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@ Your Library 7/15/21

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart


It is a gift to walk past the flower beds every morning as I head in to work at CFL.  I am learning to walk with my camera ready to catch the surprises.  

This morning the Hydrangeas caught my eye.  

The other gift is simply that I am surrounded by books when I enter the building.  There are surprises on every shelf, and each week new ones arrive.

Come on in and see what catches YOUR eye!  Maybe you’ll be surprised.

  • Painting the Light: A Novel by Sally Cabot Gunning.  In 1898, after her inattentive and unreliable husband’s tragic death, artist Ida Pease must sift through the remnants of his life and work, separating the truth from lies and what matters from what doesn’t. Publisher
  • The Color of Lightning: A Novel by Paulette Jiles.  In 1863, as the War Between the States creeps inevitably toward its bloody conclusion, former Kentucky slave Britt Johnson ventures west into unknown territory with his wife, Mary, and their three children, searching for a life and a future. But their dreams are abruptly shattered by a brutal Indian raid upon the Johnsons’ settlement while Britt is away establishing a business. Returning to find his friends and neighbors slain or captured, his eldest son dead, his beloved and severely damaged Mary enslaved, and his remaining children absorbed into an alien society that will never relinquish its hold on them, the heartsick freedman vows not to rest until his family is whole again. Amazon
  • Boundless by Jack Campbell.  Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary may have saved the Alliance only to destroy it. Geary believed in the Alliance. Even when he uncovered overwhelming evidence that the highest echelons of the government and fleet command were involved in secret programs and prison camps, he believed it was worth saving. And that his duty was to see that justice was served even though some factions feared that revealing the truth would cause the Alliance to crumble. But after narrowly surviving two assassination attempts when he brings evidence of the misdeeds to the capital star system, Geary realizes that some have decided the easiest way to make the Alliance’s problems go away is to get rid of him. Provided by publisher.
  • The Eagle’s Claw: A Novel of the Battle of Midway by Jeff Shaara.  Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow inflicted at Pearl Harbor, but is determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little known “code breaker” who cracks the Japanese military encryption. Admiral Chester Nimitz will know precisely what the Japanese are planning. On the Japanese side, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’s key subordinates are Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, aging and infirm, and Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, a firebrand who has no patience for Nagumo’s hesitation. As they play out the chess game designed by Yamamoto, they have no idea that the Americans are anticipating their every move on the sea and in the air. Publisher.


The Canton Free Library’s Summer Library Program, which is themed “Tails and Tales,” is running through the month of July. There is no registration necessary for 2021. The following will be offered:

•Weekly Virtual Toddler Storytimes posted at 10:30am on Tuesdays in July and Preschool Storytimes posted at 10:30am on Wednesdays in July. They may be found on the library’s website under Summer Reading and on the library’s Facebook.

•Take & Make crafts for various ages are available to be picked up each week in July either in the children’s room or curbside. There are different offerings for age groups from Toddler up to 4th grade.

• A different Storywalk® each week at the Remington Recreational Trail (aka The Partridge Trail) The books will be switched out on Friday mornings!

Contact Ms. Val at vwhite@ncls.org or 315-386-3712 ext 4 with any questions.

MORLEY BRANCH is open for in-person service!  Come see us (don’t forget your mask).  Our new hours are: Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm.  Limit is 4 patrons at a time, for 15 minutes inside the building.  Masks and sign-in 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:

During the month of July, Rensselaer Falls Branch is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm for in-person service. Masks and sign-in required, and those who are under age 12 must be with an adult. Family groups should call to make an appointment. There is a computer available for your use, but please call first to check on availability. 

Maximum of two (2) people inside at the same time. 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).

Be surprised @ your library!

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx