Erin go Bragh! The celebration of St. Patrick's Day outside of Ireland is a clear indication of the Irish influence throughout the world. In the United States many cities and towns recognize March 17th with parades and parties to mark the holiday of Ireland's patron saint. Ireland has made a significant contribution to literature and the arts both in the United States and throughout the world. Celebrate the day by sampling a wee bit of Irish culture and history from some of the many titles available in the Library's collection:
Atlas of the Celtic world by John Haywood ; foreword by Barry Cunliffe — A historical, cultural and linguistic survey of the Celtic peoples from prehistoric times to the modern era, presented in a series of 54 full-color maps with accompanying text and 160 illustrations.
Black potatoes: the story of the great Irish famine, 1845-1850 by Susan Campbell Bartoletti — The story of the Great Irish Famine of the late 1840s through the voices of the Irish people.
The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, March 18. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!
- Easier browser-based reading on your PC or Mac
- Single account for RBdigital reading list AND app
- New Zinio for Libraries app makes it easier to find your reading list
New directions will be added to our emedia page soon!
...and coming this spring/summer:
- Browser-based reading for mobile devices
- Improved access for Kindle Fire users
Amelia Earhart's daughters: the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age by Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey
American women in World War I: they also served by Lettie Gavin
Florence Nightingale: the making of an icon by Mark Bostridge
'Jacqueline': pioneer heroine of the Resistance by Stella King
Across that bridge: life lessons and a vision for change by John Lewis ; with Brenda Jones
Controversy and hope: the civil rights photographs of James Karales by Julian Cox with Rebekah Jacob and Monica Karales ; foreword by Andrew Young
Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years, 1954- 1965 by Juan Williams, with the Eyes on the prize production team ; introduction by Julian Bond
Pillar of fire: America in the King years, 1963-65 by Taylor Branch
The Italians by John Hooper
Life on Mars. Series 1, discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by a Kudos Film and Television Production for BBC Wales
Crimson angel: a Benjamin January novel by Barbara Hambly
Nora Webster [large print]: a novel by Colm Tóibín
Yesterday, today, tomorrow [large print]: my life by Sophia Loren
Elizabeth and Mary: cousins, rivals, queens by Jane Dunn
Female pharaohs [videodisc] by Discovery Communications
Five empresses: court life in eighteenth-century Russia by Evgenii V. Anisimov ; translated by Kathleen Carroll
Livia, Empress of Rome: a biography by Matthew Dennison
My life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
Daughter of empire: my life as a Mountbatten by Lady Pamela Hicks
The Cooked Seed: A Memoir by Min, Anchee
Book of ages: the life and opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
Flappers: six women of a dangerous generation by Judith Mackrell
Elizabeth of York: a Tudor queen and her world by Alison Weir
Learn the language of the Emerald Isles with the Mango speciality course on the Irish Language by enrolling in this specialty course. All free with your Canton Public Library Card! Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons.
- Saturday, April 11
- Saturday, April 25
Marie Curie. Eleanor Roosevelt. Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth I of England. Florence Nightingale. These remarkable women are well known to most of us, but there are many others in history just as remarkable whose names may not be as recognizable. In honor of Women's History Month we should all make some time to learn about them by reading some of the many biographies to found in the library's collection:
Bella Abzug: how one tough broad from the Bronx fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, pissed off Jimmy Carter, battled for the rights of women and workers, rallied against war and for the planet, and shook up politics along the way: an oral history by Suzanne Braun Levine and Mary Thom — Bella Abzug, American lawyer, congresswoman and social activist
Jane Addams and the dream of American democracy: a life by Jean Bethke Elshtain — Jane Addams, American social reformer, suffrage leader and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Anna of all the Russias: the life of Anna Akhmatova by Elaine Feinstein — Anna Akhmatova, Influential Russian poet
The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel by Crais, Robert — Publication of Robert Crais's latest has been delayed again. Crais is hoping for a November 2015 publication date, but acknowledged this had not been confirmed by his publisher. Crais's fans (aka Craisons) are looking forward to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike joining forces.
The end of night: searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light by Paul Bogard — A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, most of us no longer experience true darkness. Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art.
Hell and good company: the Spanish Civil War and the world it made by Richard Rhodes
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Join us on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30-8:00 PM.
In this case, join us during March is Reading Month while we pick up a book and read with you. We'll celebrate our love of reading by sharing some of our favorite picture books for older children and a few chapter book excerpts.
All ages are encouraged to stop by for a listen.
Tuesday, March 17 from 7:00-7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 31 from 7:00-7:30 PM