Whether you already know how to crochet or are looking for a new hobby, I definitely suggest checking out Amigurumi World : Seriously Cute Crochet. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and it doesn't get much cuter than this!
Summer Reading sign up for all ages, babies to adults, begins June 15 at the library. Complete your reading log by August 12 and receive a free book, courtesy of the Friends of the Canton Public Library.
French painter, Paul Gauguin was born today, June 7th, in 1848. Before his career in painting, he was a stockbroker in Paris. At the age of 35, he decided to devote his life to painting and eventually moved to several places, including Tahiti. Much of his art is remembered for containing broad, flat tones, and bold colors and he is regarded as a highly influential founder of modern art.
Looking for a good legal thriller? Read John Grisham or Scott Turow? Check out these award winning authors...
You want beautiful animation? Check. You want something you can watch in 2 hours, not 8 seasons of TV? Check. You want awesome sword fighting action that makes your draw drop? Double check. Check out Sword of the Stranger for some good old martial arts fun.
Greg Iles’ stories have been described as terrifying, suspenseful, and intense, words which also describe Jefferson Bass's FLESH & BONE, DEJA DEAD by Kathy Reich, Alex Kava's A PERFECT EVIL, DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER by Jeff Lindsay, or Karin Slaughter's BLINDSIGHTED.
If you enjoy humor with your mystery, like Tim Cockey’s or Janet Evanovich’s stories, you might try Mischief in Maggody by Joan Hess,Carl Hiaasen's Powder Burn, Biggie and the Poisoned Politician by Nancy Bell, Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White, Bubbles Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer, Murder Grins and Bears It: a Yooper Mys
The general reading public seldom gets a chance to vote for their favorite book and/or author but here's your opportunity to do so. The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel awards in July at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, England. Laura Lippman, Mark Billingsham, Val McDermid, and Simon Kernick are among the 14 contenders.
David Suchet is filming 4 new Poirot mysteries for PBS. Hercule Poirot is Agatha Christie's famous Belgian detective. Mr. Suchet has portrayed Poirot for 21 years on public television's Mystery! series in over 60 episodes.
If you are interested in vampires and monsters with a hint of adventure and romance you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:
- Generation Dead by Dan Waters
- Kiss of Life by Dan Waters
- Jessica's guide to dating on the dark side by Beth Fantaskey
- Need by Carrie Jones
- Zombie Blondes by Brian James
- Suck it up by Brian Meehl
- Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
- Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Blood and chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
- The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
If you are interested in teen books with romance, action, and travel you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:
Ian Rankin, author of the Rebus series, has a new series which will debut in England this Fall. He spoke about this and his venture into music recently on Scotland on Television (stv.tv).
It's a little known fact that during World War II the government recruited women to fly 'non-combat' missions. 'Tis true. In Flygirl, Ida Mae, an African American so light skinned she can pass for 'white', manages to enlist and does dangerous flying missions in a world set against her being black and being a woman.
Aye Me Matey, It Be Pirate Fur Me!
41% (14 votes)
Black is my favorite color, call me ninja!
59% (20 votes)
Total votes: 34
As part of our ongoing effort to make Canton Library an environmentally friendly building, our Housekeeping staff will be trained and certified in "green" cleaning procedures. It doesn't cost more to use safe effective cleaning products and procedures. In fact, in most cases, it costs less. The benefits are obvious. You get a clean , healthy building without using the products which are harmful to our environment. Using "green" cleaning products is also much healthier for our Housekeeping staff. There is a wealth of information about "green buildings" available from the U.S. Green Building Council website. We are also changing over our hand soap to a foaming cleanser and will be installing roll towel dispensers in our restrooms.
Here is a fun way to welcome summer, adopt a pet! Don't worry about pet care, the library has lots of materials on the subject. If you are ready to get a new pet, visit the Michigan Humane Society in Westland or the Humane Society of Huron Valley on Cherry Hill Road in Ann Arbor. Either place will provide adoption counseling. Get ready for your new pet by making a pet toy with the help of Step-by-Step Crafts for Gifts by Kathy Ross.
If you like the humor found in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, may we suggest:
O.k., confession time: Yes, I'm totally addicted to Shugo Chara! Yeah, I'm a guy; what of it? The tiny Charas are just so....cute. Seriously, have you seen them? We just got Volume 6 of the manga in. Check it out. And, if you didn't know, you can watch the anime free (and legally-woohoo!) online at www.crunchyroll.com.