@ Your Library 12.2.21

@ Your Library

12.2.21

by Beverly Ewart

After I took this photo of Louise Penny’s novel, How the Light Gets In, I realized that, the last time I put the column together, the photo I used was of Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: The Joy and Light Bus Company

Light.  We miss it!  But it’s return is just around the corner with the winter solstice on Tuesday, December 21!  In the meantime, visit CFL for a little light reading!

The Louise Penny novel in the photo was actually NOT chosen for the title (that turned out to be serendipitous), but because, after years and years of hearing people (whose literary tastes I admire) recommend that I read her, I have BEGUN my journey!  Penny is popular for very solid reasons, and her stories – though they have to do with death – are full of wisdom and light and humor.  (They remind me a bit of the Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters.) I look forward to a deepening relationship with the fictional village of Three Pines and her inhabitants.

About the Series:

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Three Pines, finding long buried secrets—and facing a few of his own ghosts. Louise Penny’s highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling mystery series has won the New Blood Dagger as well as multiple Agatha, Anthony, Dilys, Arthur Ellis, and other prestigious awards. In 2010 the first book, Still Life, was cited as one of the five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by Deadly Pleasures magazine.

gamacheseries.com/about/

CFL will be CLOSED Saturday, December 11, 2021 due to revelry (in moderation).  


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:  We encourage you to check out the archive on the library’s website to view one of the many virtual story times posted since April 2020. Scroll down the webpage for older content.


PARDON OUR DUST:  Our handicap-access ramp is still closed to the public for renovation until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!


MORLEY BRANCH is open!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our hours are: 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:

Rensselaer Falls Branch is open on Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Masks are required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. 

We want to hear from YOU, Rensselaer Falls community! We will be making surveys available, at the library and on-line, so you can tell us what library services are most important to you, and what additional services you might like us to provide in the future.

Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information. 

A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary


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 canlib@ncls.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).

Find some light @ your library!

@ Your Library 11.18.21

by Beverly Ewart

Alexander McCall Smith has given us another installment of his delightful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series: The Joy and Light Bus Company. The title is as winsome as his remarkable, memorable characters.  Enjoy their joy and light in this season of shorter days and longer nights.  

  • The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith.  The newest addition to the ever-popular, internationally beloved series finds Precious Ramotswe and her friends up to their necks in mysterious trouble. Mma Ramotswe knows she is very lucky indeed. She has a loving family, good friends, and a thriving business doing what she enjoys most: helping people. But the latest mystery she is called upon to solve is distinctly trickier than it initially appears, and, of course, there’s plenty to handle in her personal life between Charlie and his new bride and Mma Makutsi and her talking shoes. In the end, Mma Ramotswe’s patience and common sense will win out, and, without a doubt, all will be the better for it.  – Provided by publisher.

THANKSGIVING CLOSING:  CFL will be closing Wednesday, November 24, at 3pm; Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), November 25; and Friday, November 26th, 2021. We hope you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:  We encourage you to check out the archive on the library’s website to view one of the many virtual story times posted since April 2020. Scroll down the webpage for older content.


PARDON OUR DUST:  Our handicap-access ramp will be closed to the public for renovation until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!


MORLEY BRANCH is open!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our hours are: 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:

Rensselaer Falls Branch is open on Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Masks are required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. 

We want to hear from YOU, Rensselaer Falls community! We will be making surveys available, at the library and on-line, so you can tell us what library services are most important to you, and what additional services you might like us to provide in the future.

Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information. 

A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary


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 canlib@ncls.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).

Take a ride with author Alexander McCall Smith @ your library!

@ Your Library 11.10.21

11.10. 21

by Beverly Ewart

Rubble-Rousing at CFLphoto by Jennifer Henry

We are rubble-rousing at CFL! 

Work on our ramp has officially begun.  Please excuse the mess – it will be worth it!

In the meantime, please use the front doors.  We have an elevator for access, because it’s hard to climb up the side of the building unless you have rappelling gear.  We did lock and secure the side door to the ramp for safety reasons, so rappelling gear wouldn’t be much use right now, anyway. (Plus our alarms might go off, which would just be embarrassing.)


Congratulations to Kristina Cundiff, our Novel Noir First Place winner with her photograph SHHH, Jerry Bartlett with his Second Place photo titled The Piano, and Jenn Whittaker with her Third Place photo titled Bleak Sneakers. Honorable Mention goes to Mae Compoli for her photo titled Trouble. Check out all the Novel Noir entries in our gallery! https://cantonfreelibrary.org/novel-noir-winners-announced/


CFL will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 11, 2021 to honor our veterans.


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:  Virtual Preschool Storytime happens Wednesdays at 10:30am.  Join us!


PARDON OUR DUST:  Our handicap-access ramp will be closed to the public for renovation until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you will appreciate the improvements!


MORLEY BRANCH is open!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our hours are: 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:

Rensselaer Falls Branch is open on Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm. Masks are required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. 

We want to hear from YOU, Rensselaer Falls community! We will be making surveys available, at the library and on-line, so you can tell us what library services are most important to you, and what additional services you might like us to provide in the future.

Call the library (315-344-4155) for additional information. 

A great way to find out what’s happening at our Morley and Rensselaer Falls Branches is to check out their Facebook pages:

Morley: https://www.facebook.com/MorleyBranchLibrary

Rensselaer Falls: https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerFallsLibrary


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 canlib@ncls.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).

Walk in the front door @ your library!

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