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The Winter 2011 issue of Just Between Friends, the newsletter for the Friends of the Canton Public Library, is available online now as a pdf document. This issue has features on the FOML Fall Workshop, financial information, and "Save the Date" reminders for many upcoming events.
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You can send your relatives a "care package" of videos you think they'd find useful, or watch the videos yourself to brush up on computer skills.
Ever since we've had hold music on our telephone system, it seems we've been committed to letting people know what we're playing. The picture above is from our Fugitive Fact File (more on that in a coming post) and shows that we kept a record of which songs played over the phone system.
For our present phone system, we've loaded our MP3 player with select Creative Commons-licensed jazz and other recordings from the Internet Archive:
- Fred Baty — Crepusculum — Sky Diaries EP
- top-40.org — Summer Time [top12]
- Carl Jasper Hoffman (October 27, 2004)
- Marcos Oliva And Free Bossa Jazz Trio
- Eric Bednarz — Aicha
Looking for a quick way to see what's in our catalog on other websites, such as When it drops? Try our bookmarklet, available on our Tools page. Not familiar with bookmarklets? Read how to use them.
Acclaimed Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. This author of over 30 novels and winner of the prestigious Cervantes Prize is the first South American winner of the literature Nobel in nearly 30 years; since Gabriel Garcia Marquez won in 1982.
Looking for books by this decorated author? Canton Public Library has a few:
The bad girl by Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
The notebooks of Don Rigoberto by Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Edith Grossman
The way to paradise by Mario Vargas Llosa ; translated by Natasha Wimmer
The New York Public Library posted a list last month with many of the books that appear or are mentioned in the acclaimed TV series Mad Men. If you love the show, or are looking for what people may have read in the 1960s, these are the titles from the NYPL list that CPL has:
The best of everything: a novel by Rona Jaffe
The chrysanthemum and the sword: patterns of Japanese culture by Ruth Benedict; with a foreword by Ezra F. Vogel
Exodus by Leon Uris
We've shown CPL's history with Summer Reading… but what about recent history? Our 2010 program was huge and successful, despite road construction and further budget constraints. The above video shows just some of the activities and programs hosted at the library. We were busy this Summer!
From worst to first [electronic resource] : behind the scenes of Continental's remarkable comeback by Gordon Bethune with Scott Huler
The Airline industry by edited by William M. Leary
Meet Laura and ask her your questions as part of our Living Books program. To learn more, drop by our Meet & Greet on Saturday, September 25, from 1:00-3:00PM.
My name is Laura Kardel and I have been a homeschooler for the past seventeen years. During that time I have homeschooled my five children — aged 13, 15, 24, 26 and 28. Although not a teacher by trade I do have a B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University. My three oldest homeschooled graduates have gone on to get their bachelor degrees, and two are pursuing their MBAs at the Wharton Business School and Duke University.
Dr. David Monroe is a Licensed Professional Counselor and hospital chaplain. His primary focus is marriage counseling, though does do some individual psychotherapy. Dr. Monroe tells us about career options in his field, and about how men and women communicate.
Meet Dr. Monroe and ask him your questions as part of our Living Books program. To learn more, drop by our Meet & Greet on Saturday, September 25, from 1:00-3:00PM.