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Eisner Award Nominees Announced

The nominations for the 2013 Eisner Award have been announced. Named after acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, this is the 25th year of this award highlighting some of the best comics and graphic novels around.

WNBA YA Writers' Panel

The Women's National Book Association's third annual writers' panel is this April 24 at the Novi Public Library. The theme is young adult literature and how it spans generations of readers, with four award-winning Michigan YA authors on the panel. And, it's absolutely free!

Annual Local Author Event

Our 2013 local author guests cover nearly every genre from children's to tweens, mystery and history, nonfiction and inspirational. We are pleased to welcome an interesting and successful group of authors to the Canton Public Library on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 PM. Join us to hear their stories of how they are making their way in the book world, to purchase their books and to get the books signed. This is a great opportunity to buy signed, first-edition books for your collection.

Our guest authors include:
  • Diana Barnes Patillo, children's
  • Gordon Briley, children's
  • Leis Dauzet-Miller, history
  • Jody Lamb, tween
  • Stephanie Neilan, children's
  • Elaine Pereira, nonfiction
  • Linda Svacha, inspirational
  • Angil Tarach-Ritchey, nonfiction
  • Ed Wendover, mystery
  • Sean Williams, children's
  • Kris Yankee, tween/teen

Mother's Day Stories

Storyteller Alfreda Harris shares tender, heart-warming, humorous tales of mothers and motherhood. Please join us to share a laugh or a tear as we celebrate our mothers.  All ages are welcome on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 PM.

Open Chess

 There is no meeting in May due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  See you June 23rd.

Actor Richard Griffiths Dies at 65

AP ImagesRichard Griffiths (July 31, 1947-March 29, 2013) the versatile British actor who played Harry Potter's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. He was 65.  Griffiths was well-known to theater-goers as well as movie-goers. He played Uncle Monty in the popular British series, Withnail and I won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Douglas Hector, an English teacher in Alan Bennet's The History Boys
and DI Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky.

National Food on a Stick Day

Who knew?  The Library Business Office discovered it's National Food on a Stick Day!  Fortunately, CPL is full of inspiration for this unusual and fun celebration, we thought of Cake Pops  or The Ultimate Candy Book or fun for the kids  Indoor S'mores and Other Tasty Treats for Special Occasions.  You see where our thoughts are.   What food can you think of that comes on a stick?

Biodiversity LIVE!

On Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-3:00 PM, The Organization for Bat Conservation will present Biodiversity LIVE!  Explore the amazing variety of wildlife on planet Earth. Discover the interconnectedness between plants and animals. Topics include the balance of natural ecosystems, how humans are impacting biodiversity (habitat destruction, invasive species, climate change), and simple actions that can be taken to protect wildlife from extinction. Live animals include a bearded dragon, sugar glider and a large fruit bat.

Traditional Yoga Basics

On Tuesday, April 9 at 4:00-4:45 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach young people from 6-16 years of age the basic asanas, building up to various intermediate poses. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat to work on. Registration for this program begins on March 26.

Digital Magazines are on the Way!

The Canton Public Library will soon provide unlimited, simultaneous, digital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines through a new database called Zinio for Libraries. After setting up a free account, CPL card holders will be able to read current issues cover-to-cover of any these selected titles, as well as be informed via email of future issues. Patrons can read online at any time via a web browser, either inside the library, or remotely on your PC, Mac, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone, or Android device. Offline access is also available after downloading an app. The issues are then permanently stored in your "viewer collection." No checkout periods or late fees! A wide variety of popular titles will be available including Consumer Reports, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart Living, Rolling Stone, Motor Trend, Popular Science, and Newsweek.

Teen Animanga Club

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free.

Board Gaming League

Into board games like Settlers, Carcassonne, or Puerto Rico? Drop by Saturday, April 6 between Noon and 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Kristy Robinett Psychic Medium

Teens, join Kristy Robinett April 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room. Learn about her psychic abilities and hear stories of her supernatural experiences.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament

Join us Wednesday, April 3, from 3:00-5:00 PM for our Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. Battle against your friends for glory and fame, or just play a round for fun with your favorite characters.

Admission to Success!

Are you applying for college admissions? Need advice on how to get the most out of the college experience? Check out this article from Time, Secrets of the Most Successful College Students, to learn some helpful tips. Or check this latest book, College Bound Organizer, to help you get ready for college.

MS Word for Students - CANCELLED

DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT, THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Learn about advanced MS Word tools useful to high school and college students, including citation and bibliography tools, comments, footnotes and styles.
Prerequisites: MS Word I or equivalent experience.
Join us on March 14, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Internet Lab.

Alvin Lee, Guitarist Extraordinaire, Dead

British rock guitarist Alvin Lee, founder of the band Ten Years After who burst to stardom with his memorable Woodstock performance of I'm Going Home, has died. He was 68.  Detroiters will remember his electrifying guitar solo at the Grande Ballroom in the late 60s. 



(Photo: AP Images)

Fantastic Fantasy for Tweens & Teens

Here's some great books for those who like fantasy with a little wonder and humor:

The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen


The chaos code by Justin Richards


The scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones


The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann