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Tiger Mom's Cub Going to Harvard

Amy Chua presents the disparate parenting styles between the Western and Chinese-American cultures in her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. The direct result of her diligent demands of perfection from her children? Her eldest daughter Sophia's acceptance into Harvard this week. Now that is "winning!"

From Novel to Screen

Here are some titles will be coming soon to a theater near you…

Water for elephants by Sara Gruen — April 15 theatrical release

Something borrowed by Emily Giffin — June 10 theatrical release

One day by David Nicholls — July 8 theatrical release

Rescue Dogs in Japan

American and British search-and-rescue canine teams have been busy in the quake and tsunami devastated areas in Japan looking for survivors. These teams also helped find the missing in Haiti after that earthquake struck near its capitol in 2010. Rescue dogs are specifically trained to find the scent of people who are still alive and trapped in rubble after a disaster. To learn more, check out Scent of the Missing.

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.