New Tech Night Dates

New dates for Tech Night have been scheduled. January 24, February 7 & 21, March 6 & 20, April 3 & 17.

Have questions about your tech? Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm.

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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!

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Visit the Library

Wednesday, January 17: We are in Phase 5 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.

  • Safety Measures in place for Phase 5:
    • The public computer terminals will be separated by a plexiglass guard wall.
    • Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be made available at no cost.
    • 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: circulationdesk@canaanlibrary.org, or use our online catalog to place materials on hold.

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Culturally Curious: Kehinde Wiley: Color & Splendor

Image: Kehinde Wiley. Barack Obama (detail), 2018. Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama cemented his status in the contemporary art world as an artist that mixes Grand Manner portraiture traditions, intricate patterns and designs, and a vibrant, technicolor palette. His paintings, which most often depict contemporary African American subjects, examine visual codes for power and challenge expectations. This program explores the artist’s life and provides an overview of his works and inspiration.

February 13 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. Click the link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldOCprT8rGdF3mczJnXgyTqQWC7OkqqGq

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

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Basement Bookies Read

Due to poor weather last week, The Basement Bookies will be meeting this Wednesday, January 31, 6:30 pm at the Canaan Methodist Church Vestry to discuss Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology.

Join us for our discussion of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. We will meet Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm at the Canaan Methodist Church Vestry.

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