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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.

February Tween Book & Pizza

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
It's not too late to sign up for this month's Tween Book and Pizza!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
February 12, 7 p.m.

If you enjoyed the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney, you’ll love this program.

Day & Age by The Killers

If you want to hear an amazing CD by a fantastic rock band, check out the newest release from The Killers, Day & Age. This is their third effort, not counting a compilation they also put out, and they just keep getting better and better. They put together a combination of rock and pop that's so catchy you'll be singing all day, and lyrics so entertaining/inspiring that you'll be replaying the songs just to make sure that you hear everything.

CPL Launches New Website

Welcome to our new website! We made sure that all of the things you love about cantonpl.org stayed, and have added new features, such as RSS feeds, the ability to post your comments, and simplified navigation. We hope our blogs will encourage discussion about and with our community. While a great deal of work and consideration has gone into the design of the new website, we expect to make refinements and roll out new features, and we look forward to hearing from you how we can improve.

Click on My Account to register on the new website and start exploring!

Eva M. Davis, Director

Facts.com Database

Facts.com database has many cartoons that can be used to illustrate a point in papers or presentations. Here is one from the past (2003) that is definitely partisan:

Hard Times

Super Bowl XLIII

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the 43rd Super Bowl Championship at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.  Allen St. John takes readers off the playing field and behind the scenes in The Billion Dollar Game.

Create Handcrafted Cards

Looking for a fun way to spend a winter evening?  Why not join me on Thursday February 5th & learn to make handmade greeting cards.   I will provide the materials and basic instruction for you to create several simple card designs.  This program starts promptly at 7 PM.  Registration is limited call today to r

The Root of All...

Money may not be the root of all evil, but in Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of Americn Capitalism, Kevin Phillips makes a pretty good case that our current financial crisis is rooted in its irresponsible manipulation.  This book clearly explains the history and details of the reckless behavior that created instability in global credit markets, which is now taking its toll on the broader economy.

New Fiction

Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery).  Set in a bougeois aprartment building in Paris, this is a poignant story of an unattractive, cantankerous conciege and a supersmart 12 yr. old both of whom hide their considerable intellectual talent.  A new tenant, a wealthy Japanese man detects their intelligence and ultimately changes their lives.  An unusual and appealing tale.

Self Consciousness: a memoir

John Updike was an American novelist, poet, and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series(Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich, Rabbit at Rest, and Rabbit Remembered). Both "Rabbit is Rich" and "Rabbit at Rest" received the Pulitzer Prize.

Get 'em while they're hot

Looking for a good book recommendation? Check out these new award-winning books for 2009.
Caldecott medal - The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
Newbery medal - The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Coretta Scott King award - The Blacker the Berry  by Joyce Carol Thomas

Fitness on a leash

Despite our best intentions, this time of year may make it hard to keep up with our walking regimen. It's great to have a workout partner who is always ready to go with you at a moments's notice. Luckily, a lot of us do, our dog!

Playaways

Other QueenWant to listen to Philippa Gregory's The Other Queen while running on the treadmill? Check out this title on Playaway and discover a new and convenient way to listen to audiobooks. Insert the library-provided rechargeable battery in the unit, plug in your headphones, and you're ready to listen. It’s that easy! You must return the battery with the unit to the library.

Protect your money

20 federal agencies provide Mymoney.gov with a variety of financial planning information and tools.  Included are tips on avoiding foreclosure rescue scams, starting your own business, retirement planning and more.

Lunch and a Book - June 11

Belong to Me
Belong to Me
(Marisa de los Santos) While Cornelia gains unexpected insight into her troubled marriage, Piper finds her carefully controlled life unraveling in the wake of a friend's crisis, and Lake tells a complex series of lies to gain her son's entry into a school for gifted students.

Defiance

This extraordinary tale of three men who led a heroic group of resistance fighters during World War II opened in theaters last month.

Lunch and a Book - May 14

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking (Malcolm Gladwell) How do we think without thinking, seem to make choices in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem? Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?

Found: Sherlock Holmes predecessor?

Did you know that twenty years before Sherlock Holmes, a fictional New York private investigator was being celebrated for his ability to solve crimes based on observation and deductive reasoning? Originally published in 1864 and never before reprinted, Leaves from the Note-Book of a New York Detective features 29 cases from the first American detective hero to appear in fiction, James Brampton.The author, John Babbinton Williams (1827–79) was a medical doctor who contributed stories to magazines of the time.

Countdown to Digital TV

HourglassBeginning February 17, 2009, TV stations serving all markets in the United States will begin airing digital television programming. At that point, they will cease broadcasting on their current analog channels. If you own an analog television and do not purchase a new digital model, you may buy a converter box which will change digital signals back to analog. More information is available at dtv.gov

And the Printz Winner is......

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.  The Honors books are The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart, Nation by Terry Pratchett, Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, The Astonishing Live of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II by M.T. Anderson.