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Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin is the Adult Services Department Head at Canton Public Library. She is also an avid Scrapbooker and Card Maker. In this interview, Rebecca shows us her scrapbooking room and tells us about her hobby.
Meet Rebecca 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.
Anthony De Orio is Co-President of PFLAG Detroit. PFLAG is "Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays." In the interview, he tells us how he got involved with PFLAG, and what the organization does.
Meet Anthony De Orio 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.
Malkia Newman, a Mental Health Educator and advocate, talks about her life experiences as a person diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Meet Malkia Newman 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.
Register now for our Google Apps class, to be held on Tuesday, September 14, from 7:00-8:30PM. We'll cover search, docs, Gmail, and many lesser-known tools that work well for you or your business.
Update [11/15/2010]: A large selection of LEGOs will be available for creative play at the event courtesy of Bricks for Brains. Also be sure to bring blank CD-Rs if you're interested in Free and Open Source software provided by Metro Detroit Linux Users Group.On November 20 from 1:00-5:00PM, Canton Public Library will host some of the most creative hackers in the Metro Detroit Area. Our Community Room will be full of demonstrations and presentations of hacks ranging from robotics to web apps to personal productivity hacks to modded IKEA furniture to crafts.
If you or someone you know is a 'hacker' in a special field; if you have ingenious and/or unconventional workarounds and solutions, then consider doing a presentation or having a demo table at Hack Day. Time slots and planning discussion can be found at the Hack Day CantonWiki page.
David Tennies is a Civil War Living Historian and reenactor. Unlike many reenactors, Mr. Tennies portrays a civilian role, as Michigan Senator Jacob M. Howard.
Meet Mr. Tennies 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.
We'll be kicking off our Living Books program on Saturday, September 25, from 1:00-3:00PM in the Community Room.
This program lets you "check out" a person with a specialty or other interest to learn more about the subject. It's going to be a lot of fun and a great learning experience. See you there!
Check it out today. And if you have the choice of steak or fish, spring for the lasagna.
The time traveler's wife : a novel by Audrey Niffenegger
Naked lunch : the restored text by William S. Burroughs ; edited by James Grauerholz and Barry Miles
Black swan green : a novel by David Mitchell
- AdWords — Run search-based ads for your business and increase traffic to your products
- AdSense — Get paid to place ads for other businesses on your website
- Google Places — Claim you business's listing in Google search and maps
- Google Analytics — Detailed website statistics with minimal effort
- Google Merchant Center — Make your products appear in Google's shopping results
- Google Apps — Affordable, custom online productivity tools for your business
- Gmail — Free email with great productivity features
- Google Docs — Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and more from any browser, collaborative, available anywhere, and free. Awesome
When you list (or claim, or check in) your business on these sites, you have some control over what information appears. Having a listing is the first step toward engaging people and in turn having them engage their social circles.
Here are some examples of a familiar local venue's listings on various sites:
- Slashfilm posted AMC coupons for $1 popcorn and pop (this Sunday only!)
- The Prime Minister of Thailand faces an interesting texting scandal
- Ken Segall comments on Apple's arrogance in Antennagate [via Daring Fireball]
- Todd Levin's fascinating take on Conan's Tonight Show in GQ [via Kottke]
- Cheap Healthy Good suggests some no-cook meal ideas
- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave Princeton's commencement speech. Takeaway: "it's harder to be kind than clever." [via Kottke]
- Fast Company gives a vision of what commercial airliners might look like in 40 years. Spoiler alert: a lot like airliners now
- Kevin Spacey does spot-on impersonations on Inside the Actors Studio
- 37signals blog Signal vs. Noise posts a pic of a cool tape dispenser
- Lifehacker links to Workoutz, a site with free exercise videos
- I assure you, you can ensure proper word usage using this article from wikiHow
- Got 8000 bones and an idea for an experiment?
- Get the freshest ingredients — Eat the Seasons tells you what's in season locally [via Lifehacker]
- Not a superhero? There may still be hope for you yet
- 12 Super Cheap, Super Nutritious Foods You Should Be Eating. Now that's a headline!
- How to Argue Like a Reasonable Adult — a Basic Instructions comic of truth
- Are you an Arrested Development fan? Try this quiz
- Writing tips for anyone [via Kottke]
- We'll have M is for Mitten storytimes at 11:00AM and 1:00PM
- Related crafts immediately after each storytime
- Kids can play "I Spy" for the Market bird and get a sweet treat!
Canton can be a lot of fun! Check out, 'like', and follow these pages to keep up with great events: