barkerm's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/barkerm en-US Living Longer and Loving It http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/living-longer-and-loving-it The Professional Resource Alliance is back with more great information for our Canton residents.  This panel of local experts will discuss and answer questions regarding issues which affect our senior population.  The topics covered will relate to taxes, estate planning, long term care, home health care and identity theft.  Come armed with questions to this presentation on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003678">Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 PM</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/living-longer-and-loving-it#comments Education Adults Seniors Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 barkerm 67088 at http://www.cantonpl.org Open Chess http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/open-chess-17 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/chess_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Join us for informal open play as well as a tournament by the "Library Chess Clubs" on the fourth Sunday of most months in the library Community Room. For tournament information and registration, please email <a href="mailto:clubchess@wowway.com">clubchess@wowway.com</a>. This chess meeting on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003640">January 26 at 1:00 to 5:00 PM</a> is open to everyone from 10 to 100 years old. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/open-chess-17#comments Education Sports Tweens Teens Adults Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66899 at http://www.cantonpl.org Knit Night http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/knit-night-19 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/knitting_0.jpg" style="float:right;" />Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. all ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003636">Monday, January 13 at 7:00 PM</a> in the library Purple Room. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/knit-night-19#comments Arts and Crafts Adults Seniors Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66896 at http://www.cantonpl.org Your 2014 Investment Outlook http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/your-2014-investment-outlook Rick Bloom of Bloom Asset Management is back by popular demand.  Mr. Bloom, recognized as one o<img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bloom_logo_0.png" width="60" height="95" style="float:right;" />f the premier money managers in the country, will share the information we need to make our 2014 investments grow.  Bloom is often heard on radio, has a newspaper column and is seen on TV giving sound advise on investing and projecting the climate on Wall Street.  Please join us on January 23 at 7:00 PM in the library Community Room to get your fiscal year started off on the right foot.  http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/your-2014-investment-outlook#comments Education Finance Adults Seniors Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66900 at http://www.cantonpl.org Your 2014 Investment Outlook http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/your-2014-investment-outlook-0 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/bloom_logo_0.png" style="float:right;" />Rick Bloom of Bloom Asset Management is back by popular demand. Mr. Bloom, recognized as one of the premier money managers in the country, will share the information we need to make our 2014 investments grow. Bloom is often heard on radio, has a newspaper column and is seen on TV giving sound advise on investing and projecting the climate on Wall Street. Please join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003650">January 23 at 7:00 PM</a> in the library Community Room to get your fiscal year started off on the right foot. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/your-2014-investment-outlook-0#comments Education Finance Adults Seniors Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66901 at http://www.cantonpl.org A Time for Change? - CANCELLED http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/time-change <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Nancy%20Austin.jpg" style="float:right;" />Did you spend time with your elderly relatives over the holidays? Is it harder for Mom to do the stairs or the dishes or harder for Dad to hear or get in the car? Maybe it's time for a change. That can be very difficult to talk about and to actually organize. Senior Real Estate Specialist, Nancy Austin, offers advice in everything from listing the house to cleaning it out to getting settled in someplace more appropriate and safe. Be prepared for this important change in your lives by joining us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003649">January 22 at 7:00 PM</a> in the library Community Room. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/time-change#comments Education Finance Health Adults Seniors Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66902 at http://www.cantonpl.org Grocery Savings with the Bargain Shopper Mom http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/grocery-savings-bargain-shopper-mom <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/melissa%20buckles.preview.png" style="float:right;" />Unfortunately, this program has been canceled. Stay tuned while we reschedule with Melissa Banks!<br /><br />Melissa Banks, the Blogger <a href="http://www.bargainshoppermom.com/">Bargain Shopper Mom</a> can show you all the tricks for saving when at the grocery store and preparing your meals. Please join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003648">January 16 at 7:00 PM</a> in the library Community Room for helpful hints and super savings. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/grocery-savings-bargain-shopper-mom#comments Education Finance Home and Garden Adults Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66904 at http://www.cantonpl.org Citizenship and You http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/citizenship-and-you <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/MI%20Immigration%20Center.preview.png" style="float:right;" />Have you been living in the US and wondering how to become a full-fledged citizen of this great country?<br />Attorney Ruby Robinson and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center will provide information and access to materials to get the process started for you. Come hear how you can become a citizen of the United States of America. Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003651">Wednesday, January 15 at 7 PM</a> to get answers and help. