sobczakd's Blog http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/sobczakd en-US Special Needs Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-3 Please join us on Saturday, May 9 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 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.<br /><br /><img width="51" height="51" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/handicap%20sign_0.jpg" />This program is wheelchair accessible. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-3#comments Programs special needs storytime Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76506 at http://www.cantonpl.org Library of Michigan's 2015 Notable Books http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-michigans-2015-notable-books <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602637"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602637.jpg" /></span>The arsenal of democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war</a> by A. J. Baime</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1604055"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1604055.jpg" /></span>Bernida: a Michigan sailing legend</a> by Al Declercq and Tom Ervin with Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by David Miles</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602072"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602072.jpg" /></span>Bird box</a> by Josh Malerman</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625165"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625165.jpg" /></span>Bright shards of someplace else</a> by stories by Monica McFawn</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1610733"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1610733.jpg" /></span>Burnt toast makes you sing good: a memoir of food and love from an American Midwest family</a> by Kathleen Flinn</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1613399"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613399.jpg" /></span>The contract</a> by Derek Jeter ; with Paul Mantell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1610685"><span class="jacket"></span>A Detroit anthology</a> by edited by Anna Clark</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1624453"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624453.jpg" /></span>Eight mile high</a> by Jim Ray Daniels</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1625166"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1625166.jpg" /></span>Making callaloo in Detroit: stories</a> by Lolita Hernandez</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1615224"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1615224.jpg" /></span>The midnight plan of the repo man</a> by W. Bruce Cameron</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1624588"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1624588.jpg" /></span>Old Islam in Detroit: rediscovering the muslim American past</a> by Sally Howell</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1630578"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1630578.jpg" /></span>Rivers of sand: fly fishing Michigan and the Great Lakes region</a> by Josh Greenberg</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1601153"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1601153.jpg" /></span>Songs only you know</a> by Sean Madigan Hoen</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1613070"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1613070.jpg" /></span>Station eleven</a> by Emily St. John Mandel</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1608699"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1608699.jpg" /></span>Strange love: stories</a> by Lisa Lenzo</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1628055"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1628055.jpg" /></span>Strings attached: poems</a> by Diane DeCillis</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/library-michigans-2015-notable-books#comments Fiction Non-fiction Books Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:49:47 +0000 sobczakd 78391 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 20 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-april-20 <img width="65" height="100" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/killingpatton.jpg" style="float:right;" />Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004274&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, April 20 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room</a> to discuss:<br /><br /><br /><br /><em><a href="https://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1607463~S1">Killing Patton</a></em> by Bill O'Reilly. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-april-20#comments Adults Programs Books Contemporary Book Discussion Group Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76686 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-2 Please join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004272&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, April 25 at 4:00 PM in the Community Roo</a>m for Count Me In. 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.<br /><br /><img width="51" height="51" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/handicap%20sign_0.jpg" />This program is wheelchair accessible. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-2#comments Programs special needs storytime Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76505 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 16 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-march-16 Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004222&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Monday, March 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room</a> to discuss:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561653"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561653.jpg" /></span>Orphan train</a> by Christina Baker Kline — Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-march-16#comments Adults Programs Books Contemporary Book Discussion Group Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76684 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-1 Please join us on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004219&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Saturday, March 28 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room</a> for Count Me In. 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.<br /><br /><img width="51" height="51" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/handicap%20sign_0.jpg" />This program is wheelchair accessible. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-1#comments Programs special needs storytime Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76504 at http://www.cantonpl.org Beagle is the Best! