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Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - February 14

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 14 for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room Friday, February 6th and 20th. 

Movie Madness: How To Train Your Dragon 2

It's time again for Movie Madness! Join us on Wednesday, February 18, at 2:00 PM as we show How to Train Your Dragon 2.  In the latest adventure, Hiccup and Toothless must protect the peace when they find a cave that is home to hundreds of wild dragons.

You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy chairs. This film is rated PG.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, February 7  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Pinterest Live--Valentine's Card Party

Join us Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
at the Valentine's installment of our "Pinterest Live" series! We will have a lovely time creating Pinterest inspired Valentine's for your dearest love, dearest friend, or cherished family member. Ages 10 years and up. Registration Required.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family's, and his own.

Drop-in eBook Help, Every Friday 10-11am

Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Lunch and a Book February 2015

Join us Thursday, February 12 at noon as we discuss:

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith — Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself so fond of Dickie Greenleaf that he wants to be like him--exactly like him.  Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal.  Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM on:
  • Saturday, February 14

Nonfiction Book Group February 2015

On Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will be discussing:

Factory man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local—and helped save an American town by Beth Macy —The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same family for a century, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia -- an unincorporated town that existed solely to fuel the business. But beginning in the 1980s, Bassett suffered from an influx of cheap Asian furniture as the first wave of imports struck, and ultimately moved nearly all its production to Asia. Only one man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man who used grit, tenacity, and will to compete against China and ultimately save his family's company.

Savvy Seniors Canton Leisure Services Focus Group

Area adult residents are invited to attend a special focus group on Wednesday, January 28,2015 at the Summit on the Park to provide input on programming opportunities, special events, and continuing education for Canton's adult population. The focus group will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Parkview Room. Participants are asked to RSVP by January 26, by calling 734-394-5360.

Murder Will Out: March, 2015

Hallmark Movies Mysteries Channel announced three new made-for-tv movies based upon  popular mystery series written by Joanne Fluke, Charlaine Harris, and Peter King.  Look for them this Spring, 2015.

Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke.  In Lake Eden, Minnesota, Hannah Swensen's Cookie Jar is the place to be.  In addition to delicious cookies and great coffee, Hannah and her gang are clever amateur detectives.

A bone to pick by Charlaine Harris.  As a member of the Real Murders Club, librarian Aurora Teagarden and her group try to solve baffling cases. When Aurora unexpectedly inherits an old house complete with an unidentified skull, they have a real murder to solve.

Dying on the vine by Peter King.  Goodwin Harper, The Gourmet Detective, is a retired chef.   As a specialist in rare spices and ancient recipes, Scotland Yard brings him in when poisoning is suspected.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 84 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated it a national day of service in 1994.

Books

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson

At Canaan's edge: America in the King years 1965-68 by Taylor Branch

2014 Tax Forms

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1040 forms are here. This is the only form that will be available at CPL. No instruction booklets will be available from the government due to budget cuts. They are available online at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

State

MI-1040 BK Income Tax & Property Tax Credit Claim
MI-1040CR-7 BK Home Heating Credit Claim
These forms have arrived. These are the only forms that will be available at CPL.
State forms can be obtained online at www.michigan.gov/taxes

If you would like tax forms mailed to you...

Federal

Call 1-800-829-3676 or go to www.irs.gov

State

Call 1-517-373-3200 or go to www.michigan.gov/taxes

Understanding Windows with Learning Express Library

Did you know that Learning Express Library can help you to understand your new  computer? In addition to helping you prepare for a new career, college, or even gaining U. S. Citizenship, LEL has a Computer Skills Center with tutorials on popular operating systems, including Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced lessons on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Create an account with your library card number and track your progress through each lesson, at home or in the library.

Happy New Year! Learn a new language with Mango.

Resolve to learn a new language at your own pace and for free!  Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons. Learn about the Chinese Zodiac in Mandarin for the upcoming Chinese new year by enrolling in a specialty course. All free with your Canton Public Library Card!

NEW Gale Courses Begin January 21

Make a resolution to learn something new in the new year!  Gale Courses can teach you about accounting, sign language, career skills and more!

Gale has added new courses to its catalog!  The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, January 21. 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!

SAT not ACT for 2016

The Michigan Department of Education announced the SAT will be the state-required free college entrance exam starting in spring of 2016. Since 2007, the ACT was the state's free test. Current students preparing to take the ACT this spring will do so as planned, but changes go into effect starting next year. The College Board, which administers the SAT, won its competitive bid which will be a cost-savings to taxpayers in the long run. To learn more, click here. The Library offers free ACT or SAT test preparation from the LearningExpress Library on our databases page with a Canton library card.