February 26, 2020 at CPL

Reaching for the Moon book cover

 

Katherine Johnson was a talented mathematician in a field dominated by white men.

After graduating high school at the age of 15 in the midst of the Great Depression, she earned a full scholarship to West Virginia State Institute's math department. Johnson briefly taught high school and then in 1940 was one of the first Black graduate students chosen to integrate West Virginia University.

In 1953 she began work as a research mathematician for what would become NASA. Katherine Johnson shattered barriers for all women, but particularly for Black women, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

To celebrate the inspirational life of Katherine Johnson, check out the resources below or explore NASA's website. Learn about her and other amazing barrier-breaking mathematicians and scientists.

This is Johnson's autobiography, but there are many books to introduce readers to her life in the Children's Biography collection.

Starting Friday, January, 31st, we will have the following 2019 tax materials available in the lobby of the library:

  • Federal 1040/1040-SR tax form booklets
  • Federal 1040/1040-SR instruction booklets
  • MI 1040 tax form and instructions booklet

 For additional tax materials, please speak with one of our librarians.

Click here for the IRS Forms, Instructions & Publications

Click here for more information on Michigan taxes

 

 

 

 

In the late 1960s, after serving in the Air Force during the Korean War and writing copy for a marketing firm, Clive Cussler decided to try his hand at writing fiction. His debut novel, The Mediterranean Caper, was published in 1973 and introduced his leading man, Dirk Pitt, to the world. This started a writing career that continues today. While Cussler is no longer with us, he has left behind decades of stories to keep the adventure alive.

Valhalla rising by Clive Cussler
Raise the Titanic! by Clive Cussler

Starting a small business? Need information to help you with your current business? Want some inspiration? Here are some print and online resources with the information you need to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit and grow your business from the ground up. 

Helpful Books

Also available in: e-book

Want to start a business? Don't know where to begin? Start here. The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state, quickly and efficiently clearing state and local bureaucratic hurdles along the way.

It'll show you how to choose between an LLC and other business structures, write an effective business plan, pick a winning business name and protect it, get the proper licenses and permits, price, bid, and bill your projects, manage finances and taxes, hire and manage staff, get your website up and running, and market your business effectively, online and off.

The 10th edition is completely updated, with the latest legal and tax rules affecting small businesses, plus social media and e-commerce trends and platforms.

2020 Canton Book Project

Is there a book you know and love? A title you find yourself recommending over and over again? Maybe it changed your life or your outlook. And maybe it could make a difference to someone else. Welcome to the 2020 Canton Book Project.

The Canton Book Project is your chance to share your love of reading by giving out books to people in this community who, for whatever reason, don't read for pleasure or own books.

Applications are now being accepted from those interested in being book givers. Book givers will have the opportunity to share the love of reading by distributing a book of their choice to other members of the community. Readers of all ages are encouraged to apply and books can be of any reading level.

Interested parties must have a valid library card on file and complete the online application below.  Applicants must identify their book of choice and explain in no more than 500 words:

  • Reasons for selecting the chosen title
  • Why they should be the one to give it out – Tell us how and why you want to spread your passion for this particular book.
  • Intended audience for their book of choice.

By applying to be a Canton Book Project book giver you agree, if selected, to:

  • Attend the Canton Book Project Reception and Distribution Night on April 22, 2020
  • Give out all of your books by May 31, 2020
  • Seek out those who don’t regularly read as recipients of your books
  • Allow your image and name to be used by the library for promotion about this program

Please fill out the application below, which is due by 9:00 PM on March 20.

Selected book givers will be notified by email.

Together We Read is a digital book club on OverDrive that connects readers from the U.S. with the same ebook title at the same time without any waitlists or holds! The inaugural title selection is Lean on Me by Pat Simmons. A poignant, emotional book that readers are saying is "The most empowering story line of a family tied together by the power of unconditional love."

The Together We Read runs from February 19th through March 4th.

People in Your Neighborhood: Family Storytime

Families with children aged 5 and under are welcome to join us for these special session storytimes where we focus on one of our many community helpers and learn a bit more about the role they play here in Canton. 

Each storytime will be followed by ABC Activity Time.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, March 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, March 14 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, March 21 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Saturday, March 28 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America, and our nation as a whole.

When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern.