madame librarian's Blog
August 17 marks the 225th birthday of American legend Davy Crockett. Although much lore surrounds the life of the coonskin-capped frontiersman, the truth is actually a different story–and just as interesting. History buffs will find Michael Wallis' new biography, David Crockett: The Lion of the West, a compelling portrait of the man.
Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella by Neil Lanctot
Lee Krasner [large print] : a biography by Gail Levin
The knitting diaries : [Large print] by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye
Aunt Dimity and the family tree [Large print] by Nancy Atherton
The greater journey [Large print]: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
Going home to glory [Large print]: a memoir of life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969 by David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Miss Julia rocks the cradle [Large print] by Ann B. Ross
My father at 100 [Large print] by Ron Reagan
Love me if you dare [Large print] by Carly Phillips
Dead zero [Large print]: a Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter
The fatal touch: a Commissario Alec Blume novel by Conor Fitzgerald
The last stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
Knuckler: my life with baseball's most confounding pitch by Tim Wakefield with Tony Massarotti ; foreword by Phil Niekro
The quantum thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley
Can't wait? Re-read the book.
Book discussions will resume on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The Old Wine Shades by Martha Grimes is the September reading selection. Copies of this book will be available after Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Ask at the Adult Reference Desk for a copy.
The group's 2011-2012 book discussion titles and dates will be available here in August.
Mystery Readers International has announced this year's nominations for an Macavity Award. The winners will be announced at Boucheron 2011, the World Mystery Convention which will be held in St. Louis this September. Janet Rudolph's blog, Mystery Fanfare has the complete list of the nominations for Best Mystery, Best First Mystery, etc.
This two-hour workshop, sponsored by BOOM! The New Economy, motivates and inspires baby boomers to take the next steps in starting a business.
Randal Charlton, executive director of TechTown and a serial entrepreneur in his own right, will lead the group in a discovery of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The program also includes one-on-one counseling sessions with TechTown business experts.
Date: Thursday, June 30, 8:30 to 11:00AM
Location: NextEnergy, 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit
This program is free, but you must register to attend.
Canton Township's Canton Seniors (55+) offers a great lineup of Summer Movies every Tuesday beginning July 7 through August 11. The cost is $7 for Residents or $9 for Non-Residents for lunch at 12:30 p.m. and the movie at 1 p.m. If you would like dessert and the movie the fee is $1. Please register at the Canton Senior Center desk at the Summit. For more information contact the Senior Center at 734-394-5360.
July 7 "True Grit"
July 14 "The Kings Speech"
July 21 “The Fighter"
July 28 "127 Hour"
August 4 "Country Strong"
August 11 "Unstoppable"