Blog en-US New Books on the History Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607466.jpg" /></span>Tudor adventures: an arctic voyage of discovery: the hunt for the Northeast Passage</a> by James Evans</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607455.jpg" /></span>The rush: America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853</a> by Edward Dolnick</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607462.jpg" /></span>When Britain burned the White House: the 1814 invasion of Washington</a> by Peter Snow</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607467.jpg" /></span>Infidel kings and unholy warriors: faith, power, and violence in the age of crusade and jihad</a> by Brian A. Catlos</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607543.jpg" /></span>Makers of modern Asia</a> by edited by Ramachandra Guha</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610112.jpg" /></span>Empire of mud: the secret history of Washington, DC</a> by J. D. Dickey</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615197.jpg" /></span>To the edge of the world: the story of the Trans- Siberian Express, the world's greatest railroad</a> by Christian Wolmar</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610617.jpg" /></span>Gaza: a history</a> by Jean-Pierre Filiu ; translated by John King</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:47:40 +0000 SuzyQ 75949 at Bring Liquid into the Study Room Can we bring closed liquid into quite study room? Business & Facilities Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:13:44 +0000 75939 at Adult Contemporary Book Discussion October 20 Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:<br /><br /><a href="">Someone by Alice McDermott.</a> We first meet Marie, a bespectacled seven-year old who is standing on the steps of her Brooklyn townhouse waiting for her father. The story of Marie's life enfolds as we follow her through milestones of loss, love, marriage and motherhood. <br /><br /><img width="67" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" /> Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68321 at For Those Who Liked Eragon <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1547478.jpg" /></span>The false prince</a> by Jennifer A. Nielsen</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610059.jpg" /></span>Sabriel</a> by Garth Nix</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1279580.jpg" /></span>The Amulet of Samarkand</a> by Jonathan Stroud</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1349097.jpg" /></span>Dragon keeper</a> by Carole Wilkinson</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1044013.jpg" /></span>Dragonflight</a> by Anne McCaffrey</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1079940.jpg" /></span>The eye of the world</a> by Robert Jordan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1432565.jpg" /></span>Dragons of autumn twilight</a> by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman ; poetry by Michael Williams ; interior art by Denis Beauvais</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1356218.jpg" /></span>The fire within</a> by Chris D'Lacey</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1386663.jpg" /></span>His majesty's dragon</a> by Naomi Novik</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1140332.jpg" /></span>The lost years of Merlin</a> by T.A. Barron</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1010675.jpg" /></span>The fellowship of the ring: being the first part of The Lord of the Rings</a> by with a new foreword by the author, J.R.R. Tolkien</p> Teens Fiction Fantasy May We Suggest Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:12:03 +0000 Brad B. 75924 at Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 Oakley, the Standard Poodle, won CPL's Best in Show Dog Show! Adopted from a rescue organization in 2010, Oakley, now 7, demonstrated she had the right stuff to take the Best in Show prize. Oakley won Best Trick by jumping through a hula hoop and her little owner to qualify for Best in Show. Congratulations, Oakley! You are Canton's Top Dog for 2014!<br /><br /><a href=""><img alt="" src="" /></a><br /> Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 Oakley<br /><br /><a href=""><img alt="" src="" /></a><br />Best in Show Contest Winners from left: Oakley (Standard Poodle), Seven (Yorkie), Bella Rose (Yorkie), Presser (Greyhound) and Penny (Beagle) on September 13, 2014. Pets Programs dogs Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:32:27 +0000 sobczakd 75923 at Ahoy! Let Mango Teach You to Talk Like A Pirate! <img class="image image-medium" style="float:left;width:141px;height:148px;" alt="" src="" height="300" width="271" />Are you prepared for International <strong>Talk Like a Pirate Day</strong> on September 19th? <a href="">Mango Languages</a> can help!  Not only does Mango offer free online courses on Latin, Arabic, Chinese, German and much more,<span style="line-height:1.22;"> you can also learn to speak like the heartiest mates on the seven seas!  Check out Mango's course on </span>talking like a Pirate<span style="line-height:1.22;">!