August 16, 2011 | kimit311
August 15, 2011 | SuzyQ
History is full of days and years which have special meaning. 1492? Columbus discovered America. 1776? America declared its independence. 1929? The stock market crashed. We all learned about these significant dates in school. However, these are just some of the years in history worth remembering - for better or for worse. Check out the following list for more:
69 A.D.: the year of four emperors by Gwyn Morgan
The year 1000: what life was like at the turn of the first millennium: an Englishman's world by Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger
August 15, 2011 | Anne Heidemann
Understanding garden design : the complete handbook for aspiring designers by Vanessa Gardner Nagel — August may seem like an odd time to be designing a garden, but it's never the wrong time to plan and this book is all about planning. It includes instructions and information on overall design, working with the natural features of the landscape, irrigation, lighting, and much more. It also includes tips and suggestions for what to plant in what sorts of places in your garden for a pleasing overall effect.
August 13, 2011 | durbinm
Sometimes the simplest stories have the most to say. Children's stories can be that way and often give us a lot to think about. Children's authors Eileen and Jerry Spinelli recognize this in their book Today i will . This little book gives a years worth of interesting quotes from children's fiction books, and then challenges the reader with some thoughts and advice. Check out this little green book in the J800 section.
August 13, 2011 | daviscrl
Our May We Suggest Facebook page reached triple digits with 100 followers. In honor of this, here's an eclectic list of books which also have a hundred — of something. Join us on Facebook to get awesome suggestions every week.
The one hundred: a guide to the pieces every stylish woman must own by Nina Garcia; illustrations by Ruben Toledo
August 13, 2011 | Brad B.
We had over 60 people enter our 2011 contest with some amazing, beautiful art! This year's theme was "World Cultures", and kudos to everyone who incorporated it into their drawings! So many people deserved recognition, but we had to limit ourselves to 3 winners for each age group and a few honorable mentions. Take a look at all of 2011 manga entries to see the honorable mentions and all the other fantastic artwork! Here are the winners:
August 11, 2011 | madame librarian
Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00-3:00p.m. in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. This month's reading selection is:
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson. Architect Daniel Hudson Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he and others transformed swampy Jackson Park into the White City for the World's Columbian Exposition 1893 in Chicago, while Henry H. Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths.
Copies of The Devil in the White City will be distributed on September 28 at the book discussion. Beginning September 29, ask for a copy of The Devil in the White City at the Adult Reference Desk.
August 11, 2011 | madame librarian
- circus performers
- Great Depression
- spousal abuse
- May We Suggest
- Historical Fiction
- Realistic Fiction
Canton Seniors Book Discussion group will meet on Wednesday, September 28 from 2:00-3:00 PM in Canton Public Library's Group Study Room A. This month's reading selection is:
Water for Elephants: a novel by Sara Gruen — Surprising, poignant, and funny, Water for Elephants is that rare novel with a story so engrossing, one is reluctant to put it down; with characters so engaging, they continue to live long after the last page has been turned; with a world built of wonder, a world so real, one starts to breathe its air.
Copies of Water for Elephants will be available to pick up beginning Wednesday, August 24. Ask a librarian at the Adult Reference Desk for the book and a copy of this year's reading selections. The schedule is posted on Canton Public Library's Book Clubs page.
August 11, 2011 | kimit311
August 11, 2011 | Anne Heidemann
The homesteading handbook : a back to basics guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more by Abigail R. Gehring — Are you interested in being more self-sufficient? This book is truly a one-stop resource for virtually all aspects of homesteading including herbal medicine, useful crafting, keeping animals like chickens and goats, building sheds and other small structures, canning, generating energy, growing edibles, and more. If all that sounds like a lot of work, it also includes fun things like how to make your own ice cream.