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PowerPoint I

Thursday, March 19, 9:30-11:30AM

Learn to create multimedia presentations in Microsoft Powerpoint 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and Word skills.

Digital Camera for Beginners

Tuesday, March 10 (9:30-11:30AM)

Transfer photos onto a computer, use MS Photo Editor to crop, rotate and resize pictures, plus email them. Visit print processing websites too. Please leave your camera and photos at home. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

2008 Top Nonfiction Picks

America 1908
by Jim Rasenberger
A breathtaking ride through the highs and lows of one spectacular, pivotal year in American history.

Year 2008 Top Fiction Picks

American Wife
by Curtis Sittenfeld
On what might become one of the most significant days in her husband’s presidency, Alice Blackwell considers the strange and unlikely path that has led her to the White House–and the repercussions of a life lived, as she puts it, “almost in opposition to itself.” A kind, bookish only child born in the 1940s, Alice learned the virtues of politeness early on from her stolid parents and small Wisconsin hometown. But a tragic accident when she was seventeen shattered her identity and made her understand the fragility of life and the tenuousness of luck.

Book of Lies
by Brad Meltzer
In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history. In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found. Until now.

Lunch & a Book - April 9

Loving Frank (Nancy Horan): Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society.

Year 2008 Top Audiobook Picks

Belong to Me
by Marisa de los Santos
Everyone has secrets. Some we keep to protect ourselves, others to protect those we love. As their individual stories unfold, the three women become entangled in a web of trust, betrayal, love and loss that challenges them in ways they never imagined. Read by Julia Gibson.

Year 2008 Top Movie Picks

Across the universe
(Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess) This Beatles-inspired musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude and Lucy as they are swept up in the volatile counterculture movement of the 1960s. The film’s soundtrack consists exclusively of songs made popular by the Beatles during this time period.

Download Digital Books

February 27 (10:00-11:00)

Master downloading an eBook or eAudiobook from the library’s growing digital collection. Prerequisite: Web navigation skills.

Lunch & a Book - March 12

Finding My VoiceFinding My Voice(Diane Rehm): A leading radio personality describes her rise from an abusive childhood in an Arab-American household in Washington, D.C., to success in the field of radio and details her determined battle with spasmodic dysphonia, the rare neurological disorder that nearly destroyed her career.

Connections Newsletter - Jan/Feb 2009

Our newsletter for January/February, Connections, is now available online as a pdf file (attached below).

Library Board Meeting Agenda -- January 15, 2008

Thursday, January 15, 2009 7:30 p.m.
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 12/18/08
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Strategic Planning Facilitator Introduction – Susan Kennedy
    • Demonstration of Beta Website – Leo Papa
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Excel II

January 21 or February 26 (6:30-8:30)

Learn to use data, graphics and charts, and how to customize toolbars in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent.

Lunch & a Book - February 12

Out Stealing HorsesOut Stealing Horses (Per Petterson): After a meeting with his only neighbor, 67-year-old Trond is forced to reflect upon a long-ago incident that marks the beginning of a series of losses for Trond and his childhood friend, Jon.

Library Resources That Make the Grade

February 14 (10:00-11:00)

Ideal for mature students heading back to the classroom. Explore many of the online resources for your classroom and informational needs. Learn to find books, newspaper articles, magazine or journal articles and more. For this program only, online registration begins January 14. Non-Canton Public Library cardholders may register by phone at 734-397-0999. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.