February 26, 2013 | barkerm
Batter up! Baseball is back in town so join us for an entertaining, historical presentation to get us all in the team spirit on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM. Kerrie Ferrell chronicles her father's career, Hall of Fame catcher Rick Ferrell, and his Detroit Tigers baseball career from 1950-1992. She will share historical pictures, humorous inside stories and take us all on an entertaining journey through decades of pro baseball. Tales of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and more will surely entertain.
Pass the peanuts and Cracker Jack!
February 25, 2013 | SuperMegaAnna
Listen up Plymouth and Canton residents! If you are a high school senior planning for college or an adult returning to school, this is a scholarship opportunity you don't want to miss. In the past 20 years, the Canton Community Foundation has awarded $540,000 to more than 500 recipients. For more information and the application visit the foundation's website. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15th.
Photo courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu/
February 25, 2013 | barkerm
We are still celebrating Black History Month with a special night of storytelling by Alfreda Harris on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM. Families are welcome to share in Ms. Harris' inspirational and fun stories emphasizing black history and the people involved in the civil rights movement. Please join us for a fun, thought-provoking evening.
Postponed until May 9, due to inclement weather.
February 22, 2013 | madame librarian
Fans of PBS Mystery! are familiar with the work of Edward Gorey (1925-2000) born 88 years ago today in Chicago. His eerie illustrations have introduced Mystery! since 1980. Gorey wrote and/or illustrated over 70 books, his images reminiscent of Victorian or Edwardian times with a macabre twist are instantly recognized.
February 5, 2013 | barkerm
We all claim to be a wee bit Irish this time of year. Come celebrate with Irish folk singer, Terry Murphy. Murphy will get your toes tapping and your Irish eyes smiling with his authentic, heartfelt music. Grab your shamrocks and hurry over to the Canton Public Library on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 PM for this special concert.
February 5, 2013 | barkerm
In celebration of Women's History Month, we are pleased to host two luminaries from our past: former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln and famous author Beatrix Potter. Re-enactor Marie Papciak will bring these two famous women to life in her presentation. With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Papciak will bring the characters to life to the delight of children and adults alike on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM. No registration is required.
February 5, 2013 | madame librarian
The remains of Richard III, King of England 1483-1485 have been found under a parking lot in Leicester, UK. They have been positively identified by comparing DNA with two descendents of Richard's sister. The remains have been missing for over 500 years. Following the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III was killed, his remains were unceremoniously dumped without a marker. (Image: The earliest surviving portrait of Richard (c. 1520, after a lost original), formerly belonging to the Paston family Society of Antiquaries, London)
February 3, 2013 | Blogbrarian
Fleetwood Mac's timeless album "Rumors" was released on February 4, 1977. Considered to be the best selling pop album to date, this release catapulted Fleetwood Mac into instant stardom and has been influential ever since. Our copy here at the library has circulated over 175 times in nine years.
January 30, 2013 | Brad B.