gillikinj's Blog en-US The Smarter iPhone: Tips and Secrets You’re Going to Love! <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Can your iPhone make you smarter and more productive, save you money, make your life easier and help you sleep better at night? Yes, yes, yes and yes!<br /> On <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R"><strong>Wednesday, July 30, 6:30-8 PM</strong>,</a> discover lesser-known features built right into your iPhone as well as several apps that can do some pretty amazing and useful things. This program is appropriate for users of the iPhone 4 or later models (running iOS 7 or 7.1) Join us for this fun and informative class and earn a Geek Out Badge!<br /> (<strong>NOTE:</strong> Android-based phones will not be covered during the session.)<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href=" Smarter iPhone class outline July 30, 2014.pdf">CYS Smarter iPhone class outline July 30, 2014.pdf</a></td><td>503.24 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Art Finance Health Technology Travel Adults Parents Seniors Programs Connect Your Summer Geek Out: On the Scene Geek Out: eLectrified family life health iphone lifestyle photography sleep Mon, 26 May 2014 03:59:00 +0000 gillikinj 69071 at Digital Photo Project Session -CANCELED- <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Do you have photos you’d like to share with friends and family? Want to turn some of your best pics into a creative project like customized note cards or a photo book? Whatever your skill level, join us<strong> <a href=";searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Wednesday June 25, 6:30-8:00 PM</a></strong> in the Internet Lab for this hands-on help and work session. A library staff member will be on hand to offer help, advice and tips, including scanning prints and snapshots, creating a photo book, making customized photo gifts, editing and cleaning up digital images, posting pictures to social media sites or blogs, and transferring pictures from your phone or digital camera to a computer and more. Registration required.<br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> Support will be available only for photo editing applications installed on the library's public computers (such as MS Office, Paint and, but NOT Photoshop or Photoshop Elements) or programs and services accessible from the internet. Come prepared to start or continue your own digital photo project. If you’re starting with printed snapshots, bring them with you. If you have digital photos, bring them on a portable device such as a USB drive or a camera memory card (such as an SD card). Art Arts and Crafts Technology Travel Adults Parents Seniors Programs Computer Classes Connect Your Summer CPL Tech Geek Out: On the Scene Geek Out: eLectrified Creativity digital camera digital photos Get Creative @ Your Library photo editing photography scanner scanning Mon, 26 May 2014 03:59:00 +0000 gillikinj 69065 at “Fun”damentals of Digital Photos <img alt="" src="" style="float:right;" />Join us <a href="">Thursday, August 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM</a> in the Internet Lab and learn how to make digital photos from old snapshots so you can email them to family and friends or share them on your Facebook page. And if you have digital photos being held “hostage” inside your cell phone or digital camera, this class will show you how to set them free! Also, learn basic editing techniques to make your good pictures look great. Then explore a few of the endless creative possibilities for using and sharing your photos. This beginner-level class includes some hands-on computer training. Prerequisite: Basic computer, mouse and Internet skills.<table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href=" photos using CPL multi-function machines.pdf">Scanning photos using CPL multi-function machines.pdf</a></td><td>3.2 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href=" Image Course Handout.pdf">Digital Image Course Handout.pdf</a></td><td>67.61 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Art Arts and Crafts Genealogy Technology Travel Adults Parents Seniors Programs Connect Your Summer camera digital camera digital photos photography Photos scanning smart phones smartphone snapshot Be Creative Thu, 25 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 gillikinj 58818 at Wanted: Your Recyclable Papers <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/girlBin.jpg" width="182" height="146" style="float:left;" />Give us your tired, your poor, your worn out magazines, newspapers, and catalogs; your huddled masses of school and office papers; the wretched refuse of your teeming junk mail yearning to be recycled! Place your recyclable papers in our large bright yellow and green bins (in the southwest corner of the library parking lot), and the library will receive money from Paper Retriever Recycling. You'll not only help the library, but you'll also make a positive impact on the environment. Green/Environment Home and Garden Teens Adults Parents Earth Day environment green Newspaper paper Recycle recycling Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:29:33 +0000 gillikinj 17211 at Weekly Farmers Market Returns May 15th <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Farmers%27%20Market%20image.