@ Your Library 10.29.20

Something new


@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

10.29. 20


Black sun by Rebecca Roanhorse.  The first book in this trilogy is inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event that the Sun Priest warns will be  an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city, bound for Tova, and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. - Provided by publisher.

I was intrigued when I heard the author, Rebecca Roanhorse, interviewed on NPR about her new novel.  Here’s another one on my ever-growing list of books I plan to read!  Perhaps you would like to check it out and let us know what you think of it?  Call us and we will hold it for your curbside pickup!  Beverly


Join us Tuesdays in the month of November as CFL pairs with WPBS to sponsor local storytelling and writing workshops as part of the American Portrait Initiative. These short, virtual workshops are a great way to bolster your work as part of November’s annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Each workshop has a different prompt, and participants are welcome to attend one or all. 

Everyone has a story to tell. Join WPBS and our partners at NCLS and Jefferson CCE for “Lunch & Life” – workshops that use the American Portrait initiative to help you tell YOUR story, discover your personal narrative, and become a better storyteller. Workshops start November 3rd and are held every Tuesday from 12PM to 12:30PM.

  • Week 1: You, Presently - Looking at your current situation with a focus on emotion to find your story. Sometimes the present is all you need!
  • Week 2: Working Hard or Hardly Working - A look at what we do for work, what we consider our work to be, and how it impacts our stories – Work is a major theme of your life!
  • Week 3: American Dreams - Searching for your American Dream using the important moments of your life, or your Life Markers
  • Week 4: Fears, Faith, & Future - Conveying your message – your fears, your hopes, and your dreams of the future – whether orally or through word relies on the power you put behind your message.

Each event is FREE, but you must REGISTER in advance.  To register please visit: https://www.wpbstv.org/events/

Questions? Please contact Jen Henry at jhenry@ncls.org


Look for links to upcoming events on our website www.cantonfreelibrary.org and on the library’s Facebook page.

Contact Ms. Val at vwhite@ncls.org or 315-386-3712 ext 4 with any questions.

MORLEY BRANCH is open for in-person service!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Hours are: Tuesday Noon-3pm; Wednesday 4-6pm; Thursday 10am-1pm.  Limit is 4 patrons at a time, for 15 minutes inside the building.  Masks and sign-in are required. Scheduled appointments are encouraged, but not required.  Call for more details: 315-379-0066.

A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls is now open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm for in-person service. Masks and sign-in required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. Family groups should call to make an appointment

Maximum of two (2) people inside at the same time. Visits are limited to 15 minutes, and appointments are recommended. Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information. 

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary

For more CFL news, stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, or our website.  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.

Check out something new @ your library!