Week 1 Question: Which building is now located where Julien’s Corner Market and Gas Station used to be (torn down in 1997)? Hint: It was located on Canton Center Road.
- A new question will be posted every week
- Use the Canton Township reference books, at the Main Adult Help Desk, for clues
- Submit your answer, along with your contact information, at the Main Adult Help Desk
- Those participants who get all of the answers correct will be placed in a drawing for a prize!
A night to remember by Walter Lord
Titanic survivor: the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters by Violet Jessop ; introduced, edited, and annotated by John Maxtone-Graham
Devils & Blue Dresses by Mitch Ryder. Detroit's own, Mitch Ryder will discuss and sign his autobiography on Thursday, June 21 at 7:00p.m. at Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI. Ryder will be interviewed by Martin Bandyke of Ann Arbor 107. A Question and Answer session will follow the interview. Copies of Devils and Blue Dresses will be available for purchase. The event is free, seating is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information contact the Ypsilanti District Library.
Check out some of these fascinating stories that you probably never learned in history class:
American heroes: profiles of men and women who shaped early America by Edmund S. Morgan
The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, July 26 in Group Study Room A from 2:00-3:00 PM to discuss Jamie Ford's haunting novel. Copies of this book will be available on Thursday, June 28.
Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet: a novel by Jamie Ford
The Antebellum Period by James M. Volo and Dorothy Denneen Volo
Daily life during the Reformation by James M. Anderson
Daily life in Anglo-Saxon England by Sally Crawford
Daily life in the age of Charlemagne by John J. Butt
From dawn to decadence: 500 years of cultural life, 1500 to the present by Jacques Barzun
The Gilded Age by Joel Shrock
The Hellenistic age: a history by Peter Green
Conquer the crash: you can survive and prosper in a deflationary depression by Robert R. Prechter, Jr
The solution: conquer your fear, control your future by Lucinda Bassett
Sewing basics: all you need to know about machine and hand sewing by Sandra Bardwell
The sewing machine classroom: learning the ins and outs of your machine by Charlene Phillips
Sewing 101: a workshop in a book by [editors of Creative Publishing, International]
In love with paper crafts by [editor-in-chief, Jennifer Schaerer]
The complete book of home crafts: projects for adventurous beginners by edited by Carine Tracanelli
Fun family crafts by Kelly Doust
Find out what life was like growing up in bygone days:
Big Russ and me: father and son: lessons of life by Tim Russert — South Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1950s
Defending Baltimore against enemy attack: a boyhood year during World War II by Charles Osgood — Baltimore in the 1940s
A girl named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel — Mooreland, Indiana in the 1960s
Hotel kid: a Times Square childhood by Stephen Lewis — New York City in the 1930s
The life and times of the last kid picked by David Benjamin — Small-town Wisconsin in the 1950s
The life and times of the thunderbolt kid: a memoir by Bill Bryson — Iowa in the 1950s
Being Erica. Season one. Disc 1 [videodisc] — Erica Strange is sent back in time by her therapist, Dr. Tom, to deal with the regrets of her life.
Doctor Who. The complete first series, Discs 1 & 2 [videodisc] by 2 Entertain ; BBC — The Doctor and his companion Rose travel around the universe - and through time - to battle Daleks and other evil aliens.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by written by Mark Twain ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
From time to time: a novel by Jack Finney
The house on the strand by Du Maurier, Daphne, Dame, 1907-1989
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Take a walk back in history to the New York City of the 1870s, '80s and '90s where you will encounter the Astors and Vanderbilts, Diamond Jim Brady, Boss Tweed, Stanford White, and Teddy Roosevelt:
American passage: the history of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato
The architect of desire: beauty and danger in the Stanford White family by Suzannah Lessard
The blizzard of '88 by Mary Cable
Boss Tweed: the rise and fall of the corrupt pol who conceived the soul of modern New York by Kenneth D. Ackerman
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: the story of a daughter and a mother in the Gilded Age by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the War of 1812. It was on June 18, 1812 that the United States declared war on Great Britain, and although it is arguably one of America's least remembered wars, it was during this time that many legendary battles were fought, heroes made, and memorable events occurred. It was during this war that the British burned the White House and First Lady Dolley Madison helped to save several valuable items — such as George Washington's portrait and original drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It was during this war that Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner at Fort McHenry. It was during this war that the infamous Battle of New Orleans was fought, making a national hero of Andrew Jackson. It was also during this war that several crucial battles were fought in the Great Lakes Region, including the surrender of the Detroit to the British. The causes for the conflict were many, including attempts by the British to restrict U.S. trade, and the desire by Americans to expand their territory — specifically into Florida and Canada. Hostilities came to an end on December 24, 1814 with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
What if the Allied invasion of Europe on D-Day had failed? The Mayflower had not sailed? The Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe? JFK hadn't been assassinated? Napoleon had invaded North America? The South had won the Civil War? Go back in time and reimagine history as it might have been with the following fascinating titles:
The Confederate States of America: what might have been by Roger L. Ransom
Days of destiny: crossroads in American history: America's greatest historians examine thirty-one uncelebrated days that changed the course of history by general editors, James M. McPherson, Alan Brinkley; editor, David Rubel
Back to the future [videodisc]: the complete trilogy by Universal and Amblin Entertainment — StarringMichael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd. Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.
Bill & Ted's excellent adventure [videodisc] by an Orion Pictures release; Nelson Entertainment presents an Interscope Communications production; in association with Soisson/Murphey Productions — Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter. Two high school students facing a difficult history exam round up some historical heavyweights with the help of a time-traveling messenger.
Brother Future [videodisc] by Laneuville/Morris Entertainment Inc. Production — Starring Phill Lewis, Carl Lumbly. An inner-city youth is knocked unconscious and wakes up to find he has been transported back through time to 1822 Charleston, S.C., where he is taken captive as a slave.