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Power of the Press

May 3 has been designated as World Press Freedom Day in recognition of a "free, pluralistic and independent press" and its essential part of a democratic society. Indeed, the purpose of journalism, said Chicago newspaper columnist and humorist Peter Finley Dunne in the early 1900s, is to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." Although modern journalists have often been the targets of severe criticism, it is also true that throughout the centuries, and even today, journalism has been a force for making America a better place to live.

Shaking the foundations: 200 years of investigative journalism in America by Edited by Bruce Shapiro


To keep the waters troubled: the life of Ida B. Wells by Linda O. McMurry


Taking on the trust: the epic battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller by Steve Weinberg

Murder Will Out May, 2014

Publishers, psychologist, police, politicians, and plants.  What do they have in common?  Murder...

A dangerous fiction: a novel by Barbara Rogan

Dante's wood: a Mark Angelotti novel by Lynne Raimondo

Dead man's time by Peter James

Deadly devotion: a novel by Sandra Orchard

Death of a chef by Alexander Campion

Open Chess

Join us for informal open play as well as a tournament by the "Library Chess Clubs" on June  22 in the library Community Room. For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com. This chess meeting on June 22 at 1:00 to 5:00 PM is open to everyone from 10 to 100 years old.

It Happened in May!

Read about some of the many history-making events occurred in the month of May:

RJ Spangler Trio Plus Larry Smith

Join us for a concert featuring the RJ Spangler Trio with special guest Detroit jazz sax great Larry Smith. Learn the history of Detroit's jazz & blues roots and listen to musical examples performed by this all star band. Tuesday July 15 7:00 PM.

Meet a Horse

This program will be held outside. Please dress for the weather.

Canton Public Library is pleased to welcome Jennifer Blades, the Coach of the University of Michigan's Equestrian team and owner of Willowbrooke Farm in Plymouth on Wednesday June 18th from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Jenny will bring a very special guest, one of her favorite school horses, Darien. She'll describe the basics of English riding skills and horse maintenance. Darien is a gentle, sweet horse and he loves kids! This is an outdoor event.

May Tween Service Corps

Are you in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and looking for ways to fulfill one hour of your community service requirement for school? Join us and work as our Tween Service Corps. You can earn one hour of your community service time and also have fun helping out in the Children's Department. Our next date will be Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Please be prompt!

Lunch & a Book May 2014

On Thursday, May 8 at noon, we will be discussing:

The round house by Louise Erdrich — In the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. Joe tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. While his father, who is a tribal judge, tries to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

Adult Writers' Group May 2014

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, May 10
  • Saturday, May 24

Grocery Savings

everydaysavvy.comMelissa Buckles, the "Bargain Shopper Mom" from EverydaySavvy.com will share her secrets for saving money at the grocery store. Join us Tuesday May 20 at 7:00 PM and learn how to cut your monthly food bill in half.

Pinterest Live

Do you spend hours pinning to boards on Pinterest but never find the time to actually try any of them? Wish you had more time to explore your creative side? Well let's roll up our sleeves together and bring some of those great crafts on Pinterest to life!  Between now and May 19th, visit our "Pinterest Live" board and cast your vote for the project you would like to try.  To vote, simply click on the little heart to "like" the craft of your choice.  Then on May 27 at 7:00 PM,  join staff librarian and crafting enthusiast  Laura Fawcett as we work together to recreate the craft that receives the most votes.  Ages 12 and up.  Registration required for craft session. 

Intermediate Excel 2010

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel. Join us Friday, May 30 from 10:00 to 11:30 PM.

Intermediate Word 2010

Learn more about advanced formatting options useful in creating larger documents, including headers and footers, page numbers and footnotes. Prerequisite:  Beginning Word 2010 or previous experience with Word.  Join us Saturday, May 24 from 10:00-11:30 AM. 

Beginning Word 2010

Learn basic word processing skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us Saturday, May 10th from 10:00-11:30 AM. 

May Counseling Sessions with SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not 
sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on 
SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and 
receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned 
professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please 
contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

Beginning Excel 2010 - Canceled

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Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2010.
Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: May 22, 2014

Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Thursday, May 22 in Group Study Room A. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.

May 22

Crank by Ellen Hopkins — On a trip to visit her absentee father, well-behaved, high school junior Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul -- her life.

Is Email Marketing Right For Your Business?

Building relationships is key to every business and determining the right marketing connection is essential. Email marketing is one of the many ways to enhance communication with your customer to build loyalty.  Join us on May 5 from 7:00-8:00 PM as Tamara Jaros of Independently Yours, LLC presents how to understand the advantages and challenges of email marketing as well as sharing best practices and other helpful tips. 
No registration required.

Knit Night

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. all ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday, May 12 at 7:00 PM in the library Purple Room. Bring your own project, yarn and needles.