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Rid Your Home of Unwanted Medication

Canton Police Department will participating in the National Prescription Drug Give-Back program. You can drop off any unwanted, unused and expired medications on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM in the lobby drop-box at the Canton Police Department, 1200 S. Canton Center Rd. Liquids and needles will not be accepted. The initiative addresses a vital public health and safety issue. Usual disposal methods like flushing them down the toilet or throwing in trash poses are now not advised. Such methods pose both safety, health and environmental hazards. 

Congratulations to the Worst Opening Sentence Contest Winner!

Snoopy from PeanutsThe results are in and the judges have determined the winner in our National Library Week's Worst Opening Sentence Contest. Congratulations to the author of the winning sentence:

"There once was a fellow named Larry, who sat like a quaint little fairy, his wings and his wand, he posed by our pond, an exemplar of great topiary."

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

Play Ball!

 Opening Day for the 2013 MLB season has begun! Some new reads for baseball fans.

Baseball Prospectus 2013: the essential guide to the 2013 season by edited by King Kaufman and Cecilia M. Tan

The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych by Wilson, Doug

Francona: the Red Sox years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy

Hank Greenberg: the hero of heroes by John Rosengren

Spring Ahead This Weekend!

Daylight Saving Time begins March 10th at 2:00AM. Don't be left behind and set your clocks ahead one hour. Daylight Saving Time also brings longer days, brighter mornings, bird songs, flowers and Springtime! Learn more about the history of Daylight Saving Time.

[Photo courtesy of AP Images]

eBook Basics

Kindle eReaderJoin us Friday April 12th from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM to learn the basics of how to check out free library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Sony Wifi, iPad or other device. Watch a live demo and try a few of the eReaders on the market today. Registration is required.

eBook Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook
tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday, April 23rd from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Group Study Room A.

Celebrate Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month which brings awareness to the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Heart disease is preventable and controllable so take care of your heart, get educated and fit.

eBook Users Group

Join library staff and other eReader users as we share eBook
 tips and tricks in an informal environment. Group will meet Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00-8:00PM in the Purple Room.

eBook Basics

Join us Tuesday, March 12th from 7:00-8:30 PM to learn the basics
of how to check out free library eBooks and read them on your Kindle, Sony Wifi, iPad or other device. Watch a live demo and try a few of the eReaders on the market today. Registration is required.

Hockey's Back in the Big D!

Finally, the official start of the shortened 2012-2013 NHL Hockey Season begins Saturday, January 19th. Tune in to see newly named Captain Henrik Zetterberg lead the Wings as they take on the St. Louis Blues. So don your spirit wear and cheer when the puck drops at 8:00 PM.

2013 Tax Season Opens January 30th for 1040 Filers

The Internal Revenue Service will begin to accept and process 1040 applications on January 30th because of the recent tax law changes enacted by Congress in early January. However, there are several forms that require more extensive programming and testing because of the late legislation. At this time these forms are expected to be accepted in late February or March.

Grimms' Fairy Tales 200th Anniversary

Read a Brothers Grimms' Fairty tale and celebrate the 200th Anniversary of publication.

Fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm: a new English version edited by Philip Pullman

The Grimm reader: the classic tales of the Brothers Grimm translated and edited by Maria Tatar

The complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm translated and with an introduction by Jack Zipes

College Bowl Madness Has Begun!

Three Michigan colleges made into the College Bowl line-up this year. Kicking the schedule off on December 26th, Central Michigan plays in the Little Ceasars Bowl against Western Kentucky. Next up, on December 29th, Michigan State takes on TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Finally, on New Year's Day the University of Michigan will play in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina. Culminating on January 7, 2013 is the BCS, when Notre Dame and Alabama vie for the National Championship.