Blog en-US Book return I would like to suggest the installation of a drive-up drop box, preferably on the island at the entrance or in one of the lots, similar to the Westland and Plymouth libraries. This would reduce the amount of cars standing in the circle and facilitate quick and easy returning of materials. Because of the hard work and dedication of your staff, we have a fantastic library. Thank you! Other Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:58:21 +0000 78213 at Genealogy Seminar in Pinckney <span style="font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;font-size:10pt;"><span style="color:#000000;">Genealogy buffs take note! The Pinckney Community Public Library, in partnership with the Livingston County Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Pinckney Library, would like to invite you to their 2015 Pinckney Area Genealogy Seminar entitled: "Putting the Puzzle Together". The seminar takes place on Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM. Nationally renowned genealogy speakers Diane Oslund and Karen Krugman are scheduled to appear. For more information contact the Pinckney Community Public Library at 734-878-3888. The preregistration deadline is March 31 and registration forms are available at</span></span> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:28:13 +0000 SuzyQ 78203 at Announcements and Invitations with Publisher 2013 <img width="300" height="185" class="image image-medium" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Looking for an easy but affordable way to create greetings or invitations to all your spring and summer functions (think graduations and showers)? Learn how MS Publisher can help you make them! We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. <br /><br /> Join us in the I-Lab on <a href="">Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM</a>. Registration required. Technology Adults Programs Computer Classes Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 78010 at Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - April 11 <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, <strong>please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, April 11</a></strong> 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.<br /><br /><div>*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.</div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 78007 at Nonfiction Picture Books for Women's History Month March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, try one of these great picture books featuring the true stories of strong, smart women throughout history. <div><br /><div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463718.jpg" /></span>America's champion swimmer: Gertrude Ederle</a> by written by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Terry Widener<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">Describes the life and accomplishments of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel and a figure in the early women's rights movement</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463736.jpg" /></span>Eleanor quiet no more: the life of Eleanor Roosevelt</a> by written by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Gary Kelley<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">Explores the life of Eleanor Roosevelt from her upbringing, education, and marriage to Franklin Delano.</span></p></div><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1447751.jpg" /></span>Elizabeth leads the way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the right to vote</a> by Tanya Lee Stone ; illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">Describes the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a pioneer of women's rights.</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1341951.jpg" /></span>The librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq</a> by written &amp; illustrated by Jeanette Winter<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;">The true story of Alia </span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;line-height:normal;">Muhammad Baker and her efforts to save her library and its books in war-torn Iraq.</span></p><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568681.jpg" /></span>Look up!: Henrietta Leavitt, pioneering woman astronomer</a> by Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Raúl Colón<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">An illustrated portrait of astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt traces the years she spent measuring stars from her position at the Harvard College Observatory and her important discoveries that enabled the scientific community to gain a fuller understanding of the universe's vast size.</span></p></div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1377747.jpg" /></span>Marvelous Mattie: how Margaret E. Knight became an inventor</a> by Emily Arnold McCully<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Meet Mattie Knight - the woman known as "the Lady Edison. Mattie loved to make things - from a foot warmer to her mother to toys for her brothers. Find out what else this smart girl invented!</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1565708.jpg" /></span>Miss Moore thought otherwise: how Anne Carroll Moore created libraries for children</a> by written by Jan Pinborough ; illustrated by Debby Atwell<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Examines the story of how librarian Ann Carroll Moore created the first children's room at the New York Public Library.</span></p><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1402523.jpg" /></span>Moses: when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom</a> by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude.</span></p> </div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1163638.jpg" /></span>My name is Georgia: a portrait</a> by Jeanette Winter<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">Presents, in brief text and illustrations, the life of the painter who drew much of her inspiration from nature.</span></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1503745.jpg" /></span>Seeds of change: planting a path to peace</a> by Jen Cullerton Johnson ; illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her own Greenbelt Movement, an effort to restore Kenya's ecosystem by planting millions of trees.--Provided by publisher.</span></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1172926.jpg" /></span>Stone girl, bone girl</a> by Laurence Anholt ; illustrated by Sheila Moxley<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">A biography of the English girl whose discovery of an Ichthyosaurus skeleton in 1811 when she was twelve led to a life-long interest in fossils and other important discoveries.</span></p> <p></p> </div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1500743.jpg" /></span>Summer birds: the butterflies of Maria Merian</a> by Margarita Engle: illustrations by Julie Paschkis<br /><span style="color:#333333;font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;line-height:22.3999996185303px;">In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. --Provided by publisher.</span></p></div><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1529065.jpg" /></span>The watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the chimps</a> by Jeanette Winter<br /><span style="color:#0c0c0c;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.4320001602173px;line-height:19.6275196075439px;">An illustrated biography of British primatologist Jane Goodall, describing her childhood, the years she spent in the African forests to observe chimpanzees, and her efforts to protect and preserve primates and their habitats.</span></p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1250278.jpg" /></span>When Marian sang: the true recital of Marian Anderson, the voice of a century</a> by [written by] Pam Munoz Ryan ; [illustrated by] Brian Selznick<br />An introduction to the life of Marian Anderson, extraordinary singer and civil rights activist, who was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, whose life and career encouraged social change.