CFL Weekly

 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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             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.

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