<img class="image image-medium selected" style="float:right;width:219px;height:56px;" alt="" src="" height="60" width="258" /></span> Adults Database Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75615 at Library Board Meeting Agenda — Monday, September 22, 2014 <p>Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:30 PM</p> <ul><li>Call the Meeting to Order</li> <li>Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)</li> <li>Approval of Agenda</li> <li>Approval of Special Meeting Minutes</li> <li>Approval of General Meeting Minutes</li> <li>Communications</li> <li>Report of the Library Director</li> <li>Committee Reports <ul><li>Finance Committee</li> </ul></li><li>Unfinished Business and General Orders <ul><li>None</li> </ul></li><li>New Business <ul><li>Statistic of the Month: <em>Connect Your Summer</em> review (presented by L. Fawcett &amp; N. Welz)</li> <li>Approval of contract over $25,000: Reliable Landscaping (snow removal)</li> <li>Approval of contract over $25,000: Library Automation</li> <li>Approval of contract over $25,000: Library Design Associates (for carpet; bathroom &amp; lobby renovation; furniture)</li> <li>Proposed 2015 Schedule of Board Meetings &amp; Library Closures</li> <li>Proposed Patron Code of Conduct Policy revision (1st reading)</li> <li>Proposed Circulation Policy revision (lst reading)</li> <li>Recognition</li> </ul></li><li>Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)</li> <li>Adjourn</li> </ul> Board Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:13:57 +0000 gladdenk 75890 at Library Board 2015 Budget Hearing — Monday, September 22, 2014 <p>Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:30 PM</p> <ul><li>Call the Meeting to Order</li> <li>Call to the Audience</li> <li>Approval of 2015 Budget as Presented</li> <li>Approval of Resolution Certifying a Rate of Tax Levy in the Amount of 1.5437 mills for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2015</li> <li>Adjournment of Budget Hearing </li> </ul> Board Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:01:45 +0000 gladdenk 75889 at New Documentaries on the Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1612931.jpg" /></span>Boredom [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610995.jpg" /></span>Racing dreams [videodisc]: coming of age in a fast world</a> by produced by Bristol Baughan, Marshall Curry ; written and directed by Marshall Curry</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610606.jpg" /></span>21 great wonders of the world [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610076.jpg" /></span>GMO OMG [videodisc]</a> by a Compeller Pictures production ; in association with Heartworn Pictures ; presented by Nature's Path ; produced by Joshua A. Kunau ; written and directed by Jeremy Seifert</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602668.jpg" /></span>Freedom summer [videodisc]</a> by Corporation for Public Broadcasting</p> Adults Seniors Non-fiction Movies & Television Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:47:16 +0000 SuzyQ 75888 at Volunteer Tutors Needed Just two hours a week is all the time you need to help other adults learn to read, write or speak English. The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council is in need of tutor volunteers and has New Tutor Training and Orientation classes starting in October. Literacy volunteers receive comprehensive training before tutoring in a setting of their choice. Some tutors work one-on-one with a student, while others prefer to volunteer in a small conversation group or as a teacher’s assistant in an adult classroom. No prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact the <a href="">Community Literacy Council</a> at 734-589-0011. Media/Marketing Volunteer Opportunity Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:13:16 +0000 goldenl 75883 at Next Session of Gale Courses Begins September 17 The free <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" height="70" width="164" style="float:right;" /><a href="">Gale Courses</a> that the library offers to its cardholders are set to begin on September 17. You can register for any number of classes and in any subject area that appeals to you. The goal is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for you to learn, at your own pace, new skills or improve existing ones. Take advantage of the <a href="">vast array of instructor-led courses</a> soon. Adults Database Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 75798 at New Books on the Biography Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1605650.jpg" /></span>Neil Armstrong: a life of flight</a> by Jay Barbree</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609898.jpg" /></span>Maeve Binchy: the biography</a> by Piers Dudgeon</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609897.jpg" /></span>The life and career of David Beckham: football legend, cultural icon</a> by Tracey Savell Reavis</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613519.jpg" /></span>Fierce patriot: the tangled lives of William Tecumseh Sherman</a> by Robert L. O'Connell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1609896.jpg" /></span>Joni Mitchell: in her own words</a> by conversations with Malka Marom</p> Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:46:40 +0000 SuzyQ 75865 at California Statehood <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />California was admitted to the United States on September 9, 1850. Originally colonized by the <a href="">Spanish</a> in the 17th century, it became part of Mexico in 1821. In 1846, a group of American settlers declared an independent California Repulic shortly after the beginning of the <a href=";FF=dmexican+war+1846+1848&amp;1%2C9%2C">Mexican-American War</a>. The <a href=";FF=dcalifornia+gold+discoveries&amp;1%2C16%2C">California Gold Rush</a> of 1848 led to a huge increase in Califronia's population and started an economic boom. Some of the many figures connected to the state's rich and complicated history include <a href=";FF=ddrake+francis+sir+1540+1596&amp;1%2C6%2C">Sir Francis Drake</a>, <a href=";searcharg=serra+ju&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=D&amp;submit=Search">Junipero Serra</a>, <a href=";FF=dfremont+john+charles+1813+1890">John Fremont</a>, <a href="">Leland Stanford</a>, <a href="">Upton Sinclair</a>, and <a href="">William