January 2, 2016 | madame librarian
2015 Non-Fiction Librarians' Picks
This year three of the picks were nominated by more than one librarian: Erik Larson's DEAD WAKE, Amy Poehler's YES PLEASE, and Jennifer Lawson's FURIOUSLY HAPPY.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds"--the fastest liner then in service--and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot -20, was happy to oblige.
Examines the pervasive fears and myths surrounding vaccines from a mother's perspective and identifies the historical and cultural factors that cause people to doubt government regulations and the medical establishment.
On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted the country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past. .
January 2, 2016 | madame librarian
Myth: Large print doesn’t publish for 6 – 9 months after the original edition.
Thanks to advancements in typesetting technology and process efficiencies, that is no longer the case. Many bestsellers are published simultaneous to the original release. That’s right. At the same time, not 9 months later. The vast majority of remaining large print editions follow by just three months, allowing you to keep your large print collection up to date with the freshest and newest titles. Check these New York Times Bestsellers:
January 1, 2016 | madame librarian
IT'S TAX TIME!!!
Canton Club 55+ is once more offering AARP Sponsored tax preparation assistance at The Summit/Canton Senior Center. Registration begins Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Call 734-394-5485 between 9:00AM - 4:00PM to make your appointment (this service available February 2, 2016 - April 12, 2016). All joint tax return appointments must be an AM appointment. No exceptions.
December 8, 2015 | hathawaym
If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 9 for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more. A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.
*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.
December 5, 2015 | madame librarian