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Is that REAL food you're eating?

Award-winning author Michael Pollan's latest book In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto takes a stab at the overabundance of processed foods lining supermarket shelves, referring to them as "edible food-like substances" pretending to be food. Pollan makes a strong case for going back to basics when it comes to the food Americans ought to eat: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan suggests we shouldn't eat foods our great-grandmothers wouldn't recognize. In other words, meals should be prepared with whole, unprocessed foods that are mostly fruits and vegetables.

Stitched Toys

Stitched ToysStitched Toys: 20 Stunning But Simple Designs by Kate Haxell includes instructions for making and embellishing twenty unique and appealing toys. The entire collection has a vintage aesthetic that will make these treasures seem like they've been in your family for years. The dog beanbag is my favorite.

Bookmarks for Summer Reading

Looking for book recommendations for Summer Reading? Need something to keep your page? Our librarians have compiled great bookmarks with lists of books and authors; you can get them at the library or print them from your computer. We also maintain a big list of bookmarks for many genres if you don't find what you're looking for.

Snag a Job

demogrms.jpgLooking for a job? Try the website snagajob.com. They are the #1 source for hourly and part time jobs which connects seekers with 100,000 active job listings from top employers across the country. There are also listings of full time jobs. You can search by zip code to narrow it down or browse by job type. Find your job today!

Need Some Video Game Help?

Check out our growing collection of video game strategy guides! Search the catalog by subject for the system that you're looking for followed by "video games handbooks" to bring up a list of our titles. For example, searching for the subject "Xbox 360 video games handbooks" will give you our selection of strategy guides for the Xbox 360.

Swimsuit

Swimsuit, by James Patterson, is a well written mystery, and shows that we tend to go along with people who are dressed well, without asking questions. It will be a very hard book to put down with many plots and twists.

Gran Torino

Gran Torino is a well done feature, filmed here in Metro Detroit, and shows what a great actor and director Clint Eastwood is. It involves an older man that realizes relationship ties with his neighbors of other cultures, who realizes that they are no different from his own self.

Are you an AL or a NL?

baseball bat and gloveHey sports fans! Join us next week, July 12-14, 2009, in beautiful Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, MO. for the 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game! This the the game that showcases the best of the best from the American and National Leauges braving the heat to swing their bats in the ever-popular Home Run Derby and of course at the plate when they send their high fly balls over the left field fence in an attempt to bring victory to their team. For more information check out ESPN.com for all your sporting needs, highlights, and updates. Go American League!! (Home of our Detroit Tigers, afterall!)

What To Read Now

The July 13th issue of Newsweek features several book related articles. What to Read Now and Why is the lead article and the books featured are meant to make sense of our times. This is followed by articles on the 100 best books ever, books to revisit, and favorite book cover designs. A myriad of ideas for your summer reading pleasure.

Murder Will Out: 100 Overlooked, Forgotten, or Underappreciated Mysteries

Question: What one crime, mystery, or thriller novel do you think has been most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years? In honor of The Rap Sheet’s first birthday, they invited more than 100 crime writers, book critics, and bloggers from all over the English-speaking world to choose crime/mystery/thriller novels that they thought had been 'most unjustly overlooked, criminally forgotten, or underappreciated over the years.' Any book you would like to add to this list?

New Hindi Books

Check out what's new in the International Collection. New titles Hindi books include Chava and Mrtyunjaya by Sivājī Sāvanta. Vasudeva by Narendra Kohalī, Kucha anakahi by Mr̥dulā Bihārī, and Buniyada by Manohara Śyāma Jośī are also available.

Amish fiction series

  • Wanda Brunstetter started a new series, Indiana Cousins with the title A Cousin's Promise
  • Brunstetter also writes the Sisters of Holmes County series, the first is A Sister's Secret
  • Paul Gaus writes the Ohio Amish Mystery series, the first title is Blood of the Prodigal
  • Cindy Woodsmall writes the Sisters of the Quilt series, the first title is When the Heart Cries
  • Beth Wiseman writes the Daughter's of the Promise series, beginning w

Master the Art of Reading...the Classics

When was the last time you read a 'classic'?

New DVDs

As of January 1st, 2011 we are no longer offering the BookLetters service. To subscribe to featured books (by genre, format, etc.), bestsellers, and other library RSS feeds, please see the Books & More page.

Now available from Canton Public Library and delivered directly to you, the New DVDs BookLetter. You will learn what films have been added to the library's collection when the New DVDs monthly BookLetter is emailed to you. The selections are linked to the library's catalog making it easy to find out if the DVD is on the shelf or to request a hold on it.

See You In September

The Canton Seniors Book Discussion group has recessed for the summer.  Book discussions will resume on  the fourth Wednesday of the month in September (9/23), at a new time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  All Canton seniors are welcome,  but registration is required.  To register call the Summit's Senior Adult Department at (734) 394-5485.  Check the Canton Public Library website for future book discussion titles and dates.

Statue of Liberty Reopens

This July 4 marks the reopening of the Statue of Liberty's crown, which has been closed since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Lady Liberty was closed to visitors until 2004, when its base, pedestal, and outdoor observation deck reopened, but her crown has remained closed until now. Only three parties of 10 will be allowed inside at once - one climbing up, one climbing down and one in the crown - limiting the number of daily visitors to only about 250 people a day.

New Chinese Books

New Chinese books are going out on the shelf today.  New fiction titles include Kong jie zhi lian by Hailan Wang, Wo de tuan zhang wo de tuan by Xiaolong Lan, and Qing ren wu lei by Xiaoxian Zhang.  More new fiction titles are Duo luo men by K

What's Your Real Age?

What's your real age?  Everyone knows our lifestyle has a tremendous impact on our health and well-being.  Did you know the wrong choices can actually age you prematurely?   Michael F. Roizen, M.D. developed the Real Age test to learn the effects your diet , activities, and heredity have on you.

Consumer Reports

The Aug/09 edition of CR offers valuable comments on many kitchen appliances.  If you are "redoing" your present kitchen or just upgrading certain items...Consumer Reports is a good first step.  CR is available on the Adult magazine shelf, at the Adult Reference desk and the "magazine express" spinners