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Congratulations to the Worst Opening Sentence Contest Winner!

The results are in and the judges have determined the winner in our National Library Week Worst Opening Sentence Contest.

Congratulations to the author of the winning sentence:

I remember thinking, 'Flying squirrels aren't actually supposed to fly...are they?' right before it hit my face.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration of National Library Week with the Canton Public Library!

eBook Users Group

Join other eReader users and library staff as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday, April 22 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Group Study Room A.

eBook Basics

Bring your registered eBook reader, current Canton Library card and join us on Friday, April 11 from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM to learn the basics of how to check-out free library eBooks and read them on an iPad, Kindle, Nook or other device.

WWA Announce the 2014 Spur Award Winners

A complete list of winners and finalists can be found on the Western Writers of America website.

Spider woman's daughter by Anne Hillerman

Shot all to hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the wild West's greatest escape by Mark Lee Gardner

Light of the world by James Lee Burke

Crossing Purgatory by Gary Schanbacher

Yosemite's songster: one coyote's story by Ginger Wadsworth ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci

Jack London: an American life by Earle Labor

 

Sid Caesar, 1922-2014

Comic actor, writer and television pioneer Sid Caesar has died at the age of 91. Perhaps best known for the live audience 1950s television series Your Show of Shows and it's successor Caesar's Hour. He also starred in many films including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Silent Movie and Grease. In his memoir, Where  Have I Been?, he recalls his struggles, successes and writing sessions with Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Carl Reiner.