@ Your Library 10.22.19

Colorful Eric Carle

 

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

10.22.19

 

I just looked up some classic autumnal poetry in case there was something there to inspire me, but I mostly discovered seasonal laments (in the non-copyrighted offerings).  Today is gloomy enough, so I am, instead, choosing to feature COLORFUL CHARACTERS in the column to introduce light to this day; perhaps some of their behavior is lamentable, but it makes for good reading.  Enjoy!

  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.  A grouchy ladybug, looking for a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength.

  • Fancy Nancy, Aspiring Artist: Aspiring Means I Hope to Become a Good Artist!  by Jane O'Connor.  Inspired by such art masters as Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, and Jackson Pollock, Nancy, who likes to use fancy words, dons her beret to create her own fabulous artwork.

  • Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen. Brief biographies of women pirates from around the world.

  • Star Wars Adventures: Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya - a graphic novel by Jeremy Barlow.  No one ever said being a smuggler was easy! Before they ever met Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca had already lived a lifetime of adventures. In this action-packed tale, Han and Chewie are caught between gangsters and the Empire, and their only help is Han's former partner-who may be worse than either!

  • Zorro: A Novel by Isabel Allende.  Witnessing the injustices against Native Americans by European settlers from childhood, Diego de la Vega, the son of an aristocratic Spanish landowner and a Shoshone mother, returns to California from school in Spain to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised to seek justice for the weak and helpless. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well. Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, Diego de la Vega is a child of two worlds. His father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. At the age of sixteen, Diego is sent to Spain, a country chafing under the corruption of Napoleonic rule. He soon joins La Justicia, a secret underground resistance movement devoted to helping the powerless and the poor. Between the New World and the Old, the persona of Zorro is formed, a great hero is born, and the legend begins. After many adventures -- duels at dawn, fierce battles with pirates at sea, and impossible rescues -- Diego de la Vega, a.k.a. Zorro, returns to America to reclaim the hacienda on which he was raised and to seek justice for all who cannot fight for it themselves.

 


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 

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 II. 

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: 

The 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 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.

Check out the colorful characters @ your library!