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No Tutoring February 16-February 27

There will be no NHS tutoring February 16, 17, or 19 due to midwinter break.  Tutoring will also be canceled February 23, 24, and 26 due to the ongoing library renovations.  Tutors will return March 2nd.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Savvy Seniors: March 2015

 language courses: Yes, you can spark new brain cells! The spontaneous growth of new brain cells can occur at any point in your life. It’s specifically spurred by a number of activities, a key one being learning new things, like a second or third language. A June 2014 study from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology says if you learn a second language—even in adulthood—it can stave off dementia for at least a few years. Turns out learning a second language in adulthood can promote memory, improve multitasking skills, increase attention, and more. Canton Public Library offers two online programs: Mango and Pronunciator to CPL cardholders.

Gale Courses Begin February 18

Don't you love to learn new things-for free? Gale courses can teach you new computer skills, how to write for business, or how to take great photos (and more)!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, February 18. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Grammy Winners Available on Hoopla

Sam Smith swept the Grammys this year, winning four awards including Record of the Year and Best New Artist. If you want to see what all the fuss is about but don't want to wait, no worries!  Everything in Hoopla is ready when you are. Use your Canton Public Library card to stream or download In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith today

More Movies for Black History Month

Betty & Coretta [videodisc] by produced by Yves Simoneau and Jacqueline Lavoie ; written by Shem Bitterman and Ron Hutchinson ; directed by Yves Simoneau


The butler by a Weinstein Company release and presentation of a Lura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, and Pam Williams Productions ; produced by Pam Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay, Danny Strong


42 [videodisc]: the Jackie Robinson story by Warner Bors. Pictures ; Legendary Picture Funding ; director and writer, Brian Helgeland ; producer, Thomas Tull


Fruitvale Station by produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker ; written and directed by Ryan Coogler


Ghosts of Mississippi [videodisc] by Castle Rock Entertainment


Invictus [videodisc]

Documentaries for Black History Month

American Experience: The Abolitionists by Artist Not Provided — Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought  in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. Part of the PBS series American Experience.


Africans in America [videodisc]: America's journey through slavery by produced for PBS by WGBH Boston — The story of slavery's birth in the early 1660s through the onset of thr Civil War. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett.


4 little girls [videodisc] by an HBO documentary film in association with 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee Joint — When a bomb tore through the basement of a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, it took the lives of four young girls. This powerful documentary captures a time, a place, and a way of life that would be forever altered by their deaths. Directed by Spike Lee.

Canton Senior Book Discussion: August 27, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, August 27 from 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing THE GIVER by Lois Lowry. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

The giver by Lois Lowry

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July 23, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, July 23 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A.  We will be discussing Five Miles South Of Peculiar by Angela Hunt. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

Five miles south of Peculiar: a novel by Angela Hunt

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: June 25, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, June 25 at 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing THE PARIS ARCHITECT by Charles Belfoure. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

The Paris architect: a novel by Charles Belfoure

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: May 28, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, May 28 from 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing THE ONE-EYED MAN: A FUGUE, WITH WINDS AND ACCOMPANIMENT by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. Request a copy from a librarian at the Information Desk.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: April 23, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, April 23 from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We will be discussing SIGHT READING by Daphne Kalotay. Request a copy from a librarian at the Information Desk.

Sight reading: a novel by Daphne Kalotay

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: March 26, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, March 26 from 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing The Sea by John Banville. Request a copy from a librarian at the Information Desk.

The Sea by John Banville

Ooh La La! Romance languages with Mango

Learn the languages of love with the Mango speciality course on Romance Languages by enrolling in this specialty course. All free with your Canton Public Library Card!  Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons.

Sequels and Prequels to Classics for Adults

It was just announced yesterday that Harper Lee will be releasing a sequel this summer to her Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbirdpublished over 50 years ago. We've already received requests for the book, titled  Go Set a Watchmanso hop on the hold list now before you forget. In the meantime, To Kill a Mockingbird isn't the only book the received a sequel or a prequel years after the first book was published. Check out some of these delayed delights while you’re waiting.

Murder Will Out: Harry Bosch Returns

Look for the return of Bosch to amazon.com's streaming series on February 13.  Featuring the character from Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch series, amazon.com Prime tested the waters last Fall with a one hour Bosch videocast.  If you haven't read this award-winning series try it now.

The black echo by Michael Connelly

Movies for Black History Month

Amistad [videodisc] by DreamWorks Pictures in association with HBO Pictures ; produced by Steven Spielberg


The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman [videodisc] by Tomorrow Entertainment, Inc


Boycott [videodisc] by produced by Preston Holmes


Daughters of the dust [videodisc] by a Geechee Girls production


Down in the Delta [videodisc] by Miramax Films and Showtime present an Amen Ra Films and Chris/Rose Productions production


Get on the bus [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a 15 Black Men production in association with 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks ; a Spike Lee joint

Biographies for Black History Month

The butler: a witness to history by Wil Haygood


The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis


Crusader for justice: federal judge Damon J. Keith by compiled, written, and edited by Peter J. Hammer and Trevor W. Coleman ; forward by Mitch Albom


Dave Bing: a life of challenge by Drew Sharp


A gentleman of color: the life of James Forten by Julie Winch


Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; foreword by Steve McQueen

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Good Morning! In the world of Children's Books, today is awesome! Among the many winners and honorees announced early this morning, we had the winners and honorees named for the Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Award. Be sure to check out these really well done non-fiction titles!

2015 Winner:

The right word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, author ; Melissa Sweet, illustrator




2015 Honorees:

Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


The family Romanov: murder, rebellion & the fall of imperial Russia by Candace Fleming


Josephine: the dazzling life of Josephine Baker by words by Patricia Hruby Powell ; pictures by Christian Robinson


Neighborhood sharks: hunting with great whites of California's Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy