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Closed this Sunday

Just a reminder: The library will be closed this Sunday, April 12 for the Easter holiday. We will re-open Monday, April 13th at 9:00 am.

MORE new comics!

We're gearing up for Free Comic Book Day (May 2) here at the library with new subscriptions to the comics you love.

  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Marvel Adventures Super Heroes
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Simpsons Comics
  • Tiny Titans
  • Transformers: All Hail Megatron

Stay tuned for more on Free Comic Book Day @ Cantonpl..it's going to be awesome!

Where did that apple come from?

Want to find out where your food comes from? Learn about fair trade, food miles and local markets in Your Food by Sally Hewitt.

Food in your back and front yard

Ever heard of the Food Not Lawns movement? If you have and are planning to get an early start on growing your own foods this spring, we have goodies for you. Brussel sprouts, cabbage, marjoram, potatoes, parsley...what seeds should you plant in March?

Go on a world tour...one meal at a time

Try these new and improved cookbooks with low-fat and vegetarian recipes.

Who was Buckminster Fuller?

R. Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was the architect, mathematician and inventor who popularized geodesic domes. Chosen by many today for energy efficiency, domes can be a fun do-it-yourself project. Want to build your own clubhouse? Check out Domes by David MacCaulay then make your own geodesic dome with these instructions.

Fun with Recycling

Celebrate the spring equinox on March 20th by making a craft with natural materials. Make a bird feeder, wind vanes and herb dolls with the help of Nature Smart: Awesome Projects to Make with Mother Nature's Help or learn how to make paper-bag puppets, clothespin cowboys and a space station with

Do it Yourself: Bookmaking

Did you know that Christopher Paolini's parents published his book Eragon when he was only 17 years old? You can do it too. Why not celebrate March as Reading Month by making your own book. That's right, you can make it yourself. Check out Bookworks: Making Books by Hand by Gwenyth Swain to start then, if you're curious about how the publishers do it, try How a Book is Made by Carol Greene.

African American Cultural Celebration!

La'Ron WilliamsCelebrate Black History Month with interactive stories and songs. Storyteller La'Ron Williams returns to the library, Saturday, February 28th from 2-3pm in the Community Room, with a bag of tales and instruments from the African American tradition. This program is for ages 5 and up.

Green Scene: Endangered Animals

Did you know that the Tasmanian Devil is an endangered species? Find out about this and other animals in danger of extinction in these books.

Get crafty

If you like to collect various objects and then put them together to make something new, you might be a "found artist" in the making. Check out these books about found art and get started making your own handmade masterpiece.
Found Art Mosaics by Suzan Germond
Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects by Marthe Le Van

Common Sense Media

Wondering if the latest movie is appropriate for your kids? Need help determining if a game is too violent for your family before you check it out? Search for reviews, ratings and advice at Common Sense Media, an online resource with information on web sites, books, games, movies, TV and music. One of the niftiest features are the lists of media by age group. This feature is sure to help those of you concerned about age-appropriateness. You can also submit your own review. Hey, they've just added a review for High School Musical 3!

New comics

We've added two new titles to our comics collection. Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco features tales of your favorite miniature superheroes, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Tania del Rio, chronicles the adventures of Sabrina and her friends. What sort of mischief will they conjure up this time? Stop in the Tween section of the library and find out.

Get 'em while they're hot

Looking for a good book recommendation? Check out these new award-winning books for 2009.
Caldecott medal - The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
Newbery medal - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Coretta Scott King award - The Blacker the Berry  by Joyce Carol Thomas