Blog en-US Five New Titles Added to Zinio <img width="244" height="300" class="image image-medium" style="float:right;width:144px;height:183px;" alt="" src="" />Are you a fan of Vanity Fair? Were you wondering how to get WIRED magazine on your tablet?  We are pleased to announce that five great titles have been added to our <a href="">Zinio Digital Magazine</a> collection. In addition to the over 200 titles already available for download, users can now use their Canton Library card to access the latest issues of <strong><span style="line-height:1.22;">Architectural Digest, </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">Conde Nast Traveler, </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">Golf Digest, </span></strong><span style="line-height:1.22;"><strong>Vanity Fair</strong> and </span><span style="line-height:1.22;"><strong>WIRED</strong> on their computer or mobile device. Check out our eMedia page for details on <a href="">how to get started</a>.</span><p class="MsoPlainText"></p><p></p> Adults Database Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:57:07 +0000 hathawaym 76289 at New Books on the Biography Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613649.jpg" /></span>Augustus: first emperor of Rome</a> by Adrian Goldsworthy</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610111.jpg" /></span>The Roosevelts: an intimate history</a> by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel ; design by Maggie Hinders</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611045.jpg" /></span>Tennessee Williams: mad pilgrimage of the flesh</a> by John Lahr</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610616.jpg" /></span>Cosby: his life and times</a> by Mark Whitaker</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615827.jpg" /></span>Death of a king: the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year</a> by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 SuzyQ 76259 at National Chemistry Week Use <a href="">National Chemistry Week</a> (October 19-25) as a motivator to learn about some of the fascinating and groundbreaking discoveries by chemists throughout history:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1268463.jpg" /></span>Napoleon's buttons: how 17 molecules changed history</a> by Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1362775.jpg" /></span>The Curies: a biography of the most controversial family in science</a> by Denis Brian</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1208917.jpg" /></span>Mauve: how one man invented a color that changed the world</a> by Simon Garfield</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463195.jpg" /></span>The invention of air: a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America</a> by Steven Johnson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Marie Curie: a life</a> by Susan Quinn</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The pill, pygmy chimps, and Degas' horse: the autobiography of Carl Djerassi</a> by Djerassi, Carl</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1125854.jpg" /></span>Force of nature: the life of Linus Pauling</a> by Thomas Hager</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1354916.jpg" /></span>Lavoisier in the year one: the birth of a new science in an age of revolution</a> by Madison Smartt Bell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1508229.jpg" /></span>The disappearing spoon: and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements</a> by Sam Kean</p> Science Teens Adults Seniors Non-fiction Chemistry Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:23:04 +0000 SuzyQ 59800 at Learning Disabilities & Dyslexia Awareness Month <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582778.jpg" /></span>Reversing dyslexia: improving learning &amp; behavior without drugs</a> by Phyllis Books, DC, CCN</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599484.jpg" /></span>Embracing dyslexia [videodisc]</a> by directed by Luis Macias</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575835.jpg" /></span>The dyslexia empowerment plan: a blueprint for renewing your child's confidence and love of learning</a> by Ben Foss</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574031.jpg" /></span>The little book of dyslexia: both sides of the classroom</a> by Joe Beech ; edited by Ian Gilbert</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613695.jpg" /></span>Thinking differently: an inspiring guide for parents of children with learning disabilities</a> by David Flink</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1566828.jpg" /></span>Square peg: my story and what it means for raising innovators, visionaries, and out-of-the-box thinkers</a> by L. Todd Rose with Katherine Ellison</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599198.jpg" /></span>ADHD does not exist: the truth about attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder</a> by Richard Saul, MD</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572475.jpg" /></span>Fast minds: how to thrive if you have ADHD (or think you might)</a> by Craig Surman, M.D., Tim Bilkey, M.D. ; with Karen Weintraub</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1549601.jpg" /></span>Raising boys with ADHD: secrets to parenting healthy, happy sons</a> by James W. Forgan and Mary Anne Richey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607116.jpg" /></span>Life, animated: a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism</a> by Ron Suskind, winner of the Pulitzer Prize</p> Education Health Beginning Readers Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Books Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76101 at Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 17 <p>Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 17 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:<br /><br /><a href="">The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom.</a> After seven-year-old Lavinia is orphaned on the journey from Ireland to the United States, she begins work in the kitchen house of a tobacco plantation and bonds with the slaves who become her adopted family, but when Lavinia is accepted into the big house, her loyalties are challenged. <br /><br /><img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" /></p> Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68323 at New Books on the History Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610110.jpg" /></span>Rebel souls: Walt Whitman and America's first bohemians</a> by Justin Martin</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610113.jpg" /></span>An empire on the edge: how Britain came to fight America</a> by Nick Bunker</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1611043.jpg" /></span>Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the dawn of a new America</a> by Jonathan Darman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615828.jpg" /></span>The age of the Vikings</a> by Anders Winroth</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615825.jpg" /></span>Thirteen days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David</a> by Lawrence Wright</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613524.jpg" /></span>A cool and lonely courage: the untold story of sister spies in Occupied France</a> by Susan Ottaway</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613527.jpg" /></span>Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries: the founding fathers in the age of enlightenment</a> by Tom Shachtman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613526.jpg" /></span>Ring of steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I, the people's war</a> by Alexander Watson</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:15:17 +0000 SuzyQ 76258 at New Book Club in a Bag Kit <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618313.jpg" /></span>And the mountains echoed [kit]</a> by Khaled Hosseini — An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe — from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos — the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.