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Stuff the Truck Diaper Drive, November 14 & 15

Stuff the Truck Diaper DriveOn November 14 and 15, the library will be hosting a diaper drive to benefit the Detroit Area Diaper Bank, which is based here in Canton. Last year we collected over 30,000 diapers to help Michigan families. We need your help to stuff the truck donated by Fat Chef in a Little Coat catering. Bring diapers, any brand or size, baby through adult, to the library on November 14 and 15. Open packages are acceptable; if diapers are loose, please indicate the size on the package.

Learn to Use PCCS MIStar

Do you have a student in the Plymouth Canton Community Schools? Learn how to use MIStar, formerly called Zangle, to track your student's school progress, absences, assignments and grades. Maria Panek, IT expert from PCCS, guides you through a hands-on class where you'll learn how to log in and use all the features available so you can help your student stay on track. These sessions take place in the Canton Public Library's Internet Lab. Two sessions are available: Space is limited. Register online with your library card or by calling Laurie Golden at 734-397-0999 x1078.

Library Volunteers Receive President's Service Award

Proud friends and family gathered at the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees August meeting as 11 library volunteers were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Don Turner, CPL Board President, presented a bronze service star, certificate and letter signed by President Obama to recipients Morgan Benjamin, Quinn Ebner, Betty Hellmers, Lisa Kluka, Diane Miner, Gabrielle Mussehl, Jason Pino, Ilene Saunders, Carolyn Sumner, Sandra Walczak and Xiao Zhu.

Quilt Show Winners

Congratulations to Grace Lueng for a first-place award in our Quilt Show. Grace's paper pieced Musical Instruments quilt won the popular vote. In second place was Marjorie Sheffieck's appliqued lily creation, and in third place was Dolores Hrlic's log cabin variation. If you didn't get to see the pieces in person, you can view them on the Flickr site.

Interested in quilting? Check our calendar for the next meeting of the Quilt Group.

Circulation Policy Update for Non-Residents

Beginning August 1, 2012 our circulation policy for cardholders of other TLN-member libraries will change. We have standardized our circulation policy so that TLN users may have a maximum of 10 items checked out per card. As before, these items do not include video games.

This change allows us to continue to provide service to other communities while focusing our resources on the Canton community that supports us. We're happy to allow residents of communities outside of Plymouth-Canton to use all of our resources while in our library; however, beginning August 1, check outs will be limited to 10 items per card.

Wear Your Favorite Jersey Day

Celebrate the mid-season classic, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, by wearing your favorite jersey or team shirt to the library on July 10. You can claim your Game On badge, plus enter your name for a prize drawing. Look for the entry box at the Reception Desk.

The 83rd All Star game and surrounding festivities will be held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Representing the Detroit Tigers will be the American League starting pitcher Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera. For more information on the All-Star Game, check out this book:

The midsummer classic: the complete history of baseball's All-Star Game by David Vincent, Lyle Spatz, and David W. Smith

Chalk CPL

Great art can happen in any medium and to prove that, artists from D&M Art Studio will be here on July 9 at 6:00 PM to create chalk art versions of our Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out masterpieces. See what they create, and then cover the CPL sidewalks with your own chalk work of art in this all-ages activity. Artists will also be at Cherry Hill Village so be sure to stop out there and see the Inside|Out art and chalk recreations.

DIA Free Admission for Canton Residents

Now in its third year, Inside|Out brings reproductions of great treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts into the community.  After discovering these pieces around Canton, visit the real thing at the DIA on July 15 when Canton residents receive free museum admission. Present your driver’s license or state ID and receive four complimentary general admissions to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Does not include admission to special exhibitions.

NHL Word Finder Activity

Want to earn your Game On badge with a fun hockey activity? Try this NHL word search puzzle from Pucks and Pixels.

DIA Inside|Out


We are pleased to be part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets. There are six pieces displayed in Canton, including Young Woman with a Violin by Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi, on display at the library. The painting, circa 1612, depicts the patron saint of musicians, Cecelia.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors this program.

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DIA Inside|Out Art in Canton

Young Woman with ViolinWe are pleased to be part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to the streets. There are six pieces displayed in Canton, including this one, Young Woman with a Violin by Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi. This painting depicts Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, and was created in 1612. The artist's daughter is the model; the painting is a gift of Mrs. Edsel B. Ford.

Get news and information about programs and activities throughout Canton to celebrate our participation in this program on our Inside|Out page. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors this program.
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How to Use Facebook for Business

Facebook is a place you want to be if you own a company — especially if you're a small or medium business, even if you're a B2B company. It's a place to connect with your customers and get their feedback. It's a place where you can build a community around your brand. And it's actually a place where you can convert leads to sales, if you do it right.

The reasons for being there, and what you do once you're there, will vary from business to business, but there are plenty of good reasons to create and run a page for your company. Learn why and how to best use Facebook to meet your business goals from Mike McClure, president of Social Media Club Detroit and Executive Creative Director at The Yaffe Group on Tuesday, July 10, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.

Memorial Day Supply Drive a Huge Success

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to provide over 20 boxes of supplies and $330 in gift cards and donations for homeless veterans, collected through our Memorial Day drive. The Veterans Hospital of Ann Arbor volunteer specialist Sandy Jacobs packed her van with your donations to distribute to homeless and needy veterans in the area. Thank you for your contributions.

2011 Donor Recognition

To thank our community for its generous support, we've installed a donor acknowledgement near the front door, by the Reception Desk. As our budget has declined over the last few years, your financial contributions are very important in helping us support our programs and services. Check it out next time you are in the library. Get more information on our 2012 budget or ways to make a contribution. To see what we accomplished with your help in 2011, take a look at our annual report.

Book and Author Luncheon

Kevin Boyle, historian and author of Arc of Justice, will be appearing at Fox Hills' banquet center on Tuesday, May 29 at Noon for the 26th annual Friends of the Library Plymouth-Canton-Northville-Novi Book and Author Luncheon.

Reserve your seats, which are available using this request form, starting April 15.