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />The 2011 season debut of <a href="">Canton's Farmers Market</a> is <strong>Sunday, May 15, 10:00AM to 2:00PM</strong> (rain or shine) at <a href="">Preservation Park, 500 N Ridge Rd</a> (just 1/3 mile north of Cherry Hill Rd.). The open-air market runs every Sunday until Oct. 16 (except July 3) and features a variety of local Michigan-grown and made foods and crafts. You'll find seasonal produce, farm eggs, natural meats, sauces, pastas, artisan breads and cheeses, honey, plants, fresh-cut flowers, and crafts.<br /><br /> But wait, there's more! Throughout the season, enjoy cooking demonstrations, live local entertainment, crafts for kids, and opportunities to speak with a Master Gardener. Canton's Farmers Market is a perfect example of the burgeoning local food movement that has "taken root" all across the country. To learn more about it, check out the library's new documentary DVD, <a href="">Ingredients</a>. Arts and Crafts Food and Cooking Green/Environment Home and Garden Teens Adults Parents Seniors Canton Farmers Market farmers market food produce Thu, 05 May 2011 23:37:42 +0000 gillikinj 25910 at Winter Farmers Market Continues This Sunday <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/P1011327.preview.JPG" style="float:right;" />The <a href="">Canton Winter Farmers Market</a> returns this <strong>Sunday, March 13, from 10:00AM-2:00PM</strong>, but with a different location due to the soggy weather: Come to historic Cherry Hill School on the <a href="">Northwest corner of Ridge and Cherry Hill Road at 50440 Cherry Hill Road</a>. Eighteen local vendors will be there this Sunday. Don't miss it! <h4>Save the Date</h4>One more Canton Winter Farmers Market is slated for Sunday, April 10 from 10:00AM-2:00PM <h4>Pasta Drive</h4> The Farmers Market will continue its pasta drive to help restock the shelves at Open Door Ministry's Food Pantry in Canton during all three Winter Markets. Drop off any boxed, dried pasta at Cherry Hill School during the Market. Business Food and Cooking Green/Environment Home and Garden Adults Parents Seniors Canton farmers market food Wed, 09 Feb 2011 19:38:05 +0000 gillikinj 24109 at End-Of-Year Tax Tip <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Donate%20Books.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" /><strong>Donate used books, music, movies &amp; more</strong><br />December is a great month to strategize last-minute ways to reduce your 2010 taxable income. Here's one idea: Go through your gently-used books, music CDs, CD-ROMs, movies and video games that haven't seen the light of day for months. You can donate them to Canton Public Library and then request a donation letter from the Receptionist. Most taxpayers who itemize on their tax return can take the fair market value of the donated items as a charitable donation, which translates into a tax deduction. (Seek information from a tax professional or the IRS if you're unsure how to do this). Donated items may show up either in the library's circulating collection or be passed along to the <a href="/node/friends-library">Friends of Canton Public Library</a>, which operates the Second-Hand Prose store located in the southwest corner of the library (just past the magazine racks). Proceeds from the sale of these items benefit library acquisitions, reading programs and special events for patrons and the community. <strong>Please bring your donated items to the large brown donation shelter, located in the southwest area of the library parking lot</strong> (you'll see a large <strong>Book Donations</strong> sign there). Thank you for supporting your Canton Public Library! Adults Parents Seniors Books donations dvds movies music music CDs Thu, 09 Dec 2010 22:32:34 +0000 gillikinj 23175 at This Sunday: Fall Harvest Market in Canton <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/harvest.medium.jpg" style="float:left;" />A virtual cornucopia of foods and other items for your Thanksgiving feast will be available to buy at <a href="">Canton's Fall Harvest Market</a> this Sunday, November 21, from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the Cady-Boyer Barn, in Preservation Park at 500 N. Ridge Rd. (approx. 