kimba's Blog en-US New Book Club in a Bag Kit <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610139.jpg" /></span>Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore [kit]</a> by Robin Sloan — A gleeful tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life--mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore. The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his job as a Web-design drone--and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests.</p> Fiction Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:05:04 +0000 kimba 72180 at Game On Fiction <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1545789.jpg" /></span>Calico Joe</a> by John Grisham</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1178947.jpg" /></span>For love of the game: a novel</a> by Michael Shaara<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1376443.jpg" /></span>Foul lines: a novel about the NBA</a> by Jack MacCallum and Jon Wertheim</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1542929.jpg" /></span>Miracle cure</a> by Harlan Coben</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1484997.jpg" /></span>Dream breakers</a> by Elizabeth Gill</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1127910.jpg" /></span>Hide &amp; seek: a novel</a> by James Patterson<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1540194.jpg" /></span>Running the rift: a novel</a> by Naomi Benaron</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket" style="width:100px;height:121px;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1556728.jpg" /><br /><br /></span>Love's winning plays</a> by Inman Majors<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1334666.jpg" /></span>Too far</a> by Mike Lupica</p> <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p></p> <br /><p></p> Adults Fiction Connect Your Summer Game On: Super Bookworm Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:25:55 +0000 kimba 70177 at Great Outdoor Fiction <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1432457.jpg" /></span>Winter study</a> by Nevada Barr</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1194042.jpg" /></span>Prodigal summer: a novel</a> by Barbara Kingsolver</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1062113.jpg" /></span>The call of the wild</a> by Jack London</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1526160.jpg" /></span>Once upon a river: a novel</a> by Bonnie Jo Campbell</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1320001.jpg" /></span>True north: a novel</a> by Jim Harrison</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1324048.jpg" /></span>Ordinary wolves</a> by Seth Kantner</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1020150.jpg" /></span>A river runs through it, and other stories</a> by Norman Maclean<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1361452.jpg" /></span>The grace that keeps this world: a novel</a> by Tom Bailey</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1140888.jpg" /></span>Heartbreaker</a> by Karen Robards</p> <p></p> Adults Fiction Connect Your Summer Great Outdoors: Super Bookworm Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:31:59 +0000 kimba 70039 at Great Outdoors eLectrified Suggestions <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1401428.jpg" /></span>Learn to sail &amp; get that extra knot [videodisc]</a> by with Peter Isler</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1595860.jpg" /></span>Hen of the woods &amp; other wild foods and medicines [electronic resource]</a> by Steve Brill</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>In a sunburned country [sound recording]</a> by Bill Bryson</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579487.jpg" /></span>Five billion years of solitude [sound recording]: the search for life among the stars</a> by Lee Billings</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1527367.jpg" /></span>The big thirst [sound recording]: the secret life and turbulent future of water</a> by Charles Fishman</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1566429.jpg" /></span>Animal wise [electronic resource]: the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures</a> by Virginia Morell</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1546068.jpg" /></span>Frozen planet [videodisc]: The complete series, Disc 1</a> by produced by Berlowitz, Vanessa ; written by David Attenborough</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1516469.jpg" /></span>Yellowstone [videodisc]: America's sacred wilderness</a> by a production of ABC/Kane Productions in association with Trebitsch Produktion International GMBH and PBS</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"></span>Cast alaska [electronic resource]</a></p> Green/Environment Connect Your Summer Great Outdoors: eLectrified Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 kimba 69563 at Enjoy the Great Outdoors! <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570568.jpg" /></span>Canoeing Michigan rivers: a comprehensive guide to 45 rivers</a> by text, Jerry Dennis ; original maps and photographs, Craig Date<br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1496158.jpg" /></span>Weekend canoeing in Michigan: the rivers, the towns, the taverns</a> by Doc Fletcher</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1510417.jpg" /></span>Sustainable sailing: go green when you cast off</a> by Dieter Loibner</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570037.jpg" /></span>Best hikes near Detroit and Ann Arbor</a> by Matt Forster<br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1570043.jpg" /></span>Best bike rides Detroit and Ann Arbor: great recreational rides in Southeast Michigan</a> by Rob Pulcipher<br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600348.jpg" /></span>Camping Michigan: a comprehensive guide to public tent and RV campgrounds</a> by Kevin Revolinski<br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1429123.jpg" /></span>The wolves of Isle Royale: a broken balance</a> by Rolf O. Peterson</p> <br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1342852.jpg" /></span>Sleeping Bear, yesterday and today: including ghost towns, lighthouses, and shipwrecks of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore</a> by George Weeks ; preface by James Ridenour<br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1573958.jpg" /></span>A 1,000-mile walk on the beach: one woman's trek of the perimeter of Lake Michigan</a> by Loreen Niewenhuis</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> Green/Environment Adults Connect Your Summer Great Outdoors: Super Bookworm Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 kimba 68989 at New Book Club in a Bag Kit <p class="book-record"><span style="color:#0c0c0c;"></span></p><p class="book-record"><span style="color:#0c0c0c;"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607338.jpg" /></span>The housekeeper and the professor [kit]</a> by Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder </span><span style="color:#0c0c0c;">— A beautiful story about family, memory, and math. Yes, math. Ever since a traumatic head injury, a brilliant math professor has had only eighty minutes of short-term memory.  