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2013 Michigan Author Award

The Michigan Library Association will present Laura Kasischke with the 2013 Michigan Author Award during their Annual Conference in Lansing on October 18, 2013. Kasischke has published eight novels, authored eight books of poetry and received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in 2012. Her most recent book is a compilation of short stories entitled If a stranger approaches you.

Kasischke grew up in Grand Rapids, currently resides in Chelsea and is an Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan. Throughout her diverse body of work, Kasischke ties her characters to the state of Michigan.

Lunch & a Book October 2013

On Thursday October 10 at noon, we will be discussing the Everyone's Reading 2013 selection:

The secrets of happy families: improve your mornings, rethink family dinner, fight smarter, go out and play, and much more by Bruce Feiler — Squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts," he sought out the most creative minds--from Silicon Valley to the Green Berets--and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families. A timely, counterintuitive book that answers the questions countless parents are asking: How do we manage the chaos of our lives? How do we teach our kids values? How do we make our family happier?

Beginning Excel 2010

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with
Microsoft Excel 2010.

Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Join us Saturday, September 21 from 10:00-11:30 AM.

Lunch & a Book September 2013

On Thursday, September 12 at noon, we will be discussing:

Say nice things about Detroit by Scott Lasser — The author will be joining us via Skype as we discuss this compelling urban portrait and touching love story. In a racially polarized, economically collapsing city a man struggles with the double shooting death of a high school classmate and her brother while still mourning the death of his own teenage son and coping with his mother's dementia. A starred review Booklist suggests: "Forget the grime and crime, political corruption and economic decay. Lasser's Detroit may be a troubled city, but it is one whose vibrant soul is writ large in the small actions of its loyal citizens. With a serene and steady hand, Lasser's spare but intense tale is a smart, intimate homage to the power of second chances."

Adult Writers' Group

Interested in writing? Join other adults to share your work, get feedback and discuss the craft of writing. We will meet at 2:00 PM:

Elmore Leonard, 1925-2013

Author Elmore Leonard, age 87, died at his home at Bloomfield Hills. Perhaps best known for his gritty crime novels such as Get Shorty, Leonard was also a master of western stories such as 3:10 to Yuma which was made into a film in 2007 starring Russell Crowe. A long-time resident in the Detroit area, he won many writing awards in his lifetime including the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America.

If you like P. G. Wodehouse, try...

Mapp and Lucia by E.F. Benson ; with a new introduction by Stephen Pile

Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols ; with a foreword by Ann Lovejoy

The pursuit of love ; &, Love in a cold climate: two novels by Nancy Mitford ; foreword by Jessica Mitford

Diary of a provincial lady by E.M. Delafield ; with a preface by Mary Borden ; with illustrations by Arthur Watts

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Faulks, Sebastian

CPL Loves Zinio...Do You?

Zinio is a fantastic new service at CPL for online magazines. Sign up for it to earn your Love It badge-- and have digital access to almost 200 of your favorite magazines. Consumer Reports, Elle Decor, Organic Gardening, Martha Stewart Living, Hockey News, Rolling Stone, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance are just some of the titles to pick from.

More Books to Love

Wondering what to read next? Always looking for new authors to pile on to your to-be-read list? Go to CPL's May We Suggest on Facebook on Thursday, July 18th. Give us the name of your favorite author and we will give you three new authors you might also love. Librarians will be standing by from 9 AM to 9 PM. Then go to CYS--you have earned your Love It badge!

CPL Loves May We Suggest on Facebook...Do You?

Are you always looking for a new book to read? Do you enjoy fun quotes about books? Like our May We Suggest Page on Facebook. Earn your Love It badge--and enhance your Faceboook feed with our librarians' suggestions for that all-important question: What do I read next?

CPL loves Connections...Do You?

Connections, our monthly online newsletter can keep you updated on all the fantastic programs, events and new services offered at the Canton Public Library. Subscribe to Connections to earn your Love It badge--and have news about your library delivered right to your e-mailbox.

Love Stories: Great Romance Novels

Bet me by Jennifer Crusie

Born in fire by Nora Roberts

A countess below stairs by Eva Ibbotson

Frederica by Georgette Heyer

How to marry a marquis by Julia Quinn

It had to be you by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Mine till midnight by Lisa Kleypas

Mr.

Movie Villains We Love to Hate

Of course we're rooting for the hero/heroine to win, but these movies are extra good because the villains are so very good at being evil.

CPL Loves Comic Books...Do You?

We love comic books so much, we couldn't have them in just one place. In the Children's Library our collection includes classics such as Archie, Scooby-Doo, where are you? and Sonic the Hedgehog. In the Teen Room titles include Doctor Who, Hulk and Superman. Whether you already love comics, or think you would love trying one, read a comic to earn your Love It badge.