sobczakd's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/sobczakd en-US Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-count-me-1 <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004141&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join us on Saturday, December 20 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In.</a> This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</a> grant. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-count-me-1#comments Education Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Parents Programs special needs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 75818 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-folktale-fridays-1 <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004140&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join us on Friday, December 12 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays.</a> This is a sensory-friendly storytime with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx">Dollar General Literacy Foundation </a>grant. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-folktale-fridays-1#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs special needs Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 75817 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group December 15 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-group-december-15 <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004113&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, December 15 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss</a>: <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1526205"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1526205.jpg" /></span>Before I go to sleep: a novel</a> by S.J. Watson — Christine, suffering from a rare form of amnesia where she cannot retain memories from day to day, starts seeing a new doctor who recommends she keep a journal, and her life starts getting scary when she sees she has written "Don't trust Ben," the man who claims to be her husband.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-group-december-15#comments Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68325 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-count-me-0 Please join us on Saturday, November 22 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs, and sign language especially designed for children with <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</a> grant. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-count-me-0#comments Education Listeners Beginning Readers Kids Parents Programs special needs Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 75816 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-folktale-fridays-0 <p>Please join us on Friday, November 14 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed children with <strong>developmental delays and disabilities</strong>. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</a> grant.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-folktale-fridays-0#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs special needs Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 75815 at http://www.cantonpl.org Learning Disabilities & Dyslexia Awareness Month http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/learning-disability-dyslexia-awareness-month <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1582778"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1582778.jpg" /></span>Reversing dyslexia: improving learning &amp; behavior without drugs</a> by Phyllis Books, DC, CCN</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1599484"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599484.jpg" /></span>Embracing dyslexia [videodisc]</a> by directed by Luis Macias</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1575835"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1575835.jpg" /></span>The dyslexia empowerment plan: a blueprint for renewing your child's confidence and love of learning</a> by Ben Foss</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1574031"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1574031.jpg" /></span>The little book of dyslexia: both sides of the classroom</a> by Joe Beech ; edited by Ian Gilbert</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1613695"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613695.jpg" /></span>Thinking differently: an inspiring guide for parents of children with learning disabilities</a> by David Flink</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1566828"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1566828.jpg" /></span>Square peg: my story and what it means for raising innovators, visionaries, and out-of-the-box thinkers</a> by L. Todd Rose with Katherine Ellison</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1599198"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599198.jpg" /></span>ADHD does not exist: the truth about attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder</a> by Richard Saul, MD</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572475"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572475.jpg" /></span>Fast minds: how to thrive if you have ADHD (or think you might)</a> by Craig Surman, M.D., Tim Bilkey, M.D. ; with Karen Weintraub</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1549601"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1549601.jpg" /></span>Raising boys with ADHD: secrets to parenting healthy, happy sons</a> by James W. Forgan and Mary Anne Richey</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1607116"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607116.jpg" /></span>Life, animated: a story of sidekicks, heroes, and autism</a> by Ron Suskind, winner of the Pulitzer Prize</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/learning-disability-dyslexia-awareness-month#comments Education Health Beginning Readers Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Books Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76101 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 17 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-november-17 <p></p><p>Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 17 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:</p> <p><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1510865~S10"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/kitchenhouse.jpg" style="float:left;" />The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom.</a> After seven-year-old Lavinia is orphaned on the journey from Ireland to the United States, she begins work in the kitchen house of a tobacco plantation and bonds with the slaves who become her adopted family, but when Lavinia is accepted into the big house, her loyalties are challenged.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-november-17#comments Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68323 at http://www.cantonpl.org Chaser, the smartest dog in the world http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/chaser-smartest-dog-world <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/chaser.jpg" style="float:right;" />Chaser may seem like an ordinary border collie who loves to play, but she has learned over 1,000 words and that's considered the largest vocabulary of any animal ever researched by humans. Her owner, 86-year old retired Wofford College psychology professor, began teaching and training Chaser the game of fetch as a puppy. Over time, those games became sophisticated language lessons. Watch the <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-smartest-dog-in-the-world/"><em>60 Minutes</em> segment here</a> and find out more in his book, <a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572626~S10"><em>Chaser: unlocking the genius of a dog who knows a thousand words</em> by John W. Pilley</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/chaser-smartest-dog-world#comments Pets Books border collie dogs Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:24:49 +0000 sobczakd 76168 at http://www.cantonpl.org