@ Your Library 6.3.21



@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart



The Lupine is one of the many reasons why I eagerly anticipate spring!


What are YOU looking forward to?


Curiously, the name Lupine is derived from the French word, Lupin, for “wolf-like, vicious, and ferocious.”  (The French word was derived from the Latin, Lupinus, “of the wolf.”) Unprocessed, Lupine seeds are poisonous, so Farmers blamed the wolf AND the Lupine for killing their livestock. (My information came from etymonline.com.)


The flower spike of the Lupine in my photo is formed in such a way as to remind me of a howling wolf….  Can you see it?  (A PINK howling wolf.) 


This week, in honor of Lupines everywhere, we are highlighting titles that feature the word “Wolf.”  Check them out!


  • The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf by Aaron Blabey. When Mr. Wolf is blown up to Godzilla proportions and the planet is about to be invaded by aliens, the Bad Guys and the International League of Heroes team up.  Bad Guys;v9  - Publisher

  • A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry; illustrations by Mónica Armiño.  A young wolf cub, separated from his pack, journeys 1000 miles across the Pacific Northwest, dealing with forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before finding a new home. Based on the true story of a wolf called OR-7. - Publisher.

  • Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel.  England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum.  Publisher

  • The Wolf Hunt by Gillian Bradshaw.  After being abducted from the convent, young Lady Marie Penthievre becomes a pawn in an ongoing dispute between Norman and Breton rivals in medieval France. Vowing never to succumb to her Breton captors, she nevertheless finds herself irresistibly drawn to the enigmatic Lord Tiarnan of Talensac. When Lord Tiarnan marries a shallow beauty against the advice of his spiritual advisor, his new wife discovers the shocking secret he has carefully guarded from friend and foe alike. Mercilessly betrayed by his wife and her former suitor, Lord Tiarnan, a skilled hunter, disappears into the forest and is eventually presumed dead. Grieving, a heartbroken Marie is drawn to a seemingly tame wolf that appears at the court of the count of Rennes. Deducing the true identity of the wolf, Marie risks everything to save Lord Tiarnan from a ghastly fate.  Publisher

  • War of the Wolf: A Novel by Bernard Cornwell.  Uhtred of Bebbanburg might have regained his family's fortress, but it seems that a peaceful life is not to be. He is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex, where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. And the new foe is Skoll, a Norseman whose ambition is to be King of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief that they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other.  Publisher




Canton Free Library announces plans for children’s Summer Reading Program!

Canton Free Library’s Summer Library Program, which is themed “Tails and Tales” will run for four weeks in July. There is no registration necessary for 2021. The following will be offered:

•Weekly Virtual Toddler and Preschool Storytimes

•Take & Make crafts for various ages that will be available to be picked up either in the children’s room or curbside

• A different Storywalk® each week at the Remington Recreational Trail (aka The Partridge Trail)

Stay tuned for more information!

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. 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 - we continue to offer curbside service for your convenience).

Read rapaciously @ your library!