obrienbc's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/obrienbc en-US eBook Users Group http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ebook-users-group-11 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/ipadreading.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Join other eReader users and library staff as we share eBook tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003766">Tuesday, April 22 from 7:00-8:00 PM</a> in Group Study Room A. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ebook-users-group-11#comments Canton Public Library eBook eReaders Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 obrienbc 68124 at http://www.cantonpl.org eBook Basics http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ebook-basics-14 <img style="float:right;width:200px;height:197px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/overdrive%20promo_0.preview.jpg" />Bring your registered eBook reader, current Canton Library card and join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003765">Friday, April 11 from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM</a> to learn the basics of how to check-out free library eBooks and read them on an iPad, Kindle, Nook or other device. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/ebook-basics-14#comments Canton Public Library ebooks eReaders Overdrive Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 obrienbc 68122 at http://www.cantonpl.org WWA Announce the 2014 Spur Award Winners http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/wwa-announce-2014-spur-awards <p>A complete list of winners and finalists can be found on the <a href="http://westernwriters.org/spur-awards/">Western Writers of America </a>website.<br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1569338"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1569338.jpg" /></span>Spider woman's daughter</a> by Anne Hillerman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572369"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572369.jpg" /></span>Shot all to hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the wild West's greatest escape</a> by Mark Lee Gardner</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571128"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1571128.jpg" /></span>Light of the world</a> by James Lee Burke</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1568617"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1568617.jpg" /></span>Crossing Purgatory</a> by Gary Schanbacher</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574328"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574328.jpg" /></span>Yosemite's songster: one coyote's story</a> by Ginger Wadsworth ; illustrated by Daniel San Souci</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575432"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575432.jpg" /></span>Jack London: an American life</a> by Earle Labor</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575432"></a> </p> <p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/wwa-announce-2014-spur-awards#comments Adults Western May We Suggest 2014 Spur Awards Western Writers of America Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:42:38 +0000 obrienbc 68343 at http://www.cantonpl.org March into the Madness http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/march-madness <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1463694"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463694.jpg" /></span>When March went mad: the game that transformed basketball</a> by Seth Davis</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582599"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582599.jpg" /></span>March 1939: before the madness: the story of the first NCAA Basketball Tournament champions</a> by Terry Frei</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1410024"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1410024.jpg" /><br /></span>Cinderella: inside the rise of mid-major college basketball</a> by Michael Litos</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1547233"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1547233.jpg" /></span>The Final Four</a> by Paul Volponi</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1376992"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1376992.jpg" /></span>Glory road: my story of the 1966 NCAA basketball championship and how one team triumphed against the odds and changed America forever</a> by Don Haskins ; with Daniel Wetzel</p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1469699"><span class="jacket"></span>March madness [videodisc]: the greatest moments of the NCAA tournament</a></p> <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1545283"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1545283.jpg" /></span>The big dance: the story of the NCAA basketball tournament</a> by Barry Wilner &amp; Ken Rappoport</p> <p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/march-madness#comments Sports May We Suggest Basketball March Madness NCAA Basketball Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:27:04 +0000 obrienbc 68205 at http://www.cantonpl.org Sid Caesar, 1922-2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sid-caesar-1922-2014 <img class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/AP080804010678.preview.jpg" height="200" width="155" style="float:right;" />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 <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/tCaesar%27s+hour+%28Television+program%29/tcaesars+hour+television+program/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=tcaesars+hour+television+program&amp;1%2C1%2C">Your Show of Shows</a> and it's successor <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S10?/acaesar%2C+sid/acaesar+sid/1%2C2%2C14%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=acaesar+sid+1922&amp;8%2C%2C13">Caesar's Hour</a>. He also starred in many <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search~S4?/acaesar%2C+sid/acaesar+sid/1%2C2%2C13%2CB/exact&amp;FF=acaesar+sid+1922&amp;1%2C12%2C/indexsort=-">films</a> including <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1220028~S4">It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World</a>, <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1392439~S4">Silent Movie</a> and <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1246400~S4">Grease</a>. In his memoir, <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1038278~S10">Where  Have I Been<span class="-a">?,</span></a> he recalls his struggles, successes and writing sessions with Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Carl Reiner. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sid-caesar-1922-2014#comments actor comedian Sid Caesar TV Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:17:16 +0000 obrienbc 67904 at http://www.cantonpl.org The Games of the XXII Winter Olympics http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/brush-games-winter-olympics <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1192372"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1192372.jpg" /></span>Curling: the history, the players, the game</a> by Warren Hansen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1396691"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1396691.jpg" /></span>Hockey: a people's history</a> by Michael McKinley<br /><br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1552723"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1552723.jpg" /></span>Discover the winter Olympics [videodisc]: with Cecile &amp; Pepo</a></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1376993"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1376993.jpg" /></span>Figure skating: a history</a> by James R. Hines</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1509034"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1509034.jpg" /></span>The hockey book</a> by [Kostya Kennedy, editor]</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1488035"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1488035.jpg" /></span>Ultimate