My name is Red [kit] by Orhan Pamuk

At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers. The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task is to illuminate the work in the European style but because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn't know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery or crime lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power. This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

Are you interested in discovering the fiction of other countries and cultures? There is truly a world of reading out there to explore. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of international authors--from Afghanistan to Zambia.

Tony Sacco's Friends Fundraiser

The Friends of the Canton Public Library and Tony Sacco's are hosting a Wine & Craft Beer Tasting event, benefitting the Friends.

Sample red and white wines, craft beers, and an appetizer buffet on Wednesday, January 20, from 7:00-9:00 PM

Must be 21 or older to attend. Each ticket costs $25; there are a limited number of tickets available.

If you would like to purchase a ticket to the event, please fill out the following form, and a member of the Friends will get in touch to arrange for payment and delivery of tickets. Alternatively, print out the attached form and turn it in to the Secondhand Prose bookstore for a member to be in touch.

Hey kids! We're getting ready for a big renovation in the Children's Department. You might have already noticed some of our children's materials have moved down to the East Wing. Well, books, DVDs, and video games aren't the only things moving - the fish tank is moving, too! For the next few months, you'll be able to come visit the fish in their temporary new home near our Group Study Rooms. Make sure to walk down to the East Wing and say hi to our fish friends so they don't get lonely!

Did you miss our Bedtime storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a sleepy storytime of your own.

From Storytime

Bedtime is a great time for a rendition of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 9 for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

Pearl Harbor Remembered

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the surprise attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The early morning attack on December 7, 1941 on the U.S. fleet stationed in the harbor, and at Hickam Field where 51 airplanes were on the ground, was the catalyst for the United States' entry into World War II. Nine ships were sunk and twenty-one were severely damaged and nearly half of the airplanes were destroyed or severely damaged. The death toll numbered 2,403 - 1,177 from the battleship Arizona alone.

What We're Watching: December 2015

Don't miss these documentaries.

Good hair [videodisc] by Chris Rock Entertainment [and] HBO Films

Mighty uke [videodisc]: the amazing comeback of a musical underdog by a Tiny Goat film ; written, directed, produced & edited by Tony Coleman & Margaret Meagher

Lights out! [videodisc] by CBC ; written and directed by Michael McNamara ; produced by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara

Route 66 [videodisc]: the ultimate road trip by Greene HD Productions

Wagonmasters [videodisc] by directed by Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski

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