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by Beverly Ewart
Late summer leaves us with some lovely surprises: Welcome Governor Kathy Hochul, first female Governor of this state in its 233-year history!
Check out these titles about female firsts:
- 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.
- Persist by Elizabeth Warren. Famously persistent, Senator Warren shares six perspectives that have influenced her life and advocacy, knowing that if we’re willing to fight for it, profound political transformation is possible. Publisher.
- Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power by Susan Page. Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi didn’t begin running for office until she was forty-six years old, her five children mostly out of the nest. Since then she has lived on the cutting edge of the revolution in both women’s roles and in the nation’s movement to a fiercer and more polarized politics. She has been a crucial friend or formidable foe to U.S. presidents, a master legislator, and an indefatigable political warrior. When Donald Trump was elected to the White House, Pelosi became the Democratic counterpart best able to stand up to the disruptive president and to get under his skin. The battle between Trump and Pelosi, chronicled in this book with behind-the-scenes details and revelations, stands to be the titanic political struggle of our time. Publisher.
- Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer by Traci Sorell; illustrated by Natasha Donovan. Mary Golda Ross designed classified projects for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as the company’s first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work Publisher. (Children’s book.)
- Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers by Michelle Obama. This volume for young people is an honest and fascinating account of Michelle Obama’s life led by example. She shares her views on how all young people can help themselves as well as help others, no matter their status in life. She asks readers to realize that no one is perfect, and that the process of becoming is what matters, as finding yourself is ever evolving. In telling her story with boldness, she asks young readers: Who are you, and what do you want to become? Publisher.
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!
There will also be a book sale this Saturday, 8.14.21, during the Dairy Princess Parade. Visit us from 12-3pm for some great deals!
CANTON FREE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021.
Children are reminded to keep tracking their reading on the Summer Reading Records, which may be turned in at the children’s room around the first week in September for a prize and a free book!
Contact Ms. Val at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-386-3712 ext 4 with any questions.
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 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:
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 email@example.com, or by calling (315) 386-3712 (choose option 1, “For curbside service” on the menu – we continue to offer curbside service for your convenience).
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