CFL Weekly

Holiday Tales

            We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Carols fill the air and decorative lights guide our way home during evening commutes, transforming the village of Canton. Then there’s the shopping. While many enjoy the hunt for the perfect gift, it can also be draining. We invite you to take a break from the hustle and bustle to stop by the CFL and relax with a good book. We have plenty heartwarming classics, festive picture books and cozy mysteries that will help rejuvenate your holiday spirit.

            For Robert B. Parker fans, we have Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel. Published posthumously, this novel was left unfinished at the time of Parker’s death and completed by Helen Brann, his longtime agent.  Join the popular detective Spencer Holiday as he aids a homeless boy named Slide and his mentor Jackie Alvarez when her unlicensed shelter is threatened.  Silent Night is more than a mystery; it’s a story about the true meaning of home and family.

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 Snow Stories

            Snowmen are popping up on lawns, our young patrons are waddling around in their colorful snowsuits, and we’re dusting off our skis and snowshoes.  All these things let us know we’re in the midst of another wildly unpredictable North Country winter with mounds of snow one week and a balmy thaw the next.  We invite you to enjoy our books set in snowy climates while it’s early in the winter season, before we get sick of all that white stuff.

            Travel to Northern California in Anne Rice’s new novel The Wolves of Midwinter for a chilling tale set in a mansion shrouded by a mythical forest.  The novel opens in December with Reuben Golding preparing for Yuletide, a season steeped with rituals for wolf shapeshifters. His plans are complicated by the arrival of a tormented ghost, the birth of a child and the transformation of his lover. Rice combines legend, romance and horror in this sequel to The Wolf Gift

Book, Bake, and Craft Sale

 Support your local library and find the perfect gift for the holiday season! Our annual Book, Bake, and Craft Sale is on December 7th from 10-3pm. We have several wonderful crafters attending in addition to our wide selection of great reads available for purchase. You’ll find 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.

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