March 30, 2017 at CPL

Libby is a new mobile app from OverDrive designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and eAudiobooks easier than ever.

You can use Libby in place of, or in addition to, the OverDrive app. Of course, you can also continue to use the OverDrive app exclusively if you'd rather not try Libby at this time. 

You can install Libby from Google Play or the Apple App Store. Libby is currently compatible with:

Android 4.4 or higher
iOS 9 or higher

Ready to give Libby a try? Take a look at our instructions, or visit OverDrive's Libby Help Page for even more information.

If you or someone you know is struggling to catch up in the age of smart phones, apps and social media, TechBoomers can help! TechBoomers is designed with Seniors in mind to help Internet Beginners understand popular websites and apps, offering multi-part tutorials that explain things simply and easily.

TechBoomers also offers tutorials on basic Internet Safety and other online topics. Recently, the site put together a Guide to Fake News, to help users understand what they're reading and evaluate the source, preventing the spread of misinformation. 

We currently have a new job opening with our Information Services Department. For complete details on the job posting please visit our Jobs Page.

U of M STEM

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required for each session.

The IQ Challenge - A mix of Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, this game will challenge students with fun and fast paced math questions. Saturday April 1, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Marbley's Roller Coaster - Come learn about the conservation of energy and use engineering principles to build a roller coaster that will help Marbley the Marble land safely in a cup. Sunday April 2, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

SoundVisualizer Workshop - Learn about sound waves and harmonic motions. Participants will have the opportunity to build and use a sound visualizer that uses a laser and mirror to create crazing changing patterns.  Saturday April 8, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

The Treasure Hunt - Learn about physics and engineering with five pirate themed tasks that must be completed in order to open the treasure chest and get the pirate's gold. Sunday April 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 1 -
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room IQ Challenge Registration required.
Sunday, April 2 -
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room Marbley's Roller Coaster Registration required.
Saturday, April 8 -
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Community Room SoundVisualizer Registration required.
Sunday, April 9 -
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room The Treasure Hunt Registration required.

Everyone has a To Read list, but what do we do with the scads of titles we finished? How do we keep track of them for ourselves, our kids, and to make recommendations to friends? Here are apps that can help you keep track of your titles in fun and accessible ways.

 

Goodreads

Available for free for both the iPhone and Google Android devices, Goodreads can be used as an app and on the computer as well, all with the same login information. Goodreads lets you track both titles you have read and titles you want to read, along with the ability to see what your friends are reading and to be a part of their yearly reading challenge, where you set a goal and try to meet it by the end of each calendar year. 

Google Android App--https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodreads&hl=en

Apple Store--https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreads-book-recommendations-and-revie...

 

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