June 17, 2014 | kimba
May 9, 2014 | kimba
In honor of MotorCity Pride (June 7 & 8) -- avolunteer-driven event celebrating the lives of Michigan's Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) citizens, CPL would like to celebrate Canton LGBT families and friends in a library exhibit entitled “Celebrating Canton LGBT Families and Friends” fromJune 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "LGBT Family and Friends."
April 7, 2014 | kimba
The dog stars [kit] 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.
March 17, 2014 | kimba
Everyone's Reading promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading the same great book. This year's selection is Before You Know Kindness 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.
December 23, 2013 | kimba
Every year CPL's Lunch and a Book Club picks our favorite reads of the year. These are our favorite reads for 2013. Feel free to join us! We meet on the second Thursday of every month at noon in CPL's Community Room.
And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
The aviator's wife: a novel by Melanie Benjamin
The birth house: a novel by Ami Mckay
The cutting season: a novel by Attica Locke
June 17, 2013 | kimba
The beautiful edible garden: design a stylish outdoor space using vegetables, fruits, and herbs by Leslie Bennett and Stefani Bittner ; photography by David Fenton and Jill Rizzo
Dead snails leave no trails: natural pest control for home and garden by Loren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan Taylor
Homegrown harvest: a season-by-season guide to a sustainable kitchen garden by Rita Pelczar, editor in chief
I garden: urban style by Reggie Solomon and Michael Nolan
March 25, 2013 | kimba
We're celebrating Earth Day from April 14-27 and want you to join us! There will be events for everyone including:
- Biodiversity LIVE! — Sunday, April 14, 2:00-3:00 PM
- Meatless Mondays with Door to Door Organics — Monday, April 22, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Heart of Michigan - Michigan Made Products — Tuesday, April 23, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Rain Gardens and Live Walls — Thursday, April 25, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Native American Dancers — Saturday, April 27, 2:00-3:00 PM
January 16, 2013 | kimba
The Nature Conservancy announced a first-of-its-kind television and Web special, designed to convene a discussion on the solutions to the threats posed by dangerous invasive species in the Great Lakes. This special event "Great Lakes Now Connect: Invasive Species" broadcast on January 15, but you can still view it as an archive. For more information on invasive species search CPL's Science in Context database for "invasive species" or "biological invasions."
December 18, 2012 | kimba
Every year CPL's Lunch and a Book Club picks our favorite reads of the year. These are our favorite reads for 2012. The picks are as eclectic as our group! Feel free to join us. We meet on the second Thursday of every month at noon in CPL's Community Room.
Amadeus: a play by Peter Shaffer
Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay
The dog stars by Peter Heller
Don't Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Fall of giants by Ken Follett
Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn
November 27, 2012 | kimba
Send your old incandescent holiday lights to HolidayLEDs.com and not only will they recycle them for you but they will also send you a coupon for 15% off anything on their website. You can also drop them off at Whole Foods Market in Ann Arbor. For more green holiday ideas, check out "I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas: Gifts, Decorations, and Recipes that Use Less and Mean More" by Anna Getty. [Fairy City Lights by Joseph Nadler is licensed under CC BY 2.0]