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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

Final Four Fever

netWith the Final Four rapidly approaching, college basketball fever is at the tipping point!

Acoustic Guitar Artistry


Watching and listenting to guitar master Robin Bullock might temp the average guitarist to put his or her instrument down, forever!  The challenge is to take at least one element of Bullock's exceptional performances on guitar and citern and apply it to one's own style or repertoire.  While the Mel Bay Guitar Masters Live series is oriented to musicians, this video should  also be of interest to enthusiasts of Celtic  and World Music.

March Madness

Amaze your friends, family and co-workers with your encyclopedia knowledge of the game of college basketball.  The DVD March Madness allows you to relive the most spectacular and dramatic moments of this annual college tournament.

Now at the Wayne County Regional Library

The Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped introduces the Brown Bag Book Club. Bring your lunch and the Library will provide snacks, beverages, and dessert. Each month they will discuss two books on the second Tuesday of the month. Call the library at (734) 727-7300 to register and they will send copies of the books each month. The first book discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 14 from Noon-2:00PM at the Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind: 30555 Michigan Avenue, Westland, MI. For more information call (734) 727-7300 or (888) 968-2737.

A Tale of Two Dickens

DroodImplausible as it seems, 2 acclaimed authors have simultaneously penned mysteries about Charles Dickens' last, unfinished novel. 

Teen Tech Week Digital Photo Contest Winners Have Been Chosen

Thanks to all who participated! We got many amazing entries and it was hard to pick a winner!
1st Place: "Escape" by Juliana Mi
2nd Place: Untitled by Heidi Lewis

Tied for 3rd Place: "Shining Star" by Tiffany Tan and "August" by Madeline Viergutz
 

The Black Parade

Are you looking for some good rock music to listen to that you may not have heard when it first came out? The Black Parade is without a doubt my favorite CD so far of this past decade and definitely deserves to be listened to.

Food in your back and front yard

Ever heard of the Food Not Lawns movement? If you have and are planning to get an early start on growing your own foods this spring, we have goodies for you. Brussel sprouts, cabbage, marjoram, potatoes, parsley...what seeds should you plant in March?

Teen Tech Week Internet Scavenger Hunt

Thank you for participating in the scavenger hunt!  I hope you enjoyed it and learned a little about technology!  The winners have been contacted, so check your email to make sure you aren't missing out on a prize.

Vampire Manga

Craving more Vampire Knight and can't wait? To tide you over, try Vampire Kisses for your vamp romance,  Vampire Doll for a little blood-sucking comedy, or Bizenghast for a little straight up gothic supernatural. And, dont' forget to check out Svetlana Chmakova's Nightschool due out in April.

Sarah Wolcott, Attorney at Law

If you enjoy mysteries set in another time and place and featuring a strong woman character, try Shirley Tallman's Sarah Wolcott series.  Sarah is a 27 years old, single, lawyer living in Victorian San Francisco in the late 1890s. Against her family’s wishes, she has opened her own San Francisco law firm, only to find that clients---paying clients, that is---are wary of allowing a woman to manage their legal affairs. With the assistance of her friend Robert Campbell, an attorney she met while briefly employed at a prestigious law firm and her brother, Samuel Wolcott, Sarah always solves the case.

Celebrate Spring with a Visit to the Canton Historical Museum

Van Dusen - Canton Twp.preview.jpgDid you know that Canton celebrates its 175th Birthday this year? Find out more about local history by investigating the Township Website or searching for library materials. Take advantage of the spring weather and visit the Canton Historical Museum, which is once again open to visitors (check their website for hours)

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Who was Buckminster Fuller?

R. Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was the architect, mathematician and inventor who popularized geodesic domes. Chosen by many today for energy efficiency, domes can be a fun do-it-yourself project. Want to build your own clubhouse? Check out Domes by David MacCaulay then make your own geodesic dome with these instructions.