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@ Your Library 8/5/21

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

8.5.21

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

There is a seemingly unending supply of entertainment emanating from our screens.  My 86-year-old mother loves “The Youtube,”  something she hadn’t really experienced until she moved in with us.  She faithfully does her exercises with Frank Sinatra crooning in the background (sometimes I hear Elvis!), and details the plots of Hallmark movies for us at mealtimes. With wonder, Mom says, “I don’t know how YouTube always knows what music and movies I like!?”

But Mom is also an avid reader.  She taught me that, and I am grateful – though I may need chiropractic intervention from lugging novels home to share with her.

What books turn you on enough to turn off your screen?  Come on in and check out some new ones!

  • Northern Spy: A Novel by Flynn Berry. A producer at the Belfast bureau of the BBC, Tessa is at work one day when the news of another raid comes on the air. The IRA may have gone underground after the Good Friday agreement, but they never really went away, and lately, bomb threats, arms drops, and helicopters floating ominously over the city have become features of everyday life. As the anchor requests the public’s help in locating those responsible for this latest raid – a robbery at a gas station – Tessa’s sister appears on the screen. Publisher.
  • Castle Shade: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King.  The queen is Marie of Roumania: the doubly royal granddaughter to Victoria, Empress of the British Empire, and Alexander II, Tsar of Russia. A famous beauty who was married at seventeen into Roumania’s young dynasty, Marie had beguiled the Paris Peace Conference into returning her adopted country’s long-lost provinces, single-handedly transforming Roumania from a backwater into a force. The castle is Bran: a tall, quirky, ancient structure perched on high rocks overlooking the border between Roumania and its newly regained territory of Transylvania. Publisher.
  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé.  At Niveus Private Academy, Devon and Chiamaka are the only students chosen to be Senior Prefects who are also black, which makes them targets for a series of anonymous texts revealing their secrets to the entire student body. Both students were on track toward valedictorian and bright college futures, but this prank quickly turns into a very dangerous game and they are at more than one disadvantage as it looks like things could turn deadly.  Publisher.
  • Hypno-Tick Tock by Geronimo Stilton. Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels #8. After Geronimo Stilton visits a hypnotist to get rid of his allergies, a rash of strange thefts begins in New Mouse City.  Publisher.
  • Isobel Adds It Up by Kristy Everington ; illustrations by AG Ford.  A little girl who loves math must find a solution when a very noisy neighbor moves in next door. Publisher.

BOOK SALE:

Check out our book sale every Friday from 12pm – 2pm in the Paige Room.  Many thanks to the Friends of Canton Free Library for organizing and staffing this! 


CANTON FREE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 15.


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

Are on vacation for a bit.  Ms. Val is recharging and refreshing so she will be ready with some creative new offerings for our younger patrons.

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 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:

Rensselaer Falls Branch is open on Tuesdays from 11am – 5pm 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).

Turn off your screen and turn on to a book @ your library!

@ Your Library 7/15/21

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

7.15.21

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.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

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

@ Your Library 7/8/21

@ Your Library

by Beverly Ewart

7.8.21

Vacation was fantastic, though I didn’t make it through the stack of books I brought along.  The reading plan was ambitious, but my vacation would have needed to be at least twice as long for me to complete what I set out to do.

However, returning with a (slightly reduced) stack of unread books by some favorite authors made for a lovely reentry to routine.  It is always so nice to have a book with which to share the quiet spaces in everyday life.

While I was away we received boxes and boxes and boxes of NEW books!  I have not yet made it through those stacks, either, though I am working fast and furiously to get them out on the shelves for YOUR vacation reading plan.

Visit soon for some great new titles to add to your stack!


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS:

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 is looking for a Branch Assistant! Visit www.cantonfreelibrary.org/job for details. Applications must be received by July 11. 

Justine Beutel – thank you for your excellent work and partnership at the library.  We will miss you!

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).

We have books for your plan @ your library!

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