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.

Just a few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation they moved from the fields to Silicon Valley. The nature and values of the Korean people provide the background for a more detailed examination of the complex history of the country, in particular its division and its emergence as an economic superpower.

A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Erica Rakowicz
rakowicze@cantonpl.org
Communication Specialist, Community Relations
Canton Public Library
734-397-0999 ext. 1245

 

CPL Recognizes Volunteers with President’s Volunteer Service Awards

CANTON, MI –  The Canton Public Library celebrated volunteers who contributed 8,452 service hours with a luncheon on April 18. Staff prepared food to honor the 89 volunteers who spend their time at CPL shelving books, processing library materials, watering plants and more.

Volunteers were also recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, by library trustees Michelle Farell and Nancy Eggenberger.

The award given for the most time contributed is the Lifetime Achievement Award, given to volunteers who have contributed over 4,000 hours of service to the library in their lifetime. Bronze, Silver and Gold awards were also given to volunteers.

“That’s just amazing and that’s a lot of dedication to the library, so we want to give a special thank you to these people,” Farell said, before presenting the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The following recipients exceeded the number of hours required for each level of the award:

Gold: Linda Luke and Kathy Young
Silver: Deb Luczkowski, Shirley Reynolds, Judy Richardson, Nancy Smith and Linda Wisniewski
Bronze: Nancy Austin, Barb Backes , Melinda Drake, Linda Garrett, Larry Hoelscher, Lisa Kluka, John MacGaw, Claire O’Connor, Loretta Olson, Larry Richardson, David Smith, Kathy Sonnanstine, Jody Trame, Joan Postell and Debbe Yeager
Lifetime Achievement: Bevis Richardson and Ilene Saunders

Additional facts about the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award winners:

In 2011, the first year the Canton Public Library gave out the awards, CPL gave out 11 Bronze Awards. This year, CPL gave out 27 Bronze Awards.
Award winners alone donated 5,077 volunteer hours to the library in 2016.
Three of the award winners were teens, ages 11-15. Two teens won Silver Awards for 75-99 hours and one teen won a Bronze Award for 50-74 hours.
Two winners were young adults, ages 16-25. One young adult won a Silver Award for 175-249 hours and one young adult won a Bronze Award for 100-174 hours.
Thirty-three adults, ages 26 and up, won Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Twenty-five adults won Bronze Awards for 100-249 hours, five adults won Silver Awards for 250-499 hours, and three adults won Gold Awards for 500+ hours.

 

The Canton Public Library is located at 1200 S. Canton Center Rd. Learn more about the library by visiting www.cantonpl.org or by calling the library at 734-397-0999.

 

 

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Spring Clean Your Life with Soo Porter

Do you need to "Spring Clean" your life?  Now is the perfect time to take stock of what is bothering you and see what you REALLY want to be doing both personally and professionally. Join certified life coach Soo Porter for a two hour workshop that will help you to:

  • Identify and create daily success habits.
  • Identify what's zapping your energy and holding you back.
  • Explore what is holding you back and why.
  • Detox your relationships.
  • Create a 3 month vision complete with goals and action steps.

Space is limited, and registration is required.

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