Blog en-US Connect Your Summer 2015 Swag Station <img width="160" height="179" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Attention 2015 Connect Your Summer Participants! Stop by the library on one of the dates listed below to support our community partners and reward yourself for your summer reading participation. The CYS Swag Station will feature coupons and other treats donated to the library in support of the CYS program. The Swag Station will be available during library hours on the following dates:<br /><ul><li>Tuesday June 23</li> <li>Wednesday July 8</li> <li>Monday July 18</li> <li>Thursday July 23</li> <li>Monday July 27</li> <li>Friday August 7</li> </ul><p>All items are available on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Limit one reward per CYS participant.</p> Connect Your Summer prize rewards Sun, 24 May 2015 03:59:00 +0000 fawcettl 79011 at Investigated the Family Tree I used to see if I could find any information on my husband's family. It's kind of fun!<div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-cys-badge-term"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="experience-post-info"><a href="/badge-15e/sleuth-it%3A-electrified-2015"><img src="" alt="Sleuth-It:-eLectrified-2015" title="Sleuth-It:-eLectrified-2015" class="badge sleuth-it:-electrified-2015" /></a><a href="/badges/30">strande</a> wrote this to earn the <a href="/badge-15e/sleuth-it%3A-electrified-2015">Sleuth It: eLectrified 2015 badge</a><br /><span class="parenthetical">Learn more and earn badges at the <a href="/connect-your-summer">Connect Your Summer page</a>.</span></div> </div> </div> </div> Sleuth It: eLectrified 2015 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:34:00 +0000 strande 79134 at Hugged a kitten <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-cys11-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/experience/hugged-kitten" class="imagecache imagecache-Large imagecache-linked imagecache-Large_linked"><img src="" alt="" title="" width="400" height="300" class="imagecache imagecache-Large"/></a> </div> </div> </div> Testing <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-cys-badge-term"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="experience-post-info"><a href="/badge-15/my-mitten%3A-super-bookworm-2015"><img src="" alt="My-Mitten:-Super-Bookworm-2015" title="My-Mitten:-Super-Bookworm-2015" class="badge my-mitten:-super-bookworm-2015" /></a><a href="/badges/169018">Boydl</a> wrote this to earn the <a href="/badge-15/my-mitten%3A-super-bookworm-2015">My Mitten: Super Bookworm 2015 badge</a><br /><span class="parenthetical">Learn more and earn badges at the <a href="/connect-your-summer">Connect Your Summer page</a>.</span></div> </div> </div> </div> My Mitten: Super Bookworm 2015 Wed, 20 May 2015 14:08:19 +0000 Boydl 79052 at NHS Homework Help Ends May 21st <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored: <ul><li>You must be in 3rd through 12th grade</li> <li>If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library</li> <li>You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials</li> </ul><h4>Days and Times</h4><ul><li>Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> <li>Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> <li>Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM by the East Wing</li> </ul><p><strong>There will be no tutoring during school closures, library closures, and snow days.  Tutoring ends May 21st.</strong></p> Education Kids Tweens Teens Parents Programs Tue, 19 May 2015 22:13:55 +0000 SuperMegaAnna 79049 at Read a Geeky Science Book <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604178.jpg" /></span>Frank Einstein and the antimatter motor</a> by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Brian Biggs — Loved this chapter book about a science fair, two self-building (or something like that) robots, and a nemesis bent on stealing both the robots and the fair prize. Delightful illustrations by Brian Biggs.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-cys-badge-term"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="experience-post-info"><a href="/badge-15/geek-out%3A-super-bookworm-2015"><img src="" alt="Geek-Out:-Super-Bookworm-2015" title="Geek-Out:-Super-Bookworm-2015" class="badge geek-out:-super-bookworm-2015" /></a><a href="/badges/30">strande</a> wrote this to earn the <a href="/badge-15/geek-out%3A-super-bookworm-2015">Geek Out: Super Bookworm 2015 badge</a><br /><span class="parenthetical">Learn more and earn badges at the <a href="/connect-your-summer">Connect Your Summer page</a>.