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/citizenship-and-you#comments Education Adults Programs Mon, 23 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 barkerm 67009 at http://www.cantonpl.org Knit Night http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/knit-night-18 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/knitting_0.jpg" style="float:right;" />Join other handcrafters for an evening of sharing and learning. All ages and stages are welcome at this informal gathering of <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003609">Monday, December 9 at 7 PM in the library Purple Room</a>. Bring your own project, yarn and needles. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/knit-night-18#comments Arts and Crafts Education Adults Seniors Programs Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66608 at http://www.cantonpl.org A Holiday in the Islands Concert http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/holiday-islands-concert <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/gratitude%20steel%20band.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Looking forward to the holidays, but already weary of the cold? We have the solution and something for everyone. Enjoy the amazing Gratitude Steel Band as they present "A Holiday in the Islands Concert" on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003611">Sunday, December 15 at 2 PM</a>. Chaz and his band, a product of Trinidad and Tobago, will perform fun music celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza. You won't be able to sit still through this upbeat performance. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/holiday-islands-concert#comments Art Religion and Spirituality Babies Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Programs Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66610 at http://www.cantonpl.org Open Chess http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/open-chess-16 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/chess.jpg" style="float:right;" />Join us for informal open play as well as a tournament by the "Library Chess Clubs" on the fourth Sunday of most months in the library community room. You must be 10 to 99 years old. For tournament information and registration, please email <a href="mailto:clubchess@wowway.com">clubchess@wowway.com</a>. See you <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003610">December 22 at 1:00 PM</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/open-chess-16#comments Education Sports Teens Adults Programs Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 barkerm 66609 at http://www.cantonpl.org Flu Clinic + Medicare Part D Answers http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/flu-clinic-medicare-part-d-answers <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/walgreens%202.preview.png" style="float:right;" />Our partners at Walgreens are giving us all one last chance to get our flu shots before we gather with family and friends for the holidays. Let's all be healthy and enjoy our time with loved ones. Also, the Medicare deadline looms on December 7 and you still may have a few questions. The trained professionals at Walgreens have the answers. So, bring your family for flu shots (free with most insurance cards) and your questions regarding Medicare Part D on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003624&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday, December 4</a> at 2:30 in the library Purple Room. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/flu-clinic-medicare-part-d-answers#comments Education Health Adults Seniors Programs Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:15:22 +0000 barkerm 66716 at http://www.cantonpl.org Gettysburg Address Anniversary http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/gettysburg-address-anniversary <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/P1070955_0.preview.JPG" style="float:right;" />On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his now-famous address to the troops at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. It is thought to be one of the greatest speeches in American history. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/iii/calendar/month">Lincoln</a> repeated the principles of equality as set forth in the constitution as well as the ideal of representative government for all and praised those fighting for those principles. These are concepts that have made our country the envy of the world today, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of this great speech with an exhibit in the east end of the library. Come see the beautiful silk panels depicting the Civil War and join us for some <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/iii/calendar/month">special programming</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/gettysburg-address-anniversary#comments Education History Activities Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:41:27 +0000 barkerm 66669 at http://www.cantonpl.org It's Medicare Enrollment Time - We've Got Answers http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/its-medicare-enrollment-time-weve-got-answers <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/walgreens%202.preview.png" style="float:right;" />It's Medicare enrollment time and we all have questions. Walgreens will be here to answer those questions, ease your mind and save you money when possible. Please join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003604&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">November 12 at 3:00 PM</a> and bring your questions. The enrollment period ends in December. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/its-medicare-enrollment-time-weve-got-answers#comments Education Government/Law Health Seniors Programs Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:32:08 +0000 barkerm 66530 at http://www.cantonpl.org Celebrate Diwali http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/celebrate-diwali <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/diwali.jpg" style="float:right;" />The Hindu Festival of Lights is celebrated on November 3 in 2013. We are celebrating this annual, joyful holiday on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003602">Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM</a> at the Canton Public Library. Please join us for food, dancing and song. The Festival of Lights, also known at Deepavali, is held in honor of Rama-Chandra, the seventh incarnation of the god Vishnu and is a triumph of light over dark, good over evil. Come hear, taste, smell and watch this happy celebration with your neighbors as the Indian community is showcased. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/celebrate-diwali#comments Education History Religion and Spirituality Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Programs Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:03:15 +0000 barkerm 66444 at http://www.cantonpl.org