Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog en-US New Books on the Biography Shelf http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-books-biography-shelf-7 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598088"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598088.jpg" /></span>The crusades of Cesar Chavez: a biography</a> by Miriam Pawel</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600138"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600138.jpg" /></span>The most dangerous man in America: the making of Douglas MacArthur</a> by Mark Perry</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1599085"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599085.jpg" /></span>Glitter and glue: a memoir</a> by Kelly Corrigan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1581674"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581674.jpg" /></span>The cooked seed: a memoir</a> by Anchee Min</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1599086"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599086.jpg" /></span>Dashiell Hammett: man of mystery</a> by a biography by Sally Cline</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-books-biography-shelf-7#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 SuzyQ 68668 at http://www.cantonpl.org Help Them Read http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/help-them-read <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/DSC06486.preview.JPG" alt="" class="image image-preview" width="200" height="150" style="float:right;" /><br /><div><span style="line-height:1.22;">Help get books into the hands of kids.  The Barbara Bush Foundation is partnering with Scholastic on the</span> <a href="http://www.helpthemread.org/">Help Them Read</a> initiative. It's easy.  Just vote for your favorite book from the list provided, or suggest your own.  For every vote, Scholastic will donate one book to a program that support children and family literacy.  Vote now. Vote later.  Vote often.  </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/help-them-read#comments Education Kids Adults Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:06 +0000 baluchr 68673 at http://www.cantonpl.org Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1927-2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/gabriel-garcia-marquez-1927-2014 <img width="66" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/garcia.jpg" style="float:left;" />Author <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/17/world/americas/gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies/index.html?hpt=hp_c2">Gabriel Garcia Marquez</a> has died at the age of 87. He was perhaps best-known for his books, <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1018451~S10">Love in the Time of Cholera</a> and <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1061223~S10">One Hundred Years of Solitude</a>. Garcia Marquez popularized magical realism,  described by the committee who awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 as a genre "in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination." http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/gabriel-garcia-marquez-1927-2014#comments Adults Fiction Books Obituary Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:33:36 +0000 daviscrl 68671 at http://www.cantonpl.org New Books on the History Shelf http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-books-history-shelf-15 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600136"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600136.jpg" /></span>The bill of the century: the epic battle for the Civil Rights Act</a> by Clay Risen</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1599083"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599083.jpg" /></span>The burning shore: how Hitler's U-boats brought World War II to America</a> by Ed Offley</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600221"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600221.jpg" /></span>1177 B.C.: the year civilization collapsed</a> by Eric H. Cline</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598090"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598090.jpg" /></span>Congo: the epic history of a people</a> by David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600139"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600139.jpg" /></span>The fight for the four freedoms: what made FDR and the greatest generation truly great</a> by Harvey J. Kaye</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1601104"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1601104.jpg" /></span>Unreal city: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the fate of the West</a> by Judith Nies</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600134"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600134.jpg" /></span>Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: a history</a> by Orlando Figes</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1599089"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599089.jpg" /></span>The wrong enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014</a> by Carlotta Gall</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-books-history-shelf-15#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:49:06 +0000 SuzyQ 68667 at http://www.cantonpl.org Library Closed April 20 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-closed-april-20 The Canton Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20. You may still access MyAccount to renew items, our <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/">catalog </a>to look up materials and place holds, and all of our <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/emedia">digital media</a>, including OverDrive ebooks, Zinio magazines, and hoopla movies, audiobooks and music. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-closed-april-20#comments Media/Marketing Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:01 +0000 goldenl 68664 at http://www.cantonpl.org Purse & Jewelry Donations Needed http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/canton-seniors-seek-jewelry-purse-donations <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/purses.preview.png" height="123" width="200" style="float:right;" />Start your spring cleaning and help a good cause all at the same time!  The <a href="http://leisure.canton-mi.org/seniors.aspx">Canton Senior Center</a> is looking for new or gently used handbags and jewelry for their 6th Annual Jewelry &amp; Purse Sale.  Proceeds from this sale will support Canton's Senior Adult Program, which offers a variety of social, enrichment and service-based programs to Canton residents 55 and older.  Donations will be accepted in the Parkview Room of Summit on the Park Community Center until April 28.  http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/canton-seniors-seek-jewelry-purse-donations#comments Teens Adults Parents Seniors Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:14:58 +0000 fawcettl 68656 at http://www.cantonpl.org Turn! