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Features searchable database of lodging, attractions, and activities for families planning travel vacations.It also provides helpful advice for packing and traveling with children of all ages. Family Travel

Happy Birthday Mia Hamm and "Sugar Ray" Leonard

This sunny May 17th, we have two high profile birthdays to celebrate. It is the birthday of boxer "Sugar Ray" Leonard born on this date in 1956 and also soccer player, Mia Hamm, who was born on this date in 1972. Both of these figures have had illustrious careers in their sports field and we wish them a heartfelt happy birthday! Be sure to check out our books on both of these famous, amazing athletes!

Gunnerkrigg court

Publishers Weekly calls Gunnnerkrigg Court the British boarding school version of Lost. The award winning webcomic is now in printed form! Check it out for a little mystery; it's a mix of magical school adventures akin to Harry Potter mixed with something like the gloomy, gothic, quirkiness of the Adams Family. We've got the book, or visit the webcomic's home online.

Another One Gone...

One of my favorite mystery writers, Barbara Parker, died after a long illness recently. Most of her novels were in her "Suspicion" series about Miami lawyers Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana. If you haven't read Ms. Parker's books, you'll find a strong, independent, female character in Gail Connor, a Miami attorney. Anthony Quintana was a Cuban-American, born in Cuba, whose family escaped to America in the 50s. This played a large part in the Connor-Quintana mysteries. Ms. Parker's first novel, "Suspicion of Innocence" was nominated for an Edgar Award and became a made-for-TV movie, "Sisters and Other Strangers". Ms.

May is Older Americans Month

Each year the Administration on Aging (AoA) issues a theme for Older Americans Month. National Aging Services Network of state, tribal, area agencies on aging, and community services providers plan activities that might take place in May or throughout the year. This year’s theme “Living Today for a Better Tomorrow” reflects AoA’s continued focus on prevention efforts and programs throughout the country that are helping older adults have better health as they age and avoid the risks of chronic disease, disability and injury.  The Canton Senior Center is offering a variety of special events this month.

Wallander Comes to TV

Kenneth Branagh brings Henning Mankell's detective, Kurt Wallander, to the screen this month.  PBS' Masterpiece Mystery! will telecast three films, SIDETRACKED, FIREWALL, and ONE STEP BEHIND, featuring the morose Wallander at 9:00 p.m.

Meet the Author: Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King will be at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor on Monday, May  18 at 7:00 p.m.  Ms. King is the author of two widely popular mystery series: Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes and Kate Martinelli.   She will read from her latest book The Language of Bees.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting 4/16/2009
  • Communications Jim Gillig’s resignation (item of action)
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Vice Chair - Nominations
    • Vice Chair - Election Board Vacancy Process (discussion)
    • Acoustical Study (discussion)
    • Audit RFP (discussion, possible item of action)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

ArtFest

Looking for something to do this week-end? Visit the ArtFest in downtown Plymouth or check out craft books at the library.  Street performers will entertain with music, chalk art, juggling, balloon twisting, and face painting. The fest is free for everyone to enjoy!
Friday, May 15th and Saturday May 16th, 2009 from 10am - 6 pm

Keep the Beard Growing!

It'll be an Original Six matchup in the NHL Western Conference Finals when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!  The series begins this Sunday at the Joe.  Read more about hockey history in Brian McFarlane's Original Six Series here at CPL.  Go Wings!!

ABC Activity Time

ABC Activity Time is a drop-in play program for children ages birth to five and their caregivers. Registration not required.
Program Dates: Monday, May 18 from 10 - 11 am
AND Wednesday, May 20 from 7 - 8 pm

Fun Night

Children ages 5-8 and caregivers are invited to gather 'round the campfire under the stars and enjoy stories, crafts, snacks and games. Register today.
Program Date:  May 21 from 7 - 8 pm

New Japanese Books

Just today we are putting our first new Japanese books of 2009 on the shelf. Lots of great fiction titles, including: Famirī pōtoreito by Sakuraba Kazuki and Kinō no sekai by Riku Onda.

Great Lakes, Great Traditions: Celebrate Michigan Week!

This year, Michigan Week is May 16-22. Developed to inspire people to celebrate Michigan at the local level, it's also a time to reflect upon Michigan's history and allow its residents to look to the future. For a list of books, magazines and dvd's about Michigan be sure to visit the Michigan Week special collection.

Enjoy Some Historical Fiction

Did you know that today marks the founding anniversary of Jamestown, VA? Yep, on May 14, 1607 this first permanent English settlement in the U.S. was established. Why not commemorate the day with a great historical fiction book set in the Jamestown colony? We've got plenty to choose from!

College Night Open House at CPL

Need information about local options for college? The Canton Public Library is hosting a College Night Open House on June 1, from 7-8:30 p.m. Come by and get information from 17 local colleges, including community colleges and schools with online and alternative education programs. Learn about financial aid, admissions, degree programs and transfer credits. It’s not too late to make plans for the fall semester!

2009 National Teacher of the Year

National TeacherPresident Obama has announced the recipient for this year's National Teacher of the Year award at a special ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. A former NYPD retired captain, Anthony J. Mullen, has been working for the past seven years as a teacher at an at-risk and special needs alternative high school in Greenwich, Conn. Born in the Bronx and served the NYPD for 20 years, Mr.

Summer Reading Only a Month Away!?

It's hard to believe that Summer Reading starts just over a month from now.  Did you know that EVERYONE can sign up this year and join the fun?  And we'll have another fantastic selection of prizes and programs all summer long.  While you're waiting for all the summer fun to begin, try exercising your creativity through music - read a story or check out our amazing CD collection for kids!

Shape Up With Your Library!

Get in shape, feel great and fit into that new bathing suit without spending a dime!  The library has many exercise dvd's including cardio, yoga, dance, and toning.  You can also find some of the most popular fitness instructors including

Most Popular Baby Names

The Social Security Administration recently released its annual list of the country's most popular baby names, and for the first time since 1995 the most popular girl's name is not Emily. The new winner is Emma, followed by Isabella, Emily, Madison and Ava. The name Jacob retained its top spot on the boy's list for the tenth straight year, followed by Michael, Ethan, Joshua and Daniel.