Armor and blood: the Battle of Kursk, the turning point of World War II by Dennis E. Showalter
Catastrophe 1914: Europe goes to war by Max Hastings
Constellation of genius: 1922: modernism year one by Kevin Jackson
Dallas 1963 by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
Finding the Dragon Lady: the mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu by Monique Brinson Demery
Autobiography of Mark Twain: complete and authoritative edition. Volume 2 by edited by Banjamin Griffin, Harriet E. Smith, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank
Becoming Mr. October by Reggie Jackson with Kevin Baker
Book of ages: the life and opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
The butler: a witness to history by Wil Haygood
Empty mansions: the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr
Jack London: an American life by Earle Labor
Last year marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal moments of the Cold War. For 13 days in October 1962, the United States and the former Soviet Union engaged in a political and military standoff over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles in Cuba — just 90 miles off the U.S. coast. President John F. Kennedy notified the country about the presence of the missiles in an historic television address on October 22, 1962. It was during this speech that he explained his decision to enact a naval blockade around Cuba. Because of this many, people believed the world was on the brink of nuclear war. Disaster was averted, however when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove the missiles in exchange for the U.S. not invading Cuba, and also removing U.S. missiles from Turkey. The confrontation was officially ended on October 28, 1962.
Maximum danger: Kennedy, the missiles, and the crisis of American confidence by Robert Weisbrot
Napoleon's buttons: how 17 molecules changed history by Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson
Mauve: how one man invented a color that changed the world by Simon Garfield
Marie Curie: a life by Susan Quinn
Beyond the windswept dunes: the story of maritime Muskegon by Elizabeth B. Sherman
Deadly voyage: the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell tragedy by Andrew Kantar
Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming
Many a midnight ship: true stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks by Mark Bourrie
Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher
Ships and men of the Great Lakes by Dwight Boyer
Ships gone missing: the Great Lakes storm of 1913 by Robert J. Hemming
Galileo in Rome: the rise and fall of a troublesome genius by William R. Shea and Mariano Artigas
Copernicus' secret: how the scientific revolution began by Jack Repcheck
Edwin Hubble: mariner of the nebulae by Gale E. Christianson
Galileo: a life by James Reston, Jr
Carl Sagan: a life by Keay Davidson
Amerigo: the man who gave his name to America by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Henry Hudson: dreams and obsession by Corey Sandler
La Salle: a perilous odyssey from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico by Donald S. Johnson
Over the edge of the world: Magellan's terrifying circumnavigation of the globe by Laurence Bergreen
Champlain's dream by David Hackett Fischer
Hernando de Soto: a savage quest in the Americas by David Ewing Duncan
The great fire by Jim Murphy
Smoldering city: Chicagoans and the Great Fire, 1871- 1874 by Karen Sawislak
City of the century: the epic of Chicago and the making of America by Donald L. Miller
City of big shoulders: a history of Chicago by Robert G. Spinney
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 PM — Chris Grabenstein will be joining the Aunt Agatha Book Group. He'll talk about his New Jersey set series featuring John Ceepak, as well as his books for young adults. He's written two with James Patterson; two featuring Riley Mack and most recently, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
Friday, November 8 at 2:00 PM — Julia Spencer-Fleming & Tasha Alexander will participate in Aunt Agatha's Book Group's discussion moderated by Andrew Grant. Julia has a terrific new Clare & Russ mystery and Tasha has a new Lady Emily mystery.
The beautiful mystery by Louise Penny
Best First Novel
The expats: a novel by Chris Pavone
Home: a memoir of my early years by Julie Andrews — October 1
The life of Graham Greene by Norman Sherry — October 2
Buster Keaton: cut to the chase by Marion Meade — October 4
Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell — October 5
Rocket man: Robert H. Goddard and the birth of the space age by David A. Clary — October 5
This little light of mine: the life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Kay Mills — October 6
Rabble-rouser for peace: the authorized biography of Desmond Tutu by John Allen — October 7
Thanks to a generous gift from the Lions Club of Canton, the library now has a collection of Optelec handheld and stand magnifiers available in a variety of magnifications for checkout to Canton and Plymouth patrons. Borrow a magnifier and take it home for a "test drive" to see if it is right for you! We are delighted to offer this new service and hope you will help us spread the word to any local friends or relatives in need of low-vision reading aids.
In addition to these new magnifiers, the library also has an Optelec Viewer available for use in the library, and a large selection of large print and audio books available. For instructions on how to use the Optelec Viewer, check out this video.
1) As a result of patron feedback and suggestions, our 2012-2015 Strategic Plan includes a comprehensive look at how library spaces are used, how that usage has changed over time, and what changes you'd like to see to improve our interactions with you. In addition to your feedback and suggestions, we also considered the entire building; the original library building is now 25 years old, and the library additions are now 12 years old. Much of our equipment and fixtures date back to the original construction and are due (some overdue) for replacement. In 2013, we were able, through donations and use of Fund Balance, to update and renovate some library spaces--new study rooms were added in the east wing of the library, and renovations were done in our Community Room and Quiet Study Room, as well as in the staff kitchen. These updates and replacements will continue in 2014 with updates to the main area of the library, with our Patron Service Improvement Project (PSI Project).
Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, October 24 from 2:00-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lassiter. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.
Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser. After his divorce and the death of his son David Halpert escapes to his hometown Detroit, and becomes involved in a murder investigation when he learns about the shooting of his high school girlfriend Natalie and her black half-brother, Dirk, and becomes romantically involved with Natalie's sister.