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eBook Big Library Read

The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook (or eAudiobook) at the same time. This year's selection is Eyes on You by Kate White. The program runs from mid-day June 9 through mid-day June 23, and during this time Over Drive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. With no waiting list, you can  check the book out today!

Murder Will Out: July 2015

Looking for something new to read?   Check out one of these new authors or Martin Edwards' anthology of Golden Age detectives featuring wonderful stories written during the 1920s-1930s.

What We're Reading: July 2015

Looking for reading/viewing suggestions to earn a Connect Your Summer 2015 badge?  May we suggest:

Living is easy with eyes closed [videodisc] by Outsider Pictures and 6 Sales presents ; produced by Cristina Huete ; written and directed by David Trueba — Around the World:eLectrified

Little men, big world ; Vanity row by W.R. Burnett ; [introduction by Rick Ollerman] — Sleuth It: Super Bookworm

Crack of the bat: a history of baseball on the radio by James R. Walker ; foreword by Pat Hughes — Games On or Curtains Up: Super Bookworm

UTR [videodisc]: under the radar Michigan. Season 2. Disc 1 & 2 by Tom Daldin, host, writer, producer ; Jim Edelman, director, producer ; Eric Tremonti, director — My Mitten: eLectrified

Dragonflies: magnificent creatures of water, air, and land by Pieter van Dokkum — Animal Lover: Super Bookworm

Savvy Seniors: July 2015

A recent publication from the Michigan Attorney General's office can help prevent consumer scam, particularly those targeting Michigan's older adults.   PROTECT YOURSELF, PROTECT YOUR FUTURE includes tips on protecting your personal information and reducing your exposure to identity theft, including directions for getting your name off unwanted telemarketing and junk mail lists and for exercising your right to receive free annual credit reports. The information and advice in this Guide is supplemented by other free publications of interest to consumers. You can view Michigan Senior Brigade's consumer alerts online by visiting their website, or by calling the Consumer Protection Division, toll-free, at 1-877-765-8388.

Romantic Comedy Manga

Maid Sama! Vol. 1 by Hiro Fujiwara

Kiss of the rose princess. Volume 1 by story and art by Aya Shouoto ; translation/Tetsuichiro Miyaki ; touch-up art & lettering/Inori Fukuda Trant

Ouran High School Host Club. Vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori

Dengeki Daisy. Vol. 1 by story & art by Kyousuke Motomi

Shugo Chara! Vol. 1 by Peach-Pit ; translated by June Kato ; adapted by David Walsh ; lettered by North Market Street Graphics

Toradora!. Vol. 1 by based on the novels by Yuyuko Takemiya ; manga artwork by Zekkyou ; [translation, Adrienne Beck ; adaptation, Janet Houck ; retouch & lettering, Roland Amago]

Musicians @ the Movies

Jimi [videodisc]: all is by my side by XLrator Media ; Darko Entertainment ; Freeman Film ; Matador Pictures ; Subotica Films ; Bord Scannan na Heireann ; The Irish Film Board ; produced by Sean McKittrick, Jeff Culotta, Danny Bramson, Brandon Freeman, Anthony Burns, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Nigel Thomas ; written and directed by John Ridley — Jimi Hendrix

Walk the line [videodisc] by Fox 2000 Pictures ; Tree Line Films ; Konrad Pictures ; Catfish Productions — Johnny Cash

Get on up [videodisc]: the James Brown story Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment present ; a Jagged Films/Brian Grazer production ; in association with Wyolah Films ; produced by Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman ; written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth ; directed by Tate TaylorJames Brown

Beyond the sea [videodisc] by Lions Gate Films presents an Archer Street, QI Quality International, Trigger Street production, a Kevin Spacey film — Bobby Darin

Coal miner's daughter [videodisc] by Universal Studios, Inc — Loretta Lynn

Curtains Up! Biographies

Earn your Curtains Up! badge by reading about one of these authors, actors, journalists, artists, or musicians.