</p><br /><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"></p><p class="book-record"></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"></p></div></div></div> History Listeners Beginning Readers Non-fiction May We Suggest Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 lovetta 77953 at Mini Golf in the Library <img width="200" height="150" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Mini Golf between the library shelves. Surely, we're joking. Nope. It's really happening. <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">April 8,  2:00-4:00 PM</a>, come stop by the library to play a hole or two. Equipment courtesy of <a href="">Zap Zone</a>. All ages.<br /><br /><em>Photo: <a href="">Mini Golf</a> by <a href="">Summer Skyes 11</a> (CC by 2.0)</em> Kids Teens Adults Programs Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77802 at Post-It Note Art <img width="200" height="150" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />May 1, 4:00-5:00 PM, come decorate the library with pixel art made from Post-It Notes. For Teens.<br /><br /><em>Photo: </em><a href=""><em>Post It Fun</em></a><em> by </em><a href=""><em>Jason Carter</em></a><em> (CC by 2.0)</em> Teens Programs Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77799 at Target Family Reading Night: Fluffy Bunnies <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="200" width="162" style="float:right;" /><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> Families with children ages 4-8 can join us for a cozy evening celebrating fluffy bunnies. We'll read stories, create something, and have a little snack. We might even get a visit from some fuzzy bunny friends from the <a href="">Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary</a>. </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><br /></div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">Register beginning March 26.</div> <div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"> <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"><br />Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 - 8:00 PM</a> </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><br />Sponsored by Target Early Literacy Grant and the Friends of the Canton Public Library.<br /><br /><br /></div> Kids Programs Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 strande 77722 at Dance Your Fanny Off <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;line-height:19.5200004577637px;" /><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">Families with young children can join us for a freestyle dance party for our littlest patrons. Everyone gets movin' and groovin' to some great dance tunes.</span><br /><br /><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">Designed for new walkers up to 5 years old to get moving with their caregivers, dancing is a great way to have some fun. </div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><br /></div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, April 6 @ 10:00-10:30 AM</a></div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><br /></div><div style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><p>[<a href="">Disco Ball</a> by <a href="">dichohecho</a> is licensed under <a href="">CC BY 2.0</a>]</p></div> Kids Programs Dance dancing family activity health play Wellness Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 strande 77720 at Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Club <img width="200" height="133" title="D&amp;D game dice" class="image image-preview" alt="D&amp;D game dice" src=";D%20dice2.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Roll up some fun with kid-friendly Dungeons &amp; Dragons Gaming.  This monthly program will take place the fourth Tuesday of every month from 4:00-5:30 PM. Have fun using your imagination while also working on building problem-solving skills, practicing mathematics and chart-reading, and learning new vocabulary. <a href="">The next session is April 28</a>.  All playing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own dice.  This program is suggested for ages 9-12.  Families are welcome.  No registration is required.<p>Photo <a href="">Dungeons &amp; Dragons</a> by <a href="">River Siren</a> (<a href="">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>)</p> Kids Tweens Activities Fantasy Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 visnawj 77632 at Recycled Materials Marble Run <img width="200" height="150" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Help kick off our Earth Week series of events with our Marble Run Mania with Recycled Materials on <a href="">Sunday, April 19, 2:00-3:00 PM</a>.  Practice your engineering skills by repurposing the materials we provide to create a fun marble run.  Recommended for ages 6-12.  No registration required.<br /><br /><a href="">Marble run - Hope 1</a> by <a href="">Glamhag</a> (<a href="">CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a>) Kids Tweens Activities STEAM STEM Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 visnawj 77631 at ABC Activity Time <span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;">ABC Activity Time will begin Monday, April 13. This is an informal session where parents, caregivers, children and babies meet together in a relaxed environment. This drop-in playtime includes sensory activities, puzzles, and matching games for children ages birth to 5, with caregiver. No registration required. Program takes place in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.</span><br /><br /><img alt="" src="" style="float:right;line-height:19.5200004577637px;" /><span style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">ABC Activity Times, April 13-May 23</a>:</span><ul style="line-height:19.5200004577637px;"><li>Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM</li> <li>Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM</li> <li>Tuesdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)</li> <li>Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM</li> <li>Thursdays 10:30-11:00 AM</li> <li>Thursdays 7:30-8:00 PM (Purple Room)</li> <li>Fridays 1:30-2:00 PM (Purple Room)</li> <li>Saturdays 10:30-11:00 AM (Purple Room)</li> </ul> Babies Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Programs Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 strande 77455 at Family Storytime <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;line-height:19.52px;" /><span style="line-height:19.52px;">Family Storytimes begin the week of April 13. These storytimes are designed for children ages 5 and under with a caregiver, and do not require registration. Please see following list for storytime locations.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height:19.52px;"><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Drop-in Family Storytimes, April 13-May 23</a>:</span><ul style="line-height:19.52px;"><li>Mondays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)</li> <li>Tuesdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Community Room)</li> <li>Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)</li> <li>Thursdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Community Room)</li> <li>Thursdays 7:00-7:30 PM (Purple Room)</li> <li>Saturdays 10:00-10:30 AM (Purple Room)</li> </ul><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /></span></div><br /> Babies Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Parents Programs Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 strande 77454 at Board Gaming League of Canton <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, April 4  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"></a><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Board Gaming League of Canton</a> meetin<span style="text-decoration:underline;">g</span>. Play some of the hottest games and meet some new folks! Teens Adults Programs Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77384 at Teen Animanga Club <img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="" style="float:right;" /><a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-8:45 PM</a> 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 Teens Programs Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77359 at