October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/october-breast-cancer-awareness-month-1 <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1601224"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1601224.jpg" /></span>The silver lining: a supportive and insightful guide to breast cancer</a> by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW ; photographs by Elizabeth Messina</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1599194"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1599194.jpg" /></span>A breast cancer alphabet</a> by Madhulika Sikka</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1604294"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604294.jpg" /></span>Everybody's got something</a> by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1579674"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579674.jpg" /></span>Prevention the ultimate guide to breast cancer: your essential resource from diagnosis to treatment and beyond</a> by the editors of Prevention and Mary L. Gemignani, MD, MPH, with Caren Goldman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1579673"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579673.jpg" /></span>Stop breast cancer before it starts</a> by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. ; research assistant, Alessandra Gibson, MPH, MBA</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1579630"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579630.jpg" /></span>Breast cancer journey: the essential guide to treatment and recovery</a> by O'Regan, Ruth</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1579629"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1579629.jpg" /></span>Husband's guide to breast cancer: a complete &amp; concise plan for every stage</a> by Todd Outcalt</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1572052"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1572052.jpg" /></span>Survival lessons</a> by Alice Hoffman</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/october-breast-cancer-awareness-month-1#comments Health Adults Parents Seniors Books breast cancer Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:18:13 +0000 sobczakd 76129 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-folktale-fridays <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004052&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join us on Friday, October 3 at 4:00-4:30 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays</a>. This is an interactive, sensory-friendly storytime filled with folktales and fairytales especially designed for older children (ages 13 and over) and adults with <strong>developmental delays and/or other special needs</strong>. Families and caregivers are welcome after completing the registration process. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx"><span style="color:#0066cc;">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</span></a> grant. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-folktale-fridays#comments Education Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs special needs Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 75813 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime: Count Me In http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-count-me <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004053&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join us on Saturday, October 25 at 4:00-4:30 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In</a>. This is an interactive, sensory-friendly storytime filled with folktales and fairytales especially designed for younger children (ages 12 and under) with <strong>developmental delays and/or other special needs</strong>. Families and caregivers are welcome after completing the registration process. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx"><span style="color:#0066cc;">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</span></a> grant. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-count-me#comments Listeners Kids Programs Connect Your Summer special needs Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 75814 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion October 20 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-october-20 <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004016&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss</a>:<br /><br /><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1567405~S10">Someone by Alice McDermott.</a> We first meet Marie, a bespectacled seven-year old who is standing on the steps of her Brooklyn townhouse waiting for her father. The story of Marie's life enfolds as we follow her through milestones of loss, love, marriage and motherhood. <br /><br /><img width="67" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/someone.jpg" /> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-october-20#comments Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68321 at http://www.cantonpl.org Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/best-show-dog-show-winner-2014 Oakley, the Standard Poodle, won CPL's Best in Show Dog Show! Adopted from a rescue organization in 2010, Oakley, now 7, demonstrated she had the right stuff to take the Best in Show prize. Oakley won Best Trick by jumping through a hula hoop and her little owner to qualify for Best in Show. Congratulations, Oakley! You are Canton's Top Dog for 2014!<br /><br /><a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Best%20in%20Show%202014%20Oakley%20Winner.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Best%20in%20Show%202014%20Oakley%20Winner.preview.jpg" /></a><br /> Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2014 Oakley<br /><br /><a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Best%20in%20Show%20Winners%20Circle%20Photo%202014.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Best%20in%20Show%20Winners%20Circle%20Photo%202014.preview.jpg" /></a><br />Best in Show Contest Winners from left: Oakley (Standard Poodle), Seven (Yorkie), Bella Rose (Yorkie), Presser (Greyhound) and Penny (Beagle) on September 13, 2014. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/best-show-dog-show-winner-2014#comments Pets Programs dogs Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:32:27 +0000 sobczakd 75923 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion September 15 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-september-15 Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003971">Monday, September 15 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room</a> to discuss:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1540257"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1540257.jpg" /></span>The whip: a novel</a> by Karen Kondazian — Based on the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer of her daughter.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-september-15#comments Adults Programs Contemporary Book Discussion Group May We Suggest Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 68319 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime: Folktale Fridays http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/folktale-fridays <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003997">Please join us on Friday, September 5 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Folktale Fridays.</a> This is an interactive, sensory-friendly storytime filled with folktales and fairytales especially designed for older children (ages 13 and over) and adults with <strong>developmental delays and/or other special needs</strong>. Families and caregivers are welcome after completing the registration process. Registration begins August 22. This program has been funded through the <a href="http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx">Dollar General Literacy Foundation</a> grant. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/folktale-fridays#comments Education Tweens Teens Adults Parents Programs sensory storytime special needs Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 74652 at http://www.cantonpl.org