Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble - Live!

​​The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble is a jazz ensemble based in Ann Arbor focused on presenting the work of the singing bassist/multi-instrumentalist/composer Rob Crozier. After a whirlwind performance at the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival, this fine group continues to wow audiences with its high energy approach to modern jazz. You can expect hard swinging modern jazz, a couple of spacious ballads, and a true variety of world music infused originals.

Registration required and will begin September 23rd. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Haunted Travels of Michigan Presents: Step Into Darkness

A night of mystery and the unexplained awaits.  Join award-winning author, Kat Tedsen, as she tells the story of a remarkable turn-of-the-century Michigan Spirit Painter who believed the dead guided her hand in foretelling the future of America and the world. Her vision of the otherside and her final painting are sure to leave chills. Next, Kat will share her own personal account of a patient she worked with at Eloise Psychiatric Hospital in the mid-1970’s. A young man who descended into a world of night terrors. Were they part of his delusional state or could it have been more? 

This program has been designed for adults 18 and up. Registration is required and will begin September 23rd. 

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, October 19 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

Guide Your Intuition: Grab & Go

Intuition  noun

1a: the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
b: immediate apprehension or cognition
c: knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
2: quick and ready insight

(Merriam-Webster)

Intuition is not logical. That gut feeling is actually deep-seated knowledge which is almost instinctual. Intuition allows us to make quick decisions with little conscious deliberation. By becoming better attuned with our gut feelings and learning to trust those feelings, intuition can serve as a third eye and tap into wisdom that you've already gained.

How can we foster that intuition? To allow it to become a compass in our lives? 

The "Guide Your Intuition: Grab & Go" kit and its contents will encourage you to grow your intuition in a variety of ways:

  1. Examine the dreams and experiences you have at night while sleeping
  2. Learn how a tarot deck can lead you to self-understanding and introspection
  3. Discover how crystals can help you nurture your emotional well-being
  4. Looking at the predominate numbers in your life, uncover insight into your personality and purpose
  5. Explore how astrology and the placement of the moon and sun and your time of birth inform your intuition

 

  • Registration for this grab-and-go kit will take place beginning Thursday, September 24, while supplies last.
  • Individuals will be notified via email when kits are ready. Kit pick-up will take place from October 25-30.

 

 

E-books on Hoopla* are available to accompany each item in the grab & go kit. 

We've all woken up with a start and thought, "What was that? What's the deal with that rooster? And why do I feel like I've seen this all before?" We find dreams (at least our own!) endlessly interesting, but what are they actually saying about us? How Dreams Speak is a book to help untangle it all. Based on the belief that dreams are metaphorical messages from our unconscious minds, speaking to us to help unlock mysteries within, How Dreams Speak is an illustrated guide to our inner selves through the vehicle of our nightly adventures. At the book's heart are more than 150 dream symbols and themes richly illustrated in watercolor and fully explained to help readers interpret their dreams. A dream symbol can be an object-a doll, for example, which might mean your inner child needs to come out and play. An animal, like a giraffe-Freud thought they were phallic, but a more likely meaning is that the dreamer needs to reach up to gain a new perspective. An event, like the classic flying-it's time to concentrate on achieving your waking dreams, or goals. Or a color, a feeling (running late), a concept (invisibility). Multiple prompts accompanying each symbol help the reader explore what their unconscious is trying to say-what a symbol truly means depends on both the dream and the dreamer. Author and artist Nicole Chilton brings us the science behind dreaming, including the fact that everyone dreams (those who think they don't are just not remembering), the history and philosophy of dream interpretation, the different types of dreams we have, and tips on keeping a dream journal.

More than a guidebook, The Book of Tarot offers a space in which to set goals and intentions with clarity and purpose. It also serves as an accessible introduction to the Tarot's many uses, from mystical touchstone to practical resource. In this beautifully designed, easy-to-navigate book, Danielle Noel instructs readers in using the Tarot as a tool for self-understanding, meditation, and soulful introspection.

A unique book for beginners to crystals, that helps you identify your feelings and guides you towards crystal choices to enhance your mental wellbeing. As human beings we all experience a myriad different emotions that have a profound effect on how we live our everyday lives. The awareness of our emotions, or emotional intelligence, is an important skill to cultivate as it is inevitably connected to personal wellbeing and the vitality of all relationships in life. Crystals and minerals are teachers who can guide us through their specific energetic signatures how to maintain, enhance, or alter our moods. When we are aware of our current mind state and work consciously with crystals, we can find practical yet deep practices to help evolve our emotional wellbeing. This guide to crystals for beginners and beyond, will give you practical exercises for engaging with the right stones at the right time and in the most effective way. Perhaps you need to give yourself courage? Or, reduce your anxiety levels? Or, make yourself more open to feeling compassion? There are all sorts of situations, where you may want to control or regulate your frame of mind, and crystals are a powerful tool to help with this. This book will not only guide beginners in choosing the most appropriate stones but also how to work with them in different ways. It describes in detail practices that can help you unlock the stones' power, including meditations of various kinds including movement, sound and touch, journaling exercises to record your experiences and discover patterns in the ways the crystals have helped you, and conscious crystal dreaming which activates the sensory and medicinal qualities of support you associate with dream time. Organized by emotional states, Mood Crystals will help you to cultivate your emotional intelligence as you develop greater awareness of your current mood and practice consciously with crystals. A questionnaire at the back of the book allows you to assess what you're actually feeling and decide which crystal (or crystal combination) will be most beneficial to you at any given moment and which of the practices you should try with each particular crystal.