</span></div> </div> </div> </div> Geek Out: Super Bookworm 2015 Tue, 19 May 2015 20:31:14 +0000 strande 79048 at Mark Twain's Previously Unknown Writings <img width="150" height="200" title="Mark Twain" class="image image-preview" alt="Mark Twain" src="" style="float:left;" />Mark Twain, Father of American Literature, and author of famous works such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, has more to offer us readers. Scholars in California have recently discovered a series of writings written by Twain when he was a 29-years old journalist in San Francisco. Read more about this story <a href=";utm_term=4ldqpgr#.rll2O1plK">in this article</a>. History Tweens Teens Adults Seniors Fiction Realistic Fiction mark twain Mon, 18 May 2015 20:44:50 +0000 rogersn 79022 at Healing Meditation with Sister Jyotsna Patel <img width="200" height="171" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />On Friday, May 22 from 3:00-5:00PM, Brahma Kumaris presents Sister Jyotsna Patel. Sister Patel has dedicated her life to spiritual service for over 30 years.  Her words are filled with spiritual wisdom and she touches the hearts of every person she meets. Come practice healing through meditation with this special afternoon leader. Education Health Religion and Spirituality Teens Adults Seniors Programs Mon, 18 May 2015 20:39:17 +0000 welz 79021 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/b1634660.jpg" /></span>The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel [kit]</a> by Fannie Flagg — Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Like Fannie Flagg's classic <a href="">Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe</a> by Fannie Flagg, this is filled to the brim with Flagg's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic. CPL's <a href="">Lunch and a Book</a> Group gave this title 4 stars out of 5. Note: This kit contains 10 copies of the title.</p> Fiction Sat, 16 May 2015 18:25:54 +0000 kimba 78949 at High Interest - Low Readability Looking for some interesting books that aren't too difficult to read? check these out:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1631775.jpg" /></span>The ultimate Minecraft comic book: a graphic novel. Volume 1, The curse of Herobrine</a> by Herobrine Comics</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1500666.jpg" /></span>Bone: tall tales</a> by Jeff Smith ; with Tom Sniegoski ; color by Steve Hamaker</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1478657.jpg" /></span>Iron Man. Enter the dragon</a> by writer, Fred Van Lente ; penciler, James Cordeiro ; inker, Scott Koblish ; colorist, Martegod Gracia ; letterer, Nate Piekos ; cover artist, Michael Golden</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624745.jpg" /></span>Creatures from Planet X!</a> by Yale Stewart</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1621039.jpg" /></span>Beware the Inquisitor!</a> by written by Lisa Stock</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1632597.jpg" /></span>Rutabaga the adventure chef. 1</a> by Eric Colossal</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615283.jpg" /></span>Animalium</a> by illustrated by Katie Scott ; written by Jenny Broom</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1551309.jpg" /></span>Castle: how it works</a> by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1551310.jpg" /></span>Jet plane: how it works</a> by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577623.jpg" /></span>Toilet: how it works</a> by David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599302.jpg" /></span>Okay, Andy!</a> by Maxwell Eaton III</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581577.jpg" /></span>The lion who stole my arm</a> by Nicola Davies ; with illustrations by Annabel Wright</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>The enormous crocodile</a> by Roald Dahl ; pictures by Quentin Blake</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1006588.jpg" /></span>Esio Trot</a> by Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1028616.jpg" /></span>The magic finger</a> by Roald Dahl ; illustrated by William Pene Du Bois</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602560.jpg" /></span>The Chicken Squad</a> by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Kevin Cornell</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1065841.jpg" /></span>The whipping boy</a> by Sid Fleischman ; illustrations by Peter Sis</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1320954.jpg" /><br /></span>Actual size</a> by Steve Jenkins<br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600998.jpg" /></span>The streak: how Joe DiMaggio became America's hero</a> by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Terry Widener</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1612415.jpg" /></span>Green Bay Packers</a> by Aaron Frisch</p> <p></p> Kids Tweens Fiction Non-fiction May We Suggest Fri, 15 May 2015 21:49:58 +0000 Brad B. 78946 at King of the Blues, Legend B.B. King <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="133" width="200" style="float:right;" />The world mourns B.B. King, legendary blues artist, who died at the age of 89 at his home in Las Vegas. If you'd like to learn more about the highly-acclaimed artist, try one of the following resources.<br /><br /><ul><li>With your library card, check out one of the library's 19 <a href=";searcharg=King%2C+B.B.