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Blood, Bones and Butter

Blood, bones, & butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Gabrielle Hamilton — Chef and restaurateur Hamilton, chef/owner of acclaimed New York City restaurant Prune, offers a sensuous and evocative memoir of her rural Pennsylvania childhood and her training as writer and chef. Hamilton is a very talented writer and offers an unusually compelling chef's memoir.

National Book Festival

If you weren't able to attend the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. on September 24-25, videos of the event including authors' talks are now available. Historian and author David McCullough appeared at the 2011 National Book Festival, as did Sylvia Nasar, Cassandra Clare, Wally Amos, Sara Paretsky, and more.

Michigan Fall Colors

It's that time of year when 19 million acres of woods slowly explode in a frenzy of color. It's when an entire state is in its annual blaze of glory. It's when autumn arrives in Michigan. And there's no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees aflame than along our highways, country roads and coastlines. So let's head out to the forests. And let's prepare to be amazed, on the fall color tours of Pure Michigan.

Rainforest Adventure

Have you always wondered what it would be like to live in a rainforest? Here's your chance. Children ages 4-9 with their caregivers can enjoy an enchanting rainforest tale, learn about the rainforest and who lives there, enjoy a snack and make a craft. Registration begins October 31, 2011.

Funded by the Target Store Early Childhood Reading Grant and the Friends of the Canton Public Library.

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies up to 18 months with a caregiver, these sessions are held in the Purple Room on Tuesdays starting November 15, 2011 from 10:00 to 10:30 AM. We will have fun doing stories, songs, and basic fingerplays. Registration is required for Baby Storytime. Registration begins November 1, 2011.

Halloween Cooking

It's that time of year to start making plans for Halloween! Whether you're throwing a party, going trick-or-treating, or passing out candy, you can never have enough spooky treats around to snack on. Check out The Halloween Cooking Blog and Food Network's Halloween Cooking page for some great recipes, as well as our own collection of Halloween cooking and idea books.

Simple Stitches Sewing

Simple stitches. Sewing : 25 projects for the new sewer by Cheryl Owen — When you're just starting out sewing, it can be difficult to come up with a project that's fully satisfying: many patterns are challenging and complicated, or if the pattern is simple, the resulting finished object looks simple, too. This book is full of projects that are perfect for a beginning sew-er and end up looking like they took a lot more know-how.

SEMCOG Invites Your Input!

A key goal of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, is to improve decision making by providing leadership and consensus building on key plans and policies. One way the agency achieves this is through the public involvement process, which provides opportunities for interested parties to comment on SEMCOG’s regional plans, programs, and activities. The document that guides the public involvement process is SEMCOG’s Public Participation Plan.

The revised Draft Public Participation Plan has been released for the 45-day public comment period. Now through November 22, 2011, anyone interested may review and comment on the draft (see link below). Your comments will help ensure the ongoing opportunity for effective, broad-based participation in the development and review of regional plans and programs.

New Bengali Books

Looking for books in Bengali? We have them. New Bengali books received in 2011 include:

Ādhunika ramaṇīdera ādhunika rānnā by Sādiẏā Rahamāna Munnī

Bandha darajā kholā darajā by Sunīla Gaṅgopādhyāẏa

Karporeṭa bhālobāsā by Śahīdula Haka Khāna

Saṃsiddha: galpagrantha = Sangshiddha = Accomplished by Runu Haka, Śabanama Āmīra, Sāherā Āphajā, Phārajānā Āhmeda, Pheradausa Jesamīna

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion December 19

The guardian by Nicholas Sparks — Join us Monday, December 19 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room for this discussion. "On Christmas Eve, newly-widowed, 25 year-old Julie Berenson receives an unexpected present from her late husband, Jim: a Great Dane puppy. Julie names her new dog, Singer, who turns out to be a better judge of human character than she is."

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 21

The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson ; translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland — Join us Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room a discussion. This, the first book in a trilogy, begins with a decades-old cold case of missing teen heiress and the unlikely coupling of a disgraced journalist and a misunderstood and maligned superhacker.

Cut the Scraps!

Scrap Therapy cut the scraps! : 7 steps to quilting your way through your stash by Joan Ford — Most quilters and sewing enthusiasts have a stash of fabric that continues to grow at a rate exceeding that at which it is used up. We also tend to save a lot of small pieces of fabric, thinking that we'll find a use for it someday - but does that day ever come? This book shows how to use up your stash, even those small pieces that don't seem quite big enough. It includes information about how to quilt and quilt patterns to use, and also has instructions for making projects like bags, sacks, table runners, and much more.

Humane Society of Huron Valley Presents

In this program aimed at adults, Karen Patterson, the Humane Educator for the Humane Society of Huron Valley, will discuss a bit about their mission as well as the great programs they offer to help the community and our pets. Some of the issues addressed will be overpopulation, cruelty and of course, pet adoption. Find out how we can all help to save some of our best friends on November 12 at Noon.

Rick Bloom of Bloom Asset Management

Join the well-know financial guru as he discusses "5 Reasons Why Baby Boomer's Retirement is Different Than Their Parents." Are you planning for or getting closer to the big day when you stop working? Then you need to hear what Bloom has to say on November 10 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.

Michigan's Haunted History

John E.L. Tenney of A&E's Paranormal State presents the top ten most haunted placed in Michigan. Do you live near a known source of "Supernatural Phenomena"? Why do ghost hunters from all over the world come to Michigan? How/why do people become ghost hunters? This program will include a visual presentation that is only appropriate for ages 12 through adult. Join us for this shocking evening on October 26 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.

Planning for Your Children's Education

The sooner you begin this important goal, the greater you chances of fulfilling the dream. What are your options and where do you start? How has the economy affected you? How do you balance these goals with your other financial priorities? The HANTZGROUP can help you with your plans. Join us on October 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Bring your questions!

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing fiction, all types of media or genres? Join us on Thursday, November 17th from 6:00-7:00 PM for our Adult Writers' Group. Dave Richards, a library assistant and a freelance writer for the Eisner Award winning website, Comic Book Resources, moderates. Dave has completed an unpublished science fiction mystery novel and is currently writing a horror novel.

Adults Writing Childrens' Lit Group

The Adults Writing Children's Lit Group will meet on Saturday, November 19th from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room. If you are interested in writing for children, join us as we share our work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing.

Microsoft Word III

Learn to create text boxes, multiple columns, column breaks, and manipulate paragraphs to make a newsletter. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word I or equivalent.
Date: November 19, 2011, from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Internet Lab.
Online registration begins on November 5 at 9:00 AM.

MS Word II

Add tables, headers and footers as well as symbols to Word documents. Prerequisites: MS Word I or equivalent.
Date: November 12, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins on October 29 at 9:00 a.m.