CFL Weekly

 New Year, New Books, New You

            2014 is almost here! At the Canton Free Library, we’re looking forward to a year filled with new books, new programs, and new patrons. As you make your own plans and resolutions, we invite you to check out our nonfiction collection. From clean living tips to blogging advice, our nonfiction collection covers a wide range of topics to help you improve, transform, and revitalize your life in the upcoming year.

            If 2013 left you feeling rather overwhelmed or defeated, pick up Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and The Art of Battling Giants. In this NY Times bestseller, Gladwell asks us to rethink our obstacles and setbacks, looking at the positives that can come from facing great adversity. He examines success stories from people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to provide readers with inspiration and practical advice.

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Best of 2013

            The end of the year is in sight, and it’s time to reflect on all that has happened during the past twelve months. In the library world, we’re looking at our collection to evaluate which materials were most popular among our patrons.  As we review statistics and listen to feedback, some of the results are expected, while others are surprising.

The highest circulating novel that was published in 2013 was The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. Set in Ohio in 1850, The Last Runaway tells the story of Honor Bright, an English Quaker who finds herself drawn to the Underground Railroad. Honor is challenged by moral dilemmas: as an honest Quaker, can she tell white lies to protect runaways and go against the Fugitive Slave Act? Find out what choices Honor makes in this piece of historical fiction that has made its rounds among our patrons.  The Last Runaway is available in print and in audio format.

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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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