Catalog

Search our Catalog

Seniors

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.

Favorite Hen Lit

Hen Lit is grown-up chick lit with an older heroine who probably has a kid or two and a mortgage. But she’s still just as much fun as her twenty-something chick lit sisters.

The generous gardener by Trisha Ashley — Living in an idyllic Welsh village with a handsome husband and a loving daughter, 40-something Fran March has reason to be happy with her lot. Then her daughter, the result of an unforgettable one-night stand, starts asking awkward questions about her "real" father.


Hens dancing by Raffaella Barker — Abandoned by her husband, Venetia Summers is not alone. Living in a dilapidated house in Norfolk, she is surrounded by her three children, a houseful of animals, and a garden run amok.


Savannah blues: a novel by Mary Kay Andrews — Antique “picker” “Weezie” Foley is still angry that ex-husband Talmadge got her painstakingly restored Savannah townhouse in the divorce. So finding the dead body of Talmadge’s new girlfriend casts suspicion on her.

National Frozen Yogurt Day

Wednesday, February 6th is National Frozen Yogurt Day.  Canton's own Menchie's Frozen Yogurt will be giving away 6 ounces of frozen yogurt to customers with a coupon all day.  To get a coupon visit the Menchie's website for details. If you prefer to stay in and make your own frozen yogurt, check out one of our books with tons of tasty recipes.  No matter how you celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day, it is sure to be delicious!

We're Celebrating the Irish with Terry Murphy

We all claim to be a wee bit Irish this time of year.  Come celebrate with Irish folk singer, Terry Murphy.  Murphy will get your toes tapping and your Irish eyes smiling with his authentic, heartfelt music.  Grab your shamrocks and hurry over to the Canton Public Library on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 PM for this special concert.

Women Who Changed America

In celebration of Women's History Month, we are pleased to host two luminaries from our past:  former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and famous author Beatrix Potter.  Re-enactor Marie Papciak will bring these two famous women to life in her presentation.  With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Papciak will bring the characters to life to the delight of children and adults alike on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM.  No registration is required.  

Open Chess

Join us for informal open play as well as a tournament by the "Library Chess Clubs" on the fourth Sunday of each month in the library community room.  For tournament information and registration, please email clubchess@wowway.com.  See you onMarch 24 at 1:00 PM.

Knit Night

Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning.  All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 PM in the library Purple Room.  Bring your own project, yarn and needles.

State Tax Forms Have Arrived!

We have received our MI-1040 forms and Instructions and the MI-1040CR-7 (Home Heating Credit Claim).

As of today we have yet to receive any Federal tax forms or instructions.  We hope to have them by early next week and will post an update as soon as we receive them.

In the meantime, forms and instructions are available also online (search by form number and year):

Federal Tax Forms
State Tax Forms
City of Detroit Tax Forms

Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. On December 1, 1955 she refused to obey a bus driver's order to give up her seat  to a white passenger, setting off the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This became one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement leading to nationwide efforts to end segregation of public facilities. She eventually moved to Detroit where she lived until her death in 2005.

Rosa Parks: my story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins


Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley


Quiet strength: the faith, the hope, and the heart of a woman who changed a nation by reflections by Rosa Parks with Gregory J. Reed

"Rumors" by Fleetwood Mac Turns 35

Fleetwood Mac's timeless album "Rumors" was released on February 4, 1977.  Considered   to be the best selling pop album to date, this release catapulted Fleetwood Mac into instant stardom and has been influential ever since. Our copy here at the library has circulated over 175 times in nine years.  

Book Club Choices: February 2013

The perfect book for a book discussion is one that's not too easy, not too hard, that will hold the interest of a diverse group of readers and will also inspire a lively discussion. For additional book club resources try the Canton Public Library's Book Club in a Bag kits.

Blind Date with a Book

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to snuggle up with a big box of chocolates and a good book. And we can help you with the book part of that equation. From February 1st through Valentine's Day visit the Help Desk and pick up a Blind Date Book. Because your Valentine's Day should be filled with romance, surprises and fun, the Blind Date Books are wrapped up in paper. You won't know what you've picked until you check it out.