skiing</a> by Ron LeMaster</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1363128"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1363128.jpg" /></span>Cross-country skiing: building skills for fun and fitness</a> by Steve Hindman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562540"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1562540.jpg" /></span>Mastering snowboarding</a> by Hannah Teter, Tawnya Schultz</p> <p class="book-record"> </p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1562540"></a> </p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/brush-games-winter-olympics#comments Curling games Ice Hockey Skating skiing Winter Olympics Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:41:17 +0000 obrienbc 67740 at http://www.cantonpl.org Gear Up for the Winter Olympics http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/winter-olympics <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1365716"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1365716.jpg" /></span>The complete book of the Winter Olympics</a> by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1261595"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1261595.jpg" /></span>Edge of glory: the inside story of the quest for figure skating's Olympic gold medals</a> by Christine Brennan</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1152987"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1152987.jpg" /></span>Frozen in time: the greatest moments at the Winter Olympics</a> by Bud Greenspan ; foreword by Juan Antonio Samaranch ; preface by Bonnie Blair</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1224904"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1224904.jpg" /></span>Do you believe in miracles? [videodisc]: the story of the 1980 U.S. hockey team</a> by HBO Home Video</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1463678"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463678.jpg" /></span>The Winter Olympics: an insider's guide to the legends, the lore, and the game: Vancouver edition</a> by Ron C. Judd</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1224904"></a> </p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1369144"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1369144.jpg" /></span>Breaking the ice: my journey to olympic hockey, the ivy league, and beyond</a> by Angela Ruggiero</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1179550"></a> </p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1342168"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1342168.jpg" /></span>The boys of winter: the untold story of a coach, a dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team</a> by Wayne Coffey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1179550"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1179550.jpg" /></span>Crashing the net: the U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team and the road to gold</a> by Mary Turco</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1322051"></a></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1280035"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1280035.jpg" /></span>Figure skating now: Olympic and world stars</a> by Gérard Chaigneau &amp; Steve Milton</p> <br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1322051"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1322051.jpg" /></span>Miracle [videodisc]</a> by Walt Disney Pictures</p> <br /><p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/winter-olympics#comments Sports 2014 athletes sports Winter Olympics Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:43:59 +0000 obrienbc 67735 at http://www.cantonpl.org Catchy Super Bowl Reads! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/catchy-super-bowl-reads <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1577873"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577873.jpg" /></span>The king of sports: football's impact on America</a> by Gregg Easterbrook</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1543353"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1543353.jpg" /></span>Super Bowl Monday: from the Persian Gulf to the shores of west Florida: the New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV</a> by Adam Lazarus</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1536350"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1536350.jpg" /></span>Breakthrough 'boys: the story of the 1971 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys</a> by Jaime Aron</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1463685"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1463685.jpg" /></span>The billion dollar game: behind the scenes of the greatest day in American sport: Super Bowl Sunday</a> by Allen St. John</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1478468"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1478468.jpg" /></span>The long snapper: a second chance, a Super Bowl, a lesson for life</a> by Jeffrey Marx</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1482066"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1482066.jpg" /></span>The ultimate Super Bowl book: a complete reference to the stats, stars, and stories behind football's biggest game— and why the best team won</a> by Bob McGinn ; foreword by Michael MacCambridge</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1577861"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1577861.jpg" /></span>Newton's football: the science behind America's game</a> by Allen St. John and Ainissa G. Ramirez, PH.D</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580269"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580269.jpg" /></span>Collision low crossers: a year inside the turbulent world of NFL football</a> by Nicholas Dawidoff</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/catchy-super-bowl-reads#comments Sports May We Suggest Football NFL super bowl Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:47:57 +0000 obrienbc 67538 at http://www.cantonpl.org New Hockey Title Warm-ups for the Winter Classic http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-hockey-books-get-ready-winter-classic <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580260"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580260.jpg" /></span>Between the pipes: a revealing look at hockey's legendary goalies</a> by Randi Druzin</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580300"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580300.jpg" /></span>The game</a> by Ken Dryden ; with a foreword by Bill Simmons</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580295"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580295.jpg" /></span>Legends of the Detroit Red Wings: Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Ted Lindsay, and other Red Wings heroes</a> by Richard Kincaide</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580297"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580297.jpg" /></span>My last fight: the true story of a hockey rock star</a> by Darren McCarty, Kevin Allen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580301"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580301.jpg" /></span>The National Hockey League official guide &amp; record book 2014</a></p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580296"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580296.jpg" /></span>Detroit Red Wings</a> by Bob Duff</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574606"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574606.jpg" /><br /></span>Orr: my story</a> by Bobby Orr<br /></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580255"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580255.jpg" /></span>Behind the net: 101 incredible hockey stories</a> by Stan Fischler</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580255"></a> </p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566593"><img class="image image-preview" style="float:left;width:108px;height:85px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Mr.