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Displaced Worker Assistance

U.S. Representative John Dingell’s office has compiled a guidebook entitled, "Displaced Worker Assistance and Training Opportunities Guidebook," which includes information on unemployment benefits, food stamps, foreclosure assistance, job training programs and more.

Tough Times - Library Lifelines

With the GM bankruptcy and related layoffs, there is no question that the people of Michigan are going through some tough times and are wondering where to turn. That is why CPL has joined with other members of the Metro Net Library Consortium to develop a checklist to help those that are facing unemployment and feeling overwhelmed by the recession. Tough Times - Library Lifelines is a list of resources to help you: file for unemployment, find affordable health insurance, find a new job, keep your home, maintain and repair your credit plus find additional assistance.

Green and Comedy Go Hand in Hand

The Goode Family is an obsessively “green” family who live a politically correct lifestyle. They are continually trying to do “good” things like reusing shopping bags, driving hybrid cars, recycle and generally maintain a small footprint - much to the annoyance of everyone around them.

The Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest 2009

What's the Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest 2009 about? The EPA, Generations United, the Dance Exchange, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., announce a poetry, essay, photo and dance contest "that best expresses the Sense of Wonder that you feel for the sea, the night sky, forests, birds, wildlife, and all that is beautiful to your eyes." Entries need to be by a team of at least 2 people from different generations. Teams can be of people who are related or not related to one another.

2009 Green Street Fair

The Second Annual Green Street Fair will return to the streets of Downtown Plymouth on May 1, 2 and 3, 2009. The City of Plymouth has approved the extension of the event from a two-day event in 2008 to a three-day event in 2009 beginning Friday, May 1 and ending on Sunday, May 3. Admission is FREE.

Book a Librarian!

Update [8/31/2010]: As of September 1, 2010 we no longer offer one-on-one appointments with a librarian.

Get one-on-one assistance from a librarian on reference projects, Internet use or other library services. Make an appointment and our librarians can help you post a resume to a job hunt site, learn to navigate the web and set up email, obtain in-depth reference assistance, research a health topic, learn to use a database, and more. It’s your own private consultation with a reference librarian. Ask at the Reference Desk to set up your appointment.

Your "Green Board" Tips

Thank you for sharing your green ideas with other library users on the CPL Green Board and helping to make CPL's Earth Week events such a success. For those of you who missed the board or are just curious about what others in the community are doing to become more green (like teaching their kids to be green and carpooling to work), read on...

Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail Clean Up

hikersSaturday, April 25, 10am - 2p.m.To wrap up Earth Week the library is joining up with Canton Leisure Services to help clean up the Lower Rouge River Recreation Trail. Teens and adults are invited to join the effort. Meet at the trail head at Morton Taylor Rd. north of Michigan Avenue anytime between 10 and 2 pm to help with the efforts. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing, shoes and bring work gloves. Please bring your own reusable water bottle. If you would like you can bring/donate contractor garbage bags. Clean up will take place rain or shine unless there is severe weather. For more information call Canton Leisure Service at 394-5460.

Yard Scraps to Garden Treasure

Wednesday, April 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to enrich your soil and reduce waste through easy, inexpensive composting methods.

Earth Day Programs at CPL

We're celebrating Earth Day all week (April 18 - 25) and want you to join us! There will be events for adults, teens, tweens and children, including:

Water-Wise Solutions for Your Yard

Tuesday, April 21, 7-8 p.m. Looking for ways to save at the (water) pump and still maintain a lush lawn and landscape? Beth Rowley, Landscape Designer and owner of Landscape Beauty by Design, will offer practical, water-saving advice on mowing, fertilizing and watering your lawn.

Home Recycling in Canton

Monday, April 20, 7-8 p.m. You will have the opportunity to question Paul Denski, owner of Canton Waste Recycling, about the improved recycling program and general recycling questions.

Movie Presentation: Deep Blue (all ages)

Saturday, April 18, 2-4 p.m. The library will kick off its Earth Week celebration with a presentation of the compelling BBC documentary Deep Blue. Cutting-edge submarine technology was used to explore the deepest reaches of the sea, resulting in a breathtaking and awe-inspiring film. Refreshments will be served. Please call 734-397-0999 or inquire at the reception desk to register.

Go Green for Spring

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow; the urge to make everything fresh and clean is in the air. Check out CPL Housekeeping staff's eco-friendly hints to green up your clean up.

Green-up your cleanup by Jill Potvin Schoff — Keep odd socks for general dusting. Combine lemon juice or vinegar with water, boil in the microwave to help soften stuck on foods.