by Beverly Ewart
A Wish for a Friend
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through
“May your home be too small to hold all your friends…” is a beautiful Irish saying. However, if your house is too small to hold all the books you’d wish for, consider the library an extension! Check out novels, non-fiction, and movies that have an Irish theme – you can find them right here, at CFL!
- The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga by Edward Rutherfurd. A sweeping panorama steeped in the tragedy and glory that is Ireland, epitomizes the power and richness of Rutherford’s storytelling magic. The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty High kings at Tara, with the fate of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. Publisher.
- The Irish Princess by Elizabeth Chadwick. Ireland, 1160. Aoife MacMurchada is just 14 years old when her father Diarmit, King of Leinster, is brutally deposed, and her family is forced to flee Southern Ireland into English exile. Diarmit seeks help from King Henry II, an alliance that leads him to the charismatic Richard de Clare, lord of Striguil, a man dissatisfied with his lot and open to new horizons. Diarmit promises Richard wealth, lands, and Aoife’s hand in marriage in return for his aid, but Aoife,has her own thoughts on the matter. She may be a prize, but she is not a pawn and she will play the game to her own advantage. Publisher description.
- Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler, and Dirk Cussler. The murder of a team of U.N. scientists while investigating mysterious deaths in El Salvador; a deadly collision in the waterways off Detroit; an attack from tomb raiders on an archaeological site along the Nile — is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie with the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago. Only Dirk Pitt can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind. Publisher.
- The Yellow House: A Novel by Patricia Falvey. The story of a fiery young woman fighting to reunite her family and reclaim their ancestral home during the war for Irish Independence. Provided by publisher.
- The Pirate Queen by Emily Arnold McCully. Born to a seafaring family, Grania O’Malley had the mark of a sailor from the day she was born, with “the light of the sea in her eye.” And as she grew so did her courage, along with tales of her heroic deeds. Publisher.
- Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. The laziest man in all of Ireland catches a leprechaun, who offers a potato seed instead of a pot of gold for his freedom.
- Waking Ned Devine [DVD] Tomboy Films in association with The Gruber Brothers. When Ned Devine dies from shock after winning the lottery, two longtime friends, Michael and Jackie, discover the body and agree Ned would want them to benefit from his good luck. They embark upon an outrageous scheme to claim the ticket — but first they have to get all the townsfolk to go along with their plan.
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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS: Virtual Preschool Storytime happens Wednesdays at 10:30am. Join us!
We also invite you to check out the archive on our website to view one of the many virtual story times posted since April 2020. Scroll down the webpage for older content.
There are now new Preschool Take & Make Crafts available each week. Pick one (per child) up in the Children’s Room, or request them via curbside.
If you are finding yourself short on time, or you aren’t yet comfortable visiting the library with your little ones in person, please remember that curbside service is still very much an option! Just give us a call or send an email, and we will pack up your books, check them out, and hand them to you from the front door of CFL. Hope to see you there!
PARDON OUR DUST: Our handicap-access ramp is still closed to the public for renovation until further notice (but we are GETTING THERE!). We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!
MORLEY BRANCH is open on Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm. Masks 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 BRANCH is open onTuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Masks are required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information.
Rensselaer Falls Branch WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022
A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:
Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary
Canton Free Library’s Hours: 9am-6pm Monday – Friday; 10am-3pm Saturday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
CFL is following CDC guidelines on masking.
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