Blogbrarian's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/12 en-US Your Credit Score and You http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/your-credit-score-and-you <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" height="200" width="175" style="float:right;" /><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><div>Your FICO score is 90% of a credit decision and can affect your ability to buy a home or be part of a new business venture.   In this program, the representatives from SCORE will teach you<span style="line-height:1.22;"> how to calculate your credit score and potentially fix it. They will also teach you the </span><span style="line-height:1.22;">elements that make a good credit rating and how it affects your decisions and relates to business.</span></div><br /><div><span style="line-height:1.22;">Join us on Monday, April 27 from 7:00-8:00 PM.  No registration required.</span></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/your-credit-score-and-you#comments Business Finance Programs featured business resource Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:32:29 +0000 Blogbrarian 78118 at http://www.cantonpl.org Social Networking for Small Businesses http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/social-networking-small-businesses <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" width="175" height="200" style="float:right;" /><div>Learn the basics and etiquette of social networking for your small business with SCORE. Content will include how to leverage social networks to help grow your business while reducing your marketing costs. Benefits, disadvantages and tricks of the major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) will be discussed.  </div><br /><div>Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004267&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, March 23 from 7:00-8:00 PM</a>.  No registration required.</div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/social-networking-small-businesses#comments Business Programs Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:56:02 +0000 Blogbrarian 77711 at http://www.cantonpl.org Business Research With Reference USA http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/business-research-reference-usa <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" class="image image-preview" style="float:right;line-height:1.22;" height="200" width="175" /><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><div>Through a series of case studies, Rick White training expert at ReferenceUSA, will show how to use this powerful tool in practical business settings.  Along the way we’ll look how to access the database, how to create searches, how to manage the results as well as exploring all of the features that make ReferenceUSA a unique tool for business research.</div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;">Explore topics such as  </span><br /></div><div><ul><li><span style="line-height:1.22;">locating hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally</span></li> <li><span style="line-height:1.22;">creating marketing lists </span></li> <li><span style="line-height:1.22;">understanding community demographics </span></li> <li><span style="line-height:1.22;">surveying locations for expansion </span></li> <li><span style="line-height:1.22;">conducting competitive analysis </span></li> </ul></div><br /><div>Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004265&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, March 9 at 10:00-12:00 PM</a> for this interactive program.  No registration required.  </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/business-research-reference-usa#comments Business Programs Database ReferenceUSA Wed, 04 Feb 2015 21:31:38 +0000 Blogbrarian 77669 at http://www.cantonpl.org Where's It Hanging? Keys to Selling More Art http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/wheres-it-hanging-keys-selling-more-art <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="200" width="175" style="float:right;" /><br /><div><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><div>'Where's It Hanging? Keys To Selling More Art' is a training session for artisans, creators, and handicrafters.  </div>The purpose of this program is to think about art in business terms and to market your creative works so you can sell them.  We will look at marketing art and engaging customers in a new and dynamic way!<br /></div><div> </div><div>Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004269&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, March 30 from 7:00-8:00 PM</a> as Steve Feinman, District Director for SCORE, provides insight and tips to the creative community so that your hard work and creativity can find a home.  </div><br /><div>No registration required. </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/wheres-it-hanging-keys-selling-more-art#comments Business Programs featured business resource SCORE Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20:55:34 +0000 Blogbrarian 77665 at http://www.cantonpl.org Beginning Excel 2010 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-9 <img class="image image-_original selected" style="float:right;line-height:1.22;font-size:15.55px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/excel-guru-level-3-250x250_preview.jpg" height="200" width="200" /><div>Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list  </div><div>with Microsoft Excel 2010.</div><br /><div>Registration required.  Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.</div><br /><div>Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004216&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Friday, February 6 from 10-11:30 AM</a>.</div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-9#comments Adults Seniors Computer Classes Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:48:42 +0000 Blogbrarian 77149 at http://www.cantonpl.org New eBook Titles For the Holidays! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-ebook-titles-holidays <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Naughty%20and%20Nice%20Books%20-%20OverDrive.preview.jpg" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" height="200" width="197" style="float:left;" />The library has added many new titles to our eBook and eAudiobook collection, just in time for the holidays and your new devices! Choose from bestsellers such as:<div><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1621256~S7">All I Want for Christmas by Nora Roberts</a><br /><div><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1621243~S7">Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy</a><br /><div><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1620833~S7">Die Again by Tess Gerritsen</a></div><div><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1620806~S7">Hope to Die: the Return of Alex Cross by James Patterson</a></div><div><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1620850~S7">The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg</a></div><div><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1621258~S7" style="line-height:1.22;">The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans</a><br /></div><div><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1618804~S5">Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good by Jan Karon</a></div><div><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1620820~S7">Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand</a></div><div> </div></div></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-ebook-titles-holidays#comments eBooks Overdrive downloadable ebooks Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:54:47 +0000 Blogbrarian 76888 at http://www.cantonpl.org Nonfiction Book Group December 2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-december-2014 On Saturday, December 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM we will be discussing:<br /><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1535750"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1535750.jpg" /></span>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</a> by Susan Cain <span style="line-height:1.22;">- At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.</span></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-december-2014#comments Non-fiction Nonfiction Book Group Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:59:05 +0000 Blogbrarian 76461 at http://www.cantonpl.org How To Really Start Your Own Business http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/how-really-start-your-own-business-0 <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" />In this program presented by SCORE, you’ll find topics ranging from testing your business idea to creating a plan, structuring your company, and building a successful team. Use these tips and tactics to increase your knowledge of cash control, financial  management, funding a business, building business credit, and many other vital topics for new entrepreneurs.<div><br /><div>Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004149&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, January 12 from 7:00-8:30 PM</a>. No registration required.</div></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/how-really-start-your-own-business-0#comments Business Programs SCORE Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:42:08 +0000 Blogbrarian 76778 at http://www.cantonpl.org Nonfiction Book Group January 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-january-2015 On <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004147">Saturday, January 17 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM</a> we will be discussing:<br /><br /><img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Secret%20Rooms.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" class="image image-thumbnail selected" height="100" width="65" style="float:left;" /><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1581644~S10">The secret rooms: a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess and a secret family</a> by Catherine Bailey — For fans of Downton Abbey , this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: The Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records;but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-january-2015#comments Non-fiction Books Nonfiction Book Group Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:28:49 +0000 Blogbrarian 76777 at http://www.cantonpl.org Support Women's Small Business on November 5th http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/support-womens-small-business-november-5th <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/BackToBusinessIcon-ds-200.preview.png" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="200" width="175" style="float:right;" />Support local women entrepreneurs by visiting to our <div>Women's Small Business Expo on November 5th.  </div><div>Join us in the Community Room from 6:00-8:00 PM </div><div>as many talented local women display their goods and</div><div>services and show the spirit of entrepreneurship and </div><div>creativity.  No registration required.  </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/support-womens-small-business-november-5th#comments Business small business Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Blogbrarian 76302 at http://www.cantonpl.org A World of ebooks Just For You http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/world-ebooks-just-you <a href="https://sample-dab6b3ac1ab9f4d007810ac51eb882db.read.overdrive.com/?p=gray-mountain"><img src="http://www.syndetics.com/index.php?isbn=9780385537148/lc.jpg&amp;client=cant&amp;type=" alt="lc.jpg&amp;client=cant&amp;type=" style="float:right;" /></a> Have you tried our OverDrive eBooks and downloadable audiobooks ? (Click on the book jacket to read a sample). The library offers thousands of them and they are a great way to read your favorite authors and genres. Plus, they are conveniently available on our website, which never closes! For more information, see our <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/emedia">emedia webpage</a>, or talk to a librarian. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/world-ebooks-just-you#comments eBooks Overdrive downloadable ebooks Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:35:08 +0000 Blogbrarian 76298 at http://www.cantonpl.org Beginning Excel 2010 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-7 <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/excel-guru-level-3-250x250_preview.jpg" alt="" class="image image-_original selected" width="200" height="200" style="float:right;line-height:1.22;" /><div>Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list  </div><div>with Microsoft Excel 2010.