The housekeeper hired to care for the Professor returns to her job every morning to find that the Professor has forgotten her. Though he cannot create new memories, the Professor's mind is alive with elegant equations from his past. And the numbers, in all of their articulate order, reveal a new and poetic world to both the Housekeeper and her young son.</span></p><p></p> Fiction Tue, 27 May 2014 17:51:42 +0000 kimba 69328 at Celebrating Canton LGBT Families and Friends <span style="color:#000000;font-family:'Times New Roman';"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span lang="en" xml:lang="en"><span style="color:#000000;"><img title="LGBT Flag" class="image image-preview" alt="LGBT Flag" src="" height="133" width="200" style="float:right;" />In honor of <a href="">Motor City Pride</a> (June 7 &amp; 8)</span><span style="color:#000000;"> -- a volunteer-driven event celebrating the lives of Michigan's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) citizens, CPL would like to </span><span style="color:#000000;">celebrate Canton LGBT families and friends in a library exhibit entitled “Celebrating Canton LGBT Families and Friends” from June 1 through June 15. Please send electronic photos (.jpeg, .png, etc.) of you and/or family and friends that you would like us to include in this public display to <a href=""></a> with the subject line "LGBT Family and Friends."</span></span></p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:'Times New Roman';"> </span> Activities Fri, 09 May 2014 13:37:32 +0000 kimba 69047 at New Book Club in a Bag Kit <span style="color:#0c0c0c;"></span><p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604477.jpg" /></span>The round house [kit]</a> by Louise Erdrich — In the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. Joe tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. While his father, who is a tribal judge, tries to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space and place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.</p><p class="book-record"> </p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:52:38 +0000 kimba 68780 at Remember the Bees! <img title="Bee on Flower" alt="Bee on Flower" src="" style="float:right;" />When planting your flowers this spring be sure to remember the bees! Bees pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops which constitute 1/3 of everything we eat. You can invite pollinators, like bees, to your neighborhood by planting a pollinator-friendly habitat in your garden, farm, school, park or just about anywhere! Find <a href="">suggestions for pollinator-friendly flowers</a> in your growing zone. Don't forget to plant flowers that bloom in early spring and late fall as well as throughout the summer.<br /> [<a href="">Bee on Flower</a> by <a href="">Steven Murray</a> is licensed by <a href="">CC BY-NC 2.0</a>] Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:42:04 +0000 kimba 68576 at New Book Club in a Bag Kit! <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602662.jpg" /></span>The dog stars [kit]</a> by Peter Heller — Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. He lives in the hangar of an abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope that a better life--something like his old life--exists beyond the airport. Knowing he will not have fuel to fly home, he follows the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio.</p> Fiction Lunch & a Book Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:44:43 +0000 kimba 68524 at Earth Day Events at CPL! <img title="Earth Day 2014" class="image image-preview" alt="Earth Day 2014" src="" height="171" width="200" style="float:right;" />We're celebrating Earth Day from April 21-24 and want you to join us! There will be events for everyone including:<br /><ul><li><a href="">Earth Week Poetry</a> — Monday, April 21, 2:00-2:45 PM </li> <li><a href="">Great Lakes Zoological Society</a> — Wednesday, April 23, 2:00-3:00 PM &amp; 3:00 - 4:00 PM </li> <li><a href="">Earth Week Craft: Save the Whales</a> — Thursday, April 24, 2:00-3:00 PM </li> <li><a href="">Greening of Detroit</a> — Thursday, April 24, 7:00-8:00 PM </li> </ul><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:#1f497d;"></span></p><p></p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:#1f497d;"></span></p><p></p> <p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"></span></p> Green/Environment day earth environment Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 kimba 68301 at New Book Club in a Bag Kit! <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600665.jpg" /></span>Dewey: the small-town library cat who touched the world [kit]</a> by Vicki Myron ; with Bret Witter — How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.</p> Pets Non-fiction Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:20:21 +0000 kimba 68344 at Everyone's Reading 2014 <a href=""><img title="Before You Know Kindness" class="image image-preview" alt="Before You Know Kindness" src="" height="200" width="130" style="float:right;" />Everyone's Reading</a> promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading the same great book. This year's selection is <a href=";FF=tbefore+you+know+kindness+a+novel&amp;1%2C1%2C">Before You Know Kindness</a> by Chris Bohjalian. He is making two personal appearances in the Metro Detroit area: Wednesday, April 30 at 2:00 PM at The Community House in Birmingham and at 7:00 PM that same evening at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. We have free tickets to both events available at the information desk beginning March 17 to Canton cardholders in good standing. Two tickets are available per cardholder. Fiction Everyone's Reading Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 kimba 68226 at New Book Club in a Bag Kit <p class="book-record"><a href=""><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600420.jpg" /></span>Before you know kindness: a novel [kit]</a> by Chris Bohjalian — On a balmy July night in New Hampshire a shot rings out, and a man falls to the ground, terribly wounded. The hurt man is Spencer McCullough an animal rights  advocate. The shot that hit him was fired– accidentally? – by his adolescent daughter Charlotte at what she thought was a deer in the distance. Bohjalian uses his trademark emotional heft to create a literate page-turner that is suspenseful, wryly funny, and humane.</p> Fiction Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:05:57 +0000 kimba 68186 at Computer Basics - CANCELLED Do computers confound you? We can help! Get an introduction to the world of computers and technology in our Computer Basics class. We'll talk about what a computer is and how it works, and how to tell it to do what you want. Learn the very basics, such as turning it on and using the mouse, and prepare for more advanced uses. <em>No experience required!</em> Join us <a href="">Friday, March 14</a> from 10:00-11:30 AM. Technology Adults Computer Classes Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 kimba 67235 at