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eBook Basics

Join us to learn how to check out free library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Watch a live demo and try a few of the eReaders on the market today. Join us February 7 at 7:00 PM.

National Sandwich Day

Did you know that November 3rd is National Sandwich Day? Legend has it that Englishman John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, created the first sandwich in 1762 by putting meat between two pieces of bread. Celebrate by enjoying your favorite sandwich or by trying something new from one of the many sandwich cookbooks at the library.

101 soups, salads & sandwiches [electronic resource]

Beautiful breads and fabulous fillings: the best sandwiches in America by Margaux Sky; photographs by Ron Manville

Holiday Fabric Flower

Join us Wednesday November 28 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Purple Room as we create poinsettia inspired fabric flowers.  These lovely hand sewn flowers make the perfect hair accessory, pin, or holiday package decoration.  Ages 12 and up.  Registration required

eBook User's Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet February 28 at 7:00 PM in Group Study Room A.

Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon has died at the age of 82. Armstrong was the commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft which landed on the moon July 20, 1969. During Armstrong's famous moonwalk he radioed back to earth the now famous phrase "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

Veterans' Summit 2012

The Canton Community Foundation is hosting an educational program for professionals and veterans and their families September 12th and 13th. The two-day summit offers a day for attorneys and advocates to earn continuing legal education credits. The second day is devoted to veterans who will learn about potential benefits will meet directly with benefit representatives.
Visit the Canton Community Foundation for more information.

Marvin Hamlisch 1944-2012

Marvin Hamlisch, award winning film and broadway composer has died at the age of 68. Best known for his broadway hit A Chorus Line, Hamlish also wrote the scores for many famous films including The Way We Were, Ordinary People and Sophie's Choice. His adaptation of Scott Joplin's music for the movie The Sting earned him an Oscar in 1973.

eBook Basics

Learn the basics of how to check out library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Watch a live demo and try a few of the eReaders on the market today. Join us Tuesday September 10 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.

Michigan Primary Election

The Michigan Primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2012. The Michigan Voter Information Center provides details on polling locations and voter eligibility. The League of Women Voters non partisan voter guide is available at

Geek Out With eBooks

Reading an eBooks is an excellent way to earn your Geek Out Badge.  With hundreds of titles available in the Metro Net Online Lending Library you are sure to find something to download to your Nook, Kindle, iPad or other compatible device.  Once you finish your book, don't forget to log on and claim your badge!

Sport Books for Teen Girls

Suggested titles for the female sports fanatic:

Throwing like a girl by Weezie Kerr Mackey

MadCat by Kathy Mackel

Sliding into home by Dori Hillestad Butler

Yours truly, Skye O'Shea by Megan Shull

80's Braided Ribbon Barrettes

Remember these fun hair accessories? These adorable barrettes were once a fashion craze and are enjoying a return to popularity. Join us Saturday July 14 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in the Purple Room for a flashback craft program. All ages are welcome, but registration is required.

Not Your Grandma's Geeks

Gone are the visions of pencil protectors and computer nerds. These days, the term "Geek" is used to describe those who are passionate about a particular hobby or interest. Perhaps one of these titles will inspire you to Geek Out!

Geek girls unite: how fangirls, bookworms, indie chicks, and other misfits are taking over the world by Leslie Simon; illustrations by Nan Lawson

Theater geek: the real life drama of a summer at Stagedoor Manor, the famous performing arts camp by Mickey Rapkin