@ Your Library 2.11.21

History

 

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

2.11.21


 

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 edited by Ibram X. Kendi, and Keisha N. Blain. A "choral history" of African Americans covering 400 years of history in the voices of 80 writers, edited by the bestselling, National Book Award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Last year marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first African presence in the Americas--and also launched the Four Hundred Souls project, spearheaded by Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracism Institute of American University, and Keisha Blain, editor of The North Star. They've gathered together eighty black writers from all disciplines -- historians and artists, journalists and novelists -- each of whom has contributed an entry about one five-year period to create a dynamic multi voiced single-volume history of black people in America. Provided by publisher.

 

Briefly skimming the pages of this book, I realized quickly that I will be reading it soon!  Still more of a lover of fiction than non-fiction, the non-fiction I do read has helped to form and re-form my understanding time and again.  I look forward to gaining new insights through this fascinating book, and I hope you will, too!


 


 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

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 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).  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:

 

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

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).

RE-form your understanding @ your library!