</div><br /><div><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004062">Registration required</a>. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.</div><br /><div>Join us on Saturday, November 8 from 10-11:30 AM.</div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-7#comments Computer Classes Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:43:29 +0000 Blogbrarian 76197 at http://www.cantonpl.org Nonfiction Book Group 2015 Reading List http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-2015-reading-list <div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">The Nonfiction Book Group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM. No registration required.</span><br /></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="color:#0c0c0c;line-height:19.62px;font-family:Lato, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1581644"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581644.jpg" /></span>The secret rooms: a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret</a> by Catherine Bailey - <strong>January 17, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602773"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602773.jpg" /></span>Factory man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local—and helped save an American town</a> by Beth Macy - <strong>February 21, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><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 - <strong>March 21, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602258"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602258.jpg" /></span>Flash boys: a Wall Street revolt</a> by Michael Lewis - <strong>April 18, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1573958"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1573958.jpg" /></span>A 1,000-mile walk on the beach: one woman's trek of the perimeter of Lake Michigan</a> by Loreen Niewenhuis - <strong>May 16, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572250"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572250.jpg" /></span>Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm</a> by Mardi Jo Link - <strong>June 20, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574888"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574888.jpg" /></span>One summer: America, 1927</a> by Bill Bryson - <strong>July 18, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572053"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572053.jpg" /></span>How to win friends and influence people</a> by Dale Carnegie - <strong>August 15, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1438610"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1438610.jpg" /></span>Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies</a> by Jared Diamond - <strong>September 19, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1463195"><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 - <strong>October 17, 2015</strong></p> </div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family:Lato, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height:19.62px;font-size:14px;"></span></span><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1601445"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1601445.jpg" /></span>Cubed: a secret history of the workplace</a> by Nikil Saval - <strong>November 21, 2015</strong></p> </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-2015-reading-list#comments Books Nonfiction Book Group Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:31:35 +0000 Blogbrarian 76016 at http://www.cantonpl.org Nonfiction Book Group 2014 Reading List http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-2014-reading-list <div>The Nonfiction Book Group meets the third Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM. No registration required.</div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1480440"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1480440.jpg" /></span>The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history</a> by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter - <strong>November 15, 2014 </strong></p> </div><br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1535750"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1535750.jpg" /></span>Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking</a> by Susan Cain - <strong>December 20, 2014</strong></p> </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-2014-reading-list#comments Books Nonfiction Book Group Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:35:46 +0000 Blogbrarian 76014 at http://www.cantonpl.org New OverDrive App Available http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-overdrive-app-available <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/OverDrive%20Icon.preview.jpg" alt="" class="image image-preview" style="float:right;line-height:1.22;" height="200" width="200" /><span style="line-height:1.22;"></span><div>A new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is here!  This update features the following changes:<br /><ul><li><span style="line-height:1.22;">The long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height:1.22;">The app name has been shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive.” To support the new name, the app website has moved to http://app.overdrive.com.</span></li> <li><span style="line-height:1.22;">Users will be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of their lending period. All formats that the app supports can now be returned before expiration.</span></li> </ul></div><div>First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.  For more information and help visit the OverDrive <a href="http://ebooks.cantonpl.org/1BE0B5BC-CB81-400C-98AD-F9CEEEAE944C/10/50/en/Help.htm">Help</a> page.  <br /></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-overdrive-app-available#comments eBooks downloable ebooks Overdrive downloadable ebooks Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:40:28 +0000 Blogbrarian 75963 at http://www.cantonpl.org