The nonstop garden : a step-by-step guide to smart plant choices and four-season landscapes by Stephanie Cohen & Jennifer Benner — We would all love for our gardens to be bursting with color and interest all year long, but it takes a little planning to achieve. Cohen and Benner offer a number of strategies for designing a year-round garden and have included ten design plans for those just starting as well as loads of suggestions for trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and more.
Little green dresses: 50 original patterns for repurposed dresses, tops, skirts, and more by Tina Sparkles; photographer, Erica Beckman — Looking for a way to refresh your wardrobe without spending big bucks? Here you'll find lots of ideas for revamping existing clothing in your closet or from a thrift store, places to find inexpensive fabric, and sewing instructions for all levels. These patterns are printed so that you can photocopy onto larger paper and sew from there. Check out this Q&A with author Tina Sparkles at Craftzine.com.
Guide to Michigan vegetable gardening by James A. Fizzell
This is the ultimate guide to veg gardening in Michigan and includes just about everything you could ever want to know about growing your own food here in MI. In addition to full sections on virtually all the vegetables you might want to grow, this book also includes up-to-date county extension information, a hardiness zone (we're 6a here in Canton) map, and freeze. frost and precipitation details. Definitely recommended for local gardeners at all levels of experience.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte — Credited by some as the first true Romance novel, this classic tale of a young governess who falls in love with her employer is full of drama and passion. Evidence of the book's enduring appeal is over 600 Amazon.com reviewers have rated this book 5 stars.
The following novels focus on interpersonal relationships, exploring romantic entaglements and friendships during this time of global upheaval:
The Granville sisters by Una-Mary Parker
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The wedding officer: a novel of culinary seduction by Anthony Capella
Looking for a quick way to see what's in our catalog on other websites, such as When it drops? Try our bookmarklet, available on our Tools page. Not familiar with bookmarklets? Read how to use them.
The casinos have many shows to see, from the fantastic to Broadway to comedy. There's something for everyone.
There are many surrounding sights to see, such as Hoover Dam. Check the library for resources, such as travel books, DVDs,and maps.
Incredible edibles : 43 fun things to grow in the city by Sonia Day ; photography Barrie Murdock
If you're looking for a few good edibles to grow, this book is a great place to start. Even if you only have a patio, balcony, or other limited area, almost all of these 43 plants are doable. These edibles are also versatile ingredients for a home cook, and are for the most part quite easy to grow. Large, crisp photographs make this book a winner.
- The Thirty Years War lasted from 1618-1648. Fought primarily in what is now Germany, it eventually involved most of Europe. Although it began as a religious conflict it gradually turned into one of the most desctructive in European history
- thirtysomething. This television popular drama about baby boomers in their thirties ran on ABC from 1987-1991.
The felted bag book : 21 simple projects for every occasion by Susie Johns
Are you in the market for a sturdy bag that you can make yourself? You may find just the thing in this book of over twenty felted projects. They range from clutches to purses to totes and use a variety of techniques: knitting, crochet, wet felting, and reusing existing materials. Crafters with some experience will have a head start, but there are also projects here for beginners.
Canton Public Library is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. To celebrate, we're making 30-item lists of interesting facts and links. For food lovers, here's a list of great gastronomical texts:
The art of simple foods: notes, lessons, and recipes from a delicious revolution by Alice Waters, with Patricia Curtan...et al; illustrations by Patricia Curtan
Starter vegetable gardens : 24 no-fail plans for small organic gardens by Barbara Pleasant ; photography by John Gruen
For experienced or beginner gardeners, this book has a wealth of resources for planning your veggie patch. As advertised in the title, there are 24 garden plans, but there is also a ton of really useful information about many of the plants you may want to grow. For instance, did you know that mulching your potato plants with straw can help deter Colorado Potato Beetles? See page 116 for more on that, and don't miss all the other great info included in this book.
You may have noticed that there's been lots of talk in the library lately about CPL's 30th anniversary. There are only a very few people who've been a part of Canton Public Library as long as I have, so I thought I'd chime in with my own experiences here at CPL. You can find my story on the library's Flickr account. Yup! I'm a pretty tech savvy bear. In some of the pictures I look kind of funny because they were taken a long time ago. You'd better not laugh!
Acclaimed Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. This author of over 30 novels and winner of the prestigious Cervantes Prize is the first South American winner of the literature Nobel in nearly 30 years; since Gabriel Garcia Marquez won in 1982.
Looking for books by this decorated author? Canton Public Library has a few:
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
The way to paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer
Alphaville: une étrange adventure de Lemmy Caution by Chaumaine Production-Film-Studio
The band's visit by July August Productions; Bleiberg Entertainment; Sophie Dulac Productions