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This month saw the publication of The Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman's prequel to Practical Magic. In honor of this, and the fact that it's Halloween, here is a list of witchy reads for all ages. These books are about witches, witchcraft, magic, or things so incredible they seem like magic! Each of these books (except Practical Magic) came out in 2017, and some were published so recently you can find them on our New Books shelf. 

The rules of magic by Alice Hoffman
Also available in: audiobook
Practical magic by Alice Hoffman
Also available in: e-audiobook | video

This weekend we fall back to Eastern Standard Time, EST,  as Daylight Saving Time, DST, ends on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 AM. Move your clocks back one hour to gain an extra hour. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and check carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

Enjoy Game of Thrones?   Political intrigue?   Collusion?  Politicking? Fantasy? or Historical Fiction? Try these.

The black prism by Brent Weeks

THE BLACK PRISM begins an action-packed tale of magic and adventure . . . Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

Fool's assassin by Robin Hobb

"FitzChivalry--royal bastard and former king's assassin--has left his life of court intrigue at Buckkeep far behind. As far as the rest of the world knows, FitzChivalry Farseer is dead and buried. Masquerading as Tom Badgerlock, Fitz is now married and leading the quiet life of a country squire with his beloved Molly. The only fly in the ointment is the disappearance of his beloved childhood friend, the Fool, with whom he once shared so much. But for a former royal assassin, a quiet life is hard to maintain when old allegiances keep trying to pull him back, and new enemies come calling.."--.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:41 PM

Canton Public Library - Friends' Activity Room

Closed session to discuss library director’s evaluation, per request by E. Davis.

Present: Michelle Farell, Jasmine Lee, Jane Pandit, Don Turner, Amy Watts

Absent:  Nancy Eggenberger

The board moved into closed session to discuss the library director’s evaluation for 2017.                                                               

A. Watts moved and D. Turner supported a motion to return to open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 17/10-19-2CS

Death features in everyone's life, in one way or another. There are many books that discuss small-d death. But occasionally Death himself (sometimes herself) takes center stage. One lovely picture book that features Death as a character can be found on MeL: Death, Duck, and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch. More books in which the reader meets Death can be found below.

Jack Death by M. L. Windsor

Jack and Nadine, two ordinary kids with pretty unusual parents, live in a place inhabited by magical creatures with a big problem after a villain destroys the Magical Creature Reserve, releasing some ghastly creatures into their midst.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales.

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

"Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past"--.

The dead house by Dawn Kurtagich

Told through journal entries, a psychotherapist's notes, court records, and more, relates the tale of Carly, a teen who was institutionalized after her parents' death but released to Elmbrige High School, where she is believed to have a second personality or soul named Kaitlyn, and/or be possessed by a demon.

The girl from the well by Rin Chupeco

Okiku has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the innocent ghosts of the murdered-dead and taking the lives of killers with the vengeance they are due, but when she meets Tark she knows the moody teen with the series of intricate tattoos is not a monster and needs to be freed from the demonic malevolence that clings to him.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8:14 PM

Canton Public Library – Friends’ Activity Room

Closed session to consider material exempt from disclosure by the Michigan Library Privacy Act.

Present:               Michelle Farell, Jasmine Lee, Jane Pandit, Don Turner, Amy Watts

Absent:                Nancy Eggenberger

Also Present:     E. Davis, K. Gladden, A. Seurynck

The board moved into closed session to discuss an attorney-client privileged written communication.

D. Turner moved and A. Watts supported a motion to return to open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 17/10-19-1CS

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