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MS Word I

An introduction to word processing. Learn to create text, format, print and save. Prerequisites: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: November 5, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins on October 22 at 9 a.m.

Excel I

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Excel. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Date: November 9, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: I-lab
Online registration begins at 9 a.m. on October 26.

CVS Offers Flu Shots Today!

CVS Pharmacy is offering flu shots at the Canton Public Library on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Wednesday, October 19 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If you have health insurance with a major company, your shot is free. If not, you will pay $29.99 and receive a $5 gift card back from CVS. This is the combo shot protecting you and your loved ones from H1N1 as well as this year's strain of Flu. Let's all stay healthy this winter and get our flu shots… at Canton Public Library.

Vegetarian Awareness Month Program

Do you know what the following people have in common? Diogenes, the Greek philosopher to Ben Franklin, founding father, to actors Emily Deschanel and Brad Pitt to singer Alanis Moressette?  They are all vegetarians!  Find out about the vegetarian life style when we celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month with the folks from VegMichigan on Saturday, October 22 at 12 noon.  Why do they do it?  It's a healthier, greener and more humane way to live your life.  Come learn why.   

Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians

Lunch Lady and the league of librarians by Jarrett J. Krosoczka — Do you ever wonder what your school lunch lady does when she isn't serving you food? Is it possible she has a secret identity? Check out this book for a hilarious look at the secret crime fighting deeds of Lunch Lady and her trusty side-kick, Betty. Enjoy!

Discover Your Inner Guitar Hero

Do you have a little Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton in your blood? The pros from Axis Music Academy will help you discover your inner guitar talents on Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 PM. Tweens, teens and adults will listen to a little music, learn about guitars and give it a try themselves. Should be lots of fun!

Plymouth-Canton Community School Board Election

The League of Women Voters of NW Wayne County has posted non-partisan voter guides on their website for the November 8th school board election. Specifically, voters can find information about the candidates running for the Plymouth-Canton School Board. There is also a hard copy of this same guide at the Adult Reference Desk so that you may peruse our copy or make your own personal copy to take along with you!

Gadget Night

Thinking of buying an eReader but aren't sure which model is right for you? Do you have an iPad on your holiday gift list but aren't sure if it is something you would really use? Join us Tuesday October 11, 2011 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room and we haul out some of today's hottest gadgets for you to test and try before you buy. Come play with our eReaders, iPad, digital cameras and even video games.

Energy-Wise Landscape Design

Energy-wise landscape design : a new approach for your home and garden by Sue Reed ; illustrations by Kate Dana — Once upon a time, curb appeal was the driving force behind most residential landscape design, but the down economy and our increased awareness of environmental factors has changed our motivation. Now we can use the landscape to help shade the house from sun and cool the air and ground around the house, reduce the chilling effect of wind in winter, use water efficiently, and utilize a variety of technologies to generate energy. Whether you're planning a new landscape or revamping an existing one, this book has a wealth of information, tips, and ideas.

Plymouth-Canton Community School Board Election

The League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County has released their nonpartisan voters guide for the school board election on Tuesday November 8th. Contact the Canton Township Clerk for information regarding polling locations and absentee ballots.

Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus first made landfall in the Americas on October 12, 1492 somewhere in the Bahamas, on an island which the natives called Guanahani and which Columbus renamed San Salvador. This date is a observed as public holiday in the United States as well as in many countries in South America. It is known as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, Day of the Americas in Uruguay and Day of the Cultures in Costa Rica. Many historians, however, are still asking the question "Who really discovered America?" Everyone knows that Native Americans were here long before Columbus arrived.

Lunch & a Book January 2012

On Thursday, January 12, from Noon-1:00 PM we'll be discussing:

Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue — Five-year-old Jack has spent his life living in an eleven-by-eleven foot space his mother calls Room and while Jack uses his imagination to create wondrous fantasies to entertain himself, his mother dreads the day her son begins to question why they must remain in Room and tries to find a way to escape.

Creative Writing Short Stories

This Summer, Teen Creative Writing students were asked to write a story based on a selected list of genres. Each story developed over the course of the six week class, beginning with gathering ideas, a rough draft, and the final product represented in the audio recordings of the finished products below.

The Mirror World

by Arsh Kaiser

Synopsis: When his parents purchase a strange mirror as a gift for his sister, Sam discovers that there's more to a reflection than he ever imagined.

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The Normal Ghost Tracer

by Kriya Shah

Synopsis: A young girl befriends an interesting boy who teaches her how to understand ghosts. Together they begin a quest to help the dead and the living understand and accept each other.

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Clown Mania

by Nabeel Baig

Synopsis: Imagine a world run exclusively by clowns. This funny account of a world gone crazy offers a silly overview of a year in the life of President Daffy the Clown.

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They Wouldn't Believe Me

by Abdulhafeez Peracha

Synopsis: An out-of-this-world visit to Canton Public Library

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Ghost Keeper

by Sravya Emmadi

Synopsis: A teenage girl alone in an old house discovers the unexpected and goes on an adventure.

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Adults Writing Children's Lit Group

The Adults Writing Children's Lit Group will meet on Saturday, October 22nd 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.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing fiction, all types of media or genres? Join us on Thursday, October 27th 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.

Thank You Steve Jobs

Like the rest of the world, we are mourning the loss of Apple founder Steve Jobs. His vision has transformed our lives, from computers, smart phones, to music and movies. President Obama remarked that "Steve was among the greatest of American innovators — brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it." We are forever indebted to the creativity of Steve Jobs.

Murder Will Out: Carol Higgins Clark

Willard Library in Battle Creek is pleased to present An Evening with Carol Higgins Clark, Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at the Burnham Brook Community Center.

Mobbed: a Regan Reilly Mystery by Carol Higgins Clark — Best-selling mystery author Carol Higgins Clark will talk about her Regan Reilly detective series, take questions, and sign books. The program is free of charge and all are welcome! Burhnam Brook Community Center is located at 200 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Please call 269-968-8166 with any questions.

The Knitter's Companion

The knitter's companion : expanded and updated! by Vicki Square — If you're looking for a guide to knitting that you can keep at hand and will cover any questions you might have while you're working or learning knitting, this is a great choice. Small enough to fit in your knitting bag, this spiral bound book provides instructions with illustrations to explain all the basics. It also includes a knitting needle gauge and ruler that you can use on the go, and there are two DVDs with instructions as well.

No Homework Help Monday October 10th

National Honor Society Homework Help will not be available Monday, October 10th due to their monthly meeting. They will, however, return Tuesday, October 11th.