If if you don't know the name Jonathan Demme, you've likely watched something he created. From "Silence of the Lambs" to "Beloved" to working with musicians like Neil Young and The Talking Heads. Checkout the eclectic list of  of modern classic works by Demme.

Story of two competing lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.

After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen.

A young female FBI agent is sent to interview notorious killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in hope of obtaining information that will help the Bureau catch another killer.

Since 2010 we've heard "there's an app for that." So why not use an app that will help you accumulate and invest a penny here or there without the limits of a brick-and-mortar institution? There are numerous apps on the market that let you do just this. As always, make sure to research apps and websites before entering any personal information.

  • Mint - this app "brings together everything from balances and bills to your credit score and more. It’s your financial life, in one place that’s easy to understand." Mint is intended to give an overview of finances and help create a budget.
  • You Need a Budget (YNAB) - "Combines easy software with Four Simple Rules to help you quickly gain control of your money, get out of debt, and save more money faster." Similar to Mint but requires a fee and more hands-on management. 
  • Acorns - "Automatically invests your spare change." When connected to a checking account, this app collects the change left after rounding up your purchases and puts it into exchange traded investment funds.
  • Digit - "Saves for you so you don't have to think about it!" Digit is similar to Acorns but works by grabbing random amounts like $2.00 one day and $5.00 a few days later
  • Tip Yourself - "You tip everyone else, but what about yourself? Tip Yourself! You Earned it!" This app is works like a swear jar or a piggy bank except you transfer small amounts of money from a linked account. 

Check out these links for more info:

11 Apps to Automate Your Savings

These Apps Are the Perfect Money Saving Tools for Lazy People Like Me

Budgeting Software Showdown

Saving App Showdown

 

"Instructions and photographs show to make 30 easy projects for the garden using inexpensive or found materials. Provides practical solutions to greening a small and otherwise barren area including outer walls, tiny patios, balconies, courtyards, terraces, windowsills and rooftops. Also includes instructions on the basics of gardening."--.

Lego Batman, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Wonder Woman are all big superhero movies this year! If you liked their movies, or are looking forward to them, check out these books featuring your favorite superheroes. 

Lego Batman

Shares production artwork and stories from the filmmakers, animators, and LEGO designers to reveal how the LEGO Batman movie was created.

Bedtime for Batman by Michael Dahl

The prefect bedtime picture book for little ones. A little boy makes his bedtime an exciting adventure, as he imagines Batman preparing to fight crime in Gotham City.

Please join the Canton Seniors Book Discussion group on Thursday, May 25 from 2:00PM-3:00PM in the Friends Activity Room when we discuss BLACK DIAMONDS: THE DOWNFALL OF AN ARISTOCRATIC DYNASTY... Copies of the book will be available on April  28.

Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families. Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England's aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times bestseller The Secret Rooms, Black Diamonds provides a page-turning chronicle of the Fitzwilliam coal-mining dynasty and their breathtaking Wentworth estate, the largest private home in England. When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England, valued at more than [ ] billion of today's money--a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people who worked either in the family's coal mines or on their expansive estate. The earl also left behind four sons, and the family line seemed assured. But was it? As Bailey retraces the Fitzwilliam family history, she uncovers a legacy riddled with bitter feuds, scandals (including Peter Fitzwilliam's ill-fated affair with American heiress Kick Kennedy), and civil unrest as the conflict between the coal industry and its miners came to a head. Once again, Bailey has written an irresistible and brilliant narrative history"--.

Saturday, May 6 is Free Comic Book Day. Stop by the library and get a free comic. Only while supplies last, so come early! Brought to you by Comic City. 8 & up.

One of the best ways to save money is utilizing your very own library's resources. Grab your CPL card and try any of these tips to get started.

  • Do you love e-books?  The CPL has both OverDrive and Hoopla e-books including newest releases and bestsellers, in iOS, Android and Kindle formats.
  • Have you tried audiobooks?  They are great in the car and on the go!  The CPL has them in a book on cd format as well as in OverDrive and Hoopla.  
  • If you love music, try Hoopla for the most recent music releases and hundreds of other titles.  The library has many other popular titles in music cd format as well. 
  • If you love magazines, save money by downloading the Zinio app to your computer or mobile device.  
  • Try out a video game before you buy it!  
  • Are you a movie buff?  The library has thousands of DVD's for both adult and children.  Hoopla also a great selection of streaming movies. 
  • If you love holding a book and reading, we still have many, many books for all ages!  
  • Speaking of books, be sure to visit our Secondhand Prose Bookstore, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, for great deals on used books (as well as other items)!

 

On Saturday, April 29 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, area families with at-risk and special populations are invited to this FREE event at the Summit on the Park. You can meet Canton and Plymouth first responders including public safety officers, firefighters and paramedics. Also enjoy hands-on displays, ask questions, and learn about local programs and resources for everyone. Refreshments available for purchase. The Summit is located at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton. For more information, please call (734) 394-5367 or email cantontr@canton-mi.org. Program presented in partnership with Canton Public Safety, Canton Leisure Services, and Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

 

"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it"  -- Neil De Grasse Tyson.

 

March for Science   April 22, 2017

 

Hey Kids,

You may have seen or heard the news that we have new eggs in our library nest. Mother ducks were spotted laying eggs in our Children's Department courtyard again, and if all goes well we look forward to welcoming baby ducks. While we wait for further action, might I suggest looking for a few ducky stories? Some recommendations - both fiction and nonfiction - are below. If you find one you especially enjoy, I bet the ducks in the courtyard (or me, the big friendly bear right next to them) might enjoy listening to you read it.

Bear hugs,

Thorndyke

Ducklings by Marfe Ferguson Delano

Introduces wood ducks, describing their life cycle, physical characteristics, diet, and behaviors.

Watch me grow duckling by Lisa Magloff

Shows the duck as it grows up in its natural environment.

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