eBooks You've Been Waiting For

If The Shoemaker's Wife by Trigiani, Gossip by Gutcheon, Raylan by Leonard, Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James, or any of the Harry Potter series by Rowling suit your fancy, you will be delighted to know that they are now available on our eBook site. ;Log in with your CPL card number before you search. This ensures that you are accessing our entire eBook collection where these new titles reside. You can also place holds for these titles.

Chase's Calendar of Events

Chase's Calendar of Events was started in 1957 as a humble 32-page booklet by  William D. Chase, an Ann Arbor man. The world's greatest datebook has been in publication ever since. It is the authoritative guide to special occurrences, holidays, anniversaries, celebrity birthdays, religious observances, sporting events, and more.  Mr. Chase will observe a special day of his own on April 8 when he turns 90

Target Family Reading Night: Spring Celebration

Children ages 4-9 with a caregiver can join us Monday, April 16 from 7:00-8:00 PM to celebrate the springtime season. We will read a story, enjoy activities, eat treats, and make a springy craft. Each family will also receive one free book to take home. This program is funded by the Target Store Early Childhood Reading Grant and the Friends of the Canton Public Library. Registration begins on March 26, 9:00 AM.

How to Celebrate Easter

Not all countries celebrate Easter the way the United States does. To get some idea of different customs, read this Easter Celebrations Around the World article. Here are some ideas to plan parties, recipes and crafts for the holiday on Easter Dinner, Brunch and Party Ideas. Our collection contains plenty of books and DVDs that give the history of Easter or help to plan festive Easter events.

Book Club Choices: April 2012

April is National Poetry Month, if you haven’t already, maybe it’s time your group considered reading and discussing poetry. Choose a poet and let members select 2 or 3 poems from the poet’s collected worksto read. Members can discuss their reactions to the poems or maybe to poetry as a whole.

The complete poems by Walt Whitman ; edited with an introduction and notes by Francis Murphy

How to read a poem: and fall in love with poetry by Edward Hirsch

How to read a poem— and start a poetry circle by Molly Peacock

Migration: new & selected poems by W.S. Merwin

Starfish Family Services: Babysitter's Club

Summer is around the corner. Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, April 14th from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM the staff from Starfish Family Services will teach young men and women from 6th-8th grade the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive certification in first aid. This is an all day event, so don't forget to bring a sack lunch. Registration begins on March 31st at 9:00 AM.

Baby Games

Help your infant develop brain power and have fun by trying out some new games during playtime. Below are some suggested books filled with ideas for baby and caregiver play. You can find these titles in the Parenting section in the Children's Department.

Baby minds: brain-building games your baby will love by Linda Acredolo, Ph.D. and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D

Baby play by general editors Wendy S. Masi, Roni Cohen Leiderman

Baby days: activities, ideas, and games for enjoying daily life with a child under three by Barbara Rowley

Your child at play. Birth to one year: discovering the senses and learning about the world by Marilyn Segal; foreword by Wendy Masi

SEMCOG Seeking Comment

SEMCOG seeks public comment on projects proposed for 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a list of roadway and transit projects selected as priorities for funding by cities, county road commissions, transit agencies, and the Michigan Department of Transportation. The public comment period officially began on March 27, 2012 and will end with Executive Committee action on April 27, 2012.