@ Your Library 11.19.19

Generosity looks good on you!


@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart


Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a classic with all ages for decades.  There have been movie iterations of the story that have been just as popular, and have been woven into the holiday traditions of more families and individuals than you could count.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a beautiful, iconic story of the power of community and the spirit of giving and thanksgiving.

When a community experiences the predations of a non-redeemed “grinch,” we can only guess how the real-life story will play out.  Sadly, the Church and Community Program fell victim to a grinch (or grinches) in this category, who stole many of the clothes and toys that had been stored for the enjoyment of families and children for the upcoming holidays.  

You may not celebrate Christmas, but the Giving Tree grows far beyond any religious or ideological boundaries.  Please visit us and take a tag from our Giving Tree. Let’s overpower the spirit of the Grinch with an outpouring of generosity!

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.  The Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise it comes anyway.

CFL will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29.

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 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.

Generosity is a powerful force @ your library!