chitra rout's Blog https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/42 en-US My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/my-sisters-keeper-jodi-picoult <img width="132" height="200" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/my%20sister's%20keeper.jpg" style="float:left;" />"<a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/Xmy+sister%27s+keeper&amp;SORT=D/Xmy+sister%27s+keeper&amp;SORT=D&amp;SUBKEY=my+sister's+keeper/1%2C12%2C12%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=Xmy+sister%27s+keeper&amp;SORT=D&amp;4%2C4%2C">My sister's keeper</a>" is written by Jodi Picoult who is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness. Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate -- a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is. But unlike most teenagers, she has always been defined in terms of her sister -- and so Anna makes a decision that for most would be unthinkable, a decision that will tear her family apart and have perhaps fatal consequences for the sister she loves. My Sister's Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child's life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? Is it worth trying to discover who you really are, if that quest makes you like yourself less? Should you follow your own heart, or let others lead you? Once again, in My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/my-sisters-keeper-jodi-picoult#comments Health Adults Seniors Fiction Books Realistic Fiction Connect Your Summer Be Well: Super Bookworm Be Well: eLectrified Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 chitra rout 69096 at https://www.cantonpl.org Cardiovascular Fitness https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/cardiovascular-fitness <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1560013"><span class="jacket"></span>Anni's fierce force. Burn fat, build muscle [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1598738"><span class="jacket"></span>30-minutes to fitness. Cardio quick fix [videodisc]</a> by Kelly Coffey-Meyer ; produced and directed by Greg Twombly</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1559177"><span class="jacket"></span>Billy Blanks Tae Bo classic [videodisc]</a> by directed by Darren Capik</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1540986"><span class="jacket"></span>Joel Harper's fit pack self-defense &amp; power building workouts [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1538318"><span class="jacket"></span>The biggest loser. Calorie knockout [videodisc]: the workout</a> by directed by Cal Pozo</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1504147"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1504147.jpg" /></span>The belly off! workout [videodisc]: the body weight routine</a> by a Men's Health DVD ; produced by the Showdown Pictures</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1517300"><span class="jacket"></span>Denise Austin [videodisc]: quick burn cardio</a> by Austin, Denise</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1514984"><span class="jacket"></span>The firm. Calorie explosion [videodisc]</a></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1526712"><span class="jacket"></span>Disco dojo [videodisc]</a> by Bay View Fitness</p> <p></p> <p></p> <br /><p></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/cardiovascular-fitness#comments Health Adults Seniors Non-fiction Books Movies & Television Connect Your Summer May We Suggest Be Well: eLectrified Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 chitra rout 69161 at https://www.cantonpl.org Cutting for Stone by A. Verghese https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/cutting-stone-verghese <img width="135" height="200" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/cutting%20for%20stone.jpg" style="float:left;" /><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/tcutting+for+stone/tcutting+for+stone/1%2C2%2C5%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=tcutting+for+stone+a+novel&amp;1%2C%2C4">Cutting for Stone</a> is a sweeping, family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics--their passion for the same woman--that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him--nearly destroying him--Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him and the brother who betrayed him. An unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/cutting-stone-verghese#comments Health Adults Seniors Fiction Books Realistic Fiction Connect Your Summer Be Well: Super Bookworm Be Well: eLectrified Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 chitra rout 69092 at https://www.cantonpl.org The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/emperor-all-maladies-biography-cancer-siddhartha-mukherjee <img width="131" height="200" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/emperor%20of%20all%20maladies.jpg" style="float:left;" />WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/Xemperor+of+maladies&amp;SORT=D&amp;searchscope=10/Xemperor+of+maladies&amp;SORT=D&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SUBKEY=emperor+of+maladies/1%2C4%2C4%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=Xemperor+of+maladies&amp;SORT=D&amp;searchscope=10&amp;1%2C1%2C">The Emperor of All Maladies</a> is a magnificent, profoundly humane "biography" of cancer-from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with-and perished from-for more than five thousand years. The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out "war against cancer." The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist. From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave cut off her malignant breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee's own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive-and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease. Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer. <div class="content_bottom_button_container" style="text-align:center;"> </div> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/emperor-all-maladies-biography-cancer-siddhartha-mukherjee#comments Health Adults Seniors Non-fiction Biography Connect Your Summer Be Well: Super Bookworm Be Well: eLectrified Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 chitra rout 69094 at https://www.cantonpl.org Physical Fitness for Older Adults https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/physical-fitness-older-adults <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600150"><span class="jacket"></span>How to stay fit as you age [videodisc]</a> by Kimberlee Bethany Bonura</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566809"><span class="jacket"></span>Relax into yoga [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1564710"><span class="jacket"></span>Gliding. For the active older adult [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1573645"><span class="jacket"></span>Age of champions [videodisc]</a> by Documentary Foundation presents a film by Christopher Rufo &amp; Keith Ochwat</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1520188"><span class="jacket"></span>Exercise testing and exercise prescription for the elderly [videodisc]</a> by James Skinner ; [American College of Sports Medicine]</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1564711"><span class="jacket"></span>Older &amp; much wiser workout for active older adults [videodisc]</a></p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566671"><span class="jacket"></span>Sit and be fit. Easy fitness for seniors [videodisc]</a> by a Sit and Be Fit production in association with KSPS-TV ; producer, Mary Ann Wilson</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1509425"><span class="jacket"></span>Older &amp; wiser workout [videodisc]: for active older adults</a> by with Sue Grant ; produced by FitFlix Productions</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566671"><span class="jacket"></span>Sit and be fit. Easy fitness for seniors [videodisc]</a> by a Sit and Be Fit production in association with KSPS-TV ; producer, Mary Ann Wilson</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1514978"><span class="jacket"></span>Easy does it!. Getting started [videodisc]: fitness for older seniors</a></p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/physical-fitness-older-adults#comments Health Adults Seniors Movies & Television Connect Your Summer May We Suggest Be Well: eLectrified Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 chitra rout 69182 at https://www.cantonpl.org Running with Scissors: a memoir by Burroughs, Augusten https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/running-scissors-memoir-burroughs-augusten <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/Xrunning+with+scissors&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=DZ/Xrunning+with+scissors&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=DZ&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBKEY=running+with+scissors/1%2C10%2C10%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=Xrunning+with+scissors&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=DZ&amp;2%2C2%2C"><img width="124" height="200" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/running%20with%20scissors.jpg" style="float:left;" />RUNNING WITH SCISSORS</a> is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year-round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull, an electroshock therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing, and bestselling account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances...  https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/running-scissors-memoir-burroughs-augusten#comments Health Adults Seniors Non-fiction Connect Your Summer Be Well: Super Bookworm Be Well: eLectrified Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 chitra rout 69098 at https://www.cantonpl.org And the band played on : politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic / Randy Shilts https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/and-band-played-politics-people-and-aids-epidemic-randy-shilts <img width="133" height="200" class="image image-_original" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/And%20the%20band%20played%20on.jpg" style="float:left;" />Upon it's first publication twenty years ago,<a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/Xand+the+band&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=DZ/Xand+the+band&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=DZ&amp;extended=0&amp;SUBKEY=and+the+band/1%2C1695%2C1695%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=Xand+the+band&amp;searchscope=10&amp;SORT=DZ&amp;1%2C1%2C"> And The Band Played</a> on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat.  One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished ina special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time. . https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/and-band-played-politics-people-and-aids-epidemic-randy-shilts#comments Health Adults Seniors Non-fiction Realistic Fiction Connect Your Summer Be Well: Super Bookworm Be Well: eLectrified Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 chitra rout 69099 at https://www.cantonpl.org Zumba from Around the World https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/zumba-around-world <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/Xzumba">Zumba</a> is a fitness class that combines dance and fitness. It is all the rage nowadays. This dance mingles Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Dance routines like Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Mambo, Bhangra, Hip-Hop and Flamenco are used in this class. The fusion of Latin dance rhythms and moves provides an excellent group exercise experience.