madame librarian's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/%2039 en-US Louise Erdrich Wins Library of Congress Prize http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/louise-erdich-wins-library-congress-prize <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Erdrich.preview.jpg" alt="" class="image image-preview" height="87" width="200" style="float:right;" />On September 5, 2015 Louise Erdrich will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Ms. Erdrich has won the National Book Award for <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1551281~S10">The Round House</a> and the National Book Critics Award for <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1428035~S10">Love Medicine</a>.  She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1434741~S10">The Plague Of Doves</a>.  http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/louise-erdich-wins-library-congress-prize#comments News Adults Seniors Fiction Audiobook Books eBooks Realistic Fiction May We Suggest Book Awards National Book Award National Book Critics Award Native Americans Pulitzer Prize Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:44:01 +0000 madame librarian 78178 at http://www.cantonpl.org Look What's In Large Print: History http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-history “To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is." ― David McCullough[The Title Always Comes Last; NEH 2003 Jefferson Lecturer interview profile]<br /><div><br />  <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598731"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598731.jpg" /></span>Operation Paperclip [large print]: the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America</a> by Annie Jacobsen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625402"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625402.jpg" /></span>The innovators [large print]: how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution</a> by Walter Isaacson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1605037"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1605037.jpg" /></span>You must remember this [large print]: life and style in Hollywood's golden age</a> by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1577062"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577062.jpg" /></span>One summer [large print]: America, 1927</a> by Bill Bryson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574598"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574598.jpg" /></span>I invented the modern age [large print]: the rise of Henry Ford</a> by Richard Snow</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1553553"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1553553.jpg" /></span>Birdseye [large print]: the adventures of a curious man</a> by Mark Kurlansky</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1545532"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1545532.jpg" /></span>Destiny of the republic: a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president</a> by Candice Millard</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1550493"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1550493.jpg" /></span>Prague winter [large print]: a personal story of remembrance and war, 1937-1948</a> by Madeleine Albright ; with Bill Woodward</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1518386"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1518386.jpg" /></span>Atlantic [large print]: the biography of an ocean</a> by Simon Winchester</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1483905"><span class="jacket"></span>Rocket men [large print]: the epic story of the first men on the moon</a> by Craig Nelson</p></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-history#comments History Adults Seniors Non-fiction Books May We Suggest Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:55:02 +0000 madame librarian 78140 at http://www.cantonpl.org What We're Reading: March, 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/what-were-reading-march-2015 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1610735"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610735.jpg" /></span>Teeny's tour of pie: a cookbook: mastering the art of pie in 67 recipes</a> by Teeny Lamothe</p> <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> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1483264"><span class="jacket"></span>Life on Mars. Series 1, discs 1 &amp; 2 [videodisc]</a> by a Kudos Film and Television Production for BBC Wales</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625402"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625402.jpg" /></span>The innovators [large print]: how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution</a> by Walter Isaacson</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623911"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623911.jpg" /></span>Crimson angel: a Benjamin January novel</a> by Barbara Hambly</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/what-were-reading-march-2015#comments Food and Cooking History Adults Seniors Fiction Non-fiction Audiobook Books Movies & Television eBooks Mystery May We Suggest Sat, 07 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 77866 at http://www.cantonpl.org Look What's In Large Print: March 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-march-2015 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625393"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1605026.jpg" /></span>Nora Webster [large print]: a novel</a> by Colm Tóibín</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625391"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623138.jpg" /></span>Lying in wait [large print]: and other true cases</a> by Ann Rule</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625404"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625404.jpg" /></span>As chimney sweepers come to dust [large print]: a Flavia de Luce novel</a> by Alan Bradley</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625384"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625384.jpg" /></span>Yesterday, today, tomorrow [large print]: my life</a> by Sophia Loren</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625390"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1150905.jpg" /></span>To say nothing of the dog [large print]: or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at last</a> by Connie Willis</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-march-2015#comments Adults Seniors Fiction Non-fiction Books Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 77863 at http://www.cantonpl.org Murder Will Out: Robert Crais http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-robert-crais-promise-delayed <div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1608263"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1608263.jpg" /></span>The Promise: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel</a> by Crais, Robert — <span style="line-height:1.22;">Publication of Robert Crais's  latest has been delayed again.  