November 13, 2019 at CPL


Canton Leisure Services is partnering with the Canton Public Library to administer a community-wide survey to assess programs, services, and facilities, as well as gather information on a wide range of issues that will assist in short and long-range planning by both Canton organizations.  In early November 2,000 households will receive a survey packet that provides an option to complete the survey online. If you are one of the randomly-selected households chosen to participate in this statistically-valid survey, please reply by the due date. This survey will also be available online mid-November at for residents who did not receive a survey packet. Your responses will provide valuable insight into our community’s needs and top priorities. For additional information, call 734/394-5360. 

Please note that the November meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been cancelled and will not take place on the third Thursday of the month (November 21).

The December Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, December 19 at 7:30 PM.

November is the time to recognize family caregivers who devote countless, unpaid hours to providing essential personal care to relatives and loved ones who cannot care for themselves. If you're a family caregiver, you are not alone. More than 65 million Americans are taking care of aging or disabled family members. The value of all that combined unpaid caregiving work adds up to an estimated $375 billion! Family caregivers balance the demand of jobs, careers, and raising children to provide care, comfort and compassion to their aging or disabled loved one. The cost of caregiving not only impacts a family's budget, but the stress can take its toll too. Thank you to all those family caregivers! Your community appreciates you. Need to learn more? Check out these resources on caregiving. 

Alzheimers books should help everyone involved through this incredibly difficult time. That's why Alzheimer's Through the Stages shows you what you can do for your loved one--and yourself--every step of the way. This book's detailed descriptions of all seven stages of the disease are both helpful and comforting. With each section divided into three parts--what to expect, what to say, and what to do--this is one of the easiest to use Alzheimers books for caregivers.

From cherished memories of weekends she spent as a child with her indulgent Nana to the reality of the year she spent "ladysitting" her now frail grandmother, Lorene Cary journeys through stories of their time together and five generations of their African American family. Brilliantly weaving a narrative of her complicated yet transformative relationship with Nana--a fierce, stubborn, and independent woman, who managed a business until she was 100--Cary looks at Nana's impulse to control people and fate, from the early death of her mother and oppression in the Jim Crow South to living on her own in her New Jersey home.

Cary knew there might be some reckonings to come. Nana was a force: Her obstinacy could come out in unanticipated ways--secretly getting a driver's license to show up her husband, carrying on a longtime feud with Cary's father. But Nana could also be devoted: to Nana's father, to black causes, and--Cary had thought--to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Facing the inevitable end raises tensions, with Cary drawing on her spirituality and Nana consoling herself with late-night sweets and the loyalty of caregivers. When Nana doubts Cary's dedication, Cary must go deeper into understanding this complicated woman. In Ladysitting, Cary captures the ruptures, love, and, perhaps, forgiveness that can occur in a family as she bears witness to her grandmother's 101 vibrant years of life.

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. The 2019 fall selection is the YA title, I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal. Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city in this debut novel.

The Big Library Read runs from November 4 through November 18, and during this time OverDrive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. No hold list and no waiting!

Professional Possibilities

Hey teens! There are LOTS of different paths in life. Some require a four-year degree and others do not. In celebration of Career Development Month in November, come and hang with some folks who have taken the road less traveled. Bring a friend, enjoy some snacks in the teen area and find out what it is like to pursue an "under the radar" career from people who have forged their own path in life – like an electrician, a tattoo artist, an entrepreneur, and a culinary artist (to name a few). It is YOUR life – what do you want to do with it?

[Image from Creative Commons.]

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, November 14 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Cosmetologist & MIAT College of Technology Rep
Wednesday, November 20 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Tattoo Artist & Refrigeration Service Technician/Entreprenuer
Monday, November 25 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM East Wing Barber & Fire Fighter/Paramedic

Pokemon Sword and Shield Party

Attention Pokemon fans! Join us for a Pokemon Party featuring the newest games of the series; Pokemon Sword and Shield. Battle or trade your Pokemon Cards*, create a Pokemon craft, or enjoy a Pokemon snack. Trainers will also take turns trying out Pokemon Shield for the Nintendo Switch on our projector screen. How many new Pokemon will we discover together?

  • All Ages
  • No Registration
  • Supplies are limited

*To battle or trade with Pokemon Cards participants are required to bring their own Pokemon cards. 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, November 16 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Community Room