Blog https://www.cantonpl.org/blog en-US New Books on the History Shelf https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-books-history-shelf-33 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623575"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623575.jpg" /></span>America 1844: religious fervor, westward expansion, and the presidential election that transformed the nation</a> by John Bicknell</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623573"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623573.jpg" /></span>Thieves' road: the Black Hills betrayal and Custer's path to Little Bighorn</a> by Terry Mort</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623545"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623545.jpg" /></span>Hell and good company: the Spanish Civil War and the world it made</a> by Richard Rhodes</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623566"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623566.jpg" /></span>Two days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that made history</a> by Andrew Cohen</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1624706"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624706.jpg" /></span>The age of acquiescence: the life and death of American resistance to organized wealth and power</a> by Steve Fraser</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623557"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623557.jpg" /></span>The train to Crystal City: FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II</a> by Jan Jarboe Russell</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623585"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623585.jpg" /></span>A fifty-year silence: love, war, and a ruined house in France</a> by Miranda Richmond Mouillot</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623572"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623572.jpg" /></span>The Italians</a> by John Hooper</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623588"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623588.jpg" /></span>American reckoning: the Vietnam War and our national identity</a> by Christian G. Appy</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623554"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623554.jpg" /></span>Gateway to freedom: the hidden history of the Underground Railroad</a> by Eric Foner</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623586"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623586.jpg" /></span>Once upon a revolution: an Egyptian story</a> by Thanassis Cambanis</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623548"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623548.jpg" /></span>Killers of the king: the men who dared to execute Charles I</a> by Charles Spencer</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1624707"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624707.jpg" /></span>The fierce urgency of now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the battle for the Great Society</a> by Julian E. Zelizer</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1624710"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624710.jpg" /></span>The longest afternoon: the 400 men who decided the Battle of Waterloo</a> by Brendan Simms</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-books-history-shelf-33#comments History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 SuzyQ 77889 at https://www.cantonpl.org Drop-in eBook Help, Every Friday 10:00 - 11:00 AM https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/drop-ebook-help-every-friday-1000-1100-am <img width="300" height="204" class="image image-medium" style="float:right;width:211px;height:99px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/ereaders.medium.jpg" />Have you hit a snag with your ereader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on <strong>Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM</strong> to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  <em>No registration required, just drop in!</em> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/drop-ebook-help-every-friday-1000-1100-am#comments Technology Adults Seniors Programs eBooks Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 77658 at https://www.cantonpl.org Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - March 14 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/computer-skills-lab-beginners-march-14 <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/649833_67265333.preview.jpg" 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="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004217&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, March 14</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> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/computer-skills-lab-beginners-march-14#comments Adults Seniors Programs Computer Classes Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 hathawaym 77657 at https://www.cantonpl.org Food Fighters: Angry Birds Bento https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/food-fighters-angry-birds-bento <img width="200" height="149" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Angry-Birds-Bento-Box_1.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004245&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">March 25, 7:00-8:00 PM</a> for <em>Food Fighters</em>, the recreational club where art and food combine. This time we're making cute Angry Birds characters out of rice and vegetables. For Teens.<br /><br /><em>Photo from </em><a href="http://www.likecool.com/Angry_Birds_Bento_Box--Kitchen--Home.html"><em>www.</em></a><a href="http://www.likecool.com/Angry_Birds_Bento_Box--Kitchen--Home.html"><span class="-a"><em>likecool.com</em></span></a> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/food-fighters-angry-birds-bento#comments Teens Programs Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77797 at https://www.cantonpl.org Starfish Family Services: Schedules and Routines https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/starfish-family-services-schedules-and-routines-1 <img width="83" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/starfish_0_thumbnail.jpg" style="float:right;" />On <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004263&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Tuesday, March 17 from 6:30-8:30 PM</a>, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Schedules and Routines. Participants will learn the benefits to keeping a daily routine and the importance of providing a predictable social frame for their child. Bring your children to this program as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/starfish-family-services-schedules-and-routines-1#comments Education Health Adults Parents Seniors Programs Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 welz 77789 at https://www.cantonpl.org Saturday STEM Science Time https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/saturday-stem-science-time-1 Mix up a little science, technology, engineering and math and what do you get<img width="64" height="62" class="image image-preview" style="float:right;width:108px;height:95px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Pi-symbol_svg.png" />?<br />A fun way for kids in grades 2-5 to learn new things.  Our focus this month is on math as we celebrate International Pi Day.  