Every year, the American Geosciences Institute sponsors and promotes Earth Science Week. Time to get knee deep in our earth and all the nitty gritty things involved with it. We have a great selection of materials for you to check out. Be sure to also check out the American Geosciences Institute website for ways to celebrate Earth Science Week.

"An award-winning science journalist explains what Earth's frozen waters tell us about the past, present, and future of humanity. "The Kingdom of Frost," or what scientists call the cryosphere, refers to all of Earth's frozen waters. Glaciers, ice caps, and fields of Arctic snow—the cryosphere is vital to our survival. It supplies us with water and helps cool cities from Bangladesh to Bangkok, Los Angeles to Oslo. In this captivating, eye-opening account, esteemed Norwegian writer Bjørn Vassnes interweaves brilliant climate reporting with the fascinating story of Earth's frozen world. He draws on cultural history and anthropology to tell us how the cryosphere once helped to spark life on Earth—and how it continues to sustain us despite its shrinking size. And he answers pressing questions such as: What will happen if it all disappears?"-- Provided by publisher

Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group: December

Join us for a live virtual program on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 2:00PM via Zoom video conference as the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group discusses our favorite books of the year as well as:

The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

A fable about undauntingly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a boy and an unnamed being

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 17 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Online

Enjoy kids books about animals? Try one of these:

The mouse family Robinson by Dick King-Smith

Looking for a new series to dive into? Here are some newer series that might just lead you into a new favorite genre or author. 

Hole in the middle by Coco Simon
Treasure hunters by 1947- James Patterson
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • Update on Phased Reopening
  • New Business
    • Approve 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment as Presented
    • Resolution to Approve the MERS Defined Benefit Plan Adoption Agreement Addendum and Appoint the Library Director as Authorized Designee
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Please note that the October Meeting of the Canton Public Library Board will be held remotely, in accordance with MDHHS orders. Members of the public who wish to participate in this meeting may join the Zoom meeting at 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 15. Attendees will be muted automatically except for the Call To Audience portions of the agenda, where members of the public may use the "raise hand" function within the Zoom meeting application, at which point they will be unmuted for up to 5 minutes of public comment per person.

The meeting packet is available below. The meeting will be recorded and posted following the meeting. Members of the public needing accommodation due to a disability should contact the library director, Eva Davis, at davise@cantonpl.org.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every year, 42,000 women lose their fight against breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month raises awareness of the disease and helps provide support to those affected by breast cancer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many women have put scheduling their mammograms on hold. So is it safe to get your mammogram? Doctors and hospitals have put extra precautions in place to ensure the safety of patients. And studies have shown the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer is screening. So call your specialist today and don't delay getting your mammogram. Here's some resources to learn more about breast health!

As a health-care journalist, Kate Pickert knew the emotional highs and lows of medical treatment well -- but always from a distance, through the stories of her subjects. That is, until she was unexpectedly diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer at the age of 35. As she underwent more than a year of treatment, Pickert realized that the popular understanding of breast care in America bears little resemblance to the experiences of today's patients and the rapidly changing science designed to save their lives. After using her journalistic skills to navigate her own care, Pickert embarked on a quest to understand the cultural, scientific and historical forces shaping the lives of breast-cancer patients in the modern age. Breast cancer is one of history's most prolific killers. Despite billions spent on research and treatments, it remains one of the deadliest diseases facing women today. From the forests of the Pacific Northwest to an operating suite in Los Angeles to the epicenter of pink-ribbon advocacy in Dallas, Pickert reports on the turning points and people responsible for the progress that has been made against breast cancer and documents the challenges of defeating a disease that strikes one in eight American women and has helped shape the country's medical culture. Drawing on interviews with doctors, economists, researchers, advocates and patients, as well as on journal entries and recordings collected over the author's treatment, Radical puts the story of breast cancer into context, and shows how modern treatments represent a long overdue shift in the way doctors approach cancer -- and disease -- itself.

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Have you been interested in including more veggies in your diet or slowly leaving meat behind? There are some great cookbooks for all ages that can provide fun and simple recipes to help you reach your ultimate veggie goal.

From Ancient China to California in the 1990s, step back in time with these fantastic historical fiction titles. 

The black kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
Also available in: e-audiobook

With the Rodney King riots closing in on high school senior Ashley and her family, the privileged bubble she has enjoyed, protecting her from the difficult realities most black people face, begins to crumble.

Also available in: audiobook

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

Lunch and a Book: December

Come join us for Lunch and a Book’s annual “Holiday Tea.” This year we will be meeting virtually to discuss our favorite book of the year. You can pick ANY title from 2020 that you read – fiction or nonfiction. Come prepared to talk for a minute or two and to listen to others talk about their favorite 2020 title! 

 

Registration Required. Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a link to attend the discussion. To help you make the most of your virtual program experience, we have compiled some tips and resources.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, December 10 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Online Virtual Holiday Tea
thorndyke the bear at PC station

On October 1, 2020 the library entered the next stage of our phased reopening, limited in-person browsing. Computers and technology equipment are now available on a walk-in basis. PCs, a Fax-24 machine, printer/scanners, and copy card machine will be available for use and set up in a socially-distanced manner in the Children's Library, Web Express, and Self Service areas.

  • PC use is limited to one-hour per session. 
  • Patrons are required to follow all of the library's public health and safety protocols: remain 6 feet away from other people, wear a mask, and don't come if you feel ill or have been in contact with someone who is ill. Patrons who refuse to comply with library policies will be asked to leave.
  • Per the Library's Pandemic Reopening Policy, food and drink are not permitted in the library unless medically necessary.

We are delighted to offer computer and equipment access, and we ask for your patience in this phase of limited service. We will have staff available to assist you during your visit, and we look forward to seeing you once again. 

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