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Register for the Best in Show Dog Show!

Canton Library will host our own Best in Show Dog Show on August 6th from 10:00AM-Noon. Pets must register ahead of time — but all humans are welcome!

A signed registration form and other information about your pet is required if you wish to be in the show. You must present your homeowners insurance and dog's shot records to participate.

Dogs will be judged on various criteria including appearance, behavior, best trick, and best costume. Many prizes will be awarded with an overall Best in Show grand prize for the winner.

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Best in Show Dog Show on August 6th

Canton Library will host our own special "Best in Show" Dog Show on August 6th from 10:00AM-Noon. Pets must register ahead of time starting July 6th at 9:00AM — but all humans are welcome! A signed waiver form and other information about your pet is required if you wish to be in the show. You must present your homeowners insurance and dog's shot records to participate. Dogs will be judged on various criteria including appearance, behavior, best trick, and best costume. Many prizes will be awarded with an overall special "Best in Show" Grand Prize for the winner. Make sure to sign up your furry best friend on July 6th, then bring family, friends and relatives to watch on August 6th!

Flag Day is June 14th!

Flag Day was created as a patriotic holiday to celebrate the American Flag. In 1916, President Wilson issued the first proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14th and it was made a permanent observance in 1949. For fun facts concerning Flag Day, how to celebrate Flag Day, graphics of the 50 state flags, flag etiquette, cake, crafts, e-cards, patriotic song lyrics and more, see this web site. Check out a listing of sources that detail the history of the American flag in the Canton Library.

Award Winning Military History Books

Celebrate Memorial Day by checking out some of these books. Each year, the Society for Military History gives awards to outstanding literature in this genre. Here are some of the titles that we own:

Society for Military History — Distinguished Book Awards

Vietnam's forgotten army: heroism and betrayal in the ARVN by Andrew Wiest

Caesar: life of a colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy

Join us for "Proof" at Vintner's Winery on June 21st

Our book discussion title is Proof by Dick Francis. Tony, a young wine merchant, is enlisted for his wine tasting expertise to solve a liquor scam. Unfortunately, the liquor scam leads to murder and the total theft of the watered down vintage stock of wine and scotch which was less than "proof". As the story moves from the world of twelve year old scotch to three year old thorougbred horses, Tony is hurled headlong into the path of a murderer's heartless vengeance.
Register to join us from 7:00-8:00PM on Tuesday June 21st at Vintner's Winery, on Lilley, south of Joy Rd. in the Golden Gate Shopping Center. Ask for a copy of the book at the Adult Reference Desk.

Vintner's Book Discussion is a "Ton of Trouble" in May

A ton of trouble : a Josephine Fuller mystery by Lynne Murray — May 17th – Our heroine sleuth, Josephine, balances her time between digging up the secrets behind one of the most powerful wine families in Napa Valley and uncovering what exactly is happening behind the closed doors of a women’s clinic. When a body is found in a wine casket, her friend, Thelma, a supersized porn queen, is the leading suspect. Add to this that the head of the clinic is a gun-toting, self-righteous, faith-filled woman who dislikes Josephine intensely and the quirky characters start to get interesting. This is a fast, fun, entertaining read.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion is this Wednesday

Crow Lake by Mary Lawson — This is a reminder that Canton Seniors will meet on Wednesday at 2:00PM in Group Study Room A. See you there!

Vintner's Book Discussion is April 19th

Join us April 19th from 7:00-8:00PM at Vintner’s Winery for Wine and Mysteries, when we will discuss Killer Summer by Ridley Pearson. Copies of this book are reserved for the discussion and are available at the main Reference Desk. Online registration for Wine and Mysteries is mandatory as space is limited.

How to Use the Optelec Viewer

Canton Public Library's Optelec viewer provides magnification, color and contrast support, and other benefits for visual accessibility. In this video, Elaine shows us how to use the viewer to reader a book.

You can find the Optelec machine between the fireplace are and the fiction books, not far from the Web Express computer stations.

Vintner's Book Discussion is March 15th

We will be discussing Death of a Wine Merchant by David Dickinson. This is a British historical mystery set in Victorian England and France with fine prose and a complex plot. A son of the Colvilles, who are wealthy wine merchants, is about to marry the daughter of the even grander Nash family. Immediately after the wedding, the bridegroom’s Uncle Cosmo is found clutching a gun over the body of his brother. He refuses to give any explanation, even to his attorney, who retains Lord Francis Powerscourt to investigate.

Vintner's Winery is located in the Golden Gate Shopping Complex across from Mettetal Airport in the SE corner of Joy and Lilley Rds.

What year is 2011 in Chinese?

The Year of 2011 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit, which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012. The Rabbit is the 4th sign in the Chinese zodiac which consists of 12 animals signs. To find your sign, click on China Today web. The Rabbit is a lucky sign. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are reasonably friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends. For more information on Chinese horoscopes, see these sources in our library. For information on how Chinese New Year is celebrated, including legends, food, and taboos, see this China Facts page.

Join us February 15th at Vintner's Book Discussion

Join us to discuss "Chardonnay Charade" on Tuesday, February 15th from 7:00-8:00PM at Vintner’s Winery, but you must register online first for the “Wine and Mysteries” program. Ask at the Reference Desk for a copy of the book. We have many extra copies, but you must ask! Here is a synopsis:

Lucie Montgomery discovers the body of a controversial political candidate in her vineyard and just about everyone is a suspect, including the victim’s husband and lover. As the search for the killer escalates, a second victim surfaces and Lucie must confront her growing romantic feelings for her volatile vintner, Quinn.

Senior Book Discussion

Seniors, join us on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011, from 2:00-3:00PM in Group Study Room A to discuss Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen. This is a hilarious and moving memoir about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis. Ask a librarian for a copy of this book if you wish to join our discussion!

Christmas Traditions, Why Are They?

Who made the first Nativity Scene? What is the symbolic meaning of the candy cane, the holly leaf or the Christmas tree? How did the legend of Santa Claus begin and why is kissing associated with mistletoe? Answers to these and other legends may be found at this website link.

To check out information on Christmas customs, crafts, recipes, movies, music, stories, legends, (or more), check out these sources in our library to enhance your enjoyment of this beautiful season!

Food Customs in Other Lands

Here's some fun! Take this entertaining Don't Gross Out the World quiz to find out about dining etiquette in another country! In addition, here is a list of books with food customs, cultural facts, and recipes from other countries that can be found in Canton Library.