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Beginner MS Word

An introduction to word processing. Learn basic Word skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Class is Saturday, March 17, 9:30-11:00 AM
Registration begins March 3 at 9:00 AM

Gardeners — What Hardiness Zone Are You In?

The United States Department of agriculture had updated its Plant Hardiness Zone Map, reflecting a more accurate picture of growing conditions in the United States. Canton, Michigan is currently in zone 6a and 50% of the country has a warmer zone assigned. Gardeners, nurseries and plant breeders are among those who use the map. Data also figures into research models for crop-risk insurance and the spread of exotic weeds and insects.

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Annie's ghosts: a journey into a family secret by Steve Luxenberg  Combining the power of reportage with the intrigue of mystery, "Annie's Ghosts" explores the nature of self-deception and self-preservation. The result is equal parts memoir and riveting detective story as one son seeks to uncover family secrets. Set in Detroit, this makes for a great discussion with local interest.

Flower Arranging

Have you always wanted a permanent floral arrangement for your entry hall or elsewhere in your home? Are you interested in creating an arrangement of fresh greens for the holidays? Come and see a flower arranging demonstration in the Community Room on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 PM.

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The Hunger Games [kit] by Suzanne Collins — Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

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The three Weissmanns of Westport [kit] by Cathleen Schine — A modern tale inspired by Sense and Sensibility finds financially strapped literary sisters Miranda and Annie moving in with divorcee Betty in a run-down Connecticut beach cottage, where they find love among the suburban aristocracy. A witty and light selection for book groups.

The Steins Collect

The Steins collect : Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian avant-garde by edited by Janet Bishop, Cécile Debray, and Rebecca Rabinow — Marvelous, inspiring and accessible book for anyone interested in the birth of modern art. This book accompanies a traveling exhibition on the art and collecting of the Stein family: brothers Leo and Michael Stein, sister and writer Gertrude and Michael's wife, Sarah. As American expatriates living in Paris during the first decade of the twentieth century, the Steins supported and promoted avant-garde painting with Leo and Gertrude supporting Pablo Picasso's work and Sarah and Michael behind Henri Matisse.

Blood, Bones and Butter

Blood, bones, & butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Gabrielle Hamilton — Chef and restaurateur Hamilton, chef/owner of acclaimed New York City restaurant Prune, offers a sensuous and evocative memoir of her rural Pennsylvania childhood and her training as writer and chef. Hamilton is a very talented writer and offers an unusually compelling chef's memoir.

Ruins of Detroit

The ruins of Detroit by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre; with essays by Robert Polidori and Thomas J. Sugrue; [translations by Sébastien de Villèle] Over the past generation Detroit has suffered economically and its urban decay is now glaringly apparent. The authors have documented this disintegration, showcasing with amazing photograhs structures that were formerly a source of civic pride.

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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [kit] by Rebecca Skloot  The story of how cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves were used by scientists to create a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping.

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Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet [kit] : a novel by Jamie Ford  When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War ll are uncovered during removations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.  A story of childhood friendship, innocent love and father son relationships, this will lead to a rich discussion and review of the history of this period.

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Cutting for stone [kit]: a novel by Abraham Verghese. A great title for book clubs, this is the story of twin brothers born of a secret union beween an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Ethiopia. They are orphaned by their mother's death and father's disappearance but share a fascination with surgery. The story moves between Addis Ababa and New York City and is filled with medical details. Love, betrayal and tragedy provide an unforgettable read.

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The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly is a legal thriller featuring Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. He is asked to defend a rich man arrested for assault. Getting justice proves to be deadly and risky.

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The omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan. The bestselling author of The Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what. This title should provoke a lively discussion for your book group.