@ Your Library
by Beverly Ewart
Is it too early to start dreaming?
Check out some of our books on gardening and plan your botanical retreat now:
The Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style by Greg Loades; with photography by Neil Hepworth. This design-forward guide teaches gardeners how to blend the best aspects of two important styles: the traditional cottage garden and the New Perennial movement. - Provided by publisher.
Spirit of Place: The making of a New England Garden by Bill Noble. Bill Noble is a lifelong gardener and the former director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy. His own Vermont garden beautifully embodies the historical and cultural environment in which it resides. In Spirit of Place, Noble shares insights gleaned over a long career that will inspire you to create a garden rich in context, personal vision, and spirit. - Back cover.
The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature by Sue Stuart-Smith. How can getting outdoors help us to look after our mental health? In a powerful combination of contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis and brilliant storytelling, The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years - working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence. Prisoners given the chance to grow plants are less likely to reoffend. At-risk young people who get their hands in the soil are more likely to stay in education. Elderly people who garden live longer and have a better quality of life. Sue Stuart-Smith tells brilliant, illuminating stories of people struggling with stress, depression, trauma and addiction, from asylum seekers to veterans, inner-city young people to the retired. This is a glorious book of science, insight and anecdote that shows how our understanding of nature and its restorative powers is only just beginning to flower. - Publisher
We will be closed to honor the dream and the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18th.
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,and past videos are archived on the Library’s website at https://www.cantonfreelibrary.org/children/storytime/preschool
Contact Ms. Val at firstname.lastname@example.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). Our new hours are: Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm. Limit is 4 patrons at a time, for 15 minutes inside the building. Masks and sign-in are required. There is a computer available for your use, but it’s a good idea to call first to check on availability. Scheduled appointments are encouraged, but not required. Call for more details: 315-379-0066.
Rensselaer Falls is open Monday & Wednesday 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. There is a computer available for your use, but please call first to check on availability.
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.
A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:
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 email@example.com, or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, "For curbside service" on the menu).
Dream of planting good things @ your library!