Your go-to reference for everything you need to know about numerology. After longing to know what made people tick, Sasha Fenton found astrology to give her the answers she was seeking. Sasha has written astrology columns for many magazines and newspapers and numerous books within the mind, body, and spirit subjects.

A fun and sassy no-nonsense invitation to the practice of astrology with easy-to-understand tools for self-development and conscious living Astrology books are typically either overly simplistic sun-sign books or overly complicated chart calculations filled with astro jargon. Astrology for Real Life goes beyond simple sun-sign interpretation and at the same time cuts through the complications of horoscope analysis to make understanding your chart in depth, simple and easy. The goal is to make astrology accessible to total newbies and provide a working reference guide for intermediates. The book is presented in workbook format exploring each part of chart interpretation-signs, planets, houses, aspects-with exercises following each chapter and fill-in-the-blank lessons that take the reader through all the just-learned steps. The tone is warm, fun, and personal, and the exercises give the reader experiential hands-on practice. The end result: once you learn the basics in Astrology for Real Life, you can easily navigate the cosmos by making them work for you. It's kind of like a roadmap where we begin by understanding the terrain and the tools available. From there, the planets will guide you in making brave, excellent choices in love, work, and life. It's profound, fun, and practical. You'll learn how to interpret your chart with confidence and use astrology in a practical, proactive way, with no astro excuses (blaming the stars for your issues).

*a CPL card is required to access materials on Hoopla

Upcoming sessions

Monday, October 25 - 9:00 AM to Saturday, October 30 - 6:00 PM Guide Your Intuition: grab-and-go

•       Call the Meeting to Order

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Approval of Agenda

•       Approval of General Meeting Minutes

•       Administrative Reports

  •        Communications
  •        Report of the Library Director
  •        Trustee Comments

•      Unfinished Business & General Orders

  •        Additional 2021 Payment to MERS

•       New Business

  •        2022 Schedule of Board Meetings and Library Closures (1st reading)

•       Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)

•       Adjourn

 

 

•      Call the Meeting to Order (7:30 PM)

•      Call to Audience

•      Approval of 2022 Budget as Presented

•      Approval of Resolution Certifying a Rate of Tax Levy in the amount of 1.4590 mills for the
       Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2022

•      Call to Audience

•      Adjournment of Budget Hearing

9/11/2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on DC, Manhattan, Arlington, and Stoneycreek, PA. These books share different perspectives on the attacks and what life was like from various perspectives. Read these with your family members and open a discussion on what this date was like for them, and how we have changed since as a nation. 

For more discussion, we invite readers aged 10-13 to join us for This is Not a Book Club on 9/27/2021. We will be discussing Alan Gratz's latest novel.

The places we sleep by Caroline Brooks DuBois
Nine, ten : a September 11 story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
911 tribute

On September 11th, America commemorates the 20th anniversary of that tragic day. Streaming services and television networks will be broadcasting special programming (here's the link for the list of events) with ceremonies honoring the victims, interviews with the brave first responders, survivors and family members will share their recollections and perspectives in the wake of the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in a Pennsylvania field. All 246 passengers and crew aboard the four planes were killed; 2,606 died in the Twin Towers and 125 at the Pentagon perished. It is a day all Americans will never forget. So many horrific images will forever be imprinted on our collective memory. The 9/11 Memorial and Musuem now stands in the same place and a new building, The Freedom Tower, stands even taller at 1,776 feet; a testament that from the ashes we will rise. 

The 9/11 Commission report : the attack from planning to aftermath : authorized text by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

Published for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this new edition of the authorized report is limited to the Commission's riveting account--which was a finalist for the National Book Award--of the attack and its background, examining both the attackers and the U.S. government, the emergency response, and the immediate aftermath. It includes new material from Philip Zelikow, the Commission's executive director, on the Commission's work, the fate of its recommendations, and the way this struggle has evolved right up to the present day. 

Senior Book Group: November

The Senior Book Group will again be meeting in person on Thursday, November 18 from 2:00pm-3:00pm in the Friends' Activity Room to discuss Crying in H Mart: a memoir by Michelle Zauner.

Crying in H Mart : a memoir by Michelle Zauner
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook | large print

From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the east coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her. Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Michelle Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, and complete with family photos, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, November 18 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

Nonfiction Book Group: November

The Nonfiction Book Group will again be meeting in person on Saturday, November 20 from 10:00am-11:00am in the Friends' Activity Room to discuss Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez.

For those who prefer to meet via Zoom, you may opt to attend this book discussion virtually – it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance. Registered participants will receive an email one day before the program with a Zoom link to join the discussion. 

For those that plan on meeting in person, simply come to the library. We will meet in the Friends' Activity Room.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in  Invisible Women†‹, diving into women's lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor's office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, November 20 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room

On September 30, 2021, the Canton Public Library will no longer offer cloudLibrary. After the 30th, we will begin moving our e-audiobook collection from cloudLibrary to OverDrive (Libby app). Current cloudLibrary titles will be briefly unavailable while they are transferred and configured in OverDrive. 

Holds will not transfer to OverDrive. If you have titles on hold in cloudLibrary, you will need to place a new holds on the titles in OverDrive when those titles are made available.

Saved lists also cannot be exported from cloudLibrary and will be unavailable after September 29th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this move causes.

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