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Celebrate Seuss!

Theodor Seuss Geisel (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) was born on March 2nd, 1904 in Springfield, MA.  He began his career with articles and cartoons aimed at adults, but in 1937 he published his first book for children, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. He went on to write more than 60 books, many of which are considered core reading for early readers. 

One great way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday is to participate in Read Across America by reading to your child this evening. You can also watch Seuss videos or play games on the Seuss-themed website Seussville.

Savvy Seniors Computer Basics

Do computers confound you? We can help! 
Become a certified Computer-Savvy Senior with this 3-part introduction to the world of computers and technology. We'll talk about what a computer is and how it works, and how to tell it to do what you want. We'll start with the very basics, such as turning it on and using the mouse, and work our way up through basic word processing and into the wide world of the Internet. No experience required! 

This 3-class series will be held on Wednesdays from 12-2pm from April 17th to May 1st. in the I-Lab. Patrons must attend all 3 classes. Registration is required.

State Tax Forms Have Arrived!

We have received our MI-1040 forms and Instructions and the MI-1040CR-7 (Home Heating Credit Claim).

As of today we have yet to receive any Federal tax forms or instructions.  We hope to have them by early next week and will post an update as soon as we receive them.

In the meantime, forms and instructions are available also online (search by form number and year):

Federal Tax Forms
State Tax Forms
City of Detroit Tax Forms

PowerPoint Basics

Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows.
Prerequisites: Mouse and Word skills. Join us on Saturday, February 16th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the Internet Lab.

2013 Film Adaptations

Get 'em while they're hot!

The book is always better, right?  These books will all be adapted to film in the next year or so.  Make sure to get your hands on them before the big rush starts!

Film: Parker

Flashfire [electronic resource] by Richard Stark 

Film: Warm Bodies

Warm bodies: a novel by Isaac Marion

Introduction to Pinterest

Pinterest lets you create and share virtual "boards" full of inspiration and ideas about your passions and hobbies. Through images and links posted by other users (or by you), you can plan a wedding, collect recipes, share crafting know-how and more with your friends online! Join us on Saturday, February 2nd at 3:00 PM to learn more about this fun website and start pinning.

Prerequisites: Basic Internet skills and either an email address or a Facebook or Twitter account (required for participation-attendees without these accounts will still be able to observe).

eBook Users Group

Are you a brand new eReader owner, or an old pro? Whatever your level of experience, we invite you to join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Saturday, January 5th from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room.

Intermediate Excel

A more advanced Excel class, great for work or school projects. Learn custom sorting and conditional formatting to make sense of your data. Create eye-catching tables, charts and graphs. Prerequisite: Beginning Excel 2007 or previous experience with Excel. Join us Thursday, January 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 AM.

Beginning Excel

Learn to create a spreadsheet and manage a list with Microsoft Excel 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us Saturday, January 19th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

New Session Added! : How to Choose the Right eReader

We Love eReadersDue to the popularity of our Thursday evening session, we have added another opportunity to attend this program:

Ready to make the leap into the world of eBooks, but not sure how to choose the right one for you? Join us on Saturday, December 8th from 4:00-5:00 PM in the Community Room to learn more about the current world of eBooks and eReaders, what features are common in today's eReader market, and the difference between popular models and brands. We'll also talk a bit about how the Library can help you make the most of your eReader.

Holiday Baking

Not sure what to make for those holiday parties or cookie exchanges? Is your cookie jar empty? Do you have a sweet tooth that can only be sated by the very best in seasonal baked goods?

Have no fear! Canton Public Library is here to help with these top-notch cookbooks, specializing in putting some extra sweetness in your sugarplums: (Note: If you do end of baking a dozen or so extra delicious cookies, please join us on Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 PM, for our Family Holiday Cookie Competition, or share your recipe on CPL's recipe blog)

How to Choose the Right eReader

We Love eReaders[Update: due to high demand an additional walk-in session has been added on Saturday, December 8th from 4:00-5:00 PM] 

Ready to make the leap into the world of eBooks, but not sure how to choose the right one for you? Join us on Thursday, December 6th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Internet Lab.to learn more about the current world of eBooks and eReaders, what features are common in today's eReader market, and the difference between popular models and brands. We'll also talk a bit about how the Library can help you make the most of your eReader.

eReader Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Thursday, November 15th from 7:00-8:00 PM in Meeting Room A.

eReader Basics

Join us Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM to learn the basics of how to check out free library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Watch a live demo.

Banned Books Week Movie Celebration

The votes have been tallied, the results are in and the winner is…

To Kill a Mockingbird, with 41% of the vote!

Our runner up is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which we will be showing at our Harry Potter Costume Party in October. So join us this Monday, October 1st at 6:30 to celebrate our freedom to read (and watch) great stories during our Banned Books Week Movie Celebration!