CFL Weekly

             You are cordially invited to a reception for our new director Emily Owen on Monday, November 25th from 4-6pm. Join us as we warmly welcome Emily to the staff of the Canton Free Library. Emily is looking forward to an evening of conversation with our patrons. We’ve enjoyed working with Emily for the past month, and we’re happy to have her at the helm of the CFL.

            While you are in our lovely library, gather some books to curl up with on these cold November days.  It’s been a great season for newly-released books. Our to-read lists just keep growing and make us wish we had more time to read!

            One title that caught the eye of the Jane Austen fans on staff is Longbourn by Jo Baker. In this Regency novel, Baker imagines what life was like for the servants in Pride and Prejudice, focusing on an orphaned housemaid named Sarah. While Lizzie Bennett and her sisters are attending balls, Sarah is mending their petticoats and changing their chamber pots. However, there is just as much complicated romance and drama in the servants’ quarters as there is in the Bennett family.

            For teen gamers, we have The Eye of Minds by James Dashner, the author of the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series. In The Eye of Minds, the government seeks out a hardcore gamer named Michael to track down a hacker holding players hostage in VirtNet. The alternate reality of VirtNet becomes more than a harmless game when the mysterious hacker causes the hostages to go brain-dead. Follow Michael into a twisted technological world in the first book of The Mortality Doctrine series.

            Ol’Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein makes a great bedtime story to read aloud to your little ones. Mama Squirrel is one tough mama when it comes to protecting her babies from predators. But has she met her match when a grizzly bear threatens the family tree? Find out if Mama Squirrel can outwit him in this wonderfully illustrated tale.

            Many more great titles are available at the CFL. Come peruse our new book section for recent bestsellers or search our catalog at

Book Bake and Craft Sale

            Mark your calendars for our annual Book, Bake and Craft Sale on December 7th from 10-3pm. This is a great opportunity to support your local library and find unique gifts for the holiday season. A variety of crafters will be in attendance: Krista Weber with fabric hair accessories and jewelry; Racquette River Gift Co. with gift baskets, local products, and gourmet food; Christina Adams with jewelry made from recycled glass; Joann Roberts from The Nut Shop with roasted nuts and other goods; Diane Bell with handmade purses and key chains; Ann Bennett from Bittersweet Farm with gift baskets, herb mixes, wreaths, and herb crafts; Lisa Gardner with specialty tea; and Judy Utter with limited edition watercolor prints and artist cards. We also have many books in excellent condition for sale! 

Preschool Storytime

            Join Miss Val for "A Monster of a Storytime" with all kinds of fun monster books, songs, finger puppets and a craft. It's open to all area 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers and begins at 10:30am on Wednesday.

Anime Club

            Anime Club continues to meet on Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Gather with fellow otakus to enjoy this Japanese form of art on the big screen. For more information, call Jon at 386-3712 ext.1.

            For our hours of service and a list of recent additions to the collection, please visit and “like” us on Facebook. Happy reading! 

~Amanda Jones