Penny Marshall brought joy and tears to American screens big and small over the past 40 years. Marshall first broke out as Laverne on "Laverne & Shirley" and went on to direct "BIG" and "A League of Their Own" to name a few. Join us in celebrating her life with some materials from our library collection. 

Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

The White House is the home of the President of the United States, the most guarded, monitored, closely watched person in the world. So how could a U.S. President vanish without a trace? And why would he choose to do so? An unprecedented collaboration between President Bill Clinton and the world's bestselling novelist, James Patterson, The President is Missing is a breathtaking story from the pinnacle of power. Full of what it truly feels like to be the person in the Oval Office -- the mind-boggling pressure, the heartbreaking decisions, the exhilarating opportunities, the soul-wrenching power -- this is the thriller of the decade, confronting the darkest threats that face the world today, with the highest stakes conceivable. Monday, January 21, 2019.

An American marriage by Tayari Jones
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Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. Monday, February 18, 2019.

The secrets you keep : a novel by 1950- Kate White
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook

What would you do if you realized that your new husband, a man you adore, is keeping secrets from you--secrets with terrifying consequences? Bryn Harper, an accomplished self-help author, already has plenty to deal with. She's still recovering from a devastating car accident that has left her haunted by recurring, smoke-filled nightmares. Worse still, she can't shake the ominous feeling her dreams contain a warning. In the beginning, Bryn's husband Guy couldn't have been more supportive. But after moving into a new house together, disturbing incidents occur and Guy grows evasive, secretive. What the hell is going on, she wonders? Then, a woman hired to cater their dinner party is brutally murdered. As Bryn's world unravels--and yet another woman in town is slain --she must summon her old strength to find answers and protect her own life. Her nightmares may in fact hold the key to unlocking the truth and unmasking the murderer. Monday, March 18, 2019.

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Get Healthy Kit is filled Exercise Choices, Compliments (to keep you motivated), a Mixtape Workout CD and a nutritious cookbook. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you take small steps toward big health changes.

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Calm Your Winter Kit is filled with a coloring book and pencils (because coloring isn't just for kids anymore), a book on meditation and a relaxing music CD. Come in and check one out!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you to keep calm and color on.

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Engage Your Brain Kit is filled with Seven Days of Brain Teasers, a CD of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos and a Rubik's cube to help you maximize your brain health, and have fun doing it. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to help you train your brain:

  • Stream music and create your own playlists with one of our streaming music services, Alexander Street Press.
  • Learn a new language with Mango Languages or Pronunciator; all you need is your library card!
  • Engage your brain at these websites:
    • NeuroNation--The fitness station for your brain.
    • Web Sudoku-- Test your logic skills with these number puzzles.
    • Brain Turk-- Brain training games for all!
  • Download an app to stay sharp on the go:
    • Elevate (Android, iOS): Improve your focus, memory, processing speed and math skills.
    • Brain Dots (Android, iOS): Use two balls, a pencil, and flexible thinking to stay sharp.

 

Experience To Go Kits are created to help you pursue your best life and try something new. The Dance Party Kit includes a disco light, an awesome mixtape CD and dance cards to get you movin' and groovin' with your favorite people. Come on in and take one home!

If you can't make it in to the library for a kit, we have some online suggestions to get your toes tapping:

As part of Electrify Your Winter, we are introducing a brand new collection. Experience To Go Kits are designed to help you out when you want to try something new, but don't know quite where to begin. These start-up kits are filled with fun tools, books, music and more to drive away your winter blues. We created a variety of kits to help you jump-start that New Year's resolution, enjoy a family night or simply have a calmer, sunnier week.

From January 2nd until the end of April, we have the following kits:

Come on in and take one home!

Martin Luther King Celebration

interfaith unity quilt

Join us for a Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration activity and learning event, January 21, 12:30-5:00 PM. The event is broken into two segments.

  • Segment 1: 12:30-2:30 PM, activities for children ages kindergarten through 6th grade, ending with a peace march. 
  • Segment 2: 2:30-5:00 PM, activities, youth readings and a movie with discussion for 6th through 12th graders and adults

All are welcome to join the peace march at 2:15 PM. Please bring a pair of new underwear or socks for donations to local shelters. This event is sponsored by the Plymouth-Canton ICO, The Beloved Community and the Canton Public Library.

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