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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.

Fall Back This Weekend!

Enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend as Daylight Savings Time ends and Eastern Standard Time begins 2:00 AM Sunday November 3rd. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and turn on carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

Election Reminder; Deadline Nearing for Voter Registration

Michigan residents have until Monday, October 7, to register to vote in the November 5 election. You can register by mail, in person at your local clerk’s office or any Secretary of State office. Not sure if there is an election in your area? Visit the Michigan Voter Information Center. It’s a great resource for voters that allows you to confirm you are registered to vote, find the location of your polling place and even see a sample ballot.

Celebrate the Fall in Michigan at an Apple Orchard

This year's apple harvest is predicted to be one of the best! Area apple orchards and cider mills are now open. Plan an outing and stock up on the seasonal goodies while they last. Celebrate Michigan by picking your own apples or pumpkins while enjoying some cider, doughnuts, hay rides and more. Go for a wagon ride at the nearby Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill on Warren Road between Napier and Gotfredson Roads. More orchards and mills.

[Photo courtesy of AP Images]

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 upcoming 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.

Happenings this Labor Day Weekend in Michigan

There are many things happening this Labor Day Weekend in the Metro Detroit Area! Get your groove on at the Detroit Jazz Festival or experience the Michigan State Fair in Novi. Joust at the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly or taste the season's first Cider at the Northville Cider Mill. Get nostalgic watching a movie at Plymouth's Compuware Arena Drive-In or get your fill at the Arts Beats & Eats Festival in Royal Oak. Also, don't forget the Michigan Activity Pass and the MI Big Green Gym Pass.