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Earth - the movie

EarthJust in time for Earth Day, the first release from the Disneynature series opens today.

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail Clean Up

hikersSaturday, April 25, 10am - 2p.m.To wrap up Earth Week the library is joining up with Canton Leisure Services to help clean up the Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail. Teens and adults are invited to join the effort. Meet at the trail head at Morton Taylor Rd. north of Michigan Avenue anytime between 10 and 2 pm to help with the efforts. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing, shoes and bring work gloves. Please bring your own reusable water bottle. If you would like you can bring/donate contractor garbage bags. Clean up will take place rain or shine unless there is severe weather. For more information call Canton Leisure Service at 394-5460.

April is National Jazz Appreciation Month

'Jazz: a primarily American musical art form which originated in the early 20th century'.  Trying to define jazz beyond this becomes more difficult as the very nature of jazz is innovation. The musician, the instrument, the mood all impact what notes are played/heard.   Someone once said of jazz 'you'll know it when you hear it.'   Detroit's celebrating and a calendar of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) celebrations is available at Key of G.  For more information about JAM checkout The Smithsonian's webpage.

Share Your Eco-Friendly Tips on Our Green Board

Got some eco-friendly ideas you'd like to share? Write them on our community "Green Board" in the lobby during Earth Week (April 18-25). Then check out some of our "green" Earth Week programming, or get some environment-friendly tips from the Brightboard digital signs behind Checkout and in the Children's Library.

Support Teen Literature Day. Apr. 16

Great adult authors have recognized that teen readers are more alive than ever; they know a hot trend when they see it. Celebrate Support Teen Literature Day by grabbing a teen book by an adult author. There are so many to choose from: Walter Mosley's 47, Michael Chabon's Summerland.

The current state?????

Have you ever noticed the current state of the world and wondered...WHY?  Visit Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonist Index for a different view of today's events.

Spring Break Fever?

Running out of things to do on Spring Break? Besides your favorite programs at the library, there are many places to go and things to see in the Metro Detroit Area. You can access many attractions through the library’s Museum Adventure Pass program, explore Michigan recreation online, sift through Everything Canton for fun activities, or find books filled with things to do!

Solar Power: Get it While it's Hot

Now that the sun is shining more and more, why not learn about how you can use the sun's energy to generate electricity and power. Here is a nifty website with more on solar power and below are some books to help you learn more:

Energy from the sun by Allan Fowler

Harnessing power from the sun by Niki Walker

Solar power: a true book by Christine Petersen

Spring Break Fun!

Have fun at the library during Spring Break! 
Spring Crafts: Children, ages 4-8, are invited to make some fun crafts to take home. 
Program Date: Tuesday, 4/14 from 10 - noon (No Registration Required)
Teen MarioKart Wii Tournament: Are you ready to race? Seventh through Twelfth graders can take to the track. Top three win prizes; food provided. All players must be there at 1 p.m. to compete.

MySpace Comics

Some of the hottest comic artists come together to give you a sample platter of everything awesome. Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Joss Whedon, Gerard Way's Umbrella Academy...you're bound to find somethng to your liking in this collection. Check out MySpace Dark Horse Presents Vol.

Masterpiece Contemporary

If you're a fan of history and “Masterpiece Theater,” you should check out God on Trial, the new DVD added to our collection. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and directed by Andy De Emmony, it takes place during a 24 hour period in Auschwitz after the ritual of selection has taken place and new inmates have arrived.

Bonsai Trees

Spring is here and I am getting out my Bonsai. The Library is a good source for books on how create and take care of these miniature trees. The Bonsai Workshop by Herb L. Gustafson has an excellant section on pruning. It not only describes how to do it but why and when.

Mother Teresa by Maya Gold

Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997), born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship. Although she was born in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia today, Mother Teresa's family came from Shkoder, Albania her father was active in national politics and her mother was a devout Catholic. Mother Teresa has been quoted as saying: "By blood I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun.

A Half Dozen New Mystery Writers To Try

I just finished reading Library Journal's recent first authors of the season reviews ('First Novels Forecast a Lush Spring'; 3/15/09) and CPL has six of the new mystery selections on our shelves for your reading enjoyment: Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark, Posed for Murder by Meredith Cole, Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings

Closed this Sunday

Just a reminder: The library will be closed this Sunday, April 12 for the Easter holiday. We will re-open Monday, April 13th at 9:00 am.

Somewhere in Baseball Time

Travel back in time and meet some of baseball's all-time greats. Nine incredible adventures await you now, but more are sure to follow.

Animanga Club April 8

Animanga Club April 8 6:30-8:45
Come join us for more Ouran High School Host Club, more pocky, and more...well, anime zaniness. There will be a raffle and a surprise anime showing!
© Bisco Hatori / Hakusensha © NTV / VAP / BONES / Hakusensha

D. Gray-Man

Dark, gothic, tragic. D. Gray-man has the haunted spirit battles of Bleach with a full measure of creepy, victorian horror a la Fullmetal Alchemist. Not for the faint of heart but great on storyline and action. We've got the manga, and, just in, the anime, too. Check it out. 

April Book Sale

Secondhand Prose Used Book Shop April Specials. . .
All gardening, craft and hobby books are buy two, get one free.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on the books that make you dream of leisure days in the garden or fashioning that new doodad for your dining table centerpiece.
Come see the great bargains on great books in Secondhand Prose

Vampires and Popcorn

While you're waiting for your Twilight movie to come in, check out House of Night; book number