</p> Fiction Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:18:57 +0000 kimba 76249 at New Book Club in a Bag Kit <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1618312.jpg" /></span>The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking [kit]</a> by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.</p> Non-fiction Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:14:59 +0000 kimba 76248 at Where are the Puppets? <img width="200" height="160" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Many of the puppets in the children's department are on<br />vacation for a few days to be cleaned. They will be back soon to play with their many fans.<br /> Kids Parents Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:16:29 +0000 durbinm 76247 at What We're Reading: October 2014 Lately, I've been reading non-fiction. A well-written narrative not only informs, it entertains.  Did you know Canton Public Library has a new book discussion group?  The Nonfiction Book Group will meet the third Saturday of the month.  Their first meeting is November 15 at 10:00 AM.<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604800.jpg" /></span>The First World War in 100 objects</a> by John Hughes-Wilson ; IWM consultant, Nigel Steel ; editor, Mark Hawkins-Dady</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1606847.jpg" /></span>The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs</a> by Greil Marcus</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615208.jpg" /></span>Music in the shadows: noir musical films</a> by Sheri Chinen Biesen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581678.jpg" /></span>Seven elements that changed the world: an adventure of ingenuity and discovery</a> by John Browne</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607138.jpg" /></span>In the kingdom of ice: the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette</a> by Hampton Sides</p> Fiction Non-fiction Books Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance May We Suggest Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:56:10 +0000 madame librarian 76217 at Savvy Seniors: Pass It On The Federal Trade Commission (aka FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. They have created <a href="">PASS IT ON</a>  an FTC website containing articles, presentations, video, and activities — with information about scams and pass on some information that could help someone you know.  Health, finances, privacy are just some of the issues they focus on.  There is a link to the FTC for individuals wanting to report a scam. Finance Government/Law Health Adults Seniors Websites Credit Federal Trade Commission healthcare home repair identitiy mortgage mortgages older adults personal finance privacy Scams Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:35:05 +0000 madame librarian 76216 at New Session of Gale Courses Starts October 15th The Canton Library offers free <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" height="70" width="164" style="float:right;" /><a href="">Gale Courses</a> to its cardholders, and the next round of classes is set to begin on October 15th. You can register for any number of classes and in any subject area that appeals to you, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. The goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to learn, at your own pace, new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of the <a href="">vast array of instructor-led courses</a> soon! Adults Database Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:50:41 +0000 hathawaym 76208 at Disaster Readiness Training <img alt="Dart Training Flyer" src="" style="float:right;" />Islamic Relief USA is presenting a series of free classes on Disaster Relief Training. Session 1 is on October 18th and covers Disaster Assessment and Casework. Session 2 is on October 25th and covers Shelter Fundamentals and Emotional Care, and Session 3 covers CPR and First Aid. All sessions run from 10am-5pm and take place at the Canton Mosque at 40440 Palmer Rd, Canton, MI 48188. See <a href="">Islamic Relief USA</a> or <a href="">Muslim Community of Western Suburbs</a> to register. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Health Social Science Disaster Relief Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:38:17 +0000 skrzynskie 76199 at Fine Art for Tweens: Sketching and Shading <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Local fine artist Amarjeet Kapoor will teach how to sketch the objects placed in front of you. Next, you will learn how to shade the drawing with different blending and shading techniques. Adding shadows to an art work is an art in itself. With the help of shading, your work will be more realistic. Shading is an important part of drawing that can be used to create a strong sense of space and form and makes the object look solid and 3 dimensional.  Join us on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, November 1 from 3:30-4:30 PM</a> in the Purple Room. Registration is required and begins on October 18.    <br /><br />[<a href="">ARTT110 Project One Sketch</a> by <a href="">BnBGobo99</a> in licensed under <a href="">CC by-SA 2.0</a>] Listeners Kids Programs Connect Your Summer Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:39:07 +0000 welz 76190 at Fine Art for Kids: Drawing & Coloring <img width="133" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Local fine artist Amarjeet Kapoor will teach, step by step, how to improve your drawing skills and uncover your hidden artistic talent. You will begin by sketching the basic shapes and lines and then will combine these pieces to create a more realistic drawing. You will also apply coloring and shading to make it a finished piece of art. This class is designed for kids aged 5-8 years old.  Join us on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, Nov 1 from 2:00-3:00 PM</a> in the Purple Room.  Registration is required and begins on October 18.    <br /><br />[<a href="">colored pencils</a> by <a href="">Mark Lehigh</a> is licensed under <a href="">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>] Art Education Kids Programs Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:28:33 +0000 welz 76187 at