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English Language Learner's Day Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, July Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

Lanyard Making

Saturday July 7, 2:00 to 3:00 PM make a colorful, attractive, fun beaded necklace or Lanyard to hold your work ID badge.

Not the Typical Self-Improvement Book

This is how: proven aid in overcoming shyness, molestation, fatness, spinsterhood, grief, disease, lushery, decrepitude & more — for young and old alike by Augusten Burroughs — According to Amazon.com reviewer Mari Malcolm: In writing and in life, Augusten Burroughs has repeatedly summoned the courage to grab the wolves of his past by their foaming muzzles and peer into their wild eyes until he owns them — and because of this, he's survived nearly every horrific experience a person in a modern-day, first-world country could face and emerged as an astonishingly well-adjusted person. After turning his profoundly messed-up early life and its alcoholic aftermath into six harrowing, uplifting memoirs — including Running with Scissors and Dry — Burroughs lost interest in writing about himself.

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, June Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

Lunch & a Book — June 2012

On Thursday June 14 at noon we'll be discussing:

Blood, bones, & butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Gabrielle Hamilton. Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty fierce, hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Above all she sought family, particularly the thrill and the magnificence of the one from her childhood that, in her adult years, eluded her. Blood, Bones & Butter is an unflinching and lyrical work.

A small book that packs a punch

The sense of an ending by Julian Barnes — According to Heller McAlpin, "Julian Barnes has finally won a Man Booker Prize, and I'm glad it's for The Sense of an Ending, his elegant, deceptively simple, quietly devastating moral tale about the self-serving vagaries of memory over time. Taking its title from Frank Kermode's 1967 critical study of the relationship of endings in fiction to apocalypse and death, this compact, multilayered story is the kind of book that bears re-reading.

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room. 

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, May Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

Evening English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteers the first and third Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Purple Room. 

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

Practice speaking English in an informal setting with Community Literacy Council volunteer Judy Elliott, April Fridays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room.

If You Like "Their Eyes were Watching God"

the classic novel by Zora Neal Hurston, you might also like to try some of these titles that have similar plot elements or characteristics:

Best kept secrets by Rochelle Alers

A dark and lonely place by Edna Buchanan

Southern discomfort by Rita Mae Brown

The widow's war by Sally Gunning

Special Book Discussion of Waterland by Graham Swift

To foster a sense of community and provide an opportunity for calm conversation, the Canton Public Library will host a book discussion for two book titles whose inclusion in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools AP curriculum was recently challenged. The second discussion will be Tuesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM and we will be discussing:

Waterland by Graham Swift — Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, England and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving… Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity… A fine and original work."

Excel Basics

Want to create a spreadsheet, a family budget or manage a list? Learn how with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Date: Monday, March 19, from 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Internet Lab
Online registration begins at 9:00 AM on March 5

Special Book Discussion of Beloved by Toni Morrison

To Foster a sense of community and provide an opportunity for calm conversation, the Canton Public Library will host a book discussion for two book titles whose inclusion in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools AP curriculum was recently challenged. The first discussion will be Monday, February 27th at 7:00 PM and we will be discussing: