@ Your Library
by Beverly Ewart
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
The photo is of our view from the library today. Schools are closed, plows are out, shovels are on standby; we are ready for a respite! (Thank you, dictionary.com!)
A novel respite awaits you at the library…. Come on in and check out one of our new books. It’s such a good getaway! It could even be an entertaining one, as there may be a race to see who gets to the new Mary Doria Russell novel first! (She’s one of my favorites, and this novel is a good kick-off for Women’s History Month.)
The Women of the Copper Country: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell. In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She's spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries--and had barely enough to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground each day, dreading the fateful call of the company man telling them their loved ones aren't coming home. When Annie decides to stand up for herself, and the entire town of Calumet, nearly everyone believes she may have taken on more than she is prepared to handle. Provided by publisher.
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.
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!
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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (315) 386-3712.
Enjoy a respite from the snow @ your library!