Seniors

Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, August 1945

Seventy years ago this year in August 1945, during the final stages of WWII, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, and the second on Nagasaki on August 9. On August 15, Japan announced it's surrender to Allied forces. The two bombs  killed at least 129,000 people, and are  the only use of  nuclear weapons in warfare in history.

Hiroshima by John Hersey

Atomic tragedy: Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan by Sean L. Malloy

The decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an American myth by Gar Alperovitz, with assistance of Sanho Tree ... [et al.]

5th Annual Best in Show Dog Show

Best in ShowWho will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours? Register now and fill out and return the waiver form by 6:00 PM Friday, September 11. All are welcome! The event is fun for all ages. Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for: Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Behaved, Best Looking, Best Biggest, Best Smallest, and Best in Show on Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 AM outdoors behind the library. Winners will receive fabulous prizes. Registration opens 9:00 AM Saturday, August 29.

Gale Courses Begin August 12

Beat the heath, but keep your brain fired up with free online courses from Gale Courses. Learn how to start your own business, write a grant, design a website, or just prepare for that important test.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, August 12. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

Savvy Seniors: Canton Seniors Summit 2015

Join us on Monday, September 14 at the 13th. annual Canton Senior Summit held from 8:00AM- 12:00PM at Summit on the Park. Librarians from Canton Public Library will demonstrate the Digital Talking Book Machine and Low Vision magnifiers and answer questions about using OverDrive Books on your eReader. Information about Canton Library Programs will also be available.

What We're Reading: August 2015

May We Suggest: Historical Mysteries

Second Street Station: a Mary Handley mystery by Lawrence H. Levy

The empty mirror: a Viennese mystery by J. Sydney Jones

A duty to the dead by Charles Todd

The Mangle Street murders by M.R.C. Kasasian

Damsel in distress by Carola Dunn

The devil's making by Seán Haldane

75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britian

The Battle of Britain is the name given to the German Air Force's (Luftwaffe) campaign against the shipping, airfields, and cities of the United Kingdom. Between July and October, 1940, over 1,350 bombers attacked ships, airfield, and cities. This was the first military campaign in history to be fought entirely in the air. The climax came on September 15, when Britain's RAF shot down 56 Luftwaffe planes.
 

Battle of Britain: five months that changed history, May -October 1940 by James Holland

 

With wings like eagles: a history of the Battle of Britain by Michael Korda

 

 

The few: the American "Knights of the air" who risked everything to fight in the battle of Britain by Alex Kershaw

 

 

Look What's in Large Print: July is Large Print Month

The Large Print format offers benefits for people under the age of 60 with perfectly good eyesight. There are obvious benefits of large print for the visually impaired, beginning or reluctant readers and ESL/ELL students. But that’s not all. Here are more unexpected large print lovers:  

Bouncing People: Have you ever tried to read a 10pt font size from 3 feet away while exercising? It’s really hard. Next time you hit the treadmill, grab a large print book instead.

Tired People: According to the latest Nielsen stats, the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Digital eye strain occurs after two or more hours of digital device use. Tech addicts would be well-served to give their eyes a rest with the easy-reading large print format.

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