<br />Join us for a lively, fun session of Zumba on<a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003910&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"> Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 AM</a>. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/zumba-around-world#comments Health Sports Adults Seniors Programs Connect Your Summer Around the World: On the Scene Be Well: On the Scene Be Well: eLectrified Around the world Be Well Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:35:09 +0000 chitra rout 68741 at https://www.cantonpl.org De-stress with Kundalini Yoga https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/destress-kundalini-yoga <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Kundalini.preview.png" alt="" style="float:right;" />In this class we will become aware of stressors and how they  influence our communication, our relationships and our performance. Kundalini Yoga instructor Rajwant Kaur Khalsa will teach you to do Yoga and meditation to release the stress so we can put up with life's challenges without losing ourselves.<br />Join us for an hour and a half class of Kundalini Yoga on July 2, 7:00 PM to add peace into your everyday life. Wear comfortable clothing and do not eat before class. Please bring a bottle of water.<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/Kundalini Yoga2.pdf">Kundalini Yoga2.pdf</a></td><td>379.69 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/destress-kundalini-yoga#comments Health Religion and Spirituality Adults Seniors Programs Connect Your Summer Around the World: On the Scene Be Well: On the Scene Around the world badge Be Well Badge Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:27:49 +0000 chitra rout 68740 at https://www.cantonpl.org National Poetry Month https://www.cantonpl.org/specialc/poetry.html Poetry can be celebrated the year-round, but especially so in April. Established in April 1996, National Poetry Month brings together poets and booksellers, literary organizations and publishers to celebrate the importance of poetry and its vital place in American culture. We at the Canton Public Library would like to participate by showcasing our many poetry resources in this Special Collection. <h3>Timeless Poetry Collections</h3> <p class="book-record"></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1222094"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1222094.jpg" /></span>The best-loved poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis</a> by selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy — Jaccqueline's daughter offers a selection of the former First Lady's favorite poems, plus a few of her mother's own verses.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1234198"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1234198.jpg" /></span>The hell with love: poems to mend a broken heart</a> by edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez — This collection of love poems is for anyone who has ever suffered the pain of breaking up and everyone who believes in the unique power of poetry to console and transform.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1176842"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1176842.jpg" /></span>My song is beautiful: poems and pictures in many voices</a> by selected by Mary Ann Hoberman — Fourteen poems celebrate the power of childhood from the perspective of a rich variety of cultures.</p> <p class="book-record"></p> <h3>All Time Great Poets</h3> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/ablake+william">Blake, William</a> (1757-1827): Blake was one of the great lyric poets. His early work was in a classical style and his later work was marked by the romantic style made popular by Wordsworth and Coleridge.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/abrowning+robert+1812+1889">Browning, Robert</a> (1812-1889): Robert Browning was a English poet and dramatist, especially noted for perfecting the dramatic monologue. Although Although he did not enjoy huge popularity during his time, he is now regarded as one of the most creative poets of his time.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aburns+robert+1759">Burns, Robert</a> (1756-1796): Robert Burns was born in Scotland. Sometimes referred to as a peasant poet, Burns worked with simple concepts, but applied them across a number of forms. He wrote and published satires, scenes of rustic life, epistles to friends, epigrams and nature poems, both in a composite poetic form made up of a number of Scottish dialects and in English.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/abyron+george+gordon">Byron, George</a> (1788-1824): Byron was a romantic and satirist. At the forefront of the Romantic Movement, he had a profound influence on English literature.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aColeridge+Samuel+Taylor">Coleridge, Samuel Taylor</a> (1772-1834): English lyrical poet, critic, and philosopher, Coleridge, along with Wordsworth, was one of the founders of the Romantic Movement. The exquisite perfection of his meter, the subtle alliance of his thought and expression, and his anticipation of modern existentialism, has also gained him reputation as an authentic visionary</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/adickinson+emily+1830">Dickinson, Emily</a> (1830-1886): Dickinson's poetry reflected her loneliness and deep inner struggle as well as her recollection of inspirational moments. She and Walt Whitman, at opposite ends of the spectra of "poet" and "personality," are now regarded as the founders of a uniquely American poetic voices of the 19th century.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aeliot+T.S">Eliot, T. S.