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Take a Day Trip!

Looking for some fun ways to spend a day? Well, why not spend it exploring our own great state of Michigan? Fun With The Family In Michigan: Hundreds of Ideas For Day Trips With The Kids offers up wonderful suggestions for day trips all over the state. Pick up a copy and see all that Michigan has to offer!

Tough Times - Library Lifelines

With the GM bankruptcy and related layoffs, there is no question that the people of Michigan are going through some tough times and are wondering where to turn. That is why CPL has joined with other members of the Metro Net Library Consortium to develop a checklist to help those that are facing unemployment and feeling overwhelmed by the recession. Tough Times - Library Lifelines is a list of resources to help you: file for unemployment, find affordable health insurance, find a new job, keep your home, maintain and repair your credit plus find additional assistance.

Historical Fiction with a bit of Romance

If you like Historical Fiction, especially books by Diana Gabaldon, Geraldine Brooks, or Philippa Gregory, you might like these titles as well:

The Crimson Petal and the White
by Michael Faber
The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Gray by Alison Weir
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Teen Romance, Travel, and Action book suggestions

If you are interested in teen books with romance, action, and travel you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:

Free Passes to State Parks Available Now!

Just in time for summer vacation, Park & Read passes have arrived at the library. A joint venture of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Macy's, the Hammock Company, and the Library of Michigan, the Park & Read program provides a free one-day vehicle permit to any Michigan State Park & Recreation Area - and at many parks, a free hammock to use for the day. Like the popular Museum Adventure Pass program, the passes are "checked out" for seven days; you pick the day you want to use it. So come in for a pass & a book to read while lolling in that hammock.

Attention Ian Rankin Fans

Ian Rankin, author of the Rebus series, has a new series which will debut in England this Fall.  He spoke about this and his venture into music recently on Scotland on Television (stv.tv).

Flygirl

It's a little known fact that during World War II the government recruited women to fly 'non-combat' missions. 'Tis true. In Flygirl, Ida Mae, an African American so light skinned she can pass for 'white', manages to enlist and does dangerous flying missions in a world set against her being black and being a woman.

Red Wings vs. Penguins

vs.    penguins logoWelcome to Stanley Cup 2009 Hockey Fans!!! Can you believe our luck as we once again have a match-up between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Fish News - How Many Kinds Of Fish Are There In The Sea?

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Question: How many species of fish are there in the world?

Aswer:  According to scientists, there are 20,000 - 40,000 species of fish swimming around out there!

Did you know that?  I sure have a lot of friends!!
 
To answer me just click on  add new comment at the bottom of the page. 

Thanks!
Your friend,
Nemo

P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

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Kids Graphic Novel News - #12

"When Megatron falls in battle, Starscream assumes the role of Decepticon leader.  Realizing that he possibly holds the key to rebuilding the Transformers' home planet of Cybertron, Starscream journeys across space to join up with his Decepticon allies.  Meanwhile, the Autobots are close behind, led by the novice soldier, Arcee.  With total control of Cybertron within his grasp, Starscream may find that his true enemies are closer than he thinks."

Check it out in:  The Regin of Starscream

Déjà Vu for the 2009 Stanley Cup!

The Detroit Red Wings defeat the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Western Conference Finals and move on to face the Pittsburgh Penguins once again in the Stanley Cup Finals!! Keep the beard, get the octopuses ready and cheer the Wings on to a repeat title.   In between games watch

Create-a-Card

Create some fun cards to share with your family and friends. Register online today!
Ages: Tweens (5th and 6th graders)
Program Date: Thursday, June 4 at 7pm.

One Stop Car Buying Information

Whether you're in the market for a new car or a used car, Autotropolis is a good place to begin your search. This new site is full of great features for both the first-time or experienced car shopper, including the latest car reviews, videos of the latest models, auto industry news, access to daily classified ads, and a list of the Top 10 used cars. Check it out!

Classic Disney Cartoons

The Walt Disney Studios has recently begun releasing a new line of DVDs called the Walt Disney Animation Collection Classic Short Films. Included in this series is the Three Little Pigs, Mickey and the Beanstalk, The Reluctant Dragon and the Tortoise and the Hare.

Would you rather be a ninja or a pirate?

Aye Me Matey, It Be Pirate Fur Me!
41% (14 votes)
Black is my favorite color, call me ninja!
59% (20 votes)
Total votes: 34
 

Alice Munro Wins Man Booker International Prize

Celebrated Canadian author Alice Munro has won the third Man Booker International Prize. One of the richest and most prestigious international literary awards, Munro will take home £60,000.

CPL Housekeeping Staff Going Green

As part of our ongoing effort to make Canton Library an environmentally friendly building, our Housekeeping staff will be trained and certified in "green" cleaning procedures. It doesn't cost more to use safe effective cleaning products and procedures. In fact, in most cases, it costs less. The benefits are obvious. You get a clean , healthy building without using the products which are harmful to our environment. Using "green"  cleaning products is also much healthier for our Housekeeping staff. There is a wealth of information about "green buildings" available from the U.S. Green Building Council website.  We are also changing over our hand soap to a foaming cleanser and will be installing roll towel dispensers in our restrooms.

Dragon Delights

Are you fantasizing about what you will read for fun when school finally ends? Why not escape into a realm where dragons are real and dreams come true? Here is a magical link to such adventures.