Herb gardening for the Midwest by Debra Knapke, Laura Peters — Interested in growing herbs? This guide includes all you need to know about the herbs that thrive in this region and includes herbs of ornamental interest and of practical use. Details for each herb or plant include features, growing instructions, tips for best results, recommended varieties, harvesting and processing instructions, and uses. Everything is easy to understand and the color photographs are extremely helpful, especially for gardeners who have aesthetics in mind.
Update [11/15/2010]: A large selection of LEGOs will be available for creative play at the event courtesy of Bricks for Brains. Also be sure to bring blank CD-Rs if you're interested in Free and Open Source software provided by Metro Detroit Linux Users Group.On November 20 from 1:00-5:00PM, Canton Public Library will host some of the most creative hackers in the Metro Detroit Area. Our Community Room will be full of demonstrations and presentations of hacks ranging from robotics to web apps to personal productivity hacks to modded IKEA furniture to crafts.
If you or someone you know is a 'hacker' in a special field; if you have ingenious and/or unconventional workarounds and solutions, then consider doing a presentation or having a demo table at Hack Day. Time slots and planning discussion can be found at the Hack Day CantonWiki page.
This program has been discontinued
Library card users can now get special savings at local Canton businesses thanks to Check Out Canton, a partnership between the Canton Economic Development office and the Canton Public Library. Local businesses supply special offers that can be checked out with a library card, just like the Museum Adventure Pass program. Take a pass from the Check Out Canton rack and present it at our Checkout Desk. You'll be issued a voucher good for one week.
Offers include a buy one, get one free ticket from the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, savings on catering, carpet cleaning, veterinary care and more. To see the current offers and availability, search the online library catalog. One pass per library card per week, no holds on passes.
This program has been discontinued
The Canton Public Library and Canton Economic Development have teamed up to help our community "check out" Canton businesses. It works like the very popular Museum Adventure Pass program. Local businesses supply special offers that you can check out from the library with your library card. Use the passes to save on goods and services throughout Canton.
If your business is interested in participating in this program, please contact Canton Economic Development at (734) 394-5182.
David Tennies is a Civil War Living Historian and reenactor. Unlike many reenactors, Mr. Tennies portrays a civilian role, as Michigan Senator Jacob M. Howard.
Meet Mr. Tennies and ask him your questions as part of our Living Books program. To learn more, drop by our Meet & Greet on Saturday, September 25, from 1:00-3:00PM.
- 10:00-11:30AM: Aspiring Author Workshop — Learn to tell your story, or share your message in this free workshop
- 1:00-5:00PM: Book Expo — More than 20 family-friendly authors sign and sell their works to raise funds for the Canton and Plymouth libraries
- 6:00-8:00PM: Poetry Slam — A family-friendly open mic venue to share your prose and poetry
The redbreast by Jo Nesbø; translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett
Last rituals: an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir; translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder
Bicycling & the law: your rights as a cyclist by Bob Mionske
Did you know that bicyclists and motorists have equal rights to the road under Michigan law? During the summer months it is especially important to be aware of your surroundings, whether you're on a bike or in a car. Become an informed citizen and remember to always share the road!
Let's Get Plum Crazy!
The boy who harnessed the wind: creating currents of electricity and hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
The bride's farewell by Meg Rosoff
The good soldiers by David Finkel
We'll be kicking off our Living Books program on Saturday, September 25, from 1:00-3:00PM in the Community Room.
This program lets you "check out" a person with a specialty or other interest to learn more about the subject. It's going to be a lot of fun and a great learning experience. See you there!