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Lunch & a Book April 2012 Everyone's Reading

On Thursday April 12th from Noon to 1:00 PM we will be discussing the Everyone's Reading 2012 selection:

Lethal by Sandra Brown — When her four year old daughter informs her a sick man is in their yard, Honor Gillette rushes out to help him. But that "sick" man turns out to be Lee Coburn, the man accused of murdering seven people the night before. Dangerous, desperate, and armed, he promises Honor that she and her daughter won't be hurt as long as she does everything he asks. She has no choice but to accept him at his word. But Honor soon discovers that even those close to her can't be trusted.

How to Load Library eBooks to a Kindle

Overdrive, the Library's eBook provider, has produced a quick YouTube video on how to use their site with your Kindle device.

English Language Learner's Conversation Group

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

Humorous Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

If you like Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Chris Moore and Neil Gaimon try these authors:

Lunch and a Book February 2012

On Thursday, February 9th from Noon to 1:00 PM we'll be discussing:

The girls from Ames: a story of women and friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow. Meet the Ames Girls: eleven childhood friends who formed a special bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eight different states, yet managed to maintain an enduring friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, a child's illness and the mysterious death of one member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the deep bonds of women as they experience life's joys and challenges — and the power of friendship to triumph over heartbreak and unexpected tragedy.

Rapper and Actor Heavy D Dead at 44

Rap music listeners "of a certain age" will remember Heavy D & the Boyz relieving some of the intensity and controversy of groups such as NWA and Public Enemy in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their last album Vibes was heavily reggae-influenced, getting back to his Jamaican roots. More recently known as an actor, including roles in the movie The Cider House Rules and on television shows including Roc, The Tracy Morgan Show, and Boston Public. Heavy D also performed the theme song to the popular comedy sketch show In Living Color.

Lunch & a Book May 2012

On Thursday May 10th from Noon to 1PM we'll be discussing

To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee — Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school. She's known how to read and write, though, ever since she and her older brother Jem can remember. Bored with school, Scout and Jem decide on a project — to make Boo Radley, the town's notorious recluse, come out. But Scout's carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman — and Atticus is the only man willing to defend him.

Lunch & a Book

On Thursday, March 8th, at Noon we will be discussing:

The postmistress by Sarah Blake — The lives of two women in a small Cape Cod town are impacted by the radio broadcasts of Frankie Bard, an American journalist in London who hopes that by revealing details of World War II she will encourage the United States to take up the cause.

Lunch & a Book January 2012

On Thursday, January 12, from Noon-1:00 PM we'll be discussing:

Room: a novel by Emma Donoghue — Five-year-old Jack has spent his life living in an eleven-by-eleven foot space his mother calls Room and while Jack uses his imagination to create wondrous fantasies to entertain himself, his mother dreads the day her son begins to question why they must remain in Room and tries to find a way to escape.

If you like strong character Suspense/Mysteries audiobooks...

try these:

Tell no one [sound recording] by Harlan Coben


Prey [sound recording] by Michael Crichton


Crisis [sound recording] by Robin Cook



Also try the titles listed on the Cozy Mystery Authors audiobooks blog post. 

We've Got Lots of Prizes!

Have you registered for Best in Show Dog Show? Here are some of the great prizes you can win:

Connect Your Summer Badges for reading Graphic Novels

Below are some ideas from our Adult and Teen Graphic Novel collections that can help you earn Connect Your Summer badges:

The original Johnson. Vol. 1 by Trevor Von Eeden

Laika by Nick Abadzis; color by Hilary Sycamore

The squirrel mother: stories by Megan Kelso

Scholarship opportunity for non-Native English Language speakers

A unique opportunity for native speakers of Arabic, Balochi, Dari, Farsi, Hausa, Hindi, Igbo, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Somali, Swahili, Turkish or Urdu: Georgetown University's English for Heritage Language Speaker's Program is a scholarship that trains advanced English speakers to be effective communicators and strong candidates for federal jobs. Designed for adults who are fully proficient, fluent, and effective in their chosen profession in their native language (heritage language) and want to apply their professional knowledge and training in a government career. Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the US government. Scholarship application deadline is July 18th, 2011.

If You Like Inspirational Historical Fiction

…and like strong characters, light romance, and prefer audio format, try these:

The mountain between us by Charles Martin

Shoot the moon by Billie Letts

Miss Julia speaks her mind: a novel by Ann B. Ross

Two more options that are available in print:

Big Stone Gap: a novel by Adriana Trigiani

Canton Township internet service down for maintenance

According to a Canton Township press release,

Beginning at 6:00PM on Wednesday, May 11, Canton’s website will be down for approximately four hours as Canton’s Information Technology Services Division (ITS) performs maintenance on the Township’s internet service. During this time, all Township websites, including Canton’s main website, the Canton Sports Center, Summit on the Park, Canton Leisure Services, The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, Pheasant Run Golf Club, and the Canton Economic Development websites will all be unavailable.

All online services such as Pheasant Run Golf Club tee-time booking, Village Theater ticket purchase, water bill payment, tax bill payment, and program registration for Canton Leisure Services will be disrupted. Please note Canton’s Public Safety website will not be affected during this scheduled maintenance.

Canton would like to thank all residents in advance for their patience as ITS performs these necessary upgrades to the network.

This maintenance will not affect the library website, which will remain in service during this time.