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A Little More Maximum Ride

If your are a Maximum Ride fan who's read everything and is still hungry for more of that trademark high-octane action then check out the Maximum Ride graphic novel that just came out. Also, did you hear they're making a movie?

Sunday March 1 is St David's Day!

Most people know that March 17 is St Patrick's Day, but did you know that March 1 is St David's Day? He's the patron saint of Wales. Check out or - several cities across the USA are celebrating next week with various events planned and a competition to win a trip to Wales. Hwyl!

African American Cultural Celebration!

La'Ron WilliamsCelebrate Black History Month with interactive stories and songs. Storyteller La'Ron Williams returns to the library, Saturday, February 28th from 2-3pm in the Community Room, with a bag of tales and instruments from the African American tradition. This program is for ages 5 and up.

Fish News - My favorite food!

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Hi there. I was wondering what your favorite food is?

Mine is bloodworms. They are so yummy! Have you ever had them?
You can answer me by clicking comment on my blog!

Your friend,

P.S. I also love algae --especially the green kind!

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The Library Made Me Healthier

The March 3, 2009 issue of Woman's Day has a great article regarding four women and how they found resources at their libraries to help them get well. It's another great example of how libraries can change lives!

Best Ways to Ask a Librarian

If you are looking for information, asking a librarian is a safe bet. To get the most out of your interaction, follow these simple tips:
  • Be specific: the librarian will only know what you tell him/her, so be sure to give all the necessary information up front. The librarian can work from broad categories down into specifics, but starting with all the information will find better information faster
  • Don't wait until the last minute: While a web search only takes a second, the library moves a little slower.

Parenting book

Reviews & MoreIf you have a 2-5 year old, and are struggling with their not-so-great behavior, "I Brake for Meltdowns" is a very helpful book for parents. Written by a mother of five, this book gives excellent tips for disciplining your young child.

St. Patrick's Day Music

Are you are planning a ceilidh for St Patrick's Day? It is never to early to put together a playlist.

One Wish, Two Wish, A Happy Birthday Seuss Wish!

March 2nd marks the 105th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's birth. Local retail stores, such as Meijer, are having birthday events for him this Saturday, February 28th, but his beloved books are always available at the library.

Making Movies in Michigan

Have you spotted George Clooney at Metro Airport this week? Or maybe Drew Barrymore at the Lafayette Deli in Detroit earlier this year? Despite these recent "star sightings," making movies in Michigan is not a completely new phenomenom. It was 50 years ago this spring when Anatomy of a Murder was filmed in the Upper Peninsula town of Ishpeming.

Local Harvest

bee on hyssopLocal Harvest is a website dedicated to helping people find local food. You can find events, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), farmers markets, co-ops, and more. There are many listings in the Canton area, including the Canton Township Farmers Market, which will start on April 26, 2009.

You're Either In or Out

Teacher StudentColleges are tweaking their methods of informing students of whether or not they'll be coming to their campus that fall. In today's U.S.

Puppet Fun!

Keep a look-out for the new finger puppets that will soon be arriving to the Children's puppet collection. And while you're waiting for them to arrive, why not try making some puppets of your very own? Disney has lots of great suggestions to check out!

Transformin' the Blues

Derek TrucksThe new CD by The Derek Truck Band, Already Free, is a good example of how root forms of the blues have been transformed, yet preserved, by rock music.  Trucks has an excellent pedigree in Southern blues-rock, taking up Duane Allman's mantel as the best living slide guitarist and incorporating a range of world music influences into his playing.

Gamer Girls Video Game Community

Miss Video Game Community is a great place to connect with other girls who love video games!  You can create a profile, add statistics, and participate in tournaments.  This site includes a blog but you don't just have to post about gaming, things like make-up, boys, and books were all topics that are currently being talked about.

Got the Winter Blues?

Tired of winter? Check out something new from the library!
A great source of recommendations for all ages is our Fave Fives from staff and fellow patrons. Or take a look at our Books & More pages for Kids, Teens and Adults. Immerse yourself in someone else’s world and brighten up your day.

$20 million allocated for Senior Services

The Senior Alliance is requesting your input for the 2010-2012 Multi-Year Plan. A community forum  for input on how  $20 million in state and federal funds should be used for senior services will be held on Monday, March 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Summit on the Park (46000 Summit Parkway, Canton). If you are unable to attend, please complete the survey available on The Senior Alliance website.  Submit the completed survey to the Planning Specialist at The Senior Alliance by April 30, 2009.

Calling All Seniors & Caregivers!

Are you providing care for someone elderly?  Or are you a senior citizen wanting to learn more about laws that impact on your life?  Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan Elder Law & Advocacy is presenting a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 25 (6-8 p.m.) at the Cherry Hill Village Theater.  Topics covered are current events in elder law, tips on caregiving, and preventing elder abuse. This event is sponsored by Canton Leisure Services, Giving Hope, Women's Giving Circle and Waltonwood.  For more information call 313/937-8291.

Family Day @ the Movies

Families with children ages 5-12 can join us for to watch Horton Hears a Who on the big screen. And it wouldn't be complete without popcorn! Register online beginning February 12.
Program Date: Thursday, February 26 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Good music for little (and big) ears

If you're looking for some good peaceful tunes to play for naptime or quiet times, you and your child will enjoy these CDs.  Be sure you're not too sleep deprived when you listen to them or they'll soothe you right off to dreamland too!
Classical Naptime for Tots
Lullaby Renditions of Coldplay