@ Your Library 12.10.19

Disagree agreeably


@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



When these two new books came in at the same time, I was inspired to take a photo.  This picture represents so well why I love the library! In these days when people can’t even sit in the same cyberspace and disagree with civility, the library offers a safe space for the exploration of different perspectives.  There is room here to disagree without contempt and vitriol; there is time for a second opinion.


The pen IS sharper than the sword, and can be used to good effect in a fight, but I prefer to think of it as a plow, furrowing the mind to make it ready for good things to grow.

Children’s  Programs: 

Please note: There will not be Baby Storytime on December 24th or December 31st, Toddler Storytime on December 30th, or Preschool Storytime on December 25th.  

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. 

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: 

In partnership with the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Canton Free Library will be offering an informational session on Fraud Prevention, TODAY, December 10 at 5:30PM. These classes are open to anyone, members or non-members.  Topics covered include identity theft, E-skimming, cyber security awareness, vishing, fishing and more.  A light snack and refreshments will be provided. Participants are eligible for a drawing for a special prize.  Please join St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union and Canton Free Library for this free event!

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 meeting is scheduled for 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.

Disagree agreeably @ your library!