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MS Word Mailings

February 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Learn to create various envelope sizes, mail merge envelopes and labels as well as create shipping labels, tent cards and CD labels in MS Word 2007 version. Prerequisite: Word I or equivalent.
Register online.

Countdown to the Oscars

Nominated for five Academy Awards, Frost/Nixon stars Michael Sheen and Frank Langella in the film version of the Broadway production of the same name.

Puppet Kit Collection

You may have noticed that we're expanding the Children's puppet collection to include puppet kits of popular stories (like Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak). If you have a favorite children's story you'd like to see included in this collection, please let us know - we always appreciate your input!

Grandparent Fun

Grandparents are welcome to bring their grandchildren to Grandparent Fun on February 12, 2009 from 10-11am.  We meet monthly to enjoy stories, songs, crafts and play!  This months theme is Love so be prepared to make some special Valentine crafts and have a lot of fun!  Registration is now open, use your own library card or your grandchild's. 

Wimpy #3 is Here!

Will Greg be able to unwimpify himself, or will his dad really send him off to military school in order to toughen him up? Find out in the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid - the Last Straw by Jeff Kinney.

Think Green When Planning Your Next Vacation

Although ski resorts have been proven to have a negative impact on the environment, many resorts are making efforts to become more sustainable. Treehugger.com has come up with a list of the Top 7 Greenest Ski Destinations in the U.S. For those looking for warmer, or simply different eco-friendly destinations, check out the resources CPL has on ecotourism. Photo courtesy of AP Photo.

Car Repairs Made Simple

In today's economy, many people are keeping their cars longer and older cars require special love and care.  Car maintenance is not for the faint of heart, but the library can help you brush up on your auto repair skills. Clueless About Cars is just one of many titles in our collection that can help keep you and your car on the road.

New Hope For Postpartum Depression

New research by scientists at the University of California has discovered a potential link between a hormone released by a pregnant woman's body and the liklihood of that new mother developing postpartum depression.  For more information about postpartum depression, read A Deeper Shade of Blue by Ruta Nonacs and Behind the Smile: My Journey Out

Gardening Beneficial to Older Adults

In "Gardening Gives Older Adults Benefits Like Hand Strength and Self-Esteem" researchers at Kansas State University have shown that gardening can offer enough moderate physical activity to keep older adults in shape.

Library Resources That Make the Grade

February 14, 10-11 a.m.
Ideal for mature students heading back to the classroom. Explore many of the online resources for your classroom and informational needs. Learn to find books, newspaper articles, magazine or journal articles and more. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Register online. Non-Canton library cardholders may register by phone at 734-397-0999.

Internet Basics

February 13, 10-11:30 a.m.
Get acquainted with the basic features of Internet Explorer 7. Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Prerequisite: Mouse skills or equivalent.
Register online.

Marriage on fire!

Looking for something inspirational to boost your marriage relationship? "Fireproof" is the definite date night movie that brings realism and enlightment to what a marriage is all about. Take it one step further and check out the book "Love Dare", the guide used in the movie to restore a broken marriage.

February is Love Your Library Month

20080211%20Love%20Your%20Library%20MonthThere are many ways to show your love for the Canton Public Library. Check out materials, volunteer with our Friends, take part in our programs, or make a donation to our Endowment Fund. One of easiest ways to show your love is to tell us what we’re doing right! Send compliments or suggestions through our website form, or comment on this post and share what you love most about your library.

Hey, kids - meet Marley!

Marley, the lovable Labrador who inspired a best-selling book and a hit movie, now comes to us in a format for beginning readers.  Marley & Me: Meet Marley and Marley & Me: Marley to the Rescue follow the escapades of Marley, who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. If you love dogs, you'll definitely love reading about Marley's crazy adventures.

2008 Tax Forms

You'll find the most common federal and State of Michigan tax forms in our Copy Center, along with access to computers to print out any other tax forms we don't have available, through April 15.

President Obama Creates new Religious Office

President Obama in the inaugural paradePresident Barack Obama has chosen Joshua DuBois to lead his White House-based effort to steer federal social service dollars to religious charities and get them more involved in government anti-poverty efforts.

Is The Hunger Games the New Twilight?

It is for me at least!  Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games is entirely different from Twilight, but for me it had the exact same effect.  I can not wait for the next book in the series, Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Series #2).  The popularity of the Hunger Game series is already evident and I am certain it will only continue to grow.&nb

Decorative Pillows - February 6

February 6 - 4:00- 5:00
This is a perfect opportunity to give your bedroom a personal touch with a decorated pillow.  Bring all your great ideas, we will supply the materials.  Registration is required.

Consumer Reports

With the upcoming conversion to digital TV, a brief review of the March/09 edition of Consumer Reports might prove beneficial.

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time is a drop-in play program for children ages birth to five and their caregivers.

Join us every Tuesday at 7pm and Wednesday at 10am through February 18.