daviscrl's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/daviscrl en-US Nonfiction Book Group May 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-may-2015 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1573958"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1573958.jpg" /></span>A 1,000-mile walk on the beach: one woman's trek of the perimeter of Lake Michigan</a> by Loreen Niewenhuis — In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan. Most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place. She conveys a sense of the magnitude of the lake she loves, a place so elemental to the states which form its shores. From a ground-level perspective, the book explores the natural and human history of Lake Michigan and raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend. Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004277&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">May 16 at 10:00 am</a>. </p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-may-2015#comments Non-fiction Programs Nonfiction Book Group Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 78204 at http://www.cantonpl.org Beginning Excel 2013 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2013 <p><img width="100" height="100" class="image image-thumbnail" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/excel-guru-level-3-250x250.thumbnail.jpg" style="float:right;" />Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list<br /> with Microsoft Excel 2013. Registration required. <br /><br />Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.</p><p>Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004348&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, May 14 from 7 - 8:30 PM</a>.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2013#comments Programs Computer Classes Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 78207 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Writers' Group May 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-may-2015 <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/writing_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004376&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">2:00 PM</a> on:<br /><ul><li>Saturday, May 9 (CANCELLED)</li> <li>Saturday, May 23</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-may-2015#comments Programs creative writing Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 78206 at http://www.cantonpl.org Lunch and a Book May 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-may-2015 <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571869"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571869.jpg" /></span>The all-girl filling station's last reunion: a novel</a> by Fannie Flagg — Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Like Fannie Flagg's classic Fried Green Tomatoes, this is filled to the brim with Flagg's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic. Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004338&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday May 14 at noon</a>. </p> <p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-may-2015#comments Fiction Programs Lunch & a Book Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 78205 at http://www.cantonpl.org New Books on CD Area http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/niew-books-cd-area <p><img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/newaudio.preview.jpg" height="150" width="200" style="float:right;" />Browsing the audiobooks in the Adult Area? <br /><br />Take a look at our New Books on CD Area. Placed right in the first row of the audiobook collection, this new area highlights the most recent books on CD in the collection. <br /><br />Easier browsing, more listening!</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/niew-books-cd-area#comments Audiobook Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:31:22 +0000 daviscrl 78442 at http://www.cantonpl.org Overdrive App Now Offers Dyslexic Font http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/overdrive-app-now-offers-dyslexic-font <p class="lead"><img class="image image-thumbnail" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/dyslexic-font-169x300.thumbnail.png" height="100" width="56" style="float:right;" />The most recent version of the <a href="http://app.overdrive.com/"><span style="color:#0066cc;">OverDrive app</span></a> has a number of enhancements including the option to select a dyslexic font when reading eBooks. Standard <a href="http://blogs.overdrive.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/dyslexic-font.png"></a>typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem.</p><p>To select the dyslexic font tap the center of your device’s screen when reading a title and choose the font options button. Then simply select which dyslexic font you’d like to use. As always, you can also adjust the spacing, font size and screen color to make your reading experience more enjoyable.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/overdrive-app-now-offers-dyslexic-font#comments eBooks Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:56:11 +0000 daviscrl 78438 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Writers' Group April 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-april-2015 <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/writing_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004282&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">2:00 PM</a> on:<ul><li>Saturday, April 11</li> <li>Saturday, April 25</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-april-2015#comments Adults Programs creative writing Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:09:55 +0000 daviscrl 77943 at http://www.cantonpl.org Nonfiction Book Group April 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-april-2015 On <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004277&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday April 18 at 10 AM</a> we will be discussing:<p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602258"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602258.jpg" /></span>Flash boys: a Wall Street revolt</a> by Michael Lewis — A small group of Wall Street guys figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post-financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-april-2015#comments Non-fiction Programs Nonfiction Book Group Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:55:59 +0000 daviscrl 77904 at http://www.cantonpl.org Lunch and a Book April 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-april-2015 Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004273&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, April 9 at noon</a> as we discuss:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571467"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571467.jpg" /></span>The end of night: searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light</a> by Paul Bogard — A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, most of us no longer experience true darkness. Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-april-2015#comments Adults Non-fiction Programs Lunch & a Book Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:41:53 +0000 daviscrl 77903 at http://www.cantonpl.org Lunch and a Book March 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-march-2015 Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004240&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, March 12 at noon</a> as we discuss:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561653"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561653.jpg" /></span>Orphan train</a> by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, orphan trains carried thousands of abandoned children from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest. Vivian Daly was one such child, sent from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet existence on the coast of Maine. But hidden in her attic are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-march-2015#comments Adults Fiction Programs Historical Fiction Lunch & a Book Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 77476 at http://www.cantonpl.org Nonfiction Book Group March 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-march-2015 On <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004241&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM</a> we will be discussing:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562037"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562037.jpg" /></span>The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking</a> by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/nonfiction-book-group-march-2015#comments Adults Non-fiction Programs Nonfiction Book Group Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 77477 at http://www.cantonpl.org Beginning Excel 2010 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-10 <p><img class="image image-thumbnail" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/excel-guru-level-3-250x250_preview.thumbnail.jpg" height="100" width="100" style="float:right;" />Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list <br />with Microsoft Excel 2010. Registration required. <br /><br /><br />Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.</p><p><br />Join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004248&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, March 5 from 6:30-8:00 PM</a>.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beginning-excel-2010-10#comments Adults Programs Computer Classes Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 77478 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Writers' Group March 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-march-2015 <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/writing_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004254&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">at 2:00 PM</a> on:<br /><ul><li>Saturday, March 14</li> <li>Saturday, March 28</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-march-2015#comments Adults Programs creative writing Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 daviscrl 77479 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Writers' Group http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-22 <img width="200" height="133" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/writing_0.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at<a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004207&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"> 2:00 PM </a>on:<br /><ul><li>Saturday, February 14</li> </ul> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-writers-group-22#comments Adults Programs creative writing Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:30:00 +0000 daviscrl 77016 at http://www.cantonpl.org Lunch and a Book February 2015 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-february-2015 Join us <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004221&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Thursday, February 12 at noon</a> as we discuss:<br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1180583"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1180583.jpg" /></span>The Talented Mr. Ripley</a> by Patricia Highsmith — Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley is sent to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young American back to his wealthy father. But Ripley finds himself so fond of Dickie Greenleaf that he wants to be like him--exactly like him.  Suave, agreeable, and utterly amoral, Ripley stops at nothing--certainly not only one murder--to accomplish his goal.  Turning the mystery form inside out, Highsmith shows the terrifying abilities afforded to a man unhindered by the concept of evil.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/lunch-and-book-february-2015#comments Adults Fiction Programs Lunch & a Book Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:30:00 +0000 daviscrl 77017 at http://www.cantonpl.org