Randolph Hearst</a>. Learn more: <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1364096.jpg" /></span>California: a history</a> by Kevin Starr</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Rivers in the desert: William Mulholland and the inventing of Los Angeles</a> by Margaret Leslie Davis</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1172796.jpg" /></span>Bear Flag rising: the conquest of California, 1846</a> by Dale L. Walker</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1405772.jpg" /></span>The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War</a> by Leonard L. Richards</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Around California in 1891</a> by Terence Emmons</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1429920.jpg" /></span>Historical atlas of California: with original maps</a> by Derek Hayes</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1074919.jpg" /></span>The missions of California</a> by Stanley Young ; photography by Melba Levick</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1246453.jpg" /></span>The age of gold: the California Gold Rush and the new American dream</a> by H.W. Brands</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The campaign of the century: Upton Sinclair's race for governor of California and the birth of media politics</a> by Greg Mitchell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1150826.jpg" /></span>Beneath the diamond sky: Haight-Ashbury, 1965-1970</a> by Barney Hoskyns</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1339931.jpg" /></span>San Francisco: a cultural and literary history</a> by Mick Sinclair</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1364091.jpg" /></span>A crack in the edge of the world: America and the great California earthquake of 1906</a> by Simon Winchester</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Rivers in the desert: William Mulholland and the inventing of Los Angeles</a> by Margaret Leslie Davis</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The missions of Father Serra [videodisc]</a></p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The gold rush [videodisc]</a> by a Yellow Jersey Films, Inc. production for American Experience in association with KQED ; produced by Randall MacLowry &amp; Laura Longsworth ; directed by Randall MacLowry ; written by Michelle Ferrari</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1405657.jpg" /></span>The great San Francisco earthquake [videodisc]</a> by WGBH Educational Foundation ; a Moira Productions, Inc. film for American Experience ; WGBH Boston ; written and produced by Tom Weidlinger</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1488496.jpg" /></span>Inventing L.A. [videodisc]: the Chandlers and their Times</a></p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction May We Suggest Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:35:02 +0000 SuzyQ 62849 at Happy Grandparents Day <div>Hey Kids,</div><div><img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" width="200" height="150" style="float:right;" /><br /></div><div>It was a back-to-school week for a lot of you, but before you get too caught up in the school routine, I thought I’d remind you about a holiday coming up tomorrow. National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day, and a perfect time to show a little extra love to the people in your life who act as grandparents to you. My family is made up of bears and I’ve lost touch with many of my ancestors (it's a distant cousin in the photo), but don’t let that happen to you! </div><br /><div>Come to the library on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Sunday, September 7</a> to make something for the grandparents in your life, or to take a picture with a grandparent. If you’re looking for a special story to share, you can also look up “Grandparents” as a <a href=";FF=dgrandparents+juvenile+fiction&amp;1%2C101%2C">subject </a>or <a href=";searcharg=grandparents&amp;searchscope=3&amp;sortdropdown=-&amp;SORT=D&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBMIT=Search&amp;searchlimits=&amp;searchorigarg=dgrandparents">keyword </a>in our <a href="">catalog</a>.</div> Kids Programs Activities Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:52:53 +0000 Thorndyke 75841 at Looks What's In Large Print: September 2014 <p class="book-record">Schools in session. Why not read a classic?  Do we read differently today what we read at 18?<a href=""><br /><br /><img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" height="160" width="160" style="float:left;" /> The moon is down [large print] </a> by John Steinbeck</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" height="100" width="61" style="float:left;" />        Northanger Abbey [large print]</a> by Jane Austen</p> <p class="book-record"> <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" height="100" width="64" style="float:left;" />     <a href="">O pioneers!: [large print]</a> by Willa Cather</p> <p class="book-record">      <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" height="100" width="64" style="float:left;" /><a href="">To have and have not [large print]</a> by Ernest Hemingway</p> <p class="book-record"><a href=""><img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" height="100" width="64" style="float:left;" /> To kill a mockingbird [large print]</a> by Harper Lee</p> Adults Seniors Fiction Books May We Suggest city and town life England Ernest Hemingway farming fathers and daughters gothic novels Harper Lee Jane Austen John Steinbeck Nebraska political intrigue racism romance smuggling trials war stories Willa Cather World War II young women Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:42:03 +0000 madame librarian 75836 at