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Lunch & a Book - April 9

Loving Frank (Nancy Horan): Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.

Year 2008 Top Audiobook Picks

Belong to Me
by Marisa de los Santos
Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others to protect those we love. As their individual stories unfold, the three women become entangled in a web of trust, betrayal, love and loss that challenges them in ways they never imagined. Read by Julia Gibson.

Year 2008 Top Movie Picks

Across the universe
(Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess) This Beatles-inspired musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude and Lucy as they are swept up in the volatile counterculture movement of the 1960s. The film’s soundtrack consists exclusively of songs made popular by the Beatles during this time period.

Lunch & a Book - March 12

Finding My VoiceFinding My Voice(Diane Rehm): A leading radio personality describes her rise from an abusive childhood in an Arab-American household in Washington, D.C., to success in the field of radio and details her determined battle with spasmodic dysphonia, the rare neurological disorder that nearly destroyed her career.

Download Digital Books

February 27 (10:00-11:00)

Master downloading an eBook or eAudiobook from the library’s growing digital collection. Prerequisite: Web navigation skills.

A not-so-grim Swedish crime

Wallander's First Case, a short story by Henning Mankell, part of "The Pyramid"; this story was written after the main series, in response to readers' questions as to how the famous detective got started.

Are You a Locavore?

Locavore (noun): One who tries to eat only locally grown foods. Being a locavore is good for you, good for the earth, good for local farmers and good for the Michigan economy! Learn more about how and why to be a locavore; check out "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle," by best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, with Stephen L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver.

Local Coffee Roasters

I’m always on the lookout for great coffee, so I enjoyed reading about local roasters in the Winter 2009 issue of Edible WOW. A little coffee history, roasting philosophy, and some buying tips had me wishing for a hot cup of joe while I read the rest of the articles—including one on local famers harvesting winter greens. Now I want a salad, too.

Lunch & a Book - February 12

Out Stealing HorsesOut Stealing Horses (Per Petterson): After a meeting with his only neighbor, 67-year-old Trond is forced to reflect upon a long-ago incident that marks the beginning of a series of losses for Trond and his childhood friend, Jon.

Excel II

January 21 or February 26 (6:30-8:30)

Learn to use data, graphics and charts, and how to customize toolbars in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent.

Library Resources That Make the Grade

February 14 (10:00-11:00)

Ideal for mature students heading back to the classroom. Explore many of the online resources for your classroom and informational needs. Learn to find books, newspaper articles, magazine or journal articles and more. For this program only, online registration begins January 14. Non-Canton Public Library cardholders may register by phone at 734-397-0999. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

MS Word I

January 13 or February 12 (9:30-11:30)

An introduction to basic word processing. Learn to create text, format, print and save in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

MS Word II

January 20 or February 19 (9:30-11:30)

Enhance a document by learning to add tables, headers and footers as well as symbols in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

MS Word III

January 27 or February 26 (9:30-11:30)

Learn to create text boxes, multiple columns, column breaks, and manipulate paragraphs to make a newsletter using MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - June 15, 2009

Daughter of Fortune (Isabel Allende)

An orphan raised in Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, young, vivacious Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849—a danger-filled quest that will become a momentous journey of transformation.

Senior Book Discussion - June 24, 2009

An Unfinished Life (Mark Spragg)

An old rancher reluctantly takes in his estranged daughter-in-law, Jean, and granddaughter, Griff. Mark Spragg tells the story of a complex, prodigal homecoming.

"The Namesake" will be showing here on February 18th

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri"The Namesake" is our choice for the February movie/book discussion, known as "From Page to Stage." Click on the link to find a copy of the book.  A sound recording of the book might also be available. Register online to be able to attend.

MS Word Exploded

February 21 (9:30-11:30)

This fast-paced class gives hints on how to use timesaving features such as format styles, drop caps, shortcuts, auto text, auto correct, breaks, borders/shading, page setup, synonyms, thesaurus and more. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - May 18, 2009

The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)

A spellbinding bestseller that intertwines the true tale of two men—the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.