September 25, 2018 at CPL

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In 2018, the library received a generous donation from Citizens for Peace to purchase books and dvds. Citizens for Peace is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group pursuing nonviolent solutions to conflict and creating a culture of peace. The items purchased cover a broad spectrum of youth and adult materials on peace-building and promoting a tolerant and just society. Following are just a few of the books this thoughtful donation has allowed us to purchase. To find a complete list of books librarians have purchased with this money, search the phrase "Citizens for Peace" in our catalog.

In the Beatitudes, Jesus says of the meek, "they will inherit the earth." Meekness, John Dear argues, is the biblical word for nonviolence. He makes the connection Jesus makes at the start of his Sermon on the Mount between our practice of nonviolence and our unity with creation. Drawing on personal stories, John Dear invites us to return to nonviolence as a way of life and a way of living in solidarity with Earth and its creatures.

On a hot summer afternoon in 1928, the leaders of the world assembled in Paris to outlaw war. Within the year, the treaty signed that day, known as the Peace Pact, had been ratified by nearly every state in the world. War, for the first time in history, had become illegal the world over. But the promise of that summer day was fleeting. Within a decade of its signing, each state that had gathered in Paris to renounce war was at war. And in the century that followed, the Peace Pact was dismissed as an act of folly and an unmistakable failure. This book argues that that understanding is inaccurate, and that the Peace Pact ushered in a sustained march toward peace that lasts to this day.
 

The 2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction was announced today. The finalists will be announced on October 10th. See the full list of ten at the website or find the books to read from the library.

 

The Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group is currently celebrating our 30th year at the library reading and discussing great books. Some of the books we've read have either become movies or tv series. Here's our list of some of our current titles from page to screen! Interested in joining our group? We meet every 3rd Monday at 7:00 PM in the Community Room! 

Also available in: video

The Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery. With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds—even when everyone says you can't.

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After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

Parent Resource Night

As the new school year begins, allow us to connect you with tools and resources to enhance your child's educational experience! Discover library databases, e-media, and other materials supplemental to your school library's offerings. Parents will also have the opportunity to take a custom, librarian-led tour of the collections that will help your child have their best possible school year. 

Note: All patrons welcome; however, some electronic resources are only available to Canton Public Library cardholders. 

Upcoming sessions

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The Teen Leadership Council is a volunteer opportunity for teens ages 13-18. Beginning in October, members will have hands-on experience planning, promoting, and running programs and services at the library, as well as assisting in outreach with local non-profit organizations. Please fill out the attached application and return it to the library by Friday, September 28, 2018. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview before meetings begin.

Please note: Applicants must be 13 on or before September 28, 2018.