%20HOckey.jpg" width="160" height="160" />Mr. Hockey [videodisc]: the Gordie Howe story</a> by Hallmark Channel presents ; a Brightlight Pictures/ Inferno Pictures production ; in association with Nutmeg Film Productions and Mike Ilitch Jr. Productions ; with the participation of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit ; produced by Brendon Sawatzky, Brendan Ferguson ; written by Malcolm MacRury ; directed by Andy Mikta</p> <p></p> <p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/new-hockey-books-get-ready-winter-classic#comments Sports May We Suggest NHL Winter Classic Detroit Redwings Toronto Maple Leafs Michigan Stadium Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:10:20 +0000 obrienbc 67063 at http://www.cantonpl.org Football Fever - New Arrivals http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/football-fever-new-arrivals <p></p><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580253"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580253.jpg" /></span>Clouds over the goalpost: gambling, assassination, and the NFL in 1963</a> by Lew Freedman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580269"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580269.jpg" /></span>Collision low crossers: a year inside the turbulent world of NFL football</a> by Nicholas Dawidoff</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580252"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580252.jpg" /></span>Going Deep: how wide receivers became the most compelling figures in pro sports</a> by Cris Carter with Jeffri Chadiha</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580272"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580272.jpg" /></span>Monsters: the 1985 Chicago Bears and the wild heart of football</a> by Rich Cohen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580258"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580258.jpg" /></span>The system: the glory and scandal of big-time college football</a> by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580251"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580251.jpg" /></span>Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 championship and the last great college football season</a> by Jerry Barca</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580275"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580275.jpg" /></span>The war on football: saving America's game</a> by Daniel J. Flynn</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1580298"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1580298.jpg" /></span>When Football Went to War: Honoring Heroes of the Football Field and Battlefield</a> by Anton, Todd/ Nowlin, Bill/ Levy, Marv (FRW)</p> <br /><p></p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/football-fever-new-arrivals#comments Sports Non-fiction College Football history NFL football Professional Football Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:27:18 +0000 obrienbc 66733 at http://www.cantonpl.org Fall Back This Weekend! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/fall-back-weekend Enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend as <img class="image image-preview selected" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/dst.preview.jpg" width="200" height="150" style="float:right;" /><a href="http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html">Daylight Savings Time</a> ends and <a href="http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/na/est.html">Eastern Standard Time</a> 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. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/fall-back-weekend#comments clocks Eastern Standard Time Time Zones Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:02:01 +0000 obrienbc 66521 at http://www.cantonpl.org Election Reminder; Deadline Nearing for Voter Registration http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/election-reminder-deadline-nearing-voter-registration <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/soslogo_1.png" style="float:right;" />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 <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1640_14837-34560--,00.html">Secretary of State</a> office. Not sure if there is an election in your area? Visit the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/vote">Michigan Voter Information Center</a>. 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. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/election-reminder-deadline-nearing-voter-registration#comments elections registration Secretary of State voting Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:15:29 +0000 obrienbc 66149 at http://www.cantonpl.org Celebrate the Fall in Michigan at an Apple Orchard http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/celebrate-fall-michigan-apple-orchard <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/cider%20mill.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />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 <a href="http://www.plymouthorchards.com/">Plymouth Orchards and Cider Mill</a> on Warren Road between Napier and Gotfredson Roads. <a href="http://www.oaklandweb.com/recreation/cidermills.htm">More orchards and mills.</a><br /><br />[Photo courtesy of <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/databases#images">AP Images</a>] http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/celebrate-fall-michigan-apple-orchard#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:55:16 +0000 obrienbc 66084 at http://www.cantonpl.org A Key to Hope http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/key-hope <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Drivers%20License%20with%20organ%20donor%20symbol.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />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 <a href="http://bit.ly/ML4Life">Michigan Libraries for Life</a> campaign here at CPL during the first week of October to join the <a href="https://services.sos.state.mi.us/OrganDonor/Pages/Registry.aspx">Organ Donor Registry</a>.<br /> In the meantime, register to be an <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-34786---,00.html">organ donor</a> at <a href="http://expressSOS.com">ExpressSOS.com</a>, 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. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/key-hope#comments ExpressSOS Gift of Life Organ and Tissue Donation Secretary of State Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:45:19 +0000 obrienbc 65759 at http://www.cantonpl.org Happenings this Labor Day Weekend in Michigan http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/happenings-labor-day-weekend-michigan <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/carnival.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />There are many things happening this Labor Day Weekend in the Metro Detroit Area! Get your groove on at the <a href="http://detroitjazzfest.com/">Detroit Jazz Festival</a> or experience the <a href="http://www.michiganstatefairllc.com/">Michigan State Fair</a> in Novi. Joust at the <a href="http://www.michrenfest.com/">Michigan Renaissance Festival</a> in Holly or taste the season's first Cider at the <a href="http://www.northvillecider.com/">Northville Cider Mill</a>. Get nostalgic watching a movie at Plymouth's <a href="http://www.compuwarearena.com/wb/pages/drive-in-theatre.php">Compuware Arena Drive-In</a> or get your fill at the <a href="http://www.artsbeatseats.com/">Arts Beats &amp; Eats Festival</a> in Royal Oak. Also, don't forget the <a href="http://www.eventkeeper.com/prmaps/code/index.cfm?mn=628322">Michigan Activity Pass</a> and the <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1571009">MI Big Green Gym Pass</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/happenings-labor-day-weekend-michigan#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:20:26 +0000 obrienbc 65697 at http://www.cantonpl.org