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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 The goal is to create a funny, original, unpublished opening sentence to the worst imaginary novel ever written.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!

Banana Joe the Affenpinscher wins Best in Show

He's the top banana. He's the top dog. He's Banana Joe, the five-year old affenpinscher won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night in New York's Madison Square Garden. Banana Joe defeated 6 other dogs and will retire.

 

AKC names top 10 breeds of 2012

The American Kennel Club named 2012's most popular breeds. Is your dog on the list? Don't forget to watch the Westminster Dog Show on February 12.

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.

All Aboard the Chi-Town Train Exhibit

Need a fun and educational activity for the whole family? Visit Chi-Town in Commerce Township, home of the world's longest model train. The railroad museum is open every weekend now through March from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Admission charges are $5 for adults and kids ages 5-17. Kids under 5 years old are free! Want to learn more, check out this book:

The great railroad revolution: the history of trains in America by Christian Wolmar

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.

PowerPoint Basics

Learn to create multimedia presentations or slideshows. Prerequisite: Mouse and Word skills.  Join us Thursday, November 29th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM to learn how to create multimedia presentations. No-shows (failing to cancel 24 hours prior to event) will be fined $5 on their library account. Registration is required. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

New Michigan Law Protects Young Athletes

new law will go into effect requiring the state to provide educational training materials for athletes, coaches and parents on concussions. Coaches will be require to remove players from the game if they are suspected of having suffered a concussion and return to the field once a doctor gives a written approval. To learn more, check out one of the health collection's newest book, Ahead of the Game

The Christmas Wedding Book Discussion

Please join the Adult Cotemporary Book Group on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:

The Christmas wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo — Since her husband's death three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart and haven't celebrated Christmas together. When Gaby announces that she's getting married — and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day — she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But that's not Gaby's only surprise: she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever.

The Healing Power of Pets

Did you know pets may help you live a longer, healthier life? An article on the WDIV site describes how having pets can contribute to a lower stress level which can help lower high blood pressure. Getting a dog will help you get outdoors and exercise more. Studies also have shown Alzheimer's patients with pets have less anxious moments than those without pets. You can also save a life by adopting from an animal shelter. October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.