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Murder Will Out: Murder, She Baked Debuts on Hallmark Channel

Chocolate chip cookie murder by Joanne Fluke — Joanna Fluke's Hannah Swensen will make her movie debut on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00PM.  Hannah is proprieter of Lake Eden's (MN) premier bakery, The Cookie Jar.  In-between her detecting, Hannah generously shares her delicious recipes.

Murder Will Out: The Gourmet Detective Premiers on Hallmark Channel

Dying on the vine by Peter King — Peter King's Gourment Detective will debut on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00PM.  Dylan Neal (of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove TV Series) will play the Gourmet Detective.

Zinio Offers New Titles, New Apps

Would you like to take your favorite magazines with you everywhere you go? Zinio brings hundreds of high-quality digital magazines to your computer or mobile device. This spring we have added even more titles to our Zinio offerings, including:
  • Allure
  • Fast Company
  • Details
  • Muscle and Fitness
  • The Knot Weddings
  • Teen Vogue
  • Highlights for Children

In other exciting news, the Zinio for Libraries app has expanded its availability to the iPhone and Kindle Fire (HD or HDX).

Learn Spanish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Learn Spanish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Mango is free for CPL cardholders.

May Mango

Murder Will Out

The killing game by Iris Johansen — If you are a fan of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series and have access to Netflix, the Eve Duncan movie THE KILLING GAME starring ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Laura Prepon) is now available on Netflix streaming.

Savvy Seniors: Age of Disruption

Second wind: navigating the passage to a slower, deeper, and more connected life by Dr. Bill Thomas — Dr. Bill Thomas, author of Second Wind is bringing his Age of Disruption tour to Metro Detroit.  He will be speaking at MEC Auditorium on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00PM.

ELL Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers, May Thursdays and Fridays,  9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room. 

ELL Book Club

Advanced English Language Learners — join us to read and discuss books in English. Books will be discussed until finished. Meets at 12:00 NOON in the Community Room Friday, May 1st, 15th and the Purple Room May 29th. 

PowerPoint 2013 - May 23

Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows with this introduction to PowerPoint 2013. Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills.

Join us on Saturday, May 23 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM in the Internet Lab. Registration Required!

Intermediate Excel 2013 - May 28

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel or previous experience with Excel.

Join us Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Registration Required!

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - May 09

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 09  for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

Food Fighters: Pancake Art

Join us May 27, 7:00-8:00 PM for Food Fighters, the recreational club where art and food combine. This time we're making pancake art. For Teens.

Photo: Pink Art Pancakes by Gabe McIntyre (CC by 2.0)

Board Gaming League of Canton

Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, May 2  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly Board Gaming League of Canton meeting. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks!

Teen Animanga Club

Naruto ShippudenWednesday, May 13, 6:30-8:45 PM join us for our monthly meeting of the Animanga Club! We've got all sorts of zaniness in store from a raffle to trivia to our always popular "mystery anime." What is it this month? Sorry, no hints. Drop by and let your inner otaku run free

Minecraft for Kids

The Canton Public Library's new Minecraft server will go live on Wednesday, May 20th from 4:30-6:00PM in the Computer iLab.  Kids aged 9-12, come build with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. We will be building in Creative Mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. 

Child Development Lecture: Exercise, Nutrition and Brain Development

Join us on Saturday, May 30, from 1:00-3:00PM, as Banyan Montessori Academy will present Dr. Sean Gregory from Canton Center Chiropractic Clinic to talk with parents about helping their children grow into their full potential.

If nutrition provides the building blocks of the body genes, then exercise provides the blue prints. The consumption of optimal levels of micro-nutrients (minerals, vitamins and plant chemicals) is necessary for both children and adults who desire to operate at their full capacity. This coupled with a proper macro-nutrient (carbs, protein, and fats) is what paves the way to individual optimization. In addition to proper nutrition, exercise grows and reinforces the brain at the same time as it grows and reinforces the body.  Movement tells our bodies how to lay down new bone when we grow, helps aid our digestion through core activity and breathing, and activates and balances our hormones.
Dr. Gregory will be discussing the building blocks of nutrition to grow a healthy, active brain as well as how exercise is integral to fully realizing our potentials.

Materials will be provided detailing high nutrient foods, strategies to get kids to eat healthy, and age specific recommendations for physical activity.

Starfish Family Services: Reading with Preschoolers

On Tuesday, May 26, from 6:30-8:30PM the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Reading for Preschoolers. Participants will learn and practice ways to make storybook reading an interactive and enjoyable experience for preschoolers. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.