1/4 mile north of Cherry Hill Rd.). Nearly two dozen local Michigan farmers and vendors will offer market favorites, including: turkeys, pie pumpkins, farm eggs, apples, spices, cider, natural meats, stuffing, artisan breads, salad greens, winter squash, sausage, pasta, honey, pies and other baked goods, pierogi, flower arrangements, dog treats and much more. Some vendors are taking <a href="">pre-orders</a> for your convenience. By visiting Canton's Fall Harvest Market, you can do your part to support our local farm industry.</p> Arts and Crafts Food and Cooking Green/Environment Home and Garden Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Canton fall farmers market harvest market Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:48:56 +0000 gillikinj 22870 at Canton's Going to the Dogs! <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/31645_115652361813204_115651455146628_97312_6167983_n.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />The 2nd annual <a href="">Paws in the Park</a> event returns to Canton's Heritage Park this <strong>Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29</strong>. The weekend is packed with fun activities for the whole family — including your four-legged friends, so don't leave Fido at home! Take your dog through an agility course and the "Chase It" lure course, participate in the Paw Walk to benefit the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV), enter the dog costume and float contest, cheer on your favorite Ultimate Air Dogs competitors (jump into a 40-foot pool) and visit the pet adoption and pet vendors areas. Other don't-miss shows: Rock n' Roll K9s and Pawsitive Vybe disc dogs. Admission is free for dogs and children 10 and under and $5 at the gate for everyone else. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit HSHV. Pets Sports Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Canton dogs Heritage Park Paws in the Park Sun, 22 Aug 2010 20:31:30 +0000 gillikinj 21410 at Michigan's Gray Wolves: Should People Be Allowed to Kill Them? <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/GrayWolf_Wolves105-FaceCloseup.medium.jpg" style="float:left;" />If wolves attack livestock or pets, do humans have the right to kill them, even if they're on the Endangered Species list? This long-standing debate has reached the states of Michigan and Wisconsin. Both states have requested permission from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to obtain permits allowing the killing of wolves, including gray wolves, which are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. There are roughly 600 wolves in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The FWS is accepting public comments on this issue through May 19. Email your comments to Regional Director Peter Fasbender at: <a href=""></a>. For more information, check out <a href="">FWS's web page</a>. <br /> You can learn more about the pros and cons of wolf killing by checking out the book <a href="">Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf</a>. Green/Environment Pets Science Kids Adults Parents Non-fiction Michigan environment wolf wolves Sat, 08 May 2010 21:06:51 +0000 gillikinj 18422 at Last Week! Recycle Your Papers for Double Earnings. <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/paper%20retriever.medium.gif" style="float:left;" />From now through this Friday, April 30, all the recyclable paper you place in the library's bright green and yellow Paper Retriever bins (located in the southwest corner of the library parking lot), will generate <strong>double earnings</strong> for Canton Public Library. So gather up all your old newspapers, magazines, junk mail, school and office papers (cardboard and phone books are not accepted). We'll be happy to lighten your paper load while you help the library earn extra cash! Green/Environment Teens Adults Parents Seniors environment green Newspaper paper recycling Mon, 26 Apr 2010 14:39:40 +0000 gillikinj 18177 at Winter Farmers Market? In Canton?! <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/P1011327.preview.JPG" style="float:left;" />No, you’re not dreaming! <strong>This Sunday, February 28</strong>, visit the <strong>Canton “Mini” Farmers Market</strong> anytime between 10:00AM and 2:00PM inside the Cady-Boyer Barn at Preservation Park (500 N. Ridge Rd. just north of Cherry Hill Rd.). Buy local foods and select Michigan-made products, including