November 12, 2012 | SarahRose
Nominate your favorite Michigan Author so the Michigan Library Association can reward them! Any author who lives in Michigan or writes about Michigan can win, regardless of the genre they write, as long as they have published at least 3 titles. See the list of authors who have won over the years and access the nomination form here. This year's winner was Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of Once Upon a River and several other Michigan based books.
November 7, 2012 | barkerm
Mark Dawidziak presents his one man show featuring selections from various Dickens works including The Story of Paul from "Dombey and Son", The Ghost of Christmas Present from "A Christmas Carol," the Period from "A Tale of Two Cities" and a delightfully macabre bedtime story, Captain Murder from "An Uncommercial Traveler."
Step back in time as we begin the holiday season on a very entertaining note on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 PM.
October 23, 2012 | goulds
The scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones is a riveting, fast-paced mixture of fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, mythology, mystery, family affairs, and travel. Feisty Zagora Pym sets off for Morocco with her astronomy-crazed brother and archaeologist father to connect with a long lost colleague (Pitblade Yegen) of her father and explore ruins of the ancient city of Zahir. But Pitblade had been kidnapped, mammoth scorpions have invaded the city, and the rogue planet, Nar Azrak, is on a collision course with earth. With the help of members of the Azimuth tribe, thought to have been extinct, Zagora begins a daring quest to restore order and harmony to this desert land. Key to success of this mission is returning the Oryx Stone to the apex of a buried pyramid. This exotic, somewhat creepy, historical and otherworldly madcap adventure is not to be missed!
October 23, 2012 | goulds
The secrets of Shakespeare's grave by Deron R. Hicks ; illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer has action, humor, suspense, and family intrigue. An unscrupulous, greedy relative theatens to take control of the family publishing business from Colophon and Case's father. Enter Julian, an eccentric cousin. He and Colophon join forces to solve a centuries' old mystery about a hidden family fortune that dates back to Shakespeare's time. She is even able to enlist the help of her obtuse older brother Case in a valiant attempt to save their father from financial ruin. Puzzles, hidden clues, creepy graves, slapstick chases, and diverse family dynamics keep readers riveted. A open ending ensures at least one more gripping epsisode in The Letterford Mysteries.
October 23, 2012 | Brad B.
Join us Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM for our Animanga Cosplay Contest! Dress as your favorite, stylish anime character and you could win a prize. Or, just come along to watch anime and support your friends!
[photo by magoexperto is licensed under CC by 2.0]
October 23, 2012 | Brad B.
Join us Monday, November 12, 6:30-8:30 PM at the library to play on our insane 10ft x 10ft Scrabble board. Test your ultimate Scrabble skills on a team; you can either stop by for a word or two, or stay the entire time!
October 23, 2012 | sobczakd
A new law will go into effect requiring the state to provide educational training materials for athletes, coaches and parents on concussions. Coaches will be require to remove players from the game if they are suspected of having suffered a concussion and return to the field once a doctor gives a written approval. To learn more, check out one of the health collection's newest book, Ahead of the Game.
October 22, 2012 | madame librarian
The Canton Public Library is asking readers of Mystery novels to complete our online Mystery Novels Survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather information about the library's Mystery collection in order to better serve our patrons. All participants will have an opportunity to be entered into a gift card drawing by filling out the entry form at the end of the survey.
If you prefer paper, the Mystery Novel Survey ballot is available near the Mystery stacks. You can pick up an entry for the gift card drawing at the Adult Help Desk (across from the Check Out Desk). The survey will run October 22 through November 5.
October 18, 2012 | Brad B.
Love Harry Potter? Why not enter our Harry Potter Fan Fiction Contest. Write about your favorite characters, objects, spells or any other aspect from the wonderful Harry Potter series. Prizes will be given for the top pieces in the following age categories: 6th-8th grade, 9th-10th grade, 11th-12th grade, and even for adults. We will begin taking submissions on November 1 and will receive entries no later than November 21. See rules and how to enter here. One entry per person, please. Join us on November 30 at 4:00 PM when we will host a Final Reception to announce the winners.
October 17, 2012 | Brad B.
Japan Airlines just unveiled a stunning new Boeing 787 the other day. It's decorated by Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki and seven other winners of a chidlren's art contest. As part of the project, Japan Airlines will be screening some Miyazaki movies during flights. Check out some of our Studio Ghibli movies, on or off the ground.