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Masterpiece Contemporary

If you're a fan of history and “Masterpiece Theater,” you should check out God on Trial, the new DVD added to our collection. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and directed by Andy De Emmony, it takes place during a 24 hour period in Auschwitz after the ritual of selection has taken place and new inmates have arrived.

Bonsai Trees

Spring is here and I am getting out my Bonsai. The Library is a good source for books on how create and take care of these miniature trees. The Bonsai Workshop by Herb L. Gustafson has an excellant section on pruning. It not only describes how to do it but why and when.

Go Green for Spring

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow; the urge to make everything fresh and clean is in the air. Check out CPL Housekeeping staff's eco-friendly hints to green up your clean up.

Green-up your cleanup by Jill Potvin Schoff — Keep odd socks for general dusting. Combine lemon juice or vinegar with water, boil in the microwave to help soften stuck on foods.

Vivere - The Best of Andrea Bocelli

With a voice that was described as “the most beautiful in the world," Andrea Bocelli collection presents many of the artist's most memorable vocal performances. Tuscany's most exciting and beloved export since Luciano Pavarotti is a phenomenon with an astonishing 30 million CDs sold, two World Music Awards, best-selling albums, and wildly popular sellout concerts on nearly every continent. Bocelli was a best-selling pop artist in Europe and after his exposure through the PBS special, his success in the U.S. skyrocketed. The PBS production was slated to run only once, but due to its popularity it ran three times.

Mother Teresa by Maya Gold

Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship. Although she was born in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia today, Mother Teresa's family came from Shkoder, Albania her father was active in national politics and her mother was a devout Catholic. Mother Teresa has been quoted as saying: "By blood I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun.

Goodbye ER!

Are you already missing ER? The long running medical drama ended its 15 year run last Thursday but it seems like only yesterday that George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle and Julianna Margulies first appeared on our TV screens. Once the most popular show on the tube, the series went on to win 22 Emmy Awards. Although the show's total viewers have declined in recent years, the final episode scored the biggest ratings for a series finale since Murder She Wrote in 1996.

A Half Dozen New Mystery Writers To Try

I just finished reading Library Journal's recent first authors of the season reviews ('First Novels Forecast a Lush Spring'; 3/15/09) and CPL has six of the new mystery selections on our shelves for your reading enjoyment: Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark, Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole, Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings

Your library card can be the ticket to an amazing destination

Recently I spent time in Savannah, GA, where, on a local hotel TV channel, I viewed John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.berendt  He described how he fell in love with Savannah and decided to live there for a while.  His book not only details the murder that took place at the historical Mercer house, but also depicts Savannah's history, beauty, and some of its idiosyncratic residents.  Upon returning home, I checked out the book and the mo

Closed this Sunday

Just a reminder: The library will be closed this Sunday, April 12 for the Easter holiday. We will re-open Monday, April 13th at 9:00 am.

It Sucked and Then I Cried

It Sucked and Then I CriedAnother book featured on Monday's Oprah was blogger Heather Armstrong's memoir of why committing herself to a mental hospital to overcome her postpartum depression was the best decision for her and her family. It Sucked and Then I Cried is a brave cautionary tale about crossing over that invisible line where everything changes and it only gets worse. But most of all, it's a celebration of a love so big it can break your heart into a million pieces.

Why GM Matters

In his new book, Why GM Matters : Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon, William Holstein makes the argument that GM is essential to our nation's well-being.  He goes deep inside GM to show what's really happening at the country's most iconic corporation.  Holstein explains how GM has already radically retooled its entire operation, from manufacturing and cost structure to design.

Book & Author Luncheon

The Friends of the Canton, Plymouth, Northville and Novi Libraries present the 23rd annual Book & Author Luncheon featuring guest author and speaker Paula Tutman, WDIV reporter.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Fox Hills Country Club in Plymouth Twp.
Lunch included.  Seating at 11:30 with lunch at 12 noon.
Tutman is the author of Deadline, a thriller loosely based on her true life experience as a police reporter.
Tickets available at library reception desk for $25 from April 1 to May 4.

Looking For a Good Movie?

AARP recently announced their Best Movies for Grownups — 2009 choices. Each month AARP's online offers reviews of movies they feel will appeal to adults in Bill Newcott column Movies for Grownups.

Grandparent Fun April

Grandparents, bring your grandchildren to Grandparent Fun on Wednesday, April 8 from 10am-11am to enjoy stories, songs, crafts and playtime.  This month's theme is Earth Day and gardening.  All grandchildren will receive their own special plant to make their world a little greener. 

Entrepreneurial Series at Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College is one of the location centers holding workshops for an Entrepreneurial Series offered through the Michigan Small Business and Technology Center.  A list of workshops, courses, dates, registration information can be found at www.misbtdc.net/events.aspx

A Homemade Life

When you visit Molly Wizenberg's blog, Orangette, you will find interesting introspections on food and life, interspersed with beautiful photographs. If this all sounds good, but you don't care so much for the blog format, check out her first book, A Homemade Life.

Easter Reads

In "Evidence for the Resurrection",  bestselling author Josh McDowell and his son, Sean examine the gospel and 2000 years of Christian history, concluding that Christ conquered death in clear, concise and accessible chapters. 

Basic Computer Maintenance

April 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Keep your computer healthy by performing routine maintenance. Learn to empty temporary Internet files, delete cookies, defragment the hard drive, use scandisk and disk cleanup, uninstall unwanted programs and more. Lecture and some Internet use. Prerequisite: Some computer knowlege.

MS Word I

April 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
 An introduction to basic word processing. Learn to create text, format, print and save in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboardking skills.

April Book Sale

Secondhand Prose Used Book Shop April Specials. . .
All gardening, craft and hobby books are buy two, get one free.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on the books that make you dream of leisure days in the garden or fashioning that new doodad for your dining table centerpiece.
Come see the great bargains on great books in Secondhand Prose