Saint Patrick's Day

Who was St. Patrick? What do I do for party decorations for St. Patrick's Day? What is the history of St. Patrick's Day? What recipes can I cook for a St Patrick's Day party? Check out our books, DVDs and more to learn how to celebrate this Irish American holiday. For a brief biography of St. Patrick, read the History.com article and view the videos on informative St. Patrick's Day topics.

Funny Reads

Looking for a funny and easy read? Try some of the books listed below next time you need a good laugh. They can all be found in the Readers section in the Children's Department. Happy reading!

Splat the cat sings flat by Rob Scotton

Itchy, itchy chicken pox by Grace Maccarone; illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Amelia Bedelia under construction by story by Herman Parish; pictures by Lynn Sweat

Big surprise in the bug tank by Ruth Horowitz; pictures by Joan Holub

Minnie and Moo: the case of the missing jelly donut by Denys Cazet

Older Adults: March 2012

No matter where you are in your life span, you need a life plan. The American Psychological Association Committee on Aging put together a useful brochure to assist in developing an effective plan to secure a healthy, happy, and financially sound old age. Their brochure, Life Plan For The Life Span, begins by checking your attitude and understanding about your aging process by asking important questions.

Special Book Discussion of Waterland by Graham Swift

To foster a sense of community and provide an opportunity for calm conversation, the Canton Public Library will host a book discussion for two book titles whose inclusion in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools AP curriculum was recently challenged. The second discussion will be Tuesday, March 27th at 7:00 PM and we will be discussing:

Waterland by Graham Swift — Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, England and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving… Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity… A fine and original work."

Storytime Music

Have you been wondering how you can listen to your favorite song from storytime when storytime is over?  Look no further, here is a list of some classic storytime cd's:

Six little ducks [sound recording] by Al Dana... [et al.]

More singable songs [sound recording] by Raffi with Ken Whiteley

Jim Gill sings The sneezing song and other contagious tunes [sound recording] by Gill, Jim

Rhythms on parade [sound recording] by Hap Palmer

Dragon tunes [sound recording]: [from Dragon Tales] by Sesame Workshop/Columbia TriStar Television

Jim Gill sings Do Re Mi on his toe leg knee [sound recording] by Jim Gill

Socktopus

Socktopus: 17 pairs of socks to knit and show off by Alice Yu

Sock knitters, you won't want to miss this book, as it's got over a dozen attractive sock patterns. Knitters who haven't knit socks yet, this book might just bring you over to the dark side (protip: it's not really dark). These socks are both beautiful and functional, as Yu has clearly worn many knitted socks and knows what makes them comfortable and useful. You may also enjoy Yu's blog, which has great photos of her knitting, travels, and life in general.

Spring Break Mini-Breaks

Plymouth-Canton School's Spring Break starts on April 6th and you may have a great trip already planned. But if you can't fit in a long vacation to sunnier climates, why not plan a mini-break? We have some fantastic travel guides for close-by locations.

Detroit & Ann Arbor: a great destination by Jeff Counts

Fodor's 2012 Chicago by Margaret Kelly

Chicago restaurants 2012

Fodor's Toronto by Maria Hart

Ohio: off the beaten path: a guide to unique places by George and Carol Zimmerman

President's Obama's Reading List

On Friday, August 19th, 2011, while vacationing in Martha's Vineyard President Obama and his daughters made an impromptu stop at the island bookstore. Of the books purchased by the president were two new books: The Bayou Trilogy by Daniel Woodrell and:

Rodin's debutante: a novel by Ward Just

The President also brought along three other books with him:

Cutting for stone : a novel by Abraham Verghese

To the end of the land by David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen

The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Library Board Meeting Agenda — March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
    • Communications
    • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • MERS Health Care Savings Program – benchmarking report
    • Director’s Evaluation
  • New Business
    • 2012-2014 Strategic Planning – Susan Kennedy, K2+ Communications
    • Online Board packet options
    • Approve Clear Fortress proposal to replace Pedigrid Entrance Floor Mat in lobby
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

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