Alice in Wonderland 150th Anniversary

In 1865, Lewis Carroll published one of the most beloved stories of all time, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The tale of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a strange world of fantastical characters and adventure. A hundred and fifty years later, Alice continues to inspire popular culture and literature. Join us on November 3 at 2:00 PM in the Community Room for fun games and crafts to commemorate the 150th anniversary. The Lewis Carroll Society of North America has a listing of worldwide events and exhibits. Check out all things Alice at our Mad Hatter tea party display!

Alice's adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll ; introduction by Charlie Lovett ; illustrated by John Tenniel

Alice's adventures in Wonderland, decoded by David Day

Please join us on Saturday, March 12 at 4:00 PM in the Community Room for Count Me In. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with stories, songs and sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl

Love to bowl? Love to help animals? The 26th Annual Tail Wagger's Bowl fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Woodland Lanes in Livonia. Tail Wagger's is a non-profit organization that provides affordable preventative and wellness clinic services for pets. They also accept donations and offers the area's only pet food assistance pantry. Please register by November 1 online or call Tail Wagger's (734-855-4077) to save your spot.  

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. 

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