Basement Bookies Read
Join us for our discussion of Stuart Turton’s The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Canaan Methodist Church Vestry.
Complimentary Access to the NYTimes.com
Thanks to the Friends of the Canaan Town Library, patrons now have access to the digital version of the New York Times.
Hover over the Online Resources menu at the top of the page, click on New York Times and follow the directions to get a daily link to the complete digital New York Times. There’s no need to pay, you just need to create a New York Times account. You will have full access for the next 24 hours!
Thanks to CLiF, the Children’s Literary Foundation for the new books in our Juvenile section. Part of the Year of the Book celebrations at the Canaan Elementary School is gifting new books to the local public library — that’s us! Come in and see these new titles and thank CLiF for making a difference in our community.
Update: Tech Night Dates Change
Tech Night Wednesday UPDATE! Have questions about your new Kindle, iPad, laptop, or personal tech device?
Library volunteer, Roy will be at the Library March 8 & 22 and April 5 & 19 from 6:00-7:30 pm to answer all your tech questions, just stop on by.
You may also contact the library to schedule an appointment with Roy.
Visit the Library
Tuesday, September 20: We are in Phase 4 of our Phases of Operations. Masks are optional inside the library. Our weekly hours are 1-8 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, 1-5 pm Thursday, 9-12 pm Fridays, and 9-1 pm Saturdays. All hours are now walk-ins with no appointment necessary. We are offering Library Take Out, our contact-less pick up service every day that we are open.
Visitors during Walk-In Hours will follow the following rules:
- Library Take Out will be offered every day the library is open.
- Access for browsing, checking out materials, copy and fax services, and computer use.
- 30 minute suggested visits.
- Masks are optional (disposable masks provided) to enter the building.
- Patrons are encouraged to sanitize hands upon entering the building.
- Practice Social distancing of 6 ft.
- Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be made available at no cost.
- Meeting Room is not available for public use.
- Food and drink are not allowed in the library.
- IF YOU FEEL SICK please use library services safely from home.
- Safety Measures in place for Phase 4:
- Social Distancing of 6 ft between patrons and staff will be required.
- The circulation desk will have a plexiglass sneeze guard.
- The public computer terminals will be separated by a plexiglass guard wall.
- Surfaces will be sanitized and cleaned according to CDC guidelines.
To see all of the Phases of Operation
Library Take Out is a great option! We are now offering Library Take Out every day that the library is open. Patrons are welcome to call: 523-9650, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our online catalog to place materials on hold.
Basement Bookies Read
Join us for our discussion of Beartown by Frederik Backman, Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm. Book group will meet at the Canaan Methodist Church Vestry.
Culturally Curious: Cassatt & Company: The Women Impressionists
March 14, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This free VIRTUAL program is sponsored collaboratively by Canaan Town Library, the Converse Free Library, and the Plainfield Libraries. Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scOCvrDMoGdyQVH10ipup0lQmq0YsNeij
The visual arts revolution that was Impressionism is, too often, only understood only through the lens of the leading male practitioners – Monet, Renoir and Degas. How did the women Impressionists contribute to this novel style and how did their work differ from their male contemporaries? This program explores the paintings of Marie Bracquemond, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and others and considers the unique challenges they faced as women artists in a male-dominated profession.
Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England. Jane holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. A New Hampshire native, she has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com
Basement Bookies Read in February
Join us for our discussion of David W. Blight’s Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Canaan Methodist Church Vestry.