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by Beverly Ewart
Check out some books to take you through our Labor Day Weekend closing:
- The Women’s March: A Novel of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession by Jennifer Chiaverini. Inspired by actual events, an enthralling historical novel of the woman’s suffrage movement inspired by three courageous women who bravely risked their lives and liberty in the fight to win the vote. Twenty-five-year-old Alice Paul organizes a magnificent procession down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Joining the march is thirty-nine-year-old Maud Malone, librarian and advocate for women’s and workers’ rights; and civil rights activist and journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who resolves that women of colour must also be included in the march. Publisher.
- A Song Everlasting: A Novel by Ha Jin. From the universally admired, award-winning author of Waiting and The Boat Rocker, an urgent, timely novel that follows a famous Chinese singer severed from his country as he works to find his way in the United States. After popular singer Yao Tian takes a private gig in New York at the end of a tour with his state-supported choir, expecting to pick up some extra cash for his daughter’s tuition fund, the consequences of his choice spiral out of control. Publisher.
- Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko. Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn–but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? YA fantasy fiction – Amazon.
- The Witches: The Graphic Novel by Roald Dahl; adapted and illustrated by Pénélope Bagieu ; translated from the French by Montana Kane ; lettering by John Martz. Roald Dahl’s darkly funny masterpiece, The Witches, now available as a graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning artist Pénélope Bagieu! Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world — and there’s nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches’ latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country! J Fic – Publisher.
Our new hours will take effect immediately after Labor Day. Starting Tuesday, September 7, our hours will be:
- 9am – 6pm Monday through Friday
- 10am – 3pm on Saturdays
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!
We WILL BE CLOSED Saturday, September 4; Sunday, September 5; and Monday, September 6, 2021 for Labor Day Weekend.
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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