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Free eBooks and Access to Information through Bartleby

Bartlebys offers a plethora of books and information including (but not limited to):

Bartlett's familiar quotations
King James Bible
Oxford Shakespeare
Gray's Anatomy
Strunk's Elements of style
World Factbook
Harvard Classics

Click here to check it out today!

Soundcapes of the Upper Midwest

This resource from the Library of Congress features a folk song expedition to Michigan as available here in these multiple podcast formats.

Michigan Lighthouse Database

Use lighthousefriends.com's database for an alphabetical listing of Michigan's exquisite lighthouses. Click on any lighthouse name for its location, historical information, and pictures.

Click here to check it out. When you claim your badge, let us know which lighthouses you've visited or would like to see!

Health and Wellness Resource Center Database

This is a searchable health and wellness resource center provided by Gale which allow the user to search articles, topics in the news, directories, conditions and diseases, and watch videos about an assortment of topics and conditions in health and wellness.

Explore the Michigan Wildflower Database

Spend some time exploring this database of beautiful flowers found in Michigan. The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Wildflower Database includes pictures and tells you which flowers are native to Michigan, their habitats, and the time of year in which they bloom. They're even organized by color so you can find out what's in your own backyard!

Click here and let us know what you discover when you claim your badge!

CultureGrams Online

The site CultureGrams allows for the user to find statistical data, averages, and additional contacts about the world around us. There is also a kids section which can allow for a look into the life of a child from another part of the globe. Find out more by clicking here

Computer Database

Computer Database provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology- from the Gale Computer Database Website linked here

Michigan Bug and Insect Classification with Photos!

Compare and contrast the bugs you find/have found/ or want to find with this awesome resource featuring the arthropods of Michigan! Click here to check them out

*My favorite is the Great Tiger moth because its markings look similar to the pattern on a giraffe! Which one do you like best? Please tell or show us by uploading a picture when you claim your badge

Look What's In Large Print: July 2015

This month the focus is on mystery and suspense.  We have several new mysteries: this is the first time Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series has appeared in Large Print, Alex Kava introduces a new series, and the remainder are the latest addition to ongoing series.

Museum Adventure Pass

Michigan Activity Pass hot air balloon logoCelebrate Independence Day with a Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)! Library card holders can use their card online to print a free or discounted admission pass to almost 400 area museums, cultural organizations, state recreation areas, camp grounds and more. Here are a few MAP destinations with Independence Day events:

Be Independent, Learn a New Language with Mango Languages in July!

It is July! Celebrate by learning a new language with the interactive Mango Languages site. This service is available to all Canton Public Library cardholders. 

Click here to check it out! 
  

New Book Club in a Bag Kit

The fault in our stars book title [kit] by John Green — Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 4 stars out of 5. Note: This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion July 20

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Death comes to Pemberley by P.D. James — It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable until a coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth's disgraced sister, who stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that her husband Wickham has been murdered.

Lunch and a Book July 2015

Shelter: a novel by Frances Greenslade — For sisters Maggie and Jenny growing up in the Pacific mountains in the early 1970s, life felt nearly perfect. But, not long after Maggie's tenth birthday, their father is killed in a logging accident. A few months later, their mother drops them at a neighbor's house, promising to return. She never does. Even as they struggle to understand how their mother could abandon them, they hope that she is fighting her way back to the daughters who adore her and who need her so desperately. Join us Thursday, July 9 at noon.

Baseball Fiction

Calico Joe by John Grisham



The art of fielding: a novel by Chad Harbach



For love of the game: a novel by Michael Shaara



Blockade Billy by Stephen King



Summerland by Michael Chabon



Double play by Robert B. Parker

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, July 10th and 24th. 

Battle of Waterloo Bicentennial

The Battle of Waterloo was fought 200 years ago on June 18, 1815. A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by a coalition army commanded by the Duke of Wellington. Napleon's defeat marked the end of his rule as Emperor of the French.

The Battle of Waterloo by Jeremy Black


The final act: the roads to Waterloo by Gregor Dallas


Waterloo: June 18, 1815: the battle for modern Europe by Andrew Roberts


Rites of peace: the fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna by Adam Zamoyski


Vienna, 1814: how the conquerors of Napoleon made love, war, and peace at the Congress of Vienna by David King