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!
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
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.
Honolulu: a novel by Alan Brennert. Honolulu is the rich, unforgettable story of a young "picture bride" who journeys to Hawai'i in 1914 in search of a better life.
The giver by Lois Lowry
Five miles south of Peculiar: a novel by Angela Hunt
The Paris architect: a novel by Charles Belfoure
The one-eyed man: a fugue, with winds and accompaniment by L.E. Modesitt, Jr
Sight reading: a novel by Daphne Kalotay
The Sea by John Banville
Natchez burning [large print] by Greg Iles
A star for Mrs. Blake [large print] by April Smith
All day and a night [text (large print)]: a novel of suspense by Alafair Burke
Close your eyes, hold hands [Large print]: a novel by a novel by Chris Bohjalian
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.
It was just announced yesterday that Harper Lee will be releasing a sequel this summer to her Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, published over 50 years ago. We've already received requests for the book, titled Go Set a Watchman, so 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.
The black echo by Michael Connelly
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
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 right word: Roget and his thesaurus by Jen Bryant, author ; Melissa Sweet, illustrator
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