@ Your Library 12.10.20

learn a new skill


@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



Here’s a fun new addition to our collection (which is YOUR collection):  Storey’s Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills.


Many of us have a bit more time alone at home than we’ve been accustomed to.  Even if we are still going out to work, or school, we are mostly NOT going out to eat, or shop, or attending evening parties and events.  (Of course - we still have our devices and the internet….)


If we choose, we have time now to invest in those things we’ve daydreamed about getting to when we have more margin.  When I saw this book, Storey’s Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills come in, I was struck by the perfect timing!  Check out the book if you’ve “ever wondered how to… Grow your own food; craft - and mend - your own clothes; handle and train animals; forage for wild food; whip up silky-smooth shaving cream; carve a wooden spoon; make your own medicine; cook over an open fire; weave a paper basket; turn your kitchen into a fermentation lab….  Make, build, and grow.  Knowing how to do these things yourself is more than just rewarding - it’s the bedrock of a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle.This fascinating and completely useful compilation of step-by-step, how-to knowledge is a journey of discovery that gives you the tools to take learning into your own hands.”  - from the publisher  


Check it out - it’s on the shelf RIGHT NOW!



Every Wednesday at 10:30 there’s a new virtual Preschool Storytime posted on the library’s Facebook page. It’s a recorded video, so you can watch it at your convenience!

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 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 (choose option 1, "For curbside service" on the menu).

Check out some practical and obscure skills @ your library!