@ Your Library 3.3.22 by Beverly Ewart

She’s a hero.  Check out some fabulous stories and biographies about courageous women who have stepped up when their times have called them to step down.

  • Bound by Sally Gunning. Alice Cole spent her first seven years living in two smoky, crowded rooms in London with her family. But a new home and a better life waited in the colonies, or so her father promised–a bright dream that turned to ashes when her brothers and mother took ill and died during the arduous voyage. Arriving in colonial New England unable to meet the added expenses incurred by their misfortunes at sea, her father bound Alice into servitude to pay his debts. ~ Publisher
  • The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott. Moving to the mill city of Lowell in 1832 to escape farm life, young Alice is disillusioned by the local factory’s harsh working conditions and struggles to advocate on their behalf while recklessly falling in love with the mill owner’s son, a situation that is complicated by a murder and sensational trial. ~ Publisher
  • The Women of Troy: A Novel by Pat Barker. Troy has fallen and the victorious Greeks are eager to return home with the spoils of an endless war–including the women of Troy themselves. They await a fair wind for the Aegean; it does not come, because the gods are offended. The body of King Priam lies unburied and desecrated, and so the victors remain in suspension, camped in the shadows of the city they destroyed as the coalition that held them together begins to unravel. Old feuds resurface and new suspicions and rivalries begin to fester. Largely unnoticed by her captors, the one time Trojan queen Briseis, formerly Achilles’s slave, now belonging to his companion Alcimus, quietly takes in these developments. She forges alliances when she can, with Priam’s aged wife the defiant Hecuba and with the disgraced soothsayer Calchas, all the while shrewdly seeking her path to revenge. ~ Publisher
  • The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. Pierpont Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret: she was born Belle Marion Greener, daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and well-known advocate for equality. Belle’s alleged Portuguese heritage lets her pass as white, but she will go through great lengths to preserve her carefully crafted identity in a racist world. ~ Publisher
  • I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot By the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai; with Christina Lamb. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.  ~ Publisher

State and Federal Tax Forms are available at CFL.  Ask for them at the front desk, or give us a call.


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:

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

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 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 courage @ your library!

@ Your Library 2.17.22

by Beverly Ewart

Books in Hand


A lovely illusion is created by the globe in my hand.  It looks like I am holding a crystal ball, with books being the answer to my query. 

A book can put a new world into your hands and head, and, sometimes, can turn your old world completely upside down.  Anybody who is an avid reader knows the feeling of needing a few moments for transition when leaving a good book to engage with present realities.  And we know the feeling of being shaken, awakened and transformed by new ideas and information when we read.

Check out something new at CFL, because a book in hand is better than two on the shelf! 


We will be closed for Presidents Day on Monday, February 21, 2022.


State and Federal Tax Forms are available at CFL.  Ask for them at the front desk, or give us a call.


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 on Tuesdays 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. 

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


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 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).

Check out a new world @ your library!

@ Your Library 1.26.22

A new addition to our collection – check it out!


Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.

Renegades: Born in the USA is a candid, revealing, and entertaining dialogue between President Barack Obama and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen that explores everything from their origin stories and career-defining moments to our country’s polarized politics and the growing distance between the American Dream and the American reality. Filled with full-color photographs and rare archival material, it is a compelling and beautifully illustrated portrait of two outsiders—one Black and one white—looking for a way to connect their unconventional searches for meaning, identity, and community with the American story itself.  From Amazon.


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.

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 Tuesday 1pm-3pm; Wednesday 4pm-6pm; Thursday 10am-12pm.  Masks are required. Call for more details: 315-379-0066.

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

We are weeding our collection at the Falls, which means lots of free books will be available to take home (first-come, first-served). James Patterson novels, anyone? Janet Evonovich? Dean Koontz? And lots lots more!

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


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 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 Renegades @ your library!

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