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Who Knew? Swearing Can Be Good For You!

That curse word that you blurt out when you hurt yourself may be more than just using bad language.  A recent English study suggests that swearing after an injury actually helps you handle the pain.  That just might explain why swearing has survived so long.  For an in-depth look at cursing, read

Toxic Chemicals on Our Pets

An April, 2009 paper by the National Resources Defense Council found that certain flea and tick pet collars have such a high concentration of toxins that they may cause cancer and other health disorders. These chemicals are especially dangerous to young children who are more likely to ingest them than adults.
For natural alternatives to pet care, read Pets and the Planet by Carol Frischmann.

Michigan Genealogist

Are you an avid genealogist who likes to keep up on current genealogy in Michigan? The friendly librarians at the Library of Michigan publish the Michigan Genealogist newsletter quarterly, and it's a wealth of information! The current issue features the upcoming Abrams Genealogy seminar, historic newspapers, and more!

More Ammunition For the Battle of the Bulge

Many Americans are concerned about the link between belly fat and heart disease. As a result, much has been written regarding how to lose that belly with diet and exercise.

Cherry Hill's Church On the Ridge Turns 175

Cherry Hill United Methodist Church shares its 175th birthday with the township this year. This congregation was home to some of Canton's first pioneers, who may have found their way here down the Sauk Trail, which is now Michigan Avenue. For more church history, read Time In Its Flight: The Community of Cherry Hill and the Church on the Ridge by Madelyn C. Bastian.
Photo courtesy of the Canton Historical Society.            

Art Is In the Eye of the Reader

Master the Art of Reading this summer with these art related titles!

Fiction (Read these titles for the Expressionism category or listen to them for Postmodernism).

Road Rage in the Motor City

A recent study ranked Detroit as number three in a list of top cities for rude, aggressive driving.  Not only is this dangerous to a driver's health and car, implications are that it is psychologically damaging as well.  For more information on the habits of drivers, read Traffic: Why W

A Pick From Pearl

On the face of it, Warren St. John's Outcasts United is the story of a boys soccer team and its female coach, but since the coach is Jordanian and the boys are refugees from a veritable United Nations of countries, it is also a story of immigration. I found St.

Robots and Greek Gods and Space - Oh My!

Explore the diverse landscape of science fiction and other planets with these books, featuring robots, Greek mythology and alien life.

Strong Women, Able To Leap Any Obstacle in 500 Pages Or Less

What do these books have in common? They all have storylines of strong women who overcome obstacles and struggles. Empower yourself and give them a try!

Your Library: A Great Place For the Final Frontier

Calling all Trekkies!  Has the new Star Trek movie inspired you to read the novelizations?  The library has many Star Trek books in the science fiction series section, including The New Frontier, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager series.  The library also owns many Star Trek television series DVDs.  Explore new worlds, right here at your library.

Quirky Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Fiction Book Suggestions

Science fiction and fantasy can be much more than just chasing down spaceships and dragons. If you like books with quirky characters that don't always fit into a specific genre, give these books a look.

Scleroderma Awareness Month

Scleroderma, a serious and sometimes life threatening autoimmune condition affecting the body's connective tissue, is difficult to diagnose and can be mistaken for other conditions.  The Scleroderma Foundation has set aside June as Scleroderma Awareness Month to educate the public and advocate for research.  For more information read

A Pick From Pearl

jacket.aspx?UserID=ebsco-test&Password=eIn The Color of Lightning, her powerful and moving third novel, Paulette Jiles begins with a real person and, taking the little that is known from the historical record, creates a life for him that illuminates a morally complex time and place in American history--f

Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness month.  Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder that is caused by an intolerance to the protein gluten, which is found in wheat and related grains, affects over a million Americans.  Since the symptoms mimic other disorders, many people go undiagnosed.  A gluten-free diet is the only treatment at this time.  For more inf