Adult Contemporary Book Discussion November 16

Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:

Leaving time by Jodi Picoult. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts.

Celebrating Learning Disabilities Month

"It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum." - Temple Grandin

A parent's guide to high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: how to meet the challenges and help your child thrive by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, James C. McPartland

Unlocked: a family emerging from the shadows of autism by Susan Levin ; afterword by Donna Gates

Understanding Autism: The Essential Guide for Parents by Williams, Katrina/ Roberts, Jacqueline

Macarthur Genius Grant Winner Ta-Nehisi Coates

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and institutions committed to building a better world. The Fellows Program recently announced the 2015 "Genius Grant" recipients who had shown extraordinary dedication and originality to their creative pursuits. One of the winners is national correspondent of The Atlantic and author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, of the bestselling book about race relations, Between the World and Me.

Best in Show Dog Show Winner 2015

Lovie, a sweet and special Boston Terrier won Canton Public Library's Best in Show Dog Show 2015! Lovie was born with a deformity affecting her back legs. Her owner (pictured in pink holding Lovie) who adopted her says she named her Lovie because she is filled with so much love and joy. Lovie won the Best Looking contest to qualify for Best in Show. Thank you all who participated in this year's show!

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Screening on October 14

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. As many as 20 % of the student population in the U.S. are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a commonly misunderstood developmental reading disorder because it can be found in bright, highly intelligent, creative and innovative people. The HBO documentary film, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, follows four students on their journey as they face the challenges and cope with their diagnosis. Please join us on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00 PM in the Community Room for a special screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

Oliver Sacks 1933-2015

Acclaimed neurologist and author, Oliver Sacks, passed away this morning at his Greenwich Village home in New York. He was 82. Diagnosed 9 years ago with ocular melanoma, he continued to be productive. The late actor, Robin Williams, portrayed him in the movie based on his book, Awakenings. 

On the move: a life by Oliver Sacks

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

The mind's eye by Oliver Sacks

Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain by Oliver Sacks

Vintage Sacks by Oliver Sacks

College Life

Are you one of the over 20 million freshmen students enrolled in college this fall? Here's some books to make a smooth transition into campus life. 

Top Universities in the World

The World Ranking of Academic Universities has been using transparent methodology and third-party data to rank the world's top universities since 2003. For the 13th year in a row, Harvard University remained in the number one spot. University of Michigan scored number 22 on the list. Interested in attending an Ivy League school? Get valuable admissions advice from this book, 50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays. 

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion September 21

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

I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai ; with Christina Lamb ?? When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.

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