Are you prepared for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th? Mango Languages can help!  Not only does Mango offer free online courses on Latin, Arabic, Chinese, German and much more, you can also learn to speak like the heartiest mates on the seven seas!  Use your Canton Public Library card to check out Mango's course on talking like a Pirate!

Get ready for new books from John Green, Marissa Meyer, Sarah J. Maas, and more this fall! Place a hold today to get your copies ASAP.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Shares the story of how Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pantalaimon came to be living at Jordan College.

 

In case you missed our Grandparents storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own storytime at home. For more information on Grandparents' Day, check grandparentsday.org.

From Storytime

In the red canoe by Leslie Davidson

A multitude of wonders enchant the child narrator in this tribute to the fragile, wild places that still exist. A celebration of the bond between grandparent and grandchild and invites nature lovers of all ages along for the ride.

Banned Book Week is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Public libraries support intellectual freedom, the right for every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. Below is a list of some of the most frequently challenged books. Did some of your favorite books make the list?

Children's Books

A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle

Summary: Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin, embark on a journey through space and time, assisted by three otherworldly women, when they set out to find Meg's father, a physicist who disappeared while experimenting with time travel.

Reasons for Challenge: too religious, anti-Christian, promotes occultic world view.

Wondering what the deal is with DACA, or "the dreamers," in the news the past few days?  If you'd like to learn more about the history of immigration in the U.S., life as an immigrant in the U.S., or current issues in the debate about immigration, we have resources that can help you. Check out this book list to get started.    

This month we've read a collection of essays by Pulitzer Prize winner, David McCullough, the real story about America's 'Wild West',  the 1947 World Series--the first to be televised, and two thrillers.

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This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, as many Americans engage in self-reflection following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume that articulates important principles and characteristics that are particularly American.

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A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention of the assembly line, and the dawn of the conservation movement. It inspired legends, such as that icon of rugged individualism, the cowboy. Yet this extraordinary time and its import have remained unexamined for decades. Cattle Kingdom reveals the truth of how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We venture from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakota Badlands to the Chicago stockyards. We meet a diverse array of players--from the expert cowboy Teddy Blue to the failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. Knowlton shows us how they and others like them could achieve so many outsized feats: killing millions of bison in a decade, building the first opera house on the open range, driving cattle by the thousand, and much more. Cattle Kingdom is a revelatory new view of the Old West.
 

Canton Senior Book Discussion October 26, 2017

Please join the Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group to discuss: 

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In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie's works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime : a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant : the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for-- and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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Feeling a bit confused about Microsoft products on the computer? Want to brush up on your skills? Learn your way around Microsoft Office with Gale Courses. With courses like Introduction to Excel 2016, Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016, and Introduction to PowerPoint 2016, you'll learn the basics you need to know. Older versions of Microsoft products (2007, 2010, 2013) are also available. Gale also offers course for more advanced learners like Introduction to Intermediate Excel 2016, Pivot Tables Excel, and Microsoft Office Access 2013

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, September 13. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

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