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Intermediate Excel 2010 - March 19

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel.

Join us Thursday, March 19 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

New Books on the Biography Shelf

Van Gogh: a power seething by Julian Bell

Russian tattoo: a memoir by Elena Gorokhova

De Niro: a life by Shawn Levy

Rumours of glory: a memoir by Bruce Cockburn and Greg King

Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul

The undertaker's daughter by Kate Mayfield

New Service: Emergency Phone Chargers Coming Monday, March 2

The Canton Public Library knows that a dead phone battery can be a real inconvenience. Thanks to a generous donation from the Canton Sprint Storea small collection of charger cords will be available at the Main Information Desk for in-house use. 

To borrow a micro-USB cord, lightning cable or 30-pin cable, present your photo ID or library card to a librarian at the Information Desk. These cables can be used with USB ports throughout the library and are compatible with most modern smart phones and tablets, including Android and Apple products. 

The Canton Public Library is not responsible for damage to any patron device.

Intro to Cultured Foods, Fermented Vegtables

Learn the history and health benefits of fermented vegetables and nutrient-rich kefir, and learn how you can make your own cultured foods at home. This class will be taught by Cheryl Geraty, owner of Cultured Life. June 30. 2015 at 6:30 PM

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 16

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

Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck.

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, March 6th and 20th. 

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, March Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Group Study Room area.

Assignment: Autobiography

True stories of real people can be fascinating, even more so when told in their own voice. Enjoy a selection of autobiographies.

Believe: the victorious story of Eric LeGrand by Eric LeGrand with Mike Yorkey

Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Code name Pauline: memoirs of a World War II special agent by Pearl Witherington Cornioley with Hervé Larroque ; edited by Kathryn J. Atwood

March is Reading Month Open Mic Night

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child" (Dr. Seuss).

Come one, come all! To celebrate March is Reading Month, we are hosting an open mic night for readers of all ages. We want you to bring in your favorite family-friendly short passage, poetry or picture book, step up to the mic and share with other literature lovers in the library. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM.

March is Reading Month celebrations will continue as we pick up a book and read to you. We'll celebrate our love of reading by sharing some of our favorite picture books for older children as well as a few chapter book excerpts. All ages are encouraged to stop by for a listen.
[rev reading at oceeaa by sanzibar is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]

Even More Movies for Black History Month

Akeelah and the bee [videodisc] by Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and Starbucks Entertainment present ; an Out of the Blue Entertainment and Reactor Films production ; in association with Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc. ; produced by Nancy Hult Ganis, Sid Ganis, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa, Danny Llewelyn ; written and directed by Doug Atchison

Crooklyn [videodisc] by a Spike Lee joint ; Universal Pictures presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production in association with Child Hoods Productions

Cry freedom [videodisc] Universal Pictures presents a March Arch production

The express [videodisc]: the Ernie Davis story by produced by John Davis ; written by Charles Leavitt ; directed by Gary Fleder

Lincoln [videodisc] by Dreamworks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Reliance Entertainment present ; in association with Participant Media ; an Amblin Entertainment/Kennedy/Marshall Company production ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy ; screenplay by Tony Kushner ; directed by Steven Spielberg

No Tutoring February 16-February 27

There will be no NHS tutoring February 16, 17, or 19 due to midwinter break.  Tutoring will also be canceled February 23, 24, and 26 due to the ongoing library renovations.  Tutors will return March 2nd.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Savvy Seniors: March 2015

 language courses: Yes, you can spark new brain cells! The spontaneous growth of new brain cells can occur at any point in your life. It’s specifically spurred by a number of activities, a key one being learning new things, like a second or third language. A June 2014 study from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology says if you learn a second language—even in adulthood—it can stave off dementia for at least a few years. Turns out learning a second language in adulthood can promote memory, improve multitasking skills, increase attention, and more. Canton Public Library offers two online programs: Mango and Pronunciator to CPL cardholders.

Gale Courses Begin February 18

Don't you love to learn new things-for free? Gale courses can teach you new computer skills, how to write for business, or how to take great photos (and more)!

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!

Grammy Winners Available on Hoopla

Sam Smith swept the Grammys this year, winning four awards including Record of the Year and Best New Artist. If you want to see what all the fuss is about but don't want to wait, no worries!  Everything in Hoopla is ready when you are. Use your Canton Public Library card to stream or download In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith today

More Movies for Black History Month

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

Invictus [videodisc]

Documentaries for Black History Month

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.

Canton Senior Book Discussion: September 24, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, September 24 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We will be discussing HONOLULU by Alan Brennert. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

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.

Canton Senior Book Discussion: August 27, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, August 27 from 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing THE GIVER by Lois Lowry. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

The giver by Lois Lowry

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: July 23, 2015

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, July 23 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Group Study Room A.  We will be discussing Five Miles South Of Peculiar by Angela Hunt. Request a copy from the librarian at the Information Desk.

Five miles south of Peculiar: a novel by Angela Hunt