</a> (1888-1965): Elliot's poems stand out for their radical innovations in poetic technique and subject matter. His poems in many respects articulated the disillusion of a younger post-World-War-I generation with the values and convention of the Victorian era.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/akeats+john+1795">Keats, John</a> (1795-1821): One of England's greatest poets, Keats was a key element in the Romantic Movement. Known especially for his love of the country and sensuous descriptions of the beauty of nature, his poetry also resonated with deep philosophic questions.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aLongfellow+Henry">Longfellow, Henry W.</a> (1807-1882): Longfellow, an American poet and linguist, was probably the best loved of all American poets. The attraction of his poetry is its melodic quality, its spirit of optimism and faith in the goodness of life.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/ade+la+mare+walter+1873+1956">Mare, Walter de la</a> (1873-1956): English poet, novelist, anthologist, and writer for children, Mare's favorite themes include childhood, fantasy, mystery and dreams often with an undercurrent of melancholy.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aplath+sylvia">Plath, Sylvia</a> (1932-1963): An American poet, Plath's poetry is intensely personal, often based on everyday experiences. Most of her work had almost an ominous style of writing filled with passiveness and fatalism.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aShakespeare+William+1564+1616">Shakespeare, William</a> (1564-1616): Shakespeare, an English poet and dramatist, is regarded as the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare used poetic and dramatic means to create unified aesthetic effects. His ability to communicate the intricacies of human nature maintains a resonance and a power to evoke emotion of the readers of all time.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/ashelley+percy+bysshe+1792+1822">Shelley, Percy</a> (1792-1822): Shelley, the English lyric poet and essayist, created masterpieces of Romantic poetry. His most characteristic image is of sky and weather, of lights and fires. His poetic stance invites the reader to respond with similar outgoing aspiration.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/awhitman+walt+1819+1892">Whitman, Walt</a> (1819-1892): American poet and journalist Whitman was the first American poet to achieve a truly international reputation. He invented free verse, a new kind of poetry, full of great personal and political feeling, making use of the vigorous rhythms of both everyday speech and Bible.</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/aWordsworth+william">Wordsworth, William</a> (1770-1850): Wordsworth was a defining member of the English Romantic Movement. The universal appeal of his poetry is perhaps best explained by his own words on the role of poetry what he called "the most philosophical of all writing" whose object is "truth… carried alive into the heart by passion".</p> <p><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/ayeats+w+b+william+butler+1865+1939">Yeats, William Butler</a> (1865-1939): Yeats, an Irish poet and dramatist, is one of the most widely read. Yeats's poetry has a unique musical quality and his verse a harbinger of magazines.</p> News Tweens Teens Adults Websites May We Suggest literature poetry Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:21:54 +0000 chitra rout 1295 at https://www.cantonpl.org 30 Evergreen Books Of Our Time https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/30-evergreen-books-our-times <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1364275"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1364275.jpg" /></span>Pride and prejudice</a> by Jane Austen ; edited with notes by Vivien Jones — Austen’s powers of subtle discrimination and shrewd perceptiveness is revealed in "Pride and Prejudice". She is able to convey such a complex message using a simple, yet witty, style.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1416814"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1416814.jpg" /></span>On the road : the original scroll</a> by Jack Kerouac ; edited by Howard Cunnell ; introduction by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis, and Joshua Kupetz — <em>On The Road</em>, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1432212"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1432212.jpg" /></span>Jane Eyre</a> by Charlotte Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davies — An evergreen book that one can read again and again.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1050375"><span class="jacket"></span>A clockwork orange</a> by Anthony Burgess — A nightmarish vision of insane youth culture that depicts a heart wrenching insight into the life of disturbed adolescence.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1262462"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1262462.jpg" /></span>How to win friends &amp; influence people</a> by Dale Carnegie ; editorial consultant, Dorothy Carnegie ; editorial assistance, Arthur R. Pell — This is the granddaddy of all self-improvement books. It is a comprehensive, easy to read guide for winning people over to your way of thinking.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1013534"><span class="jacket"></span>David Copperfield</a> by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 — This is a classic tale that lingers on the topic of attaining and maintaining a disciplined heart as it relates to one's emotional and moral life.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1484796"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1484796.jpg" /></span>The alchemist</a> by Paulo Coelho ; translated by Alan R. Clarke — A fable about undauntingly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a boy and an unnamed being.