@ Your Library 2.25.20



@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



February is not a good time for the staff of the CFL to start dieting, because we have three birthdays in a row among us!

We take turns baking sweet treats to celebrate each other: The lemon bar pictured here is the creation of our director, Emily, in honor of Rachael’s birthday.  

But if YOU want to start a diet in February…  here are some options:

  • How Not to Diet:The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM.  "[This book] goes beyond food to identify twenty-one weight-loss accelerators available to our bodies, incorporating the latest discoveries in cutting-edge areas like chronobiology to reveal the factors that maximize our natural fat-burning capabilities. Chock full of actionable advice and groundbreaking dietary research, [this book aims to] put an end to dieting--and replace those constant weight-loss struggles with a simple, healthy, sustainable lifestyle"--Provided by publisher.

  • The Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution: The Best Eating Plan to Control Your Weight and Improve Your Health for Life by Marla Heller, MS, RD.  The most trusted brand in diets just got more healthful than ever with a delicious Mediterranean-inspired overhaul! Combining the key elements of the highly lauded, doctor-recommended DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, bestselling author, foremost DASH dietitian, and leading nutrition expert Marla Heller has created the ultimate lifelong eating plan. Powerful for heart and brain health and reducing the risk for developing diabetes, and more delicious than ever, the Med-DASH plan will satisfy you with a variety of options, including over 50 exclusive recipes. - Publisher

  • JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars to Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks by JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS.  Most people know sugar is bad for them, but few people know the sugar impact of seven common foods.  Grains, roots, fruit, low-fat and no-fat diet and dairy foods, sugary sauces and condiments, alcohol and sugary drinks, and natural and artificial sweeteners can be the real cause of inflammation, bloating, metabolic disorders, fatigue, and weight gain. This two-week, low-sugar diet helps retrain taste buds, restore sugar sensitivity, heal the digestive tract, rev up metabolism, and promote rapid weight loss. It also helps reverse premature aging, while heading off most chronic and inflammatory illnesses where they start. 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 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. 

Anime Marathon: Join us as on Tuesday the 18th we continue Rwby! This program will run from 1130-630.

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: 

Gaslands: Join us for Gaslands in 2020! The Canton Free Library will continue to host Gaslands tabletop gaming sessions on the main floor of the library on the SECOND and LAST Wednesday of each month from 6pm-8pm. Our next session is February 26. For more info visit: https://www.cantonfreelibrary.org/gaslands


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


Writer’s Group: The Writers Group has existed for more than two decades and is a place where writers of all types can share their work and help each other. Bring the writer in you and join us for a fun time, mutual support and constructive feedback. The group meets upstairs in the Mezzanine on the SECOND and LAST Monday of each month at 6pm.


Creativebug Crafting: Our next session of Creativebug Crafters will meet on Tuesday, February 25 at 6 PM. February's class is a great way to upcycle! We'll be making Blank Art Journals using old books.All you'll need to bring is some paper that you'd like to include in your book. It doesn't need to be blank, it can be anything from sales ads, to construction paper, origami paper...anything you like!

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.

You’ve got sweet diet opportunities @ your library!