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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

We're looking for some special people to become part of the library catalog. Are you a religious leader in the Christian, Muslim, Hindu or Jewish faiths? Are you a vegetarian, a policeman, an atheist, a gay/lesbian person, a U.S. military veteran, a rock recording artist, a published author or any other interesting or unusual person? If so, we want you.

The Canton Public Library is starting a Living Books program where patrons can check out "living books" (that would be YOU) for 30 minutes of face-to-face, one-on-one conversation. These interviews are intended to answer questions for the curious, satisfy special interests and beliefs and learn from others' experiences. With dialogue comes understanding - with understanding comes tolerance.

Ribbon Embroidery

Ribbon EmbroideryRibbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments by Natalie Bellanger-Clement is a guide to small repeating stitches, line stitches, and filled stitches created with ribbon. The directions are clearly illustrated with photos, and templates are provided for each stitch. In all, there are over 30 stitches featured.

The Joel Tacey Show

The Joel Tacey Show has it all: silly music, wacky stunts, and amazing gadgets. Joel truly gets the audience in on the fun. Registration not required.
Ages: Children going into Kindergarten - 4th grade
Program Date: Monday, June 29 from 2:00 - 2:45pm

Art Is In the Eye of the Reader

Master the Art of Reading this summer with these art related titles!

Fiction (Read these titles for the Expressionism category or listen to them for Postmodernism).


Just your ordinary story about a girl and her nuclear powered robot panda. PX! has enough attitude, witty one-liners, and, well, samurais on roller skates to keep you entertained for hours... Take a peek at the webcomic, or check out the collected books.

Home Brewing Basics

Join us Tuesday June 23rd at 7:00 pm and learn about the basics of home brewing, its methods and processes. This introductory presentation is designed for folks new to home brewing or those interested in learning about what it involves. Program will take place outside. Register by calling 734-397-0999!

Recommended Older-School Manga

Thanks to KKlupacs for another great Fave Five!

***I grew up on mid-late 90s anime (pretty much just DragonBall and Sailor Moon), though I did broaden my horizons at PCEPs Anime Club. These are the manga series that I stumbled upon between 1999 and 2005. Enjoy!

1. Love Hina
Though a major shonen series, Love Hina has a great sense of humor and a brillian story line that any teen would find thoroughly entertaining.

Road Rage in the Motor City

A recent study ranked Detroit as number three in a list of top cities for rude, aggressive driving.  Not only is this dangerous to a driver's health and car, implications are that it is psychologically damaging as well.  For more information on the habits of drivers, read Traffic: Why W

Lunch & a Book - September 10

White Tiger (Aravind Adiga)  When he relocates to New Delhi to take a new job, Balram Halwai is disillusioned by the city's materialism and technology-spawned violence, a circumstance that forces him to question his loyalties, ambitions, and past.

Lunch & a Book - August 13

The Pull of the Moon
 (Elizabeth Berg) Uncomfortable with the fit of her life, Nan gets in her car and drives across the country on back roads, following the moon.  Through conversations, letters, and her diary, Nan confronts topics long overdue for her attention. 

Lunch & a Book - July 9

Get Creative!  Celebrate Adult Summer Reading by bringing in a sample of a creative project (could be stitching, jewelry, gardening, cooking) along with a book you consider an indispensible resource.  Adult Summer Reading participants will receive and extra entry in the prize drawing. 

Suggestions with strong characters

This is an unusual request by someone who enjoys reading Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien for the strong characters with principles portrayed in their works. 

Mysterious and Ghostly Writing

Why not join in the Summer Reading theme of being creative and try your hand at writing? Mysterious and magical powers might just help you once you get started. Read about these supernatural powers in The Bronze Pen (Snyder) or Dying to Meet You: 43 Cemetery Road (Klise). The library also has other great books about authorship if these are out by popular demand.

Summer Reads

In case the forecasted inclement weather keeps you away from Liberty Fest this weekend, why not stay home and curl up with a fun read about other folks' summer vacations? A couple of my favorites are The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place (by E. L. Konigsburg) and A Corner of the Universe (by Ann M. Martin). These books are fun to read even when the weather isn't overcast and rainy.

Meeting Minutes -- May 21, 2009

May 21, 2009
7:30 p.m.

The Vice Chair, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken

Absent: J. Gillig

Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny

Teen Science Fiction Suggestions

If your favorite author is Jude Watson or you are interested in Science Fiction you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:

Seasoned Chicks

Fiction for the discriminating woman… a little romance, a little humor, some anger, some sorrow, but when you reach a certain age this is what life offers… beginnings and endings and endings leading to beginnings… The Last Time I Saw Paris by Elizabeth Adler, The Florabama Ladies' Auxilary & Sewing Circle by Lois Battle, Murder on a Girl's Night Out by Anne George, The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King, and Stately Pursuits by Katie Fforde.

35th Annual Saturn Awards

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films recently announced its nominations for the 35th annual Saturn Awards.  Awarded every year in the categories of film, television and DVD, the film The Dark Knight tops the list with 11 nominations.

Life on Mars?

A reseach team from the University of Colorado at Boulder announced on June 17, 2009 that "the first definitive evidence of shorelines on Mars" was found. Though no firm evidence suggested that life does or did ever exist on the red planet, the scientists concurred that life would have been possible.Is There Life on Mars, a 60-minute DVD, showcases the latest scientific revelations from a planet, once alien, now poised to reveal provocative new clues in the tantalizing quest to plumb its past for signs of water and, perhaps, even life.