April 30, 2017 at CPL

Money Smart Week® is an annual public awareness campaign designed to help you take better control of your finances. In honor of this event, The Canton Public Library will be featuring special money related blog posts during the month of April. These posts will feature librarian selected resources on a variety of topics including: Eating on a Budget, Life Hacks to Save You Money and Travel for Less.

Starting April 22 we invite you to participate in our interactive display by sharing your financial dreams with us.   Stop in the library and tell us "What are You Saving For?" by writing your answer on a  paper cloud. Then be sure to watch our website and social media where we will feature responses and offer library resources to help get you where you want to be!

Teen Space Grand Re-Opening

The time has come! Join us in celebrating our fantastic new space for Teens. Located in the East Wing, we have created dynamic, interesting and interactive spaces for teens, patrons aged 11 years old and up, to be their BEST! The grand re-opening will include a scavenger hunt in the new space, prize wheel o' fun and delicious snacks from Sweetwaters. All prizes and snacks available while supplies last.  See you Sunday!

Teen Vision Statement:

Canton Public Library has a positive impact on teen lives:

We are a reliable resource that helps teens achieve their goals and develop a growth mindset.

We are a safe environment where teens encounter educated and inspired staff and community members who empathize with their needs.

We include teens in an ongoing dialogue about teen services, and we value their input.

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, April 30 -
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
East Wing

Even if you don't know the name Jonathan Demme, you've likely seen some of his handiwork. Demme will be remembered as a classic American director, the kind that can make you laugh and cry in the same breath. From "Silence of the Lambs" to "Beloved" to working with musicians like Neil Young and The Talking Heads. Check out the eclectic list of modern classic works by Demme.

Story of two competing lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.

After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen.

A young female FBI agent is sent to interview notorious killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in hope of obtaining information that will help the Bureau catch another killer.

Since 2010 we've heard "there's an app for that." So why not use an app that will help you accumulate and invest a penny here or there without the limits of a brick-and-mortar institution? There are numerous apps on the market that let you do just this. As always, make sure to research apps and websites before entering any personal information.

  • Mint - this app "brings together everything from balances and bills to your credit score and more. It’s your financial life, in one place that’s easy to understand." Mint is intended to give an overview of finances and help create a budget.
  • You Need a Budget (YNAB) - "Combines easy software with Four Simple Rules to help you quickly gain control of your money, get out of debt, and save more money faster." Similar to Mint but requires a fee and more hands-on management. 
  • Acorns - "Automatically invests your spare change." When connected to a checking account, this app collects the change left after rounding up your purchases and puts it into exchange traded investment funds.
  • Digit - "Saves for you so you don't have to think about it!" Digit is similar to Acorns but works by grabbing random amounts like $2.00 one day and $5.00 a few days later
  • Tip Yourself - "You tip everyone else, but what about yourself? Tip Yourself! You Earned it!" This app is works like a swear jar or a piggy bank except you transfer small amounts of money from a linked account. 

Check out these links for more info:

11 Apps to Automate Your Savings

These Apps Are the Perfect Money Saving Tools for Lazy People Like Me

Budgeting Software Showdown

Saving App Showdown

 

 

"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it"  -- Neil De Grasse Tyson.

 

March for Science   April 22, 2017

 

On Saturday, April 29 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, area families with at-risk and special populations are invited to this FREE event at the Summit on the Park. You can meet Canton and Plymouth first responders including public safety officers, firefighters and paramedics. Also enjoy hands-on displays, ask questions, and learn about local programs and resources for everyone. Refreshments available for purchase. The Summit is located at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton. For more information, please call (734) 394-5367 or email cantontr@canton-mi.org. Program presented in partnership with Canton Public Safety, Canton Leisure Services, and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

bitcoin currency

 

 

Bitcoin is a revolutionary new currency that was created anonymously in 2009. Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks! There are no transaction fees and no need to give your real name. More merchants are beginning to accept bitcoins. You can buy services, pizza or even manicures. Bitcoins are earned when people compete by using computers to solve complex mathematical problems. Currently, a winner is awarded 25 bitcoins every 10 minutes. OR, one can buy bitcoins at a bitcoin exchange using various currencies.

Here are Bitcoin books that explain more about it:

Blockchain revolution : how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world / Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

The age of cryptocurrency : how Bitcoin and digital money are challenging the global economic order / Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

Digital gold : Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money / Nathaniel Popper

Here are websites that explain it in full:

 CNN Money

What is Bitcoin? (with introductory video)

Bitcoin Introduction with resources, links to participate, and frequently asked questions