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Remembering Elvis

Elvis Presley was told he'd never make it as singer. He kept trying until one late night at the recording studio, it all came together like magic. The rest is history and he went on to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Stop by the display showcase and remember Elvis. Earn CYS badges too. If you fill out a quiz and correctly answer all the questions, your name will be entered in a drawing for 2 free tickets to the Michigan Elvis Fest, July 13 and 14 in historic Depot Town, Ypsilanti. The quiz is located next to the Michigan Elvis Fest poster on the large print shelf. Return quizzes to the Help Desk.

Medical Mystery #1

Imagine yourself as a medical detective. Put your skills to the test by solving the following mystery — the first of 4 this summer. Read all the clues, find out the answer, and send your guess to askcpl@cantonpl.org with the subject line "Medical Mystery #1". After you send your guess you should claim your Sleuth It or Be Well badge. The contest winner must solve all 4 mysteries this summer to be entered in a drawing for a prize. Good Luck!

Clues

  1. I was a deadly virus
  2. During my outbreak, between 50-130 million people died
  3. Soldiers, sailors and other travelers helped me spread across the world
  4. The first case in the U.S. was reported in the state of Kansas
  5. Most of my victims were young, healthy adults

The Buzz about The Bee

A new champion speller will be crowned Thursday at the conclusion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition in Washington D.C. Don't miss the action starting at 8:00 PM on ESPN. Also, Bee officials announced on Tuesday that a world bee of the English language is in the preliminary planning stages for next year.

New Website in Fight to Treat Alzheimer's

A new website was launched today by the Obama administration to help the over 5 million families with loved-ones who are suffering with Alzheimer's find up-to-date, authoritative information on the disease and related dementia disorders. Alzheimers.gov is where families can learn the facts of the disease, what treatment options are available, how to plan ahead for care and services, and how caregivers can prepare for the challenges ahead.

Three Weeks with My Brother Book Discussion

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

Three weeks with my brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks — Nicholas Sparks chronicles his life-affirming journey with his brother, Micah, on a three-week trip around the world in this memoir. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world, the brothers recall their rambunctious childhoods and tragedies that tested their faith.

Scholarships for Women in Canton

Woman’s Life Chapter 827-Chicks 4 Charity will be offering a $500 scholarship(s) for part-time students and $1,000 scholarship(s) for full-time students to women residing in Canton and the surrounding areas that are looking to transition back into the workforce. Applicants must be attending an accredited Michigan college, university or trade school in the fall of 2012. Preference will be given to women that demonstrate financial need, education/training needs, and those who are involved in the community. For additional information please contact Zlatina Dimova at dimova.zlatina@gmail.com. Applications must be postmarked by July 1st, 2012 and winners will be notified by August 1st, 2012.

Worst Opening Sentences Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration of National Library Week at Canton Public Library! The results have been tabulated and the winners of the Worst Opening Sentences Contest are:

First Place

"I sat on my bed, trying to remember my name, then I REMEMBERED that I have AMNESIA."

Second Place

"Why blame the monkey?"

Third Place

"They lived happily ever after, whatever."

The Paris Wife Book Discussion May 21

Join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Paris Wifethe Purple Room for a discussion of The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. The story portrays the love affair and marriage between Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Mowrer from their Chicago meeting in 1920 to their lives during the Jazz Age in Paris. As Ernest struggles to find his literary voice, Hadley tries to define her role in their relationship as wife, friend, and muse.