Pi is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, but it is best known as the symbol used to name a mathematical relationship.  Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004260&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 3:14 PM</a> to learn more. Program lasts one hour.  Registration is required.<br /><br />Image by <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3APi-symbol.svg">Marian Sigler</a> [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/saturday-stem-science-time-1#comments Mathematics Science Technology Kids Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 albergak 77678 at https://www.cantonpl.org Adult Writers' Group March 2015 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-march-2015 <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/writing_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004254&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">at 2:00 PM</a> on:<br /><ul><li>Saturday, March 14</li> <li>Saturday, March 28</li> </ul> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-march-2015#comments Adults Programs creative writing Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 77479 at https://www.cantonpl.org Beginning Excel 2010 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-10 <p><img width="100" height="100" class="image image-thumbnail" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/excel-guru-level-3-250x250_preview.thumbnail.jpg" style="float:right;" />Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list <br />with Microsoft Excel 2010. Registration required. <br /><br /><br />Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.</p><p><br />Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004248&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, March 5 from 6:30-8:00 PM</a>.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-10#comments Adults Programs Computer Classes Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 77478 at https://www.cantonpl.org Nonfiction Book Group March 2015 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-march-2015 On <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004241&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM</a> we will be discussing:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562037"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562037.jpg" /></span>The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking</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> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-march-2015#comments Adults Non-fiction Programs Nonfiction Book Group Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 77477 at https://www.cantonpl.org Lunch and a Book March 2015 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-march-2015 Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004240&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, March 12 at noon</a> as we discuss:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561653"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561653.jpg" /></span>Orphan train</a> by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, orphan trains carried thousands of abandoned children from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Vivian Daly was one such child, sent from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet existence on the coast of Maine. But hidden in her attic are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-march-2015#comments Adults Fiction Programs Historical Fiction Lunch & a Book Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 77476 at https://www.cantonpl.org Read Aloud Nights during March is Reading Month https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/read-aloud-nights-during-march-reading-month <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/2014%20Man%20and%20Girl%20Listening.preview.JPG" alt="" style="float:right;" />"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child" (Dr. Seuss).<br /><br />In this case, join us during March is Reading Month while we pick up a book and read with <em>you</em>. We'll celebrate our love of reading by sharing some of our favorite picture books for older children and a few chapter book excerpts.<br /><br /> All ages are encouraged to stop by for a listen.<br /><br /> Tuesday, March 17 from 7:00-7:30 PM<br /> Tuesday, March 31 from 7:00-7:30 PM https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/read-aloud-nights-during-march-reading-month#comments Kids Teens Adults Programs Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 strande 77394 at https://www.cantonpl.org Teen Animanga Club https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-34 <img alt="Naruto Shippuden" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Naruto%20Shippuden%20image.jpg" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004244&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, March 11, 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. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/teen-animanga-club-34#comments Teens Programs Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77358 at https://www.cantonpl.org Board Gaming League of Canton https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-32 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/board%20game.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Into board games like Catan, Carcassonne, or Ticket To Ride? Drop by Saturday, March 7  between 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM for our monthly <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003893&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"></a><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004251&amp;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! https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/board-gaming-league-canton-32#comments Teens Adults Programs Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 Brad B. 77383 at https://www.cantonpl.org Raja Yoga Healing Meditation https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/raja-yoga-healing-meditation-15 Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004255&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, March 28 from 4:00-5:45PM</a>, join practitioners from the <a href="http://www.brahmakumaris.org/us">Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University</a> to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/raja-yoga-healing-meditation-15#comments Health Teens Adults Seniors Programs Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 welz 76898 at https://www.cantonpl.org St. Patrick's Day Celebration https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/st-patricks-day-celebration <p><img width="200" height="150" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/shamrocks_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. Join us for a lucky Irish craft, enjoy a festive snack and take your picture at our selfie station! We will cap things off with a performance from the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance.  <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004268&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday March 14, 2015 at 3:30 PM</a>. No registration required.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/st-patricks-day-celebration#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:59:00 +0000 fawcettl 77767 at https://www.cantonpl.org