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Magna Carta Anniversary

The Magna Carta, considered one of the most important political documents in the history of democracy, was signed 800 years ago on June 15, 2015.

1215: the year of Magna Carta by Danny Danziger & John Gillingham


Magna Carta by Katherine Fischer Drew


Richard and John: kings at war by Frank McLynn

Gale Courses Begin June 17

Fight the summer slump by learning something new-at your own pace. Gale courses offer 6-week classes in a variety of topics, from graphic design to law (and much more)!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, June 17. 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!

Fiction About Movies and Movie Stars

Night film: a novel by Marisha Pessl



The lawgiver by Herman Wouk



What you see in the dark: a novel by Manuel Muñoz



Double feature: a novel by Owen King



Tell-all by Chuck Palahniuk



An accidental affair by Eric Jerome Dickey



Beautiful ruins: a novel by Jess Walter

eBook Big Library Read

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook (or eAudiobook) at the same time. This year's selection is Eyes on You by Kate White. The program runs from mid-day June 9 through mid-day June 23, and during this time Over Drive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. With no waiting list, you can  check the book out today!

Murder Will Out: July 2015

Looking for something new to read?   Check out one of these new authors or Martin Edwards' anthology of Golden Age detectives featuring wonderful stories written during the 1920s-1930s.

What We're Reading: July 2015

Looking for reading/viewing suggestions to earn a Connect Your Summer 2015 badge?  May we suggest:

Living is easy with eyes closed [videodisc] by Outsider Pictures and 6 Sales presents ; produced by Cristina Huete ; written and directed by David Trueba — Around the World:eLectrified


Little men, big world ; Vanity row by W.R. Burnett ; [introduction by Rick Ollerman] — Sleuth It: Super Bookworm


Crack of the bat: a history of baseball on the radio by James R. Walker ; foreword by Pat Hughes — Games On or Curtains Up: Super Bookworm


UTR [videodisc]: under the radar Michigan. Season 2. Disc 1 & 2 by Tom Daldin, host, writer, producer ; Jim Edelman, director, producer ; Eric Tremonti, director — My Mitten: eLectrified


Dragonflies: magnificent creatures of water, air, and land by Pieter van Dokkum — Animal Lover: Super Bookworm

Savvy Seniors: July 2015

A recent publication from the Michigan Attorney General's office can help prevent consumer scam, particularly those targeting Michigan's older adults.   PROTECT YOURSELF, PROTECT YOUR FUTURE includes tips on protecting your personal information and reducing your exposure to identity theft, including directions for getting your name off unwanted telemarketing and junk mail lists and for exercising your right to receive free annual credit reports. The information and advice in this Guide is supplemented by other free publications of interest to consumers. You can view Michigan Senior Brigade's consumer alerts online by visiting their website, www.michigan.gov/ag or by calling the Consumer Protection Division, toll-free, at 1-877-765-8388.

Musicians @ the Movies

Jimi [videodisc]: all is by my side by XLrator Media ; Darko Entertainment ; Freeman Film ; Matador Pictures ; Subotica Films ; Bord Scannan na Heireann ; The Irish Film Board ; produced by Sean McKittrick, Jeff Culotta, Danny Bramson, Brandon Freeman, Anthony Burns, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Nigel Thomas ; written and directed by John Ridley — Jimi Hendrix


Walk the line [videodisc] by Fox 2000 Pictures ; Tree Line Films ; Konrad Pictures ; Catfish Productions — Johnny Cash


Get on up [videodisc]: the James Brown story Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present ; a Jagged Films/Brian Grazer production ; in association with Wyolah Films ; produced by Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman ; written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth ; directed by Tate TaylorJames Brown


Beyond the sea [videodisc] by Lions Gate Films presents an Archer Street, QI Quality International, Trigger Street production, a Kevin Spacey film — Bobby Darin


Coal miner's daughter [videodisc] by Universal Studios, Inc — Loretta Lynn

Curtains Up! Biographies

Earn your Curtains Up! badge by reading about one of these authors, actors, journalists, artists, or musicians.

George Harrison: behind the locked door by Graeme Thomson


A fine romance by Candice Bergen


Young Eliot: from St. Louis to The waste land by Robert Crawford


A complex fate: William L. Shirer and the American century by Ken Cuthbertson


It's a long story: my life by Willie Nelson with David Ritz


Words without music: a memoir by Philip Glass

Game On!

Earn your Game On: Electrified badge by watching one of these films about the world of games.

Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Trivia games


California split [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Spelling/Goldberg production of a Robert Altman film ; written by Joseph Walsh ; produced by Robert Altman and Joseph Walsh ; directed by Robert Altman ; a Persky Bright/Reno feature — Poker


The Cincinnati Kid [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Martin Ransohoff production — Poker


The Flamingo kid [videodisc] by ABC Motion Pictures, Inc — Gin rummy


The hustler [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox — Billiards

Why Wait? Skip the Holds with Hoopla!

Did you know that some of our most popular music is also available through Hoopla? Hoopla content is always available, so there's no wait!  Every Tuesday you'll find new music on Hoopla. Skip the hold list and check out new albums by Florence + the Machine, Muse, Alabama Shakes or Of Monsters and Men today!


Exercise Video Games

Sports Themed Video Games

Video Games Based on Movies

More Movies About Sports

The bad news Bears [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures Corp.


Bobby Deerfield [videodisc] by Columbia pictures and Warner Bros presents


Chariots of fire [videodisc] by Allied Stars presents an Enigma production


The color of money [videodisc]


Eight men out [videodisc] by Orion Pictures Corporation


Fear strikes out [videodisc] by a Paramount picture


Final shot [videodisc]: the Hank Gathers story by Tribune Entertainment presents a James P. McGillen, Alexander/Enright Production

Sports Biographies

Billy Martin: baseball's flawed genius by Bill Pennington


The closer by Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey


Every day I fight by Stuart Scott ; with Larry Platt


The last cowboy: a life of Tom Landry by Mark Ribowsky


The life and career of David Beckham: football legend, cultural icon by Tracey Savell Reavis


Made in America by Chris Chelios, with Kevin Allen ; forword by Wayne Gretzky


Mr. Hockey: my story by Gordie Howe ; foreword by Bobby Orr

Look What's in Large Print: June 2015

This month the spotlight is on historical fiction.  Well-written historical fiction provides a window into everyday life, what was important, how people spoke and thought...




The body snatchers affair [large print]: a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini

The nightingale [large print] by Kristin Hannah

The angel court affair [large print]: a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel by Anne Perry

The tempting of Thomas Carrick [large print] by Stephanie Laurens

Murder in Murray Hill [Large print] by Victoria Thompson