Seniors

Starfish Family Services: Try Encouragement

On Monday, November 23, from 6:30-8:30 PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Try Encouragement. Participants will discuss the benefits of using encouragement with young children. Starfish staff will then introduce three exciting encouragement strategies to try in your daycare or home setting. Starfish will no longer be offering childcare for these events.

26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl

Love to bowl? Love to help animals? The 26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Woodland Lanes in Livonia. Tail Wagger's is a non-profit organization that provides affordable preventative and wellness clinic services for pets. They also accept donations and offers the area's only pet food assistance pantry. Please register by November 1 online or call Tail Wagger's (734-855-4077) to save your spot.  

Gale Courses Begin November 11

Let Gale Courses give you a head start in your career. In addition to dozens of topics for personal enrichment, Gale Courses offers 6-week classes to help you get ready for a career in health care, business, IT and more!

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, November 11. 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: November 2015 Catwalk For A Cause - Fundraiser for Alzheimers

Canton Leisure Services/Club 55+ is sponsoring Catwalk for a Cause--A Fundraiser for Alzheimers on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00AM-2:00PM at the Summit on the Park's Banquet Center . Enjoy a lovely luncheon, a fabulous fashion show - presented by the Clothing Cove of Milford - and shop for a good cause. Participate in the Power of the Purse raffle; each donated purse contains an assortment of gift certificates and specialty items from local merchants. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Michigan. Tickets can be purchased by calling 734/394-5485.

TechBoomers - Website Lessons For Beginners

Techboomers.com provides free lessons on how to use popular and useful websites and apps, to help you shop, learn, even stay safe on the Internet. Techboomers tutorials provide articles and videos with website descriptions and reviews, along with short lessons on how to find your way around once you get there. Learn more about how to use Facebook, Amazon, Skype, Netflix, Gmail, Ancestry, eBay and much more!

You can find a link to Techboomers.com on our Databases page under Online Learning and Test Preparation.

Gale Courses Begin October 14

Fall into a new hobby with Gale Courses! With your CPL Card, you can access a wide variety of 6-week courses to help you learn something new, from photography and creative writing to cooking and interior design.

The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, October 14. 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: October 2015

Michigan now has 1.2 million drivers 65 years old or older, and that number is growing. By 2025, one in five drivers is expected to be 65 or older. By using smart self-management techniques to review their driving skills, older drivers can keep driving longer while limiting risks to themselves and others.  Copies of Michigan's Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families are available at the Canton Public Library and the Michigan Secretary of State office.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Below are some suggested materials on the topic provided by librarians at the Canton Public Library.

For additional YA/Teen books please follow this link

What is mental illness? by Richard J. McNally

Just like someone without mental illness only more so: a memoir by Mark Vonnegut

Telling is risky business [electronic resource]: mental health consumers confront stigma by Otto F. Wahl

Furiously happy: a funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson

Henning Mankell, Swedish Noir Author, dies at 67

Henning Mankell, author of the popular Kurt Wallander series died on October 5 of cancer at the age ot 67.  Mankell was the author of over 40 novels, 11 featuring the dour detective Kurt Wallander. Kenneth Branagh adapted several of the novels to film for the BBC. 

World Sight Day 2015

October 8 is World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness held to generate global attention on blindness and vision impairment.For those unfamiliar with the free service, the Braille and Talking Book Library offers audio books, magazines and braille titles to Michigan residents with visual or physical disabilities that are unable to utilize standard print materials. Canton Public Library is a demo site; interested individuals can try a digital talking book
machine before enrolling in the program.

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