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Year 2013 Top Movie Picks

Argo [videodisc] by screenplay by Chris Terrio ; produced by Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney ; directed by Ben Affleck — On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped - and a midlevel agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them.


The conjuring [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Safran Company/Evergreen Media Group ; writers, Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes ; produced by Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, Rob Cowan ; director, James Wan — The true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.


Despicable me 2 [videodisc] by Illumination Entertainment ; Universal Pictures presents a Chris Meledandri production ; directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin ; produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy ; written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. — Recruited by the Anti-Villain League, Gru helps deal with a powerful new super criminal.

January Bookstore Specials

The Secondhand Prose used bookstore (brought to you by the Friends of the Canton Public Library) is happy to offer January buys where you can get a great deal on gifts for the whole family, including yourself!

January Special

Religion and self help-Buy two, get one free!

Bag Sale- Jan. 24, 25, 26 (Sunday, noon to 4) and 27.

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: March 27, 2014

March 27    

Detroit: an American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to Detroit's fate, his family's, and his own. Detroit has gone through good times, 'the Arsenal of Democracy' and bad times and right now everyone's wondering what its' fate will be.

New Documentaries on the Shelf

Branca's pitch [videodisc] by Strand Releasing presents ; a film by Andrew J. Muscato


Buddy Guy, listen to this: a musical documentary [videodisc]


In the footsteps of Van Gogh [videodisc] by directed by Dominik Rimbault


JFK remembered [videodisc]: 50 years later by Enduring Freedom Productions ; Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc ; directed by Robert D. Kline ; producers, Stephanie A. Heredia ; written by Robert D. Kline, Stephanie A. Heredia


The mighty Mississippi [videodisc] by with Trevor McDonald


Pearl Jam [videodisc]: see no evil, hear no evil /


Secrets of Scotland Yard [videodisc]

Printable Program and Event Listing, January 2014

Here's a printable PDF calendar of all the programs and events that are happening at the library in December, 2013

Library Board Meeting Minutes — December 19, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

New American-English accent resources!

Now available for check out are three book and CD packages for American-English accent development, thanks to a grant from Canton Rotary Club.   These materials check out for three weeks: 

Speak English like an American = [Amerika-jin no yåoni Eigo o hanasåo] by Amy Gillett


Speak English like an American for native Chinese speakers: you already speak English— now speak it even better!: deluxe book & CD set by Amy Gillett ; [translators, Jiajing Chi and Xu Wei ; illustrator, Manny Jose].


Speak English like an American: learn the idioms & expressions that will help you speak like a native! by Amy Gillett



Thank you Canton Rotary!

2013 Lunch and a Book Picks

Every year CPL's Lunch and a Book Club picks our favorite reads of the year. These are our favorite reads for 2013. Feel free to join us! We meet on the second Thursday of every month at noon in CPL's Community Room.

Fiction

And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor

The aviator's wife: a novel by Melanie Benjamin

The birth house: a novel by Ami Mckay

The cutting season: a novel by Attica Locke

Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay

The fault in our stars by John Green

Living Longer and Loving It

The Professional Resource Alliance is back with more great information for our Canton residents.  This panel of local experts will discuss and answer questions regarding issues which affect our senior population.  The topics covered will relate to taxes, estate planning, long term care, home health care and identity theft.  Come armed with questions to this presentation on Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 PM.

Preschool Storytimes

Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of story and words designed for children ages 3-5. Children must be able to sit attentively and participate for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the purple room starting Monday, January 6 through Friday, February 14. Registration is online and begins December 23. We welcome you to one of the following sessions:

Preschool Storytimes

Preschool storytimes are a fun celebration of story and words designed for children ages 3-5. Children must be able to sit attentively and participate for 30 minutes. Parents may attend, or must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the purple room starting Monday, January 6 through Friday, February 14. Registration is online and begins Monday, December 23. We welcome you at one of the following sessions:


Due to library renovations we will be closed on February 3 and 4, therefore there will be no Preschool Storytime on February 3. The Children's Library and Purple Room will be closed from Feb 3 through February 15. Remaining Preschool Storytimes are as follows:

Friday, February 7 in Community Room
Monday, February 10 in Community Room WITH Family Storytime participants
Friday, February 14 in Community Room

UofM Family Reading and Science Program I

This program is part of the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History series Predators and Prey: The Eternal Struggle. On Saturday, January 18 from 2:00-3:00 PM, participants aged 6-11 years old (with their caregiver) will explore the world of dinosaurs. Titled Dining on Dinos: Long necks, sharp teeth, club tails, killer claws, participants will learn what fossils tell us about who ate who in the distant past. The world in the time of the dinosaurs was a brutal place. We will explore what fossils can tell us about the lives and coping strategies of predators and prey animals. Registration begins on December 23.

Hummingbird Music Together: CANCELLED

On Wednesday, January 8, from 10:00-10:45 AM, you and your child, 0-5 years old, will love playing follow the leader during Follow me Down to Carlow, Counting the Stars while rocking in your arms during Great Big Stars, and thinking up favorite treats from Grandma for “Trot to Grandma’s House." Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. This program will be presented by staff from the Grosse Pointe Music Academy of Canton. This program is taking place during the regularly scheduled Family storytime, in the Community Room.

[Music is in the air by Duane Romanell is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

Starfish Family Services: Math Learning in the Home

On January 9, from 6:30-8:30 PM, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present Math Learning in the Home. Participants will learn the importance of math during the preschool years and determine materials from home that may be used to support math learning. Bring your children as free daycare is provided by Starfish's daycare professionals.

Baby Storytime

Designed for babies up to 18 months old with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, and fingerplays. Baby Storytime sessions are held in the Purple Room.

Session begins Tuesday, January 7, 10:00 AM.

Due to renovations the library will be closed on Tuesday, February 4. Therefore there will be no Baby Storytime on that day. Baby storytime will resume on February 11 in the Community Room.

Internet Basics

Join us Wednesday,January 29th from 2-3 PM and learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are prerequisite. Registration is required

Beginning Word 2010

Learn basic word processing skills including creating and formatting text, printing and saving. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills. Join us Monday, January 20 from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Computer Basics Class

Do computers confound you? We can help! Get an introduction to the world of computers and technology in our Computer Basics class. We'll talk about what a computer is and how it works, and how to tell it to do what you want. Learn the very basics, such as turning it on and using the mouse, and prepare for more advanced uses. No experience required! Join us January 15th at 2pm. Space is limited so register here.

Traditional Yoga Basics

On Tuesday, January 7 from 4:30-5:15 PM, Thirupu Siva will teach young people from 6-16 years of age the basic asanas, building up to various intermediate poses. Please wear dark, loose fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat to work on. If you have long hair, please tie it back. Registration for this program begins on December 23.

[Vrksasana – postura del árbol / Amineko Yoga by ((carola)) is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]