd and last Wednesday of each month from 5pm-8pm, with fall dates scheduled for October 9, October 23, November 13, November 27, and December 11.

New Group! The Stitchuationists: On Wednesday, October 23, from 6pm-8pm, we will start offering a knitting and stitchery club that we are calling The Stitchuationists.  All are welcome.  Mini-lessons & beginners help will be available.

Oil Painting with Wilson Bickford | October 29th/November 5, 2019 | 5:30-9:00PM. Wilson Bickford will guide participants of all skill levels through the creation of a beautiful landscape oil painting. Participants in this class at the Canton Free Library will be painting "Punkin Truck". REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. A $40 supply fee, payable upon arrival, covers the cost of all supplies, just bring your creative self! To register please call Wilson at: 315-287-4514 

*Our October 29th session with Wilson Bickford is completely full! We are offering a second session on November 5th to accommodate those interested in attending. 

 


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 Saturday 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 - 4pm and Wednesdays from 3pm-6pm.  

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.

We will be closed for Columbus Day on Monday, October 14, 2019.

Compliment the trustees who volunteer @ your library!