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Savvy Seniors Computer Basics

Do computers confound you? We can help! 
Become a certified Computer-Savvy Senior with this 3-part introduction to the world of computers and technology. We'll talk about what a computer is and how it works, and how to tell it to do what you want. We'll start with the very basics, such as turning it on and using the mouse, and work our way up through basic word processing and into the wide world of the Internet. No experience required! 

This 3-class series will be held on Wednesdays from 12-2pm from April 17th to May 1st. in the I-Lab. Patrons must attend all 3 classes. Registration is required.

What We're Reading March 2013

Looking for something to read? Ask a librarian, take a look at May We Suggest , or the library's monthly displays...
 

Canton Senior Book Discussion: June 27, 2013

Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on Thursday, June 27 at 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. The discussion book is distributed at the group's meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk.

The omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM:

Michigan Made with Heart of Michigan

Earth Week presents the Heart of Michigan featuring Michigan-made products onTuesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM.  See, taste and experience some the fabulous items grown and made locally.  Support our great state of Michigan as well as our environment. 

Rain Gardens & Live Walls

As we continue our Earth Week celebrations, we invite you to meet Jeremy Christianson, a local landscape designer.  Christianson will share the secrets to an eco friendly rain garden and a live wall garden.  See how you can make your yard beautiful while having a positive impact on our precious Earth on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 PM

Native American Dancers for Mother Earth

Celebrate Mother Earth with authentic Native American Dancers led by Reg Pettibone. To wrap up our week-long Earth Week activities, we welcome the Native American Dancers who will entertain us in a very special way on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to see the beautiful, colorful costumes and the outstanding dance moves that praise our planet.

Baseball Talk: Rick Ferrell & the Detroit Tigers

Batter up!  Baseball is back in town so join us for an entertaining, historical presentation to get us all in the team spirit on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM. Kerrie Ferrell chronicles her father's career, Hall of Fame catcher Rick Ferrell, and his Detroit Tigers baseball career from 1950-1992.  She will share historical pictures, humorous inside stories and take us all on an entertaining journey through decades of pro baseball.  Tales of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and more will surely entertain.
Pass the peanuts and Cracker Jack!   

Knit Night

YarnJoin other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday, April 8 at 7:00 PM in the library Purple Room. Bring your own project, yarn and needles.

Black History Storytelling - POSTPONED

We are still celebrating Black History Month with a special night of storytelling by Alfreda Harris on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM.  Families are welcome to share in Ms. Harris' inspirational and fun stories emphasizing black history and the people involved in the civil rights movement.  Please join us for a fun, thought-provoking evening.
Postponed until May 9, due to inclement weather.

Edward Gorey: Writer Artist

Fans of PBS Mystery! are familiar with the work of Edward Gorey (1925-2000) born 88 years ago today in Chicago.  His eerie illustrations have introduced Mystery!  since 1980.  Gorey wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books, his images reminiscent of Victorian or Edwardian times with a macabre twist are instantly recognized.

Lunch & a Book March 2013

On Thursday, March 14 at noon we will be discussing:

I married you for happiness by Lily Tuck — Slender, potent, and engaging, the book unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden death is the reason for her lonely vigil. She remembers defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a mathematician-a collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memories-real and imagined-Tuck reveals the intimacies, secrets, and joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM:
  • Saturday, March 9
  • Saturday, March 23

Beginning Excel 2007

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us Friday, March 15 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

Intermediate Excel 2007

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects.  Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite:  Beginning Excel 2007 or previous experience with Excel.

Join us Thursday, March 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

Dateline 1863!

The year 1863 was a particularly memorable one in both American and world history. It was 150 years ago that the world's first underground railroad opened in London; the dome of the United States Capitol was finished; the National Academy of Sciences was created; both Arizona Territory and Idaho Territory were created; West Virginia was admitted to the Union; Jules Verne published Five Weeks in a Ballon; and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow first published the poem Paul Revere's Ride. It was also the midpoint of the Civil War. Read about some of the other memorable events of that year below:

Good to Great Book Discussion Series

There are many companies that are successful but what makes
a company stand out from the crowd?  Can greatness be achieved
by following a set of rules or is it only by accident?  

Join us as we read and discuss the key points in the classic business book, "Good to Great" by James Collins.  Led by retired executive and Canton Kiwanis Club President, Mark Ott, this discussion is for business owners, leaders and anyone interested in leadership.  

March Counseling Sessions With SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on Thursday, March 14 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional. To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa.

Community Literacy Council

The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council  (CLC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization aiming to improve adult literacy in Plymouth-Canton and surrounding areas of Western Wayne County.  The CLC mission is to provide adults with basic reading, writing and communication skills, so they may participate in their community and reach their fullest potential in life.  For over 27 years, the CLC has been offering tutoring services to enhance the lives of individuals in our community.