@ Your Library 11.12.19

Early Snow!


@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



Uh oh…  Snow! It’s too early, and, honestly, I was hoping for a little more dry margin between fall and winter, but it appears that Nature has other ideas.


If - like me - you are not a huge fan of snow before Thanksgiving, then I want to offer two bits of advice:  First bit is that you should move, because you are obviously living in the wrong place. Sometimes it snows right from Halloween through Mother’s Day!  It’s been known to snow on the fourth of July! This is NOT a good climate for you, and you might be more cheerful if you were to find a little place in Arizona or Florida.


My second bit of advice for survival in this climate is to find a good book to keep you cozy and distracted.


Also (this is for free, since it wasn’t originally in the line-up): Coffee.  


Books and free coffee are to be found right here at CFL, so please come in and make yourself cozy!


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 and Tween Time are on a hiatus. Stay tuned.

Teen Programs: 

Anime Club. Join us on Friday evenings from 5-7 to experience anime both old school and contemporary. Currently watching Black Clover. Anime Club is cancelled the 15th, it will resume on the 22nd.

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 host Gaslands! sessions on the main floor of the library on the 2nd and last Wednesday of each month from 5pm-8pm. Our next meetings are scheduled for TOMORROW - November 13, November 27, and December 11.

The Stitchuationists: Join our knitting, crocheting, embroidery group on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm. All skill levels and ages are welcome! 


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.

Stay warm and read books @ your library!