George Harrison: behind the locked door by Graeme Thomson

A fine romance by Candice Bergen

Young Eliot: from St. Louis to The waste land by Robert Crawford

A complex fate: William L. Shirer and the American century by Ken Cuthbertson

It's a long story: my life by Willie Nelson with David Ritz

Words without music: a memoir by Philip Glass

Game On!

Earn your Game On: Electrified badge by watching one of these films about the world of games.

Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Trivia games

California split [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures presents a Spelling/Goldberg production of a Robert Altman film ; written by Joseph Walsh ; produced by Robert Altman and Joseph Walsh ; directed by Robert Altman ; a Persky Bright/Reno feature — Poker

The Cincinnati Kid [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents a Martin Ransohoff production — Poker

The Flamingo kid [videodisc] by ABC Motion Pictures, Inc — Gin rummy

The hustler [videodisc] by Twentieth Century Fox — Billiards

Produce Exchange Stand

Do you have a surfeit of strawberries? A bumper crop of tomatoes? We've set up a produce exchange stand, thanks to our friends at Canton Leisure Services, to facilitate the sharing of your home-grown goods. Simply drop off any extra produce in the stand by the front entrance (make sure it's in good shape, free of insects or excess soil). Or help yourself to any produce that's in the bin and enjoy the bounty. Don't forget to claim the Chow Down On the Scene badge for participating.

'The Selection' Read-a-Likes

Looking for a book similar to The Selection? Try one of these:

Red queen by Victoria Aveyard

Matched by Ally Condie

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Beauty queens by Libba Bray

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Funny Sci-Fi for Teens

Poison by Bridget Zinn

Scorch by Gina Damico

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

How to ditch your fairy by Justine Larbalestier

The abused werewolf rescue group by Catherine Jinks

Girl genius omnibus. Volume one, Agatha awakens by Phil & Kaja Foglio

Why Wait? Skip the Holds with Hoopla!

Did you know that some of our most popular music is also available through Hoopla? Hoopla content is always available, so there's no wait!  Every Tuesday you'll find new music on Hoopla. Skip the hold list and check out new albums by Florence + the Machine, Muse, Alabama Shakes or Of Monsters and Men today!

Library Board Meeting Agenda — Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Transfer of Endowment Fund
    • FOIA Policy (2nd Reading)
  • New Business
    • Statistic of the Month: English Language Learners Programs (E. Pare)
    • Approve employee cost-sharing option for medical premiums as outlined by P.A. 152 (Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act)
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

More Movies About Sports

The bad news Bears [videodisc] by Paramount Pictures Corp.

Bobby Deerfield [videodisc] by Columbia pictures and Warner Bros presents

Chariots of fire [videodisc] by Allied Stars presents an Enigma production

The color of money [videodisc]

Eight men out [videodisc] by Orion Pictures Corporation

Fear strikes out [videodisc] by a Paramount picture

Final shot [videodisc]: the Hank Gathers story by Tribune Entertainment presents a James P. McGillen, Alexander/Enright Production

Here's to a Wonderful 35 Years

Our head of Information Services, Rebecca Havenstein-Coughlin,  celebrates 35 years with the Canton Public Library. That's a fine rarity. She found her purpose and place at age 22, but her roots reach to her teenage years. 

"My high school librarian, Peg Smith, probably had the biggest influence on my career," says Havenstein-Coughlin. "She mentored me through my years working with her. I have also always been a big reader. And I figured, Who wouldn't love being in a place where you'd be surrounded by books all day."

Havenstein-Coughlin naturally went on to pursue an English literature degree from Eastern Michigan University and, with the support of her family, friends and bookish peers, soon completed her master's in library science from the University of Michigan.

By her early twenties, after a six-month stint with the Royal Oak Public Library, Havenstein-Coughlin was home. With us. There's been no turning back.

"I love the challenges of being a library manager," she says. "Every day offers new and different opportunities. I especially enjoy my role in planning for the future of our library. It's really awesome to be able to see things that you've envisioned and talked about become a reality."

Join us in congratulating Rebecca on her 35 years of service to the Canton Community.