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Thank a Veteran this Veteran's Day!

This Veteran's Day join Applebee's Thank You Movement to express thanks to a veteran or active duty military for their brave service to our country. This year you can also help a veteran, active service member or a military family in need. Applebee's also invites veterans and active duty military to enjoy a free meal. Many other businesses are also thanking veterans for their service with various deals and freebies.

Remember to Fall Back!

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend as Daylight Saving Time ends and Eastern Standard Time begins starting at 2:00 AM Sunday November 2nd. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and turn on carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

Save Lives: Register to Become an Organ and Tissue Donor Today

Join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry to save lives during our second Michigan Libraries for Life campaign on Tuesday, October 7th from 2:00-8:00 PM. Library staff will be available to answer questions, provide fun give-away items and most importantly, help community members to become organ, eye and tissue donors. If you are unable to stop by during the scheduled time and are interested in becoming a donor, register online.

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the Gift of Life Michigan in this endeavor. By hosting this campaign, we hope to educate, inspire and empower patrons to join Michigan's organ and donor registry and help save the lives of one or several of the 3,000 Michigan residents currently waiting for an organ transplant.

A Key to Hope

Imagine struggling to walk, breath, or even see loved ones. It takes just one organ donor to save up to eight lives and enhance 50 more. Watch for our Second Annual Michigan Libraries for Life campaign here at CPL during the first week of October to join the Organ Donor Registry.
In the meantime, register to be an organ donor at ExpressSOS.com, the online Secretary of State, here at the library. In so doing, it offers hope to the more than 3,200 Michigan residents currently waiting for the gift of life.

eBook Basics

Bring your registered eBook reader along with a current Canton Library card and join us on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 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.

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