Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, June 18 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:
Three weeks with my brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks — Nicholas Sparks chronicles his life-affirming journey with his brother, Micah, on a three-week trip around the world in this memoir. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world, the brothers recall their rambunctious childhoods and tragedies that tested their faith.
First Place"I sat on my bed, trying to remember my name, then I REMEMBERED that I have AMNESIA."
Second Place"Why blame the monkey?"
Third Place"They lived happily ever after, whatever."
Seven keys to unlock autism: making miracles in the classroom by Elaine Hall and Diane Isaacs; foreword by Stephen M. Shore
Living well on the spectrum: how to use your strengths to meet the challenges of Asperger syndrome/high- functioning autism by Valerie L. Gaus; foreword by Stephen Shore
Twin: a memoir by Allen Shawn
We are celebrating National Library Week at the Canton Public Library with a special writing contest! All ages and resident/nonresident patrons are eligible to participate. The goal is to create a funny, original, unpublished opening sentence to the worst imaginary novel ever written. CPL's "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" bad-writing contest will receive entries during National Library Week, beginning 9:00 AM April 9 through 9:00 PM April 14. Three winners will be selected based on votes from your peers! Prizes will be gift certificates to local area merchants. All entries will be posted on CPL's website. The rules are simple: submit your entry (inappropriate situations or language will be disqualified) online or in-person at the Adult Reference Desk with your name and contact information. The winners will be contacted by April 30 and have a week to claim their prize. Good luck to all our participants! And don't forget to vote for the best of the worst!
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Join us on Monday, April 16 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room for a book discussion on:
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot — This book documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
Join us on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room for a book discussion on:
Push: a novel by Sapphire — Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.