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MS Word I

April 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 
 An introduction to basic word processing. Learn to create text, format, print and save in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboardking skills.

April Book Sale

Secondhand Prose Used Book Shop April Specials. . .
All gardening, craft and hobby books are buy two, get one free.
This is a great opportunity to stock up on the books that make you dream of leisure days in the garden or fashioning that new doodad for your dining table centerpiece.
Come see the great bargains on great books in Secondhand Prose

Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay

Sippy CupsOn Monday April 6th, comedian and tv writer/producer Stephanie Wilder-Taylor is scheduled to appear on the Oprah show. Her memoir, Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay describes the author's transformation into the perils of parenting. From sharing parental responsibilities to the science of the Diaper Genie, this book combines laugh-out-loud humor with sassy wit and is a refreshing, honest look at modern motherhood.

Talk About Books

Talk About Books is a book discussion for kids in 1st and 2nd grade. Register online, then check out a book at the Children's Desk.

Chalk Box Kid by: Robert Clyde Bulla
Date: 4/18 at 1pm

Beans on the Roof by: Betsy Byars
Date: 4/23 5pm

Dog Training Resources at Your Library

The recent release of the Marley and Me DVD got me thinking...
If you plan on getting a new dog or already have a pooch that could improve his doggie manners, check our dog training section here at the library.  From puppy training to teaching an old dog new tricks we've got a wide selection of books and DVDs to help you better understand and train your dog.

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the "Academy of American Poets", as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. It is celebrated every April in the United States and (since 1999) in Canada as well. Since 2000 Great Britian has celebrated a National Poetry Month each October. (Wikipedia)

MORE new comics!

We're gearing up for Free Comic Book Day (May 2) here at the library with new subscriptions to the comics you love.

  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Marvel Adventures Super Heroes
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Simpsons Comics
  • Tiny Titans
  • Transformers: All Hail Megatron

Stay tuned for more on Free Comic Book Day @'s going to be awesome!


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It's Time For Tea!

Children age 4-6 and caregivers are welcomed for a hare-raising fun tea party with Peter Rabbit and his friends.   We’ll hear the Story of Peter Rabbit, make a craft and have a snack.  Online registration begins April 1.

Celebrate Diversity Month

April 1 marks the beginning of a new national observance dedicated to celebrating the diversity that exists within our workplaces, schools and communities.

"Where is your Christian fiction?"

Many kids have been asking this question this past week. There is not a special area or spine label devoted to Christian fiction, but the library certainly does have lots of books that meet this need.

Happy April Fool's Day!

Hey kids, enjoy this April Fool's Day with Bart King's The Pocket Guide to Mischief. You can read about some funny historical practical jokes and get tons of ideas for harmless, but hilarious pranks you can pull on people you know. Hope the day is a ton of fun for you!

Have you started your garden yet?

first lady gardeningI've been doing a little prep work in my gardens, and I'm not the only one. First Lady Michelle Obama recently started a garden at the White House with the help of some local students. The fruits (and vegetables) of their labor will be used to feed the residents and visitors to the White House. You can even check out their garden plan for some inspiration.

May We Suggest?

Looking for something new to read? Complete the following questionnaire, send it on its way and you will receive your own personalized list of reading suggestions prepared by a Canton Public Library librarian.

Where did that apple come from?

Want to find out where your food comes from? Learn about fair trade, food miles and local markets in Your Food by Sally Hewitt.

Kids Graphic Novel News - #4 Can't Get Enough Spidey?

Spiderman is in Kids Graphic Novels! Yep, click here to check out one of the webby super hero adventures today.

Fish News -- Friends!


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This sure is a big new house!
I think I'll invite some friends to come live here too.
Would you like to meet some of my friends? 

You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog.

Your friend,

P.S. Wave at me when you go by!!

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Egg-ceptional fun!

Springtime is here! The time has come for rain, flowers, warm weather...and for many, it will also be time to color and decorate eggs. Some of our favorite characters like to do just that! In Eggs For Everyone, Dora the Explorer and her pal Boots spend time decorating eggs for their families and friends. This book just might inspire you to create your own eggs for somebody special!

University of Michigan Museum of Art Reopens

The 53,000 sq. ft. expansion and restoration designed by Brad Claefil of Allied Works Architecture doubles the space available for exhibits and programs. One of the new exhibits is Expressions of Vienna: Master Drawings by Klimt and Schiele . See the University of Michigan site for a cool virtual tour.

March is Madness!

Follow your favorite College Basketball team in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and cheer them on to the Final Four in Detroit!  Go mad and re-live