January 23, 2020 at CPL

During the early 1920s, many members of the Osage Indian Nation were murdered, one by one. After being forced from several homelands, the Osage had settled in the late nineteenth century in an unoccupied area of Oklahoma, chosen precisely because it was rocky, sterile, and utterly unfit for cultivation. No white man would covet this land; Osage people would be happy. Then oil was soon discovered below the Osage territory, speedily attracting prospectors wielding staggering sums and turning many Osage into some of the richest people in the world. Grann (The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, 2010) centers this true-crime mystery on Mollie Burkhart, an Osage woman who lost several family members as the death tally grew, and Tom White, the former Texas Ranger whom J. Edgar Hoover sent to solve the slippery, attention-grabbing case once and for all. A secondary tale of Hoover's single-minded rise to power as the director of what would become the FBI, his reshaping of the bureau's practices, and his goal to gain prestige for federal investigators provides invaluable historical context. Grann employs you-are-there narrative effects to set readers right in the action, and he relays the humanity, evil, and heroism of the people involved. His riveting reckoning of a devastating episode in American history deservedly captivates. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 3.5 stars out of 5. This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

We currently have a job opening with our Circulation Services department. For complete details please visit our jobs/volunteer page.

Beginning in January 2020 the Canton Public Library will purchase e-audiobooks on cloudLibrary instead of OverDrive. Older e-audiobooks will remain on OverDrive, but cloudLibrary is now the place for new e-audiobooks.

This move to cloudLibrary allows us to join the Michigan cloudLink group--which means you will have access to available e-book and e-audiobooks from cloudLink libraries across the state, and you will have more choices to listen to and read.

Download the cloudLibrary app today!

Count Me In! Special Needs Storytime

Please join us for Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In! This is a sensory-friendly story-time filled with picture books, preschool songs and simple sign language especially designed for patrons with special needs and their families and/or caregivers. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literary Foundation

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, January 25 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room G'Day Mate! It's a Down Under Storytime!
Saturday, February 22 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Brrr! It's a Frozen Storytime!
Saturday, March 21 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Cats in Hats! A Dr. Seuss Storytime!
Saturday, April 18 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Earth Day Storytime
Saturday, May 16 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room It's a Cinco de Mayo Storytime!
Saturday, June 13 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM Community Room Sailing, Sailing! It's a Nautical Storytime!

This winter, let CPL help you dream, create and plan to live your best life. Spark Sheets are a special series of worksheets that will help you make the most of 2020. Designed with all ages in mind, Spark Sheets offer tools for a variety of growth mindset and self improvement tasks like goal setting, tracking and accountability.

Get started by reflecting on the year past and then creating a vision for 2020. Next, design an action plan to make your vision a reality. Establish new habits for mind and body wellness. Track your progress and see small steps add up to big results. Make fun and relaxation a priority by creating lists of books to read, music to listen to and movies to watch. There are dozens of ways you can use Spark Sheets to help make 2020 the best year ever. 

You can download the entire workbook here, but be sure to check back often as we will be highlighting specific worksheets and tools throughout the winter. Each new post will offer fresh ideas and tips as well as information on library materials and programming to help you stay on track and achieve your goals. 

 

 

Electrify Your Winter and jumpstart the New Year with the Canton Public Library. This winter, let CPL help you dream, plan and live your best 2020. We have assembled the best tools, ideas and opportunities to help you enjoy, achieve and stay on track. Can’t get to the library? No problem. Library resources are available 24/7 and our social media will keep you connected to your community. Worried about cabin fever? No problem. The Canton Public Library will meet you where you are with the programs, books and experiences you need to stay inspired and entertained.

Use one of our Spark Sheets to set goals and track your progress. Check out an Experience to Go Kit and let us help you take the first step towards goals like organization or physical fitness. Snuggle up and watch one of the fireside stories on our YouTube channel whenever you want to- whether that be on a snow day or on a day you’re looking for something to entertain the kids with. Tackle a snow day craft with Creativebug. Use Hoopla or Overdrive to check out and use books, movies and music - all from the comfort of home. When you do come visit us, we might just surprise you with hot chocolate, coffee and tea to warm you up before you head back into the Michigan cold.

We will be working hard all winter long to keep the blues at bay and we look forward to sharing the cold months with you.