Last Tuesday, January 16th at 8:08pm, a meteor lit up the skies over southeastern Michigan. The vibrations from the noise the meteor made as it entered the atmosphere were strong enough to register as a 2.0 earthquake on the Richter scale! 

But... what is a meteor made of? Where did it come from? Why did it make such a loud noise? What is the difference between a meteor and a shooting star? When does a meteoroid become a meteor? Is a meteor the same as an astroid? You've got questions and we've got answers! Check out the list of books and DVDs below for your space-related information needs.

Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

Read the book before you see the movie! Here are all the adult books that are getting movie adaptations in 2018. 

Non-Fiction Books

Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. 

Read the book before you see the movie! Here are all the children's and teen books that are getting movie adaptations in 2018. 

Children's Books

A collection of the four stories relating all the adventures of Peter Rabbit and his mischievous cousin, Benjamin Bunny. Included are "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny," "The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies," and "The Tale of Mr. Tod.".

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Hey Kids,

One of my favorite reasons to read is to discover places I've never been and learn about other people. Particularly in the wintertime I enjoy this kind of traveling, and I always like improving my understanding of the worlds and its people. Africa is a continent, made up of many different countries, that sometimes seems very far away. Try some of these books to bring it a little closer.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

Picture Books

Did you miss our Bird Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a squawky storytime you can do at home.

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Hooray for birds! by Lucy Cousins

A variety of avian friends describe a day in the life of a bird.

Persuasion [kit] by Jane Austen

In her final novel, as in her earlier ones, Jane Austen uses a love story to explore and gently satirize social pretensions and emotional confusion. Persuasion follows the romance of Anne Elliot and naval officer Frederick Wentworth. They were happily engaged until Anne's friend, Lady Russell, persuaded her that Frederick was "unworthy." Now, eight years later, Frederick returns, a wealthy captain in the navy, while Anne's family teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. They still love each other, but their past mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Austen may seem to paint on a small canvas, but her characters contain the full range of human passion and moral complexity, and the author's generous spirit renders them all with understanding, compassion, and humor. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 2.4 stars out of 5. This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

Please note that the January meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been cancelled and will not take place on January 18. The February Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 PM. 

Today we honor the life Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 88 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April, 1968 was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated a national day of service in 1994.

Did you miss Storytime this past Thursday? Have no fear! Here are the wonderful books we read and some extra books for you to enjoy all about the amazing world of Art. See you next week!

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