Come and put your hula -hoop skills to the test! We are hosting a contest to celebrate hoopla, a multi-media platform that offers thousands of streaming and downloadable movies, music albums and audiobooks to the Canton community. The individual that hula-hoops the longest will walk away with a new android tablet, perfect for using hoopla! Staff will also be on hand to explain this awesome service in detail and help you set up an account! Contest participants are encouraged to bring their own hula - hoops if possible. Join us Monday, June 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Join us for a musical performance compliments of the New Horizons Band of Canton. New Horizons Music programs provide entry points to music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and those who were active in school music programs but have been inactive for a long time. The New Horizons Band of Canton is sponsored by Evola Music and will be joined by Irv Feldman and the Seek to Be Music Ministry for this performance. This free concert will take place Sunday June 8 at 2:00 PM. All ages welcome.
Join us July 19th as we
celebrate Tanabata, a Japanese Star Festival. This festival celebrates the
once-a-year meeting of star lovers, the Ox Herder and the Weaver Princess, who
are separated by the Milky Way during the other 364 days of the year.
To help us celebrate, members of the Japan Society of Detroit Women's Club will present the Tanabata story using Kamishibai, a Japanese form of storytelling. We will also participate in the Tanabata custom of writing wishes on long strips of colorful paper and then tying them to tree branches in the hopes that they will come true. In addition children will have the opportunity to try on Yukatas or summer kimonos.
This event will take place Saturday July 19th at 11:00 am.
NOTE: Support will be available only for photo editing applications installed on the library's public computers (such as MS Office, Paint and Paint.net, but NOT Photoshop or Photoshop Elements) or programs and services accessible from the internet. Come prepared to start or continue your own digital photo project. If you’re starting with printed snapshots, bring them with you. If you have digital photos, bring them on a portable device such as a USB drive or a camera memory card (such as an SD card).
On Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8 PM, discover lesser-known features built right into your iPhone as well as several apps that can do some pretty amazing and useful things. This program is appropriate for users of the iPhone 4 or later models (running iOS 7 or 7.1) Join us for this fun and informative class and earn a Geek Out Badge!
(NOTE: Android-based phones will not be covered during the session.)
Supreme City: how Jazz Age Manhattan gave birth to modern America by Donald L. Miller
The dead and those about to die: D-Day: the Big Red One at Omaha Beach by John C. McManus
Beyond Pontiac's shadow: Michilimackinac and the Anglo- Indian War of 1763 by Keith R. Widder
The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery; translated from the french by Alison Anderson — The lives of three people intersect with unexpected results: Renée, the concierge of an elegant Parisian apartment building and residents Paloma, a twelve year old genius and a wealth Japanese man, Ozu.
Baghdad at sunrise: a Brigade Commander's war in Iraq by Peter R. Mansoor ; foreword by Donald Kagan and Frederick Kagan
The coldest war: a memoir of Korea by James Brady
The coldest winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam
Dear America: letters home from Vietnam by edited by Bernard Edelman for The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission ; [with a new introduction by Senator John McCain ; foreword by William Broyles, Jr.]
A life in a year: the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert
Michigan Week (May 17-24) is a good time to remember the state's celebrated natives from all walks of life. Communities across Michigan can lay claim to renowned authors, artists, musicians, actors, athletes, politicians, inventors and more. Film makers Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Raimi, Michael Moore, and Paul Schrader were all born in Michigan. Just some of the world famous musicians born here include Stevie Wonder, Kenny Burrell, Betty Carter, Earl Klugh, Bog Seger, Glen Frey, Madonna, and Iggy Pop. Actors born in the state include Bruce Campbell, Tom Selleck, Lily Tomlin, Ellen Burstyn, Kristen Bell, Julie Harris, George Peppard, George C. Scott, Danny Thomas, and Marlo Thomas — the list goes on. Noteworthy authors such as Edna Ferber, Terry McMillan, Judith Guest and Marguerite De Angeli are also Michigan natives. Famous Michigan born athletes include baseball players Charlie Gehringer, Jim Abbott and Hal Newhouser. Find out more about our state's notable heritage by checking out some of the following items from the Library's collection.
Alden B. Dow: midwestern modern by Diane Maddex — Architect
The Dodge brothers: the men, the motor cars, and the legacy by Charles K. Hyde — Automobile engineers
The Mystery Writers of America recently announced the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honoring the best mystery fiction and non-fiction published in 2013. Ann Arbor's Aunt Agatha's Bookstore won The Raven Mystery Award for outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside of creative writing.
Ordinary grace: a novel by William Kent Krueger
Best First Novel
Red sparrow: a novel by Jason Matthews
Best Paperback Original
The wicked girls by Alex Marwood
Mary Higgins Clark Award
Cover of snow: a novel by Jenny Milchman
Gandhi before India by Ramachandra Guha
John Wayne: the life and legend by Scott Eyman
The Hiltons: the true story of an American dynasty by J. Randy Taraborrelli
The last white rose by Desmond Seward
The embrace of unreason: France, 1914-1940 by Frederick Brown
Why the Germans? Why the Jews?: Envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust by Götz Aly ; translated by Jefferson Chase
Unassisted living: ageless homes for later life by Wid Chapman and Jeff Rosenfeld
The athlete's book of home remedies: 1,001 doctor- approved health fixes & injury-prevention secrets for a leaner, fitter, more athletic body! by Jordan Metzl, with Mike Zimmerman
Shaking the foundations: 200 years of investigative journalism in America by Edited by Bruce Shapiro
To keep the waters troubled: the life of Ida B. Wells by Linda O. McMurry
Covert warriors [large print] by W.E.B. Griffin ; with William E. Butterworth IV