Crais is hoping for a November 2015 publication date, but acknowledged this had not been confirmed by his publisher.  Crais's fans (aka Craisons) are looking forward to Elvis Cole and Joe Pike joining forces.</span></p> </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-robert-crais-promise-delayed#comments Adults Seniors Fiction Audiobook Books eBooks Mystery Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:33:54 +0000 madame librarian 77905 at http://www.cantonpl.org Savvy Seniors: March 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/savvy-seniors-1 <a><img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/sencitel.jpg" alt="" class="image image-_original selected" width="70" height="59" style="float:left;" /> language courses</a>: Yes, you can spark new brain cells! The spontaneous growth of new brain cells can occur at any point in your life. It’s specifically spurred by a number of activities, a key one being learning new things, like a second or third language. A June 2014 study from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology says if you learn a second language—even in adulthood—it can stave off dementia for at least a few years. Turns out learning a second language in adulthood can promote memory, improve multitasking skills, increase attention, and more. Canton Public Library offers <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/databases#languages">two online programs</a>: Mango and Pronunciator to CPL cardholders. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/savvy-seniors-1#comments Education Health Adults Seniors Database Language learning; online learning; languages Seniors Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:55:47 +0000 madame librarian 77726 at http://www.cantonpl.org Canton Seniors Book Discussion: April 23, 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/canton-seniors-book-discussion-april-23-2015 Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004276&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, April 23</a> from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A.  We will be discussing SIGHT READING by Daphne Kalotay. Request a copy from a librarian at the Information Desk.<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562976"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562976.jpg" /></span>Sight reading: a novel</a> by Daphne Kalotay</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/canton-seniors-book-discussion-april-23-2015#comments Adults Seniors Movies & Television Websites Realistic Fiction Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group composers man-woman relationships Musicians Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14:49:26 +0000 madame librarian 77696 at http://www.cantonpl.org Canton Seniors Book Discussion: March 26, 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/canton-seniors-book-discussion-march-26-2015 Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on<a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004239&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"> Thursday, March 26</a> from 2:00-3:00pm in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing <em>The Sea</em> by John Banville. Request a copy from a librarian at the Information Desk. <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1369552"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1369552.jpg" /></span>The Sea</a> by John Banville</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/canton-seniors-book-discussion-march-26-2015#comments Adults Seniors Fiction Activities Books Realistic Fiction Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group England Man Booker Prize middle-aged men widowers Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14:33:24 +0000 madame librarian 77695 at http://www.cantonpl.org Look What's In Large Print: February 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-february-2015 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1616305"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1616305.jpg" /></span>Natchez burning [large print]</a> by Greg Iles</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600791"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600791.jpg" /></span>A star for Mrs. Blake [large print]</a> by April Smith</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598683"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1598683.jpg" /></span>All day and a night [text (large print)]: a novel of suspense</a> by Alafair Burke</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1604344"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604344.jpg" /></span>Dirty daddy [large print]: the chronicles of a family man turned filthy comedian</a> by Bob Saget</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1615760"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615760.jpg" /></span>Close your eyes, hold hands [Large print]: a novel</a> by a novel by Chris Bohjalian</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/look-whats-large-print-february-2015#comments Adults Seniors Fiction Books Biography Historical Fiction Mystery Realistic Fiction Romance May We Suggest comedians France mothers and sons nuclear accidents parental grief parents Suspense WW I Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 77481 at http://www.cantonpl.org Murder Will Out: February 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-march-2015 Lorne "Gump" Worsley, Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender, had a "seven-point recipe for goalie survival" Rule # 7: "read mystery stories."  Sounds like a good idea to me.  We have several debut authors this month to try.