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Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 18

Please join us on Monday, April 18 in the Purple Room for a book discussion on Rhoda Janzen's laugh-out-loud memoir of life with her Mennonite family called, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress. After going through a painful divorce and recovery from a debilitating car accident, Ms. Janzen returns to her parents' home to regroup. Hilarity ensues.

New Dog Park Opening in Canton

A new Dog Park, located in Cherry Hill Village at Preservation Park, will open on Friday, May 20th. Dogs can run and play freely in a fenced, six-acre outdoor space. The park is divided into two sections: one for large dogs (over 20 pounds) and one for smaller dogs (under 20 pounds). Membership fee for the park is $25 for Canton residents and $50 for non-Canton residents. Current dog licenses are required.

Spotlight on Ireland

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and we have a display featuring all things Irish and Ireland. Check out our librarian-selected materials on travel to Ireland, movies filmed in Ireland, books on Irish history, CDs of Celtic music, biographies on famous Irish people, and books written by Irish authors.

Scholarships Available for Students

The Canton Community Foundation is offering many scholarships to eligible Canton/Plymouth students in the community. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, March 18, 2011 by 5:00 p.m. View the List of Available Scholarships here. Mail or deliver the application before the deadline to: Canton Community Foundation, 50430 School House Road, Suite 200, Canton, MI 48187. Got questions? Contact them at this link during business hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Best in Show

Hickory, a 5-year old Scottish deerhound from Virginia, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. She is also the first of her breed ever to win America's top dog prize. The other final contestants were: a Pekingese, Portuguese water dog, Chinese shar-pei, smooth fox terrier, bearded collie, and a black cocker spaniel.

A Dog Year

Based on the 2003 memoir by best-selling author Jon Katz, A Dog Year tells the story of a writer going through a midlife crisis who agrees to adopt a high-strung border collie with issues named Devon. Read the book or watch the movie.

ACT Test Prep Guides

Canton residents can register for the ACT Prep Class with Sylvan Learning Center on February 15th with a valid Canton Public Library card. Seats are still available so don't wait to sign up!

ACT: premier

Cracking the ACT by Geoff Martz, Kim Magloire, and Theodore Silver

ACT: strategies, practice, and review

How to Print Tax Forms


An Adult Services librarian walks us through our Tax Forms workstations and how easy it is to select and print IRS tax forms at Canton Public Library.

National Wear Red Day

Get your RED on! Friday, February 4 is National Wear Red Day. Heart disease claims a woman's life every minute. The American Heart Association created Go Red for Women to help raise awareness to prevent heart attacks and stroke in communities around the nation.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Feb 21

Death, the narrator of this World War II-era story, is overwhelmed collecting the souls from battlefields and bombings. He takes an interest of an orphan, Liesel, and her foster parents after she steals a book. After she learns to read, she starts stealing books from everywhere and then writes her own story. Join us on Monday, February 21, in the Children's Library Purple Room at 7:00PM for our discussion of The Book Thief.

Knowing Jesse

This is an inspirational story about a mother's unconditional love for her child. Knowing Jesse by Marianne Leone is about a family's remarkable journey with their son Jesse, a child born with cerebral palsy. You may recognize the father's face on the book cover. It's Academy Award actor, Chris Cooper.

Shadow of the Wind Book Discussion

Join the Adult Contemporary Book Group on Monday, January 17th, in the Purple Room for a book discussion on The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. In post-World War II Spain, Daniel is taken by his father to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, where books are guarded from oblivion. Told to choose one book to protect, he selects The Shadow of the Wind. He reads it, loves it, and soon learns it is both very valuable and very much in danger of being destroyed by someone burning every copy of the book.

How to Stay Healthy over the Holidays

It's that time of year when the hustle and bustle during the holiday season starts to take its toll. Being in crowded malls, family gatherings, and office parties brings us together in close proximity and that means more opportunities for cold and flu viruses to spread more rapidly. Here are some tips to avoid getting sick and check out this book, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick.

A Notable Book of 2010

Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer is turning up on many best books lists for the year. Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher who teaches students and treats patients at Columbia University Medical Center. He tells a riveting story of cancer that reads like a medical thriller. From its first documented appearance to the relentless pursuit for a cure, this book is about hope and provides clarity to anyone wanting to understand this mystifying disease.

And the Winner is…

Clooney, a 3 year-old Irish Setter "underdog," wowed the judges and dog lovers across the nation by winning Best in Show at the 2010 National Dog Show. He loves all the attention in the show ring and the fuss he gets being a show dog; and he's just as entertaining at home.