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Children ages 4-8 and their caregivers are invited to have fun with other kids making crafts to take home. No registration required.
When: June 30 1:00-3:00PM

Animal Encounters

Hear stories and meet some of the artistic animals featured in art and music from around the world. Children going into Kindergarten through fourth grade are invited! Register today!
Program Date: July 13, 2 - 2:45 pm

Second Grade Book Discussion

Register online, then check out a book at the Children's Desk.
Book Title: Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
Program Date: July 14, 2 - 2:45pm

The Music Lady

The Music Lady, Beverly Meyer will share songs, joy, and movement with children, ages 2-8, and their families. Come sing and dance along! No registration required.
Program Date: July 6, 11 - 11:45 am

First Grade Book Discussion

Register online, then check out the book at the Children's Desk.
Book Title: Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O'Malley
Program Date & Time: Monday, July 6, 2 - 2:45 p.m.

Tuition Goes Up, Family Incomes Go Down

MoneyIn today's Detroit News/Free Press, it's that time of year when colleges in the state are considering how much to raise their tuition for the upcoming fall semester. There's less government aid for schools so families are faced with paying more and doing less. The Library has the latest financial aid books to help students find funding sources such as Get Free Cash for College.

Read Slob!

Are you looking for a good mystery that's mixed with a little bit of humor? Try the 2009 Junior Library Guild winner, Slob by Ellen Potter! It's about a boy named Owen who is faced with challenges such as dealing with a bully, an excrutiating gym class with a mean gym teacher, and not to mention finding out who is stealing his oreos every day! In the midst of all of this drama, he is in a race against time to create a contraption that will help him solve one of the biggest mysteries of all....did you think I would tell you what it is? Read the book and find out!

Peter Paul Rubens (Painter, not the Sandwich)

peter paul rubensPeter Paul Rubens was born on June 28, 1577. He is best known as an influential Flemish painter during the Baroque era. You make think Rubens conjures up images of sandwiches and lunch, but actually, the artist was famous for painting Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. His paintings are full of action and movement as the subjects are rendered in vivid colors and in interesting poses. An excellent website to learn more about this famous artist is

Teen Fantasy Suggestions

If your favorite genre is Fantasy or you are just looking for a new book to try you may also be interested in the following book list that we put together based on one of our patron's request:

Based on the Book

Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Inkheart, Spiderwick Chronicles.  Most people know that these recent movies are based on books.  But Children's novels have been providing sources for movies for many years.

New Publications For Your Student

College students and parents of elementary, middle and high school students can pick up copies of the Eduguide: Your roadmap to student success in the library's lobby brochure rack. Separate editions, geared to each educational level, offer tips on both helping students succeed in their current scholastic careers and preparing them for the next step on their academic ladder.

Bloody Good Reads

The current popularity of the "Twilight" series of books and movies have made the Vampire yet again a media darling. Let's face it though, the sun-sparkling, non-people eating vampires of "Twilight" were designed for a certain audience, those looking for a romance story.

If you like your vampire stories with (if you'll pardon the pun) "more bite," more moral ambiguity, and a lot less teen angst, you'll want to try Charlie Huston's series of Joe Pitt Casebooks. The Joe Pitt series takes place in a Manhattan that's been secretly divided by rival vampire gangs with different philosophical viewpoints on the world and the vampire's place in it.

The Return of Die Hard's John McClane

In 1988 Director John McTiernan and writers Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza revolutionized the action movie with "Die Hard". The film starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman introduced movie goers to John McClane, a charismatic New York City Cop who was different than your typical action movie hero because he was very human and had a sharp sense of humor.

Michigan Reads

Some awesome kids books take place right here in the Michigan we all love. Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff introduces us to Maggie Dillion whose life has been turned upside down by World War II. Her experiences and realizations help us all believe in the power of friends and family to support each other in uncertain times...something we could all use about now. The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis is a roll-on-the-floor laughing book about a Flint family, their adventures and relationships...comic relief which is also very therapeutic in stressful times. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban won the 2007 Michigan Mitten Award.

Spider-Man Turns 600!

It's hard to believe that it's been almost 50 years since the publication of Marvel Comics' "Amazing Fantasy" #15. In that single issue writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko debuted a creation that would go on to become one of the most recognizable and popular pop-culture characters in the world, the Amazing Spider-Man.

Since his debut all those years ago Spidey has experienced many milestones and on July 15 sees the debut of the biggest publishing event in the character's history, "Amazing Spider-Man" #600. It's a giant sized 104 page issue featuring all new content by the current creative team and even Spidey's creator Stan Lee!

Cherry Hill's Church On the Ridge Turns 175

Cherry Hill United Methodist Church shares its 175th birthday with the township this year. This congregation was home to some of Canton's first pioneers, who may have found their way here down the Sauk Trail, which is now Michigan Avenue. For more church history, read Time In Its Flight: The Community of Cherry Hill and the Church on the Ridge by Madelyn C. Bastian.
Photo courtesy of the Canton Historical Society.            

New Hindi Books

New Hindi books are going out on the shelf today. New fiction titles include Jāta na pūcho sādhu kī by Krānti Trivedī and Āsamāna meṃ candā taire by Nāgārjuna. We are also putting out a variety of nonfiction books, including: Camatkārī jyotisha : jyotisha gāiḍa by Vī. Ke. Śarmā and Bhāratīya mahilā udyamī by Alakā Siṃha.

New Korean Books

Today we are putting some new Korean language books on the shelf. Ne ka irŏbŏrin kŏt ŭl kiŏk hara : Sichʻillia esŏ on pʻyŏnji = memory lost by Kim Yŏng-ha chiŭm and Nŏ to ttŏna pomyŏn na rŭl alkŏya : 230 days of diary in America by KIm Tong-yŏng chiŭm are just two of the titles you may want to come in and check out.

Into Board Games? This Sat. Jun 27

Teen / Adult Open Board Gaming This Saturday, June 27, 1:00-4:00pm
We’ve got the hottest games like Carcassonne, Settlers, Ticket to Ride…plus a ton more you probably haven’t heard of but should. Teens and adults can stop in for some intense gaming action with a few new folks. No registration required.