Big Band Swing Fling

Paul Keller QuartetThe Canton Public Library is proud to welcome Michigan's premier big band group, The Paul Keller Quartet, for a night of swing music from the fabulous 40s on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. So put on your jitterbug shoes and get ready to jam to some boogie-woogie beats under the twinkling lights. This program is funded through the Savvy Seniors/Providence Community Relations Grant. Refreshments provided. No registration required.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion April 15

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, April 15 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:

The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje. The story follows 11-year-old Michael as he immerses himself in the hidden corners and relationships of a temporary floating world, overcoming its physical boundaries with the expanse of his imagination. The boy's companions at the so-called cat's table, where the ship’s unconnected strays dine together, become his friends and teachers, each leading him closer to the key that unlocks the Oronsay's mystery decades later.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion March 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss with the author via Skype:

Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser. Twenty-five years after his high school graduation, David Halpert returns to a place that most people flee. But David is making his own escape—from his divorce and the death of his son. In Detroit, David learns about the double shooting of his high school girlfriend Natalie and her black half-brother, Dirk. As David becomes involved with Natalie’s sister, he will discover that both he and his hometown have reasons to hope.

Worst Opening Sentence Contest

Snoopy It Was A Dark And Stormy Night ComicWe 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 The goal is to create a funny, original, unpublished opening sentence to the worst imaginary novel ever written.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 14 through 9:00 PM April 20. One winner will be selected. The rules are simple: submit your entry (inappropriate situations or language will be disqualified) online or in-person at the Adult Help Desk with your name and contact information. The winner will be contacted by April 30 and have a week to claim a prize. Good luck to all our participants!

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion February 18

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Group on Monday, February 18 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:

Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard — The host of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic events in American history, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president. On the night of Good Friday, April 14, 1865 just 5 days after General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army, President Lincoln was assassinated at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. by John Wilkes Booth, an acclaimed stage actor of his time. First, read this book and feel like you're there. Then join us for our discussion. And watch the movie scheduled to air on the National Geographic Channel in February.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion on January 21

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Group on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Plainsong by Kent Haruf — In a small prairie town on the very edge of the Colorado plains, the lives of 8 lonely characters undergo a radical change during the course of one year in an unforgettable way.

Diabetes and Service Dogs

When we think of services dogs, the images that come to mind are dogs that help people with physical disabilities. But what may surprise you is that special service dogs can alert families when a loved one has diabetes. Diabetic-alert dogs are trained to detect dangerous drops in blood sugar. To learn more, read this Wall Street Journal article, read a book about service dogs, or read a book about diabetes.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion on December 17th

Please join the Adult Cotemporary Book Group on Monday, December 17th at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ; edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davies — An orphan girl's progress from the custody of cruel relatives to an oppressive boarding school culminates in a troubled career as a governess. Jane's first assignment at Thornfield, where the proud and cynical master harbors a scandalous secret, draws readers ever deeper into a compelling exploration of the mysteries of the human heart.

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