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beagle-best <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/beagle_1.preview.jpg" alt="" style="float:right;" />A beagle named "Miss P" won Best in Show at the 139th Annual Westminster Dog Show in New York City. The 4 year-old beagle from British Columbia strutted her stuff in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 18,000 dog lovers at the Madison Square Garden. Her owner was "speechless" however, Miss P barked in agreement! http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/beagle-best#comments Pets dogs Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:33:35 +0000 sobczakd 77792 at http://www.cantonpl.org Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 16 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-february-16 Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004222">Monday, February 16 at 7:00 PM</a> in the Community Room to discuss:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561251"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561251.jpg" /></span>Detroit: an American autopsy</a> by Charlie LeDuff — Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family's, and his own.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-february-16#comments Adults Programs Books Contemporary Book Discussion Group Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76682 at http://www.cantonpl.org Special Needs Storytime http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-0 <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004219&amp;searchscope=0&amp;SORT2=R">Please join us on Saturday, February 28 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.<br /><br /><img width="51" height="51" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/handicap%20sign_0.jpg" />This program is wheelchair accessible. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/special-needs-storytime-0#comments Programs special needs storytime Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76503 at http://www.cantonpl.org SAT not ACT for 2016 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sat-not-act-2016 <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/testing.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />The Michigan Department of Education announced the SAT will be the state-required free college entrance exam starting in spring of 2016. Since 2007, the ACT was the state's free test. Current students preparing to take the ACT this spring will do so as planned, but changes go into effect starting next year. The College Board, which administers the SAT, won its competitive bid which will be a cost-savings to taxpayers in the long run. To learn more, click <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-60279-344790--,00.html">here</a>. The Library offers free ACT or SAT test preparation from the LearningExpress Library on our <a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/databases#test-prep">databases page</a> with a Canton library card. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/sat-not-act-2016#comments Education Teens Adults Parents Websites Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:12:16 +0000 sobczakd 77161 at http://www.cantonpl.org 2015 Book List for Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/2105-book-list-adult-contemporary-book-discussion-group <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1558467"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1558467.jpg" /></span>Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore</a> by Robin Sloan (January 19)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561251"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561251.jpg" /></span>Detroit: an American autopsy</a> by Charlie LeDuff (February 16)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1561653"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1561653.jpg" /></span>Orphan train</a> by Christina Baker Kline (March 16)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1607463"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1607463.jpg" /></span>Killing Patton: the strange death of World War II's most audacious general</a> by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (April 20)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1600491"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1600491.jpg" /></span>Big little lies</a> by Liane Moriarty (May 18)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1503453"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1503453.jpg" /></span>Orange is the new black: my year in a woman's prison</a> by Piper Kerman (June 15)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1540310"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1540310.jpg" /></span>Death comes to Pemberley</a> by P.D. James (July 20)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1527753"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1527753.jpg" /></span>South of superior</a> by Ellen Airgood (August 17)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1578782"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1578782.jpg" /></span>I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban</a> by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb (September 21)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1433069"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1433069.jpg" /></span>In the woods</a> by Tana French (October 19)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1602069"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1602069.jpg" /></span>Leaving time: a novel</a> by Jodi Picoult (November 16)</p> <p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1581121"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1581121.jpg" /></span>The invention of wings: a novel</a> by Sue Monk Kidd (December 19)</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/2105-book-list-adult-contemporary-book-discussion-group#comments Adults Programs Books Contemporary Book Discussion Group Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 +0000 sobczakd 76678 at http://www.cantonpl.org 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.<br /><br /><img width="120" height="120" class="image image-preview" style="width:58px;height:59px;" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/handicap%20sign.jpg" />This program is wheelchair accessible. 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.<br /><br /><img width="51" height="51" class="image image-preview" alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/handicap%20sign_0.jpg" />This program is wheelchair accessible. 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 January 19 http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-january-29 Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1004148">Monday, January 19 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room</a> to discuss:<br /><br /><p class="book-record"><a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=b1558467"><span class="jacket"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/images/bibisbn/b1558467.jpg" /></span>Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore</a> by Robin Sloan — A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.</p> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/adult-contemporary-book-discussion-january-29#comments Adults Programs Books Contemporary Book Discussion Group Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:09:53 +0000 sobczakd 76680 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