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SCORE Big For Your Small Business

Canton small business owners can now get free business counseling! The Canton Chamber of Commerce has partnered with SCORE, an Ann Arbor based small business counseling service, for advice in areas such as finance, accounting and management. For more information regarding availability and appointments, call the Chamber at (734) 453-4040.

What Has Your Library Done For You?

Are you a woman who has a life-changing story about your library? Would you be willing to share it with others? If yes, consider entering the Woman's Day/American Library Association essay contest. Up to four winners will have their essays published in an upcoming Woman's Day issue. Good luck!

Red - It's Not Just For Valentine's Day!

February is American Heart Month. Along with the heart shaped valentines, Americans are urged to think about their own heart and how to care for it. Celebrate Wear Red Day this Friday, February 5th, and join in the awareness that cardiovascular disease and stroke are the #1 health threat to women. You can learn more about heart disease, prevention and treatment right here at the library!

Finding Relatives On Facebook

If you think that Facebook is just for teenagers and young adults, think again! Many people are using the popular social networking site for genealogy too. You can create a family page and search for family members or just stay in touch and trade genealogy information with your relatives. You can also link with the family tree site, Geni. It's fun and best of all, free! Check out items here about facebook.

It's War Out There

If you're a fan of espionage and combat, both here on earth and out in the galaxy, try these books.

Sign Up For the 100 Days of Health Over the Holidays!

What are your plans for the holidays? In between the food, fun and parties, be sure to think about signing up for Canton's 100 Days of Health! This fun family program, co-sponsored by Oakwood Healthcare systems, includes classes, events, health tips and free access to the Summit On the Park every Friday during the program. For more information, visit the Canton Leisure Services homepage or call the program hotline at (734) 394-5496.

Dangerous Toy Lists For the Holiday Shopping Season

In an effort to keep children safe from harmful and potentially deadly toys,  W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm) has published its 2009 10 Worst Toys list.  The Trouble in Toyland report by the U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) identifies toys with choking hazards, loud noises and dangerous chemicals.   For more toy and home product safety information, visit the U.S.

Great American Smokeout

Spread the word and spread the health - Thursday, November 19th is the Great American Smokeout 2009. If you or a loved one has been trying to quit smoking, give it a try on this day. You'll be in good company. For more tips on kicking the habit, try Kicking Butts: Quit Smoking and Take Charge of Your Health.

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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage is an excellent business reference. If you're looking for company financials and research, industry surveys, and investment information, give this great database a try! For an in-depth investment advisory tool, click on The Outlook. There's even a business education section. It's one-stop shopping for many of your business needs.

Seeking Michigan History?

The Seeking Michigan website is a wealth of information for genealogists and Michigan history buffs! There are over 1,000,000 death records from 1897-1920, WPA property inventories, governor histories and much, much more. Plus, it's easy and fun to use. If you are seeking a wonderful Michigan website, be sure to check out this one!

Social Networking For Genealogists

Genealogists are becoming a tech-savvy group and using the Internet more and more each day. If you need some tips regarding online tools to strengthen your skills, try Social Networking For Genealogists by Drew Smith. This slim volume will help you get the most out of what the Internet has to offer including RSS, wikis, blogs and more.

Is it H1N1 or Just a Cold?

There are many reports of the Swine Flu (or H1N1) virus hitting areas of the United States this fall. Even with all this information, people still wonder how one can tell if they have H1N1 or another virus. This flu self-assessment from Emory University may help. For the best advice, be sure to call your doctor!

Genealogy At Your Fingertips

There's still room in the Genealogy Online class on October 13th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Gloriane Peck, a genealogy librarian from the Library of Michigan, will be instructing. Come and explore your roots with our databases and an expert!

Thinking Pink For 25 Years

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's been 25 years since the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization began promoting education and awareness for this disease. The library has a large collection of books regarding breast cancer including prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. If you or a loved one are faced with breast cancer, be sure to talk to your doctor regarding reading recommendations.

September is National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month. Yoga is known for its health benefits including both physical and mental fitness. Try it for free! Check out the coupon for one free week of yoga at a studio near you or check out yoga books and DVDs at the library.