11/22/63 [kit]: a novel by Stephen King — Jake Epping's friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession: to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake's new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine, to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable or so terrifying.
LB's cousin, Clarke, came to visit and LB took him on a tour all over Canton. They forgot to label their pictures, so put your sleuth skills to the test and help the bears remember where in Canton they visited.
Read the clue, look at the picture and send your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Where in Canton #2", then claim your Sleuth it! badge. All correct entries will be entered in a drawing for a prize at the end of the contest. Please one entry per picture.
Clue #2 - Found a very colorful rock. Maybe we should take a class in geology.
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes
Salem is my dwelling place: a life of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Edwin Haviland Miller
Barnum's own story: the autobiography of P. T. Barnum by combined, condensed from the various eds. pub. during his lifetime by Waldo R. Browne
Rewrites: a memoir by Neil Simon
Clara Lee and the apple pie dream by Jenny Han ; with pictures by Julia Kuo
Mallory on the move by Laurie B. Friedman ; illustrations by Tamara Schmitz
EllRay Jakes is not a chicken by Sally Warner ; illustrated by Jamie Harper
Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Amy June Bates
Horrible Harry and the stolen cookie by Suzy Kline ; pictures by Amy Wummer
Invisible Inkling by Emily Jenkins ; illustrations by Harry Bliss
Lafayette by Harlow Giles Unger
Samuel Adams: a life by Ira Stoll
Nathan Hale: the life and death of America's first spy by M. William Phelps
Tom Paine: a political life by John Keane
New to geocaching? These books will help!
The geocaching handbook by Layne Cameron ; with a foreword by Dave Ulmer
The complete idiot's guide to geocaching by the editors and staff of Geocaching.com
As part of Connect Your Summer, the Game On and Green Thumb badges have teamed up to do a flower tournament! Only one flower can be crowned the best flower of summer, and it's up to you to decide.
Each week during Connect Your Summer, two flowers will duke it out for your votes. The flower with the most votes will continue on in the tournament. Last week, dandelions couldn't tough it out against violets. This week, roses and carnations go leaf to leaf!
Sign in to vote for your favorite flower:
[Sunflower by Kyle Rush, Lily of the Valley by Leo-setä, and Apple Blossoms by Richard Wood are licensed under CC BY 2.0. Dandelion by Hilbert 1958, African Violet by hyper7pro, and Carnation by Shawn Han are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it by Parvin and Daisy by Peter Pearson are licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.]
Historical mysteries let the reader be picked up and be transported to different times and places. A good story is a painless way to get into the period, and, if it features a unsolved crime or two, give a look at history’s darker underside.
Thirteenth night: a medieval mystery by Alan Gordon
The Bughouse affair: a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery by Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
What angels fear by C.S. Harris
The inspector and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell
Venus in copper by Lindsey Davis
- The Civil War by Bruce Catton
- The Civil War: an illustrated history by Geoffrey C. Ward
- Days of defiance: Sumter, secession, and the coming of the Civil War by Maury Klein
- 1863: the rebirth of the nation by Joseph E. Stevens
- The most fearful ideal: original coverage of the Civil War by The New York Times
- Why the Confederacy lost edited by Gabor S. Boritt
- Why the north won the Civil War edited by David Herbert Donald
1775: a good year for revolution by Kevin Phillips
Bunker Hill: a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Washington's spies: the story of America's first spy ring by Alexander Rose
Thomas Jefferson: the art of power by Jon Meacham
1776 by David McCullough
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi — Please join us on August 26 at 2 PM for a discussion of the book Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. This is her story about growing up in Iran in the wake of the fall of the Shah and the rise of militant fundamentalism. Truly provocative, it raises some questions about the nature of politics, government, and their impact on human lives.
Canton Seniors Book Group meets on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. We will be discussing Pat Conroy's South of Broad. Copies of the book are distributed at the meeting or request a copy at the Adult Help Desk. No registration required.
South of Broad: a novel by Pat Conroy