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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.

Celebrating Mark Twain's Birthday

November 30th marks the 175th birthday of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His nom de plume is Mark Twain, one of America's greatest novelists. He was born in Missouri and he lived near the Mississippi River which inspired him to write. Mr. Bob Nelson has graciously shared his collection of first editions of his Mark Twain novels; almost all of them printed between 1876-1896. Please stop by the showcase located near Lucky Day. We are indeed very lucky to display this rare collection!

MichiganCap

The Michigan College Access Portal is now available for all Michigan residents. This is a statewide initiative which provides free support to simplify the process of transitioning from high school to college and career. Individual registration is free. MichiganCAP is a step-by-step process of choosing and applying for college for all students and families in the state.

City of Dreams Book Discussion

Please join our book group in Group Study Room A on Monday, November 15th, from 7:00-8:00PM for an interesting and lively discussion of this month's selection, City of Dreams by Beverly Swerling. The early history of Manhattan is chronicled through six generations of a remarkable clan of surgeons, physicians and apothecaries.

November is Diabetes Month

Diabetes A to Z: what you need to know about diabetes — simply put — covers everything you need to know for living well with this condition. More important, it gives you clear and concise explanations that's appropriate for all diabetes patients and their caregivers.

Waiting for Superman

Waiting for "Superman" — A powerful and passionate documentary, Waiting for Superman makes the case for fixing the public school system and elevating that goal as the national's highest priority. Read the review in Entertainment Weekly.

Cleo the Cat who Mended a Family

Cleo the Cat who Mended a Family is Helen Brown's memoir of loss and recovery. Cleo, a black kitten with emerald eyes, launches a charming offensive on her unsuspecting and grieving family. Through many endings and new beginnings, Cleo manages to be the glue that holds them together.