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
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.
[LEGO House by Mark Nicolson is licensed under CC BY 2.0]
Join us on October 3 at 7:00 PM to get your questions answered.
Are you somebody: the accidental memoir of a Dublin woman by Nuala O'Faolain
Blackbird: a childhood lost and found by Jennifer Lauck
A charmed life: growing up in Macbeth's castle by Liza Campbell
Daughter of the Queen of Sheba by Jacki Lyden
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight: an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller
Drinking: a love story by Caroline Knapp
Ecstatic nation: confidence, crisis, and compromise, 1848-1877 by Brenda Wineapple
1913: in search of the world before the Great War by Charles Emmerson