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1511848"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1511848.jpg" /></span>Crime and punishment</a> by Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated with an introduction and notes by David McDuff — A smooth flowing, captivating novel of a young man living in poverty who criminally succumbs to the desire for money, and the huge shychological impact this has on him and the people around him.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1030578"><span class="jacket"></span>The complete poems and plays, 1909-1950</a> by T.S. Eliot — It was written during World War 2 and is still entirely relevant today.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1088343"><span class="jacket"></span>The great Gatsby</a> by F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli — Set in the Jazz Age of the roaring 20's, this book unravels a cautionary tale of the American dream. The reader learns that a few good friends are far more important than many acquaintances.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1185918"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1185918.jpg" /></span>The tipping point : how little things can make a big difference</a> by Malcolm Gladwell — Gladwell looks at how a small concept can spread like a virus and spark global sociological changes.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1311915"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1311915.jpg" /></span>Lord of the Flies</a> by William Golding ; introduction by E.M. Forster ; with a biographical and critical note by E.L. Epstein ; illustrated by Ben Gibson — A powerful and alarming look at the possibilities for savagery in a lawless environment, where compassionate human reasoning is replaced by anarchism.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1072699"><span class="jacket"></span>Catch-22</a> by Joseph Heller — This book coined the self-titled term “catch-22” that is widely used in modern-day dialogue. As for the story, its message is clear: What’s commonly held to be good, may be bad… what is sensible, is nonsense.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1060995"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1060995.jpg" /></span>For whom the bell tolls</a> by Ernest Hemingway — A short, powerful contemplation on death, ideology and the incredible brutality of war.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1314728"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1314728.jpg" /></span>For us, the living : a comedy of customs</a> by Robert A. Heinlein ; with an introduction by Spider Robinson ; and an afterword by Robert James — Instead of telling you what can go wrong, it tells us what can go right. Filled to the brim with revolutionary social, economical, ideological, and political ideas, For Us, the Living, is less a novel and more a manual on how to make a country a paradise.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1371942"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1371942.jpg" /></span>Siddhartha : a new translation</a> by Hermann Hesse ; translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn ; with an introduction by Paul W. Morris — A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to approaching an understanding of reality and attaining enlightenment.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1178235"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1178235.jpg" /></span>Brave new world</a> by Aldous Huxley — In this futuristic novel the reader can appreciate the impact that <em>Brave New World</em> has made on 20th century literature with its dire warnings about the future.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1044300"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1044300.jpg" /></span>To kill a mockingbird</a> by Harper Lee — It’s a moving tale that delivers a profound message about fighting for justice and against prejudice.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1427816"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1427816.jpg" /></span>The prince</a> by Niccolo Machiavelli ; with selections from the discourses ; translated by Daniel Donno ; edited and with an introduction by Daniel Donno — This book does a great job at describing situations of power and statesmanship.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1061223"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1061223.jpg" /></span>One hundred years of solitude</a> by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ; translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa — This novel uses various narratives to portray a clear message about the general importance of remembering our cultural history.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1048471"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1048471.jpg" /></span>Song of Solomon</a> by Toni Morrison — This is a pivotal novel by Morrison.The search for identity, the effects of geographical displacement on African Americans, and the effects of distorted love all play out as important themes in the novel. Another major theme is the idea that the individual must find freedom from not only saving himself.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1164257"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1164257.jpg" /></span>1984 : a novel</a> by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — 1984 still holds chief significance nearly 60 years after it was written. it is widely acclaimed for its haunting vision of an all-knowing government which uses pervasive 24/7 surveillance tactics to manipulate all citizens.