<br /><br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1606832"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1606832.jpg" /></span>Dry bones in the valley: a novel</a> by Tom Bouman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1610970"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610970.jpg" /></span>City of devils</a> by Diana Bretherick</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623961"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623961.jpg" /></span>Geared for the grave</a> by Duffy Brown</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1623904"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1623904.jpg" /></span>Wink of an eye</a> by Lynn Chandler Willis</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1617865"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1617865.jpg" /></span>Snow White red-handed</a> by Maia Chance</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-march-2015#comments Fiction Books Mystery May We Suggest Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 77398 at http://www.cantonpl.org Murder Will Out: Harry Bosch Returns http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-harry-bosch-returns Look for the return of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I59XCGC/ref=dv_dp_ep0">Bosch</a> to amazon.com's streaming series on February 13.  Featuring the character from Michael Connelly’s best-selling Harry Bosch series, amazon.com Prime tested the waters last Fall with a one hour <strong>Bosch</strong> videocast.  If you haven't read this award-winning series try it now.<br /><div><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1086571"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1086571.jpg" /></span>The black echo</a> by Michael Connelly</p> </div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/murder-will-out-harry-bosch-returns#comments Adults Seniors Movies & Television Websites Mystery May We Suggest california Harry Bosch homicide los angeles Michael Connelly police detectives tunnel rats Veterans Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20:56:02 +0000 madame librarian 77666 at http://www.cantonpl.org What We're Reading: February 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/what-were-reading-february-2015 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580493"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580493.jpg" /></span>Black horizon</a> by James Grippando</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1544022"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1544022.jpg" /></span>Canada</a> by Richard Ford</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1616822"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1616822.jpg" /></span>The teacher wars: a history of America's most embattled profession</a> by Dana Goldstein</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1603128"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1603128.jpg" /></span>Elizabeth is missing</a> by Emma Healey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1613286"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613286.jpg" /></span>Forging capitalism: rogues, swindlers, frauds and the rise of modern finance</a> by Ian Klaus</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/what-were-reading-february-2015#comments Education Finance History Adults Seniors Fiction Non-fiction Books Mystery Realistic Fiction May We Suggest 1970s capitalism dementia economics education in United States families fraud Great Britain Teachers teaching young adults Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:02:02 +0000 madame librarian 77484 at http://www.cantonpl.org Savvy Seniors: February 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/savvy-seniors-february-2015 <img width="140" height="200" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Tax%20Forms_0.preview.JPG" style="float:left;" />Canton Leisure Services/Club 55+ is offering Tax Preparation Services sponsored by AARP. Tax preparation appointments are being taken. The first available appointments will begin February 2. Call the Club 55+ Desk at 734-394-5485 to schedule an appointment. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/savvy-seniors-february-2015#comments Government/Law Adults Seniors Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:53:11 +0000 madame librarian 77482 at http://www.cantonpl.org Canton Seniors Book Discussion: February 26, 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/canton-seniors-book-discussion-february-26-2015 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1372889"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1372889.jpg" /></span>90 minutes in heaven: a true story of death &amp; life</a> by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey is our February selection. The Canton Seniors Book Group will meet on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004220&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, February 26 from 2:00PM-3:00PM</a> in Canton Public Library's Community Room this month.  Please request a copy of the book from a librarian at the Information Desk.</p>    http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/canton-seniors-book-discussion-february-26-2015#comments Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:00 +0000 madame librarian 77091 at http://www.cantonpl.org Savvy Seniors Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Program http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/savvy-seniors-personal-action-toward-health-path-program Wayne County Braille &amp; Talking Book Library is sponsoring a skill-building, self-managment workshop whose goal is to increase your activity level, create healthy habits, improve management of pre-existing conditions, and reduce the need for doctor and hospital visits. <div><span style="line-height:1.22;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="line-height:1.22;">On January 27 from Noon to 2:00PM, an information meeting will be held  at their offices (30555 Michigan Avenue; Westland, MI).  To reserve a spot call Vanessa at 734-727-7311.  Weekly meetings will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-2:30PM, February 5 to March 12.</span></div> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/savvy-seniors-personal-action-toward-health-path-program#comments Health Seniors Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:58:07 +0000 madame librarian 77401 at http://www.cantonpl.org