June 14, 2011 | durbinm
June 14, 2011 | durbinm
June 14 is Flag Day, and with the Fourth of July coming up we will see our flag flying in many places. It took many years for our flag to look the way it does now, as changes in our nation brought changes to the flag. In 1818 Congress made a decision that there would only be 13 stripes in the flag, representing each colony, and there would be a star for every state. In 1912 President Taft decided the stars should be in rows. That is how our flag looks today. So wave it proudly in a parade, or hang it high at your home, as it represents freedom and our great country!
June 13, 2011 | goulds
Children, ages 5-9, with caregivers, can make an original Potato Head person with a real potato, just like in the old days. Learn some interesting facts about the Potato Heads, play a game, enjoy a healthy snack and have fun.
When: Wednesday, June 29, 7:00-7:45PM
Where: Purple Room
Registration begins June 15.
June 13, 2011 | durbinm
Summer is here and the kids are home. Are you already dreading those two words, "I'm bored"? Well check out the parenting collection in the Children's department. We have a variety of topics in this collection with parenting advice, as well as books to give you tips on summer activities to do with your children. The green hour will help you get your kids outside and Summer smarts for cool kids will help you encourage thinking skills while entertaining at the same time. Family Travel & Resorts is also great if you're going on a vacation.
June 13, 2011 | skrzynskie
Flag Day was created as a patriotic holiday to celebrate the American Flag. In 1916, President Wilson issued the first proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of Flag Day on June 14th and it was made a permanent observance in 1949. For fun facts concerning Flag Day, how to celebrate Flag Day, graphics of the 50 state flags, flag etiquette, cake, crafts, e-cards, patriotic song lyrics and more, see this web site. Check out a listing of sources that detail the history of the American flag in the Canton Library.
June 13, 2011 | Anne Heidemann
Zombie cupcakes by Zilly Rosen — Cupcakes are all the rage these days, and zombies never go out of style, so why not combine the two? The sixteen cupcake designs included here are mostly zombie-focused but extend to other horror themes, including vampires and one that might have been inspired by the classic film The Birds. All of these cupcakes are fun and spooky, and hopefully also delicious.
June 12, 2011 | daviscrl
We have received our 2011 shipment of books in Urdu and they are on the shelves. Stop by and check them out. New titles include:
Barq-i tabassum by Shaukat Thānvī
Jis tan lagyā ʻishq kamāl by ʻUshnā Kaus̲ar Sardār
Obāmā kī āp bītī by Bārak Obāmā ; mutarjim, Yāsar Javvād
Ṣāʻiqah : Nāvil by Raz̤iyah Baṭ
Barf kā ādamī : afsāne by Sayyidah Nafīs Bāno Shamaʻ
Gardish-i daurāṉ : afsāne,afsānce by G̲ẖulām Ḥasan Baṭ
June 12, 2011 | Brad B.
June 11, 2011 | baluchr
The first big kid friendly release has hit the theaters, just in time for the