&amp;searchscope=6&amp;sortdropdown=-&amp;SORT=DZ&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBMIT=Search&amp;searchlimits=&amp;searchorigarg=XKing%2C+B.B.">CDs on which B.B. King appears</a>.</li> <li>Use <a href="">hoopla digital</a>​ to listen to B.B. King on your computer or mobile device. </li> <li>Stream B.B. King from the <a href="">Alexander Street Press Jazz Music Library</a>, straight from our website.</li> <li><a href=""><em>Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography</em></a> by B. B. King</li> <li><em><a href="">B.B. King: There is Always One More Time</a></em> by David McGee</li> </ul><p>[Photo credit: "B.B. King in 2009" by Tom Beetz - <a href=""></a>. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - <a href="">…/File:B.B._King_in_2009.jpg…</a>]</p> Fri, 15 May 2015 15:53:37 +0000 goldenl 78928 at Relay for Life of Canton, Saturday, May 16 On Saturday, May 16, the American Cancer Society is hosting its annual <a href=";fr_id=68093">Relay for Life</a> fundraiser at Heritage Park to honor cancer survivors and to remember loved ones lost to the disease. Due to historically tremendous community support, parking in our nearby lot will likely be limited. Please plan your library outings accordingly. Relay for Life Fri, 15 May 2015 14:41:32 +0000 levinej 78924 at Blood Drive, Friday, May 29 On Friday, May 29, the Canton Public Library is hosting <img src="" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="200" width="154" style="float:right;" /><a href="">an American Red Cross blood drive</a>. To schedule an appointment between 10:00 AM and 3:45 PM, please visit our Reception Desk or call Diane Risko at 313-549-7052. Walk-ins are also welcome. It's a poke, a pinch and a cookie - all for a great cause. blood drive Fri, 15 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 levinej 78835 at Target Family Reading Night: Painting! <span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.43px;">Celebrate your inner artist at our Target Family Reading Night on <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Tuesday, June 2, 7:00-8:00 PM</a>.</span><span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.43px;"> Attendees, ages 4-8, will hear art themed stories, participate in a series of activities, and receive a free book to add to their own personal library. Participants are encouraged to dress for a mess.  <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Registration begins May 19</a>.</span><br /><div style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14.43px;">This program is sponsored by the Target Early Literacy Grant.</div> Arts and Crafts Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Programs Fri, 15 May 2015 08:00:00 +0000 ms.amelia 78688 at New Books on the History Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1630327.jpg" /></span>Spring 1865: the closing campaigns of the Civil War</a> by Perry D. Jamieson</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1632067.jpg" /></span>The residence: inside the private world of the White House</a> by Kate Andersen Brower</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1630324.jpg" /></span>Operation Nemesis: the assassination plot that avenged the Armenian genocide</a> by Eric Bogosian</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1629554.jpg" /></span>1920: the year that made the decade roar</a> by Eric Burns</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1629111.jpg" /></span>Infamy: the shocking story of the Japanese American internment in World War II</a> by Richard Reeves</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1629115.jpg" /></span>Fracture: life and culture in the West, 1918-1938</a> by Philipp Blom</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1629118.jpg" /></span>Beneath the heart of the sea: the sinking of the whaleship Essex</a> by Owen Chase</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625639.jpg" /></span>KL: a history of the Nazi concentration camps</a> by Nikolaus Wachsmann</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1632339.jpg" /></span>Their last full measure: the final days of the Civil War</a> by Joseph Wheelan</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Thu, 14 May 2015 18:24:50 +0000 SuzyQ 78910 at New Books on the Biography Shelf <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625640.jpg" /></span>Born with teeth: a memoir</a> by Kate Mulgrew</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1629556.jpg" /></span>It's a long story: my life</a> by Willie Nelson with David Ritz</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1629566.jpg" /></span>Jonas Salk: a life</a> by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1630331.jpg" /></span>On the move: a life</a> by Oliver Sacks</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1629564.jpg" /></span>The Wright brothers</a> by David McCullough</p> History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography Thu, 14 May 2015 18:19:20 +0000 SuzyQ 78908 at