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/turn The new <strong>AMC</strong> drama <a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/turn">Turn</a>, starring Jamie Bell, tells the thrilling story of America's first spy ring during the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/dunited+states+history+r/dunited+states+history+r/1%2C101%2C658%2CB/exact&amp;FF=dunited+states+history+revolution+1775+1783&amp;1%2C134%2C/indexsort=-">Revolutionary War</a>.  Known as the Culper RIng, it was made up of a farmer and his childhood friends in and around Long Island, New York. Based on the book <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1383443">Washington's Spies</a> by Alexander Rose, the drama was created and written by Michigan's own <a href="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014304060037">Craig Silverstein</a>. For more  on this topic try some of these resources:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1581649"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581649.jpg" /></span>George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution</a> by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1488245"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1488245.jpg" /></span>Unlikely allies: how a merchant, a playwright, and a spy saved the American Revolution</a> by Joel Richard Paul</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1452577"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1452577.jpg" /></span>Nathan Hale: the life and death of America's first spy</a> by M. William Phelps</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1248085"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1248085.jpg" /></span>The battle for New York: the city at the heart of the American revolution</a> by Barnet Schecter</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1225038"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1225038.jpg" /></span>The American Revolution: a history</a> by Gordon S. Wood</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569070"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569070.jpg" /></span>Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor: the forging of American independence, 1774-1776</a> by Richard R. Beeman</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1501846"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1501846.jpg" /></span>Revolutionaries: a new history of the invention of America</a> by Jack Rakove</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1573628"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1573628.jpg" /></span>Revolutionary summer: the birth of American independence</a> by Joseph J. Ellis</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1514015"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1514015.jpg" /></span>Tories: fighting for the king in America's first civil war</a> by Thomas B. Allen</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/turn#comments History Parents Seniors Non-fiction May We Suggest American Revolution Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:15:25 +0000 SuzyQ 68651 at http://www.cantonpl.org New Music for Kids April 2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-music-kids-april-2014 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602461"><span class="jacket"></span>A boy named charlie brown (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Vince Guaraldi Trio</p> <br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602460"><span class="jacket"></span>Dconstructed (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602455"><span class="jacket"></span>Disney baby sweet dreams and lullabies (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602451"><span class="jacket"></span>Disney junior dj shuffle (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602459"><span class="jacket"></span>Disney karaoke series - frozen (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602462"><span class="jacket"></span>His kidz vol. 1 (CD) [sound recording]</a> by His Kidz United</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602463"><span class="jacket"></span>Kidz bop party pop (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Kidz Bop Kids</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602456"><span class="jacket"></span>Laurie berkner lullabies (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Laurie Berkner</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602457"><span class="jacket"></span>Lucky day (CD) [sound recording]</a> by Stacey Peasley</p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602452"><span class="jacket"></span>Rio 2: music from the motion picture (CD) [sound recording]</a></p> </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-music-kids-april-2014#comments Babies Kids Parents Music/CDs Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:16 +0000 baluchr 68643 at http://www.cantonpl.org PowerPoint Basics http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/powerpoint-basics-6 Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows. Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills. Join us on Wednesday, May 14 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the Internet Lab. <br /><br /><img width="184" height="200" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/powerpoint_0.jpg" /> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/powerpoint-basics-6#comments Adults Computer Classes Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68327 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion May 19 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-may-19 Please join the <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003817&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 19 at 7:00 PM</a> in the Purple Room to discuss:<br /><br /><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1512748~S10">Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.</a> On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Force bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared. The only survivor was the crew's bombardier, Lt. Louis Zamperini. His true story of endurance will take your breath away. <br /><br /><img width="65" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/unbroken.jpg" /> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-may-19#comments Adults Activities Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68311 at http://www.cantonpl.org New Documentaries on the Shelf http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-documentaries-shelf-5 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598861"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598861.jpg" /></span>Great cathedral mystery [videodisc]</a> by written, produced &amp; directed by David Murdock</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1596114"><span class="jacket"></span>Twenty feet from stardom [videodisc]</a> by Radius TWC ; a Gil Friesen production ; a Morgan Neville film ; produced by Caitrin Rogers ; produced by Gil Friesen ; directed by Morgan Neville ; Tremolo Productions.</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598177"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598177.jpg" /></span>Secret state of North Korea [videodisc]</a> by a Hardcash Production for WGBH/Frontline ; producer, writer, and director: James Jones</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582594"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582594.jpg" /></span>Rewind this! [videodisc]</a> by MPI Media Group ; directed by Josh Johnson; produced by Carolee Mitchell</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598098"><span class="jacket"></span>Red metal [videodisc]: the copper country strike of 1913</a> by produced and directed by Jonathan Silvers</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582592"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582592.jpg" /></span>Secrets of Selfridges [videodisc]</a> by Pioneer Productions ; produced and directed by Sam Taplin</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598741"><span class="jacket"></span>100 years of Wrigley Field [videodisc]</a> by producer, Major League Baseball Production ; writer, Jeff Scott</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582409"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582409.jpg" /></span>B.A.M. 150 [videodisc]</a></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-documentaries-shelf-5#comments Adults Seniors Non-fiction Movies & Television Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:38:51 +0000 SuzyQ 68640 at http://www.cantonpl.org STEM: Science for Tomorrow Workshops http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/stem-science-tomorrow-workshops <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/UMNHM%20logo.preview.jpg" width="200" height="105" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ummnh/">The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History</a> will be presenting their Science for Tomorrow: STEM Career Workshops here at Canton Public Library. These programs are designed to introduce middle school students to STEM careers, show them who scientists really are and what they do, and provide them with practical tools for navigating high school, applying for college and achieving those careers.  <br />Through a series of four interactive workshops, students will get to meet the U-M faculty or alumni who work in the STEM related fields every day.  They are also given tools to help them take charge of their educational future and given assistance in setting realistic goals to get them into STEM fields in college.  <br />The program begins with a U-M campus visit in Ann Arbor for each student and one caregiver.  <strong>A bus will leave from Canton Public Library at 9 AM on Saturday, April 26. </strong>After a visit to a working science lab, campus tour, lunch with faculty and students and presentations by U-M admissions staff, the bus will return to the library around 3:00 PM.  <br />The program continues for 3 more workshops at the Canton Public Library on the days and times listed below. Space is limited. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003814&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Registration for the bus ride to Ann Arbor also registers each student for the remaining workshop sesssions at the library. <br /></a> <ul><li><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003814&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">May 2, 4:00-5:00 PM </a> </li><li><span class="-a"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003814&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">May 9, 4:00-5:00 PM </a></span> </li><li><span class="-a"><span class="-a"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003814&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">May 16, 4:00-5:00 PM </a></span></span></li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/stem-science-tomorrow-workshops#comments Education Mathematics Science Technology Tweens Programs Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:05:43 +0000 welz 68590 at http://www.cantonpl.org Remember the Bees! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/remember-bees <img width="150" height="150" title="Bee on Flower" class="image image-preview" alt="Bee on Flower" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bee%20on%20flower.jpg" style="float:right;" />When planting your flowers this spring be sure to remember the bees! Bees pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops which constitute 1/3 of everything we eat. You can i<span class="style48"><span class="style91">nvite pollinators, like bees, to your neighborhood by planting a pollinator-friendly habitat in your garden, farm, school, park or just about anywhere! Find <a href="http://www.pollinator.org/guides.htm">suggestions for pollinator-friendly flowers</a> in your growing zone. Don't forget to plant flowers that bloom in early spring and late fall as well as throughout the summer. [<a href="https://flic.kr/p/adYAQ3">Bee on Flower</a> by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/redundant_dna/">Steven Murray</a> is licensed by <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/legalcode">CC BY-NC 2.0</a>]<br /></span><br /><br /></span>  http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/remember-bees#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:42:04 +0000 kimba 68576 at http://www.cantonpl.org Library Board Meeting Agenda — Wednesday, April 16, 2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-board-meeting-agenda-%E2%80%94-wednesday-april-16-2014 Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:30 PM <ul><li>Call the Meeting to Order</li> <li>Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)</li> <li>Approval of Agenda</li> <li>Approval of General Meeting Minutes</li> <li>Communications</li> <li>Director's Report</li> <li>Committee Reports - Finance Committee</li> <li>Unfinished Business and General Orders <ul><li>JJX Lease Renewal Counter-Proposal </li> </ul></li><li>New Business <ul><li>2013 Audit Report</li> <li>Proposed Revision - Capital Asset Policy</li> <li>Proposed Revision - Credit Card Policy</li> <li>Strategic Plan Update</li> </ul></li><li>Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)</li> <li>Adjourn</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-board-meeting-agenda-%E2%80%94-wednesday-april-16-2014#comments Board Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:36:31 +0000 gladdenk 68567 at http://www.cantonpl.org hoopla's iOS app now available! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/hooplas-ios-app-now-available-0 <span style="font:16px/19.52px Calibri, 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif;color:#111111;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;background-color:#ffffff;"><img class="image image-thumbnail" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/hoopla%20logo.thumbnail.png" height="100" width="100" style="float:right;" />hoopla's iOS app update is now available!  Music downloads on devices running iOS 7.1 have been re-enabled.  You can now download, listen to a song or an entire album on repeat.  A bug in the sleep timer has been fixed as well. Good news to all iOS7.1 users. Enjoy all that hoopla has to offer today!</span> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/hooplas-ios-app-now-available-0#comments Adults Database Apple devices downloadable audiobooks downloadable music hoopla Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:24:52 +0000 Didi 68553 at http://www.cantonpl.org