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Michigan Elvisfest 2009

ELVIS! ELVIS! ELVIS!

The world-renowned Michigan Elvisfest began in 2000 in Ypsilanti, Michigan's historic Depot Town. Riverside Park is the place where Elvis fans flock by the thousands every July to pay homage to the King of Rock'n'Roll and to hear the most award-winning professional Elvis Tribute Artists in North America, as well as other talented Legend Tribute Artists

So come to Riverside Park on the banks of the Huron River on Friday, July 10th. (5 PM to Midnight:$15.00*) and Saturday, July 11th. (Noon to Midnight:$20.00*). Children 12 and under are admitted free.

upside-down tomatoes?

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Ever seen those ads for upside-down tomato growing contraptions? It turns out you don't need to spend a lot of money on one of those things - you can make your own from a shopping bag! Check out the online tutorial from Your Small Kitchen Garden website.

Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

We're looking for some special people to become part of the library catalog. Are you a religious leader in the Christian, Muslim, Hindu or Jewish faiths? Are you a vegetarian, a policeman, an atheist, a gay/lesbian person, a U.S. military veteran, a rock recording artist, a published author or any other interesting or unusual person? If so, we want you.

The Canton Public Library is starting a Living Books program where patrons can check out "living books" (that would be YOU) for 30 minutes of face-to-face, one-on-one conversation. These interviews are intended to answer questions for the curious, satisfy special interests and beliefs and learn from others' experiences. With dialogue comes understanding - with understanding comes tolerance.

Home Brewing Basics

Join us Tuesday June 23rd at 7:00 pm and learn about the basics of home brewing, its methods and processes. This introductory presentation is designed for folks new to home brewing or those interested in learning about what it involves. Program will take place outside. Register by calling 734-397-0999!

Road Rage in the Motor City

A recent study ranked Detroit as number three in a list of top cities for rude, aggressive driving.  Not only is this dangerous to a driver's health and car, implications are that it is psychologically damaging as well.  For more information on the habits of drivers, read Traffic: Why W

Lunch & a Book - September 10

White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)  When he relocates to New Delhi to take a new job, Balram Halwai is disillusioned by the city's materialism and technology-spawned violence, a circumstance that forces him to question his loyalties, ambitions, and past.

Lunch & a Book - August 13


The Pull of the Moon
 (Elizabeth Berg) Uncomfortable with the fit of her life, Nan gets in her car and drives across the country on back roads, following the moon.  Through conversations, letters, and her diary, Nan confronts topics long overdue for her attention. 

Lunch & a Book - July 9

Get Creative!  Celebrate Adult Summer Reading by bringing in a sample of a creative project (could be stitching, jewelry, gardening, cooking) along with a book you consider an indispensible resource.  Adult Summer Reading participants will receive and extra entry in the prize drawing. 

Suggestions with strong characters

This is an unusual request by someone who enjoys reading Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien for the strong characters with principles portrayed in their works. 

Seasoned Chicks

Fiction for the discriminating woman… a little romance, a little humor, some anger, some sorrow, but when you reach a certain age this is what life offers… beginnings and endings and endings leading to beginnings… The Last Time I Saw Paris by Elizabeth Adler, The Florabama Ladies' Auxilary & Sewing Circle by Lois Battle, Murder on a Girl's Night Out by Anne George, The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King, and Stately Pursuits by Katie Fforde.

35th Annual Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films recently announced its nominations for the 35th annual Saturn Awards.  Awarded every year in the categories of film, television and DVD, the film The Dark Knight tops the list with 11 nominations.

Life on Mars?

A reseach team from the University of Colorado at Boulder announced on June 17, 2009 that "the first definitive evidence of shorelines on Mars" was found. Though no firm evidence suggested that life does or did ever exist on the red planet, the scientists concurred that life would have been possible.Is There Life on Mars, a 60-minute DVD, showcases the latest scientific revelations from a planet, once alien, now poised to reveal provocative new clues in the tantalizing quest to plumb its past for signs of water and, perhaps, even life.

A Pick From Pearl

On the face of it, Warren St. John's Outcasts United is the story of a boys soccer team and its female coach, but since the coach is Jordanian and the boys are refugees from a veritable United Nations of countries, it is also a story of immigration. I found St.

Master the Art of...Education

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Master the Art of Reading 2009

Adult Summer Reading is in full swing and we have compiled many resources to help you figure out what to read next. On the Books & More page you will find links to the NYT Bestseller Lists, Staff Recommendations, as well as lists of New Materials. Our Bookmarks page has all the recommended reading lists you will need to, "Master the Art of Reading." Still can't find what you are looking for? Then don't hesitate to stop by the Reference Desk and ask a Librarian for a suggestion!

Southern Recipes With A Touch Of Spice

June 21st is the beginning of summer. Get out the Bar-B-Que grill and try some of Pat and Gina Neely's flavorful grilled dishes. Down home with the Neely's, a southern cookbook has everything from how to soak woodchips for grilling, to the Neely's signature spice rubs as well as their southern recipes with a kick, and If that's not enough to satisfy you, the Husband and Wife team host their own cooking show Down home with the Neely's on the Food Network channel which airs Saturday's @11:00 a.m.

Are You a SYTYCD Fan?

Ballroom.preview.pngIf you watch So You Think You Can Dance, maybe you've wondered where you can find all the music. You can find some information on fan sites, some on the SYTYCD music wiki, but if you want to listen to those tunes again or dance to them yourself, check your library!

Win Money for College @ the Library

Get Creative @ Saving for College at the Canton Public Library, now through August 21. Just fill out the entry card (available when you sign up your child for the 2009 summer reading program) and return it to a library staff member. Six parents will win $1,500 toward their child's college education, and six libraries will each receive $1,000 for future programming. Additional prizes will also be awarded to entrants. Get Creative @ Saving for College is made possible by a partnership of the Library of Michigan Foundation, the Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP), and the Michigan Education Trust (MET).

You could WIN staff art!

Your library would like to give back to you this summer! In honor of the Summer Reading theme, Be Creative @ Your Library, the Canton Public Library staff decided to make works of art for you to win. We've got quilters, knitters, woodworkers, photographers and many other creative people here. For a view of our craftsy items, check out our Flickr page.

Inspirational Suspense, Fantasy, Historicals & More

Do you enjoy reading books by Christian authors such as Ted Dekker, Catherine Palmer, and Beverly Lewis? Are you always looking for new authors? If so, take a peek at the following list we created at the request of another CPL patron.