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1115238"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1115238.jpg" /></span>The republic and other works</a> by Plato ; translated by B. Jowett — A gripping and enduring work of philosophy on how life should be lived, justice should be served and leaders should lead.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1016514"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1016514.jpg" /></span>Atlas shrugged</a> by Ayn Rand — From this masterpiece of Ayn Rand we understand the relationship between capitalism, government and charity.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1352738"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1352738.jpg" /></span>The catcher in the rye</a> by J.D. Salinger — This novel firmly stands as an icon for accurately representing the ups and downs of teen angst.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1497923"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1497923.jpg" /></span>The Grapes of wrath</a> by John Steinbeck ; introduction and notes by Robert DeMott — Steinbeck's deeply touching tale about the survival of displaced families desperately searching for work in a nation stuck by depression will never cease to be revelent.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1368100"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1368100.jpg" /></span>Walden and other writings</a> by Henry David Thoreau ; introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson ; edited by Brooks Atkinson — This is a story about being truly free from the pressures of society.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1010675"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1010675.jpg" /></span>The fellowship of the ring : being the first part of The lord of the rings</a> by J. R. R. Tolkien — By far one of the most important works of the 20th century literature.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1408641"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1408641.jpg" /></span>War and peace</a> by Leo Tolstoy ; a new translation by Anthony Briggs ; with an introduction by Orlando Figes — This masterpiece has had enormous effect on Russian and World literature.</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1011549"><span class="jacket"></span>The picture of Dorian Gray</a> by Oscar Wilde ; introduction by Peter Faulkner — The story of a man who preserves his youth while his portrait visibly deteriorates with time. It is masterfully told by Oscar Wilde.</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/adult/30-evergreen-books-our-times#comments Adults Books CPL 30th anniversary literature Sun, 19 Jan 2014 19:58:00 +0000 chitra rout 22026 at https://www.cantonpl.org Internet Basics https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/internet-basics-5 Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003647">Wednesday,January 29th from 2-3 PM </a> and learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are prerequisite. Registration is required https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/internet-basics-5#comments Adults Seniors Programs Computer Classes Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 chitra rout 67018 at https://www.cantonpl.org Eid Al-Fitr 2013 https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/eid-al-fitr <img title="Eid" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Twomoons.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday marking the end of <a href="http://islam.about.com/od/ramadan/tp/ramadan-hub.htm">Ramadan</a>, the month of fasting which is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam. This festival is expected to be around August 8, 2013. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for one, two or three days. Common greeting during this holiday is <em>‘Eid Mubārak'</em> which means "blessed Eid" in Arabic. https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/eid-al-fitr#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:37:08 +0000 chitra rout 64431 at https://www.cantonpl.org National Cherry Festival https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/national-cherry-festival The <a href="http://visit.cherryfestival.org/">National Cherry Festival</a> will kick off its 87th annual celebration on June 29th 2013 in the Traverse City area. Cherry lovers from every corner of the world visit the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan every July for this event. This area also showcases tremendous natural resources and beauty, and it offers a wide spectrum of recreational opportunities that take full advantage of the water, woods, and snow. Travel Adults Non-fiction festivals news Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:35:00 +0000 chitra rout 8057 at https://www.cantonpl.org Food Mysteries https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/food-mysteries <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566443"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1566443.jpg" /></span>The body in the piazza: a Faith Fairchild mystery</a> by Katherine Hall Page</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1542896"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1542896.jpg" /></span>A catered St. Patrick's Day: a mystery with recipes</a> by Isis Crawford</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1529747"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1529747.jpg" /></span>Crime fraîche</a> by Alexander Campion</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1539536"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1539536.jpg" /></span>Death on a platter</a> by Elaine Viets</p> https://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/food-mysteries#comments Food and Cooking Adults Seniors Connect Your Summer May We Suggest Chow Down: Super Bookworm Chow Down: eLectrified Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:19:36 +0000 chitra rout 59533 at https://www.cantonpl.org