Originally a feast day of two Christian martyrs named Valentine, Valentine's Day has changed over time into a more general celebration of love in which cards, flowers and chocolates are often exchanged. If the day puts you in the mood for love, check out this collection. It highlights love letters, famous couples and classic novels. But there's also plenty of love in the movies. For these we've listed some favorite Classic Romantic Comedies, Offbeat Romances and Romantic Dramas. Last but not least, there is a selection of Romantic Music for your listening pleasure.
Books: Love LettersThe 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time edited by David H. Lowenherz: A collector of letters chooses his favorites.
Beloved Prophet by Kahlil Gibran: The correspondence of the poet Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell.
Dear Scott, dearest Zelda: the love letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks: This collection of letters by the Fitzgeralds to each other covers their entire relationship, from their courtship in 1918 to Scott's death in 1940.
The Canton Public Library offers free Gale Courses to its cardholders, and the next set of classes is will begin on Wednesday, February 18. 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!
Betty & Coretta [videodisc] by produced by Yves Simoneau and Jacqueline Lavoie ; written by Shem Bitterman and Ron Hutchinson ; directed by Yves Simoneau
The butler by a Weinstein Company release and presentation of a Lura Ziskin production in association with Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, and Pam Williams Productions ; produced by Pam Williams, Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels, Buddy Patrick, Cassian Elwes ; directed by Lee Daniels ; screenplay, Danny Strong
42 [videodisc]: the Jackie Robinson story by Warner Bors. Pictures ; Legendary Picture Funding ; director and writer, Brian Helgeland ; producer, Thomas Tull
Fruitvale Station by produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker ; written and directed by Ryan Coogler
Ghosts of Mississippi [videodisc] by Castle Rock Entertainment
American Experience: The Abolitionists by Artist Not Provided — Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. Part of the PBS series American Experience.
Africans in America [videodisc]: America's journey through slavery by produced for PBS by WGBH Boston — The story of slavery's birth in the early 1660s through the onset of thr Civil War. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett.
4 little girls [videodisc] by an HBO documentary film in association with 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee Joint — When a bomb tore through the basement of a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, it took the lives of four young girls. This powerful documentary captures a time, a place, and a way of life that would be forever altered by their deaths. Directed by Spike Lee.
The Paris architect: a novel by Charles Belfoure
The one-eyed man: a fugue, with winds and accompaniment by L.E. Modesitt, Jr
Sight reading: a novel by Daphne Kalotay
Natchez burning [large print] by Greg Iles
A star for Mrs. Blake [large print] by April Smith
All day and a night [text (large print)]: a novel of suspense by Alafair Burke
Close your eyes, hold hands [Large print]: a novel by a novel by Chris Bohjalian
Dry bones in the valley: a novel by Tom Bouman
City of devils by Diana Bretherick
Geared for the grave by Duffy Brown
Wink of an eye by Lynn Chandler Willis
Snow White red-handed by Maia Chance
Learn the languages of love with the Mango speciality course on Romance Languages by enrolling in this specialty course. All free with your Canton Public Library Card! Mango Languages provides access to 64 different languages (including English for non-native speakers) and includes foreign films and specialty lessons.
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It was just announced yesterday that Harper Lee will be releasing a sequel this summer to her Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, published over 50 years ago. We've already received requests for the book, titled Go Set a Watchman, so hop on the hold list now before you forget. In the meantime, To Kill a Mockingbird isn't the only book the received a sequel or a prequel years after the first book was published. Check out some of these delayed delights while you’re waiting.
The black echo by Michael Connelly
Mockingbird: (mok'ing-bûrd) by Kathryn Erskine
In this National Book Award winning title, ten-year-old Caitlin, who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, references To Kill a Mockingbird as she struggles to come to grips with her grief after her brother is killed in a school shooting.