apples, cider, honey, eggs, cheese, grass-fed meats, jerky, smoked fish and meats, jams, baked goods, pasta and BBQ sauces, salsa — even dog treats! Also, mark your calendar for the other two “Mini” Market dates: Sundays, March 28 and April 25. For more details, visit <a href=""></a>. Become a <a href="">Facebook fan of Canton Farmers Market</a> and you’ll get updates on participating local farmers, bakers, handcrafters and their products, as well as special events and performers for this year’s summer Canton Farmers Market, open every Sunday from May 9 through October 17. Food and Cooking Green/Environment Home and Garden Adults Parents Seniors Wed, 24 Feb 2010 19:37:16 +0000 gillikinj 16422 at 2009 Michigan Tax Forms Have Arrived!! <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Mich.%20Tax%20form_0.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" /> In the past couple weeks, dozens (if not hundreds) of patrons have called or visited the library asking about the 2009 Michigan tax forms: Well, your wait is over!! Find supplies of all of the most common Michigan 2009 tax forms and instruction booklets (including MI-1040 and MI-1040CR-7, better known as the Home Heating Credit Claim) on the large work table inside our Copy Center. These are in addition to the 2009 Federal tax forms and instructions, which have been in stock for the past few weeks. For the less common tax forms, you'll find binders containing all reproducible 2009 Michigan and Federal tax forms (photocopy charges apply to these reproducibles) in the Copy Center, which also has a computer work station featuring direct links to Federal, Michigan, Other States' and City of Detroit tax form websites.<br /><br />Would you rather print your own Michigan tax forms from the comfort of your home? You can <a href=",1607,7-238-44143-227810--,00.html">access the 2009 Michigan tax forms online here</a>. Many happy returns!!! Business Government/Law Jobs and Career Adults Parents Seniors Websites 2009 federal Michigan tax forms taxes Tue, 26 Jan 2010 01:08:11 +0000 gillikinj 15609 at Have You Eaten Your Frog Today? <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/FROG.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Tend to procrastinate? Need to improve your time management skills? If so, take some advice from Brian Tracy, author of <a href="">Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time</a>. His secret to ending procrastination? Tackle the biggest, most challenging task of your day <strong>first thing</strong>. That's your "frog," says Tracy. If you're like many people, you'll instead try to complete several quick, easy and/or enjoyable tasks first thing in the morning. You'll learn why it's so important to "eat that frog" first, along with loads of other useful time management tips. No time to read a book, you say? No problem! Listen to the audiobook (on CDs) in your car while driving to work or running errands. Business Jobs and Career Teens Adults Parents Non-fiction Audiobook procrastinate procrastination productivity time management Sun, 15 Nov 2009 22:37:46 +0000 gillikinj 14409 at Free & Easy: Document Scanning at CPL <img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Scanner%20high%20tech.preview.jpg" style="float:left;" />Did you know Canton Public Library's three public-use copy machines also double as document scanners? Because the machines have auto sheet feeders, they are great (and fast) for scanning and saving multi-page documents in either <strong>pdf</strong> or <strong>tiff</strong> format. You'll need to have an email address, because scanned files are sent electronically to the email address(es) you enter. The Copy Center also offers two letter-size flatbed scanners, which work well for photos and other graphics because you can save your scans in the popular <strong>jpeg</strong> or a variety of other formats. The flatbed scanners also have <strong>OCR</strong> (optical character recognition) capabilities, which allow you to scan text pages that convert easily to Word documents so you can edit them. There is no fee to use any of the Copy Center scanners.<br /><br />To save your newly-scanned documents for future use, save them to a portable USB drive (bring your own or purchase a 2GB drive in the Copy Center for $7) or a floppy disk (sold here for 25 cents). Or save them temporarily to the scanner's computer and email them to your own email address. A Copy Center attendant is on hand to answer your questions or to assist you in getting started with your scanning. Business Jobs and Career Technology Teens Adults Parents Seniors Copy Center documents scanner scanning Wed, 07 Oct 2009 19:02:11 +0000 gillikinj 14002 at