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Paintball Season Coming Soon!

While Michigan does have a shorter warm season than many would like, paintball is an exhilarating sport to play during the early Spring and Summer months and then especially throughout the Fall. Get your equipment ready for play and check out some of our materials on paintball .

If you know of a paintball field location or Website that is worth noting, leave a response so that others will know about it.

Leaving a comment saying "I'd like to play sometime" will also hopefully connect people with other locals who have this interest.

Animanga Club Feb. 18

Come join us 6:30 - 8:45pm for Ouran High School Host Club. Plus, as always, there will be lots of pocky (!) as well as our traditional 'mystery' anime showing. What is it this month? Sorry, no hints allowed (we're cruel that way...).
© Bisco Hatori / Hakusensha © NTV / VAP / BONES / Hakusensha

Antonio Gaudi

The 1st of this 2-disc video set about Spanish Architect, Antonio Gaudi, (1852-1926), is accompanied by music and is almost entirely without narration.  The viewer experiences Gaudi's unique forms unencumbered by analytic information, so their beauty, fluidity and integration with nature are abstracted from their utility. The 2nd disc provides biographical information about Gaudi’s life and work.

Totally Interactive Keyboard Bible

I just read “The Totally Interactive Keyboard Bible” by Steve Lodder. This is an incredible resource for any piano or keyboard player. This set is appropriate for all levels of players. It starts right at the beginning with how to read music and progress from there well into advanced intermediate material.

It covers many styles with exercises and example.

Knit Night

Join us at 7pm every second Monday of the month for Knit Night in the Community Room.
All handcrafters of all skill levels are welcome. If you'd like to learn how, bring some needles and yarn and chances are someone will be happy to teach you. Bring your works-in-progress and your finished objects to show off! Knit Night is a casual, friendly evening, so drop in for some good conversation and handcrafting.

February is Love Your Library Month

20080211%20Love%20Your%20Library%20MonthThere are many ways to show your love for the Canton Public Library. Check out materials, volunteer with our Friends, take part in our programs, or make a donation to our Endowment Fund. One of easiest ways to show your love is to tell us what we’re doing right! Send compliments or suggestions through our website form, or comment on this post and share what you love most about your library.

Is The Hunger Games the New Twilight?

It is for me at least!  Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games is entirely different from Twilight, but for me it had the exact same effect.  I can not wait for the next book in the series, Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Series #2).  The popularity of the Hunger Game series is already evident and I am certain it will only continue to grow.&nb

Decorative Pillows - February 6

February 6 - 4:00- 5:00
This is a perfect opportunity to give your bedroom a personal touch with a decorated pillow.  Bring all your great ideas, we will supply the materials.  Registration is required.

Day & Age by The Killers

If you want to hear an amazing CD by a fantastic rock band, check out the newest release from The Killers, Day & Age. This is their third effort, not counting a compilation they also put out, and they just keep getting better and better. They put together a combination of rock and pop that's so catchy you'll be singing all day, and lyrics so entertaining/inspiring that you'll be replaying the songs just to make sure that you hear everything.

And the Printz Winner is......

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.  The Honors books are The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart, Nation by Terry Pratchett, Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, The Astonishing Live of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II by M.T. Anderson.

Teenreads.com Best Books of 2008

Teenreads.com has released their top teen reads for 2008.  Chosen were not only the big Blockbuster titles, such as Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer and Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, but also some really great stand-a-lones and books by new authors.  A few of my personal favorites were chosen including

Paper Flower Bouquets - Jan 29

teengirls 077January 29 - 5:00- 6:00 p.m.
Sick of winter? Think spring by making a paper flower bouquet. We supply the materials, you bring the creativity.

Open Gaming - Jan 17

January 17, 3:30-5 p.m.
We supply the systems, games, and food, all you need to bring is your desire to play. We will have PS3, Wii, and XBox 360 games for you to choose from. Come for an hour or stay the whole time!

Teen Animanga Club - Jan 14, 2008

anime01January 14, 6:45-8:45 p.m.
Manga and anime fans can talk, watch, draw and enjoy japanophilia together. It's never predictable but it sure is fun.

Which would win in a battle - A Galaxy-class Starship or an Imperial Star Destroyer?

Galaxy-Class Starship
49% (18 votes)
Imperial Star Destroyer
51% (19 votes)
Total votes: 37
 

Leisure Time Activities

Crafts

Card ShopThe Card Shop by Sandra Lounsbury. Step-by-step instructions on how to make incredible greeting cards for every season. All you need is a few supplies and you can make imaginative, personalized cards for everyone you know. Some stuff you could even make to decorate your room.

Sports Fiction

TangerineBloor, Edward. Tangerine. Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight

Sad Stories

GirlheartsMazer, Norma Fox. Girlhearts. Sarabeth Silver's life is turned upside-down when her mother dies suddenly, leaving her orphaned, confused, and at the mercy of everyone who seems to know what is best for her.

Mystery Stories

TightropeCross, Gillian. Tightrope. When she begins receiving bizarre threatening messages from someone who seems to know her every move, teenage Ashley, after seeking help from the neighborhood tough guy, comes to realize that she alone can end the stalker's reign of terror.