Nonfiction Book Group June 2018

Please join us as Nonfiction Book Group reads:

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

After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, June 23 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room

Lunch and a Book June 2018

Please join Lunch and a Book to discuss:

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

Spanning eight decades - and one unusually awkward adolescence- Jeffrey Eugenides's long-awaited second novel is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 14 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Community Room

Did you miss our Earth Day Storytime this week? No worries. You can do your own storytime at home with the stories and songs we used tonight. See you next week!

From Storytime

Make the Earth your companion by J. Patrick Lewis

Rhythmic text gently instructs readers on how to be in communion with one another and with the natural world, kindling an appreciation for the beauty and wonders that surround all of us.

Did you miss our Aquarium storytime? No worries! Here are some of the stories and songs we did in storytime plus a few more books on our fishy friends! Enjoy and see you next Thursday!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Did you miss storytime on Thursday morning? Have no fear. You can do storytime at home with the stories and songs we had a great time using in storytime. See you next week!

Stories and Songs from Storytime

On April 10 we celebrated the 2018 Canton Book Project Book Givers. Each year, this project invites people to share their love of reading by giving out books to people in the community who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. This year's selected titles are as follows:

“Truman” by David McCullough, chosen by Mike Simowski

“Frederick” by Leo Lionni, chosen by Cecilia Escobar

“In a Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware, chosen by Natalie Blasius

“The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell, chosen by Meg Halstead

“The Tao Te Ching” by Lao Tzu, chosen by Ryan M. Place

“Landscaping with Native Plants” by Lynn M. Steiner, chosen by Charisse Nilles

“Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman, chosen by Tina Flint

“Living Fearlessly” by Paramahansa Yogananda, chosen by Julie Kulp

“Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande, chosen by Sharon Holcomb

Congratulations 2018 Canton Book Project Book Givers!

Dot Painting

 

Looking for a fun and creative way to relax? 

Join us on Thursday June 28, 7-8:30 pm, as we create works of art using the wrong end of the paintbrush! This activity requires a bit of concentration and a little creativity. Animal templates will be provided. 

 

This program is for ages 18 and up.

Registration is required. 

 

 

Animal by GDJ licensed under CC0 1.0

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, June 28 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room

 

Did you miss our Alphabet Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a "letter"-ary storytime you can do at home. Don't forget that the beginning of our J Picture Book section is dedicated to books about the alphabet.

 

From Storytime

Alphabet under construction by Denise Fleming

A busy mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R."

The 8th Annual Canton Acts of Culture Week is May 12-19 and events and activities are planned throughout the community to celebrate the arts. All of our storytimes during this week will have an art theme, and we're hosting the following events at the library:

For a list of everything happening in Canton, visit the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage website

Check out these picture books that celebrate all the different kinds of love.

The story of a lonely bunny, Marlon Bundo, who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, and the very special day when he met another boy bunny named Wesley that changed his life forever.

Worm loves Worm by J. J Austrian

Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?

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