January 31, 2011 | Marianne
Families with children ages 4-9 can enjoy stories, sweets and treats on Valentine's Day at this program sponsored by Target and the Friends of the Canton Public Library. Register online now.
Program Date: February 14 from 7:00-8:00PM
January 31, 2011 | robertsone
When we think of Valentine's Day, we often think of red roses, candy in heart-shaped boxes, mushy valentines, and winged cherubs flying about shooting starry-eyed lovers with arrows.
But did you know that the origin of Valentine's Day, or Saint Valentine's Day, comes from the life and death of a Christian martyr? According to author Martha Zimmerman, the date traditionally celebrated as St. Valentine's Day finds it origin in the Roman festival of romance called Lupercalia, when the gods Juno and Pan were honored. It was a fertility festival or a lover's holiday looking forward to the return of Spring. In the fifth century, in an attempt to abolish the pagan festival, Pope Gelasius changed Lupercalia and its February 15 date to February 14 and called it Saint Valentine's Day. Even though the names and the date were changed, the emphasis continued to be on love.
Pick up a juicy romance novel to get you in the Valentine's Day mood!
January 31, 2011 | Brad Czerniak
If you're on facebook and like books, DVDs, and all the other great things Canton Public Library provides, you'll probably be interested in our May We Suggest facebook page. We post recommendations from our expert staff: romance books, comedy DVDs, nonfiction and advice titles, and more. Along with that, we'd like to know what you're reading and whether you recommend other people to read it too. Join us on facebook for great recommendations.
January 31, 2011 | Anne Heidemann
January 30, 2011 | durbinm
The dark beauty and mysteries of nighttime are captured in Joyce Sidman's book Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night. The poems explore night creatures and other night life, letting readers "feel the breeze" of the evening. This quiet book, with prints by Rick Allen, is a 2011 Newbery Honor Book.
January 30, 2011 | SuperMegaAnna
Then you might really like Kirby's Epic Patchifyer! You can stitch, frame, and add patchwork to your own photos. Just upload your photo and follow the simple directions for an awesome Kirby like piece of fun!
January 29, 2011 | barkerm
January 29, 2011 | barkerm
Note: This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Kick off Black History Month by reminiscing about Motown greats, such as the Temptations, the Supremes, the Miracles and Smokey Robinson and many more. It was an era of unique Detroit sound shared around the country. Lina Stephens, chief curator of the Motown Museum, shares the history, the personal stories and music with us.
No registration is needed
January 29, 2011 | fawcettl
Tired of all the snow, ice and grey weather? Wish you could escape to a tropical destination but don't have the budget? Well how about escaping with a great beach read? Try one of these titles for a break from the bitter cold:
It happened in South Beach by Jennie Klassel
Beachcomber by Karen Robards
Tropical getaway by Roxanne St. Claire
Heat wave by Jill Marie Landis
Killer summer by Lynda Curnyn
January 28, 2011 | Brad B.
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