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2015 Book List for Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan (January 19)

Detroit: an American autopsy by Charlie LeDuff (February 16)

Orphan train by Christina Baker Kline (March 16)

Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II's most audacious general by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (April 20)

Big little lies by Liane Moriarty (May 18)

Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison by Piper Kerman (June 15)

Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (July 20)

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, April 25 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, February 28 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at noon Friday, January 9 in Group Study Room A, and moves to the Community Room for the January 16, 23 and 30 sessions. 

ELL Conversation Group

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

Year 2014 Top Fiction Picks

Our picks for fiction were varied with only one duplicate in this list.

 

Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

I'll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

We are not ourselves by Matthew Thomas


The storied life of A.J. Fikry: a novel by Gabrielle Zevin



The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel by
Fannie Flagg

The shadow hero by story by Gene Luen Yang ; art by Sonny Liew ; lettering by Janice Chiang

New Cookbooks/ Holiday Cooking


Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking

Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe: celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, & Jorge Pineda ; photography by Jim Franco ; forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson

Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions by Nava Atlas ; photographs by Susan Voisin

How to cook everything vegetarian: simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman ; Illustrations by Alan Witschonke


For those who cannot cook well or do not enjoy it

The can't cook book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld ; photographs by John Kernick ; cover photography by Mark Seliger ; design & illustrations by 3&Co. ; food styling by Sara Quessenberry

Frozen characters and Angry Birds encourage kids to learn coding!

Frozen on CODE.orgFrozen's Anna and Elsa lend a hand in teaching children how to code! Join CODE.org in allowing every student the opportunity to learn about computer science and coding.
 

Angry birds is also an option for older kids or adults.



There is an initiative to complete one hour of free coding lessons in order to raise the level of somputer science fluency for kids. There is a push to teach computer science in the classroom to ensure that children are getting the best chance possible to succeed. Please visit CODE.org to sign up and try a lesson today!

Canton Seniors Book Discussion January 22, 2015

Canada [large print] by Richard Ford — Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, January 22 at 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.

Your Tablet, Your Library - Download Music, Movies and More!

Movies and music and books, oh my! Now that the holidays are over but it's still quite cold outside, it's time to snuggle up with your tablet or smart phone and enjoy downloadable and streaming library services; from Zinio's digital magazine downloads to Hoopla, which offers streaming movies, music and more!

Join us Saturday January 17 at 1:00 PM to take a tour through our Library's emedia services, taking a close look at options for streaming and downloading movies, TV, music, ebooks and eaudiobooks.

eBook Basics

Wondering what to do with that new device? Did you know the library has thousands of books that you can download and read for free?

Learn the basics of how to check out free library ebooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Join us Saturday, January 3, 10:00-11:30 AM.

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!

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - January 10

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, January 10th 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.

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, January 3  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!

December Session of Gale Courses Begins Soon

The Canton Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, December 10. 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!

Lunch and a Book January 2015

Join us Thursday, January 8 at noon as we discuss:

Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt and heartbreak. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow problems and a looming divorce. Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her century-old farmhouse in northern Michigan and continue to raise her three boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and foxes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year's supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, wrangles rampaging poultry, and withstands any blow to her pride in order to preserve the life she wants.

Savvy Seniors: December 2014 Holiday Blues

During the holidays, older adults are more likely to be aware of the passage of time, the distance of loved ones who have moved away and the people and things they have lost along the way. Family and friends can help by including older adults in holiday plans.  10 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays provides helpful information.