You can learn how to speak Pirate and many other languages through Mango Languages all with your Canton Public Library card. 

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"This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can't shake them, even long after the reading's done. In his earlier, award-winning novels, Dominic Smith demonstrated a gift for coaxing the past to life. Now, in The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, he deftly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth. In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain--a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibit of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. As the three threads intersect, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos mesmerizes while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present"--.

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Advances in technology are creating the next economy and enabling us to make things/do things/connect with others in smarter, cheaper, faster, more effective ways. But the price of this progress has been a decoupling of the engine of prosperity from jobs that have been the means by which people have ascended to (and stayed in) the middle class. Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) spent four years traveling the country and asking economists, futurists, labor leaders, CEOs, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and political leaders to help picture the U.S. economy 25 to 30 years from now. He vividly reports on people who are analyzing and creating this new economy--such as investment banker Steve Berkenfeld; David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell International; Andy Grove of Intel; Carl Camden, the CEO of Kelly Services; and Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children's Zone. Through these stories, we come to a stark and deeper understanding of the toll technological progress will continue to take on jobs and income and its inevitable effect on tens of millions of people. But there is hope for our economy and future. The foundation of economic prosperity for all Americans, Stern believes, is a universal basic income. The idea of a universal basic income for all Americans is controversial but American attitudes are shifting. Stern has been a game changer throughout his career, and his next goal is to create a movement that will force the political establishment to take action against something that many on both the right and the left believe is inevitable. Stern's plan is bold, idealistic, and challenging--and its time has come.

n the early nineteenth century, the United States turned its idealistic gaze southward, imagining a legacy of revolution and republicanism it hoped would dominate the American hemisphere. From pulsing port cities to Midwestern farms and southern plantations, an adolescent nation hailed Latin America's independence movements as glorious tropical reprises of 1776. Even as Latin Americans were gradually ending slavery, U.S. observers remained energized by the belief that their founding ideals were triumphing over European tyranny among their "sister republics." But as slavery became a violently divisive issue at home, goodwill toward antislavery revolutionaries waned. By the nation's fiftieth anniversary, republican efforts abroad had become a scaffold upon which many in the United States erected an ideology of white U.S. exceptionalism that would haunt the geopolitical landscape for generations. Marshaling groundbreaking research in four languages, Caitlin Fitz defines this hugely significant, previously unacknowledged turning point in U.S. history.

Reading Buddies

Reading makes you feel good.--Todd Parr

Make a new friend at our Reading Buddies Program! You will be paired up with a Tween Volunteer Buddy and get the chance to practice your reading in a fun and cozy atmosphere. Readers need to be in grades Kindergarten through Third Grade and are welcome to bring a book of their own to read aloud or read one of ours! We will have two meetings this fall, October 12, 2016 and December 14, 2016. 

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Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Party

The Invisible Jet has landed! Celebrate Wonder Woman's 75th Anniversary at our awesome superhero party! There will be fun games, crafts, a photo area, snack. The party is on Wednesday night, October 19, 2016 and is open to superheroes age five to eleven years old with a caregiver. Costumes welcome! Registration required.

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Bollywood Film Festival

Celebrate the start of Diwali with a Bollywood Film Festival. Come for all or part of the day. All are welcome, no registration.

10:00 am: 3 Idiots 
From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down-along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for 'Virus, ' the school's uptight and heartless dean. 

1:00 pm The Lunchbox 
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's lunchbox delivery system leads to a connection between a young housewife to an older man.

3:00 pm Chakde! India

Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan), the unfairly-disgraced ex-captain of the Indian National Men's Hockey Team, redeems himself by coaching the squabbling, newly-created, National Women's Hockey Team to World Cup victory.

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Genealogy @ Your Library: Cemeteries and Census

Census and cemetery records are two of the most common resources for finding genealogy information and can be accessed through your own computer.  However, knowing what you are looking for and how to use these records to full advantage is key.  Join Barbara Snow of the Washtenaw County Genealogical Society as she shows tips and tricks for getting the most out of your genealogy research.  

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Cottage Food Industry Workshop

This program is designed for those already with a cottage food business or for those who wish to start your own food business in your kitchen.
Key concepts include:
Check list for starting your food business
Product and production information
Labeling requirements
Selling to the public
Licensing requirements kitchen safety and requirements, packaging requirements
Business start up issues like organization, marketing, social media and financing.
Sponsored by SCORE-a volunteer non-profit that provides free business counseling, mentoring resources, and support at any business life cycle stage

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Give the Gift of Life!

Join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry to save lives during our fourth Michigan Libraries for Life campaign. Library staff will be available to answer questions, provide fun give-away items and most importantly, help community members to become organ, eye and tissue donors. If you are unable to stop by during the scheduled time and are interested in becoming a donor, register online.

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the Gift of Life Michigan in this endeavor. By hosting this campaign, we hope to educate, inspire and empower patrons to join Michigan's organ and donor registry and help save the lives of one or several of the 3,000 Michigan residents currently waiting for an organ transplant.

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Count Me In Special Needs Storytime

Please join us for Count Me In Special Needs Storytime. This is a sensory-friendly storytime filled with picture books, preschool songs and simple sign language especially designed for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. This program has been funded through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

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