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Time Was...Time Is... March 2013

Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Parade organized by the suffragist Alice Paul. On March 3, 1913 more than 5,000 participants - including such notables as Helen Keller - marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in support of granting women the right to vote. However, it wasn't until August 26, 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment, that American women finally attained that goal.

One woman, one vote [videodisc] by an Educational Film Center production for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; WGBH Boston ; written and produced by Ruth Pollak ; co-producer and writer, Felicia M. Widmann

Generations [videodisc]: American women win the vote by Vote 70 Project, Inc

25 Extraordinary Women from Past & Present

Celebrate Women's History Month by reading about one of the fascinating women below.

Madam Secretary by Madeleine Albright, with Bill Woodward — Madeleine Albright, Ambassador, first woman to become United States Secretary of State

Arbella: England's lost queen by Sarah Gristwood — Arbella, English Renaissance noblewoman

Eighty days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's history- making race around the world by Matthew Goodman — Nellie Bly, American journalist

On a farther shore: the life and legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder — Rachel Carson, biologist & environmetalist

Book Club Choices March 2013

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), think about reading an Irish author or about Irish history.

American skin: a novel by Ken Bruen

Skippy dies by Paul Murray

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

I'll know it when I see it: a daughter's search for home in Ireland by Alice Carey

Anybody out there? by Marian Keyes

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...
 

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens ; foreword by Graydon Carter ; afterword by Carol Blue

Walkable city: how downtown can save America, one step at a time by Jeff Speck

Rainshadow road by Lisa Kleypas

A wanted man [Large print]: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child

As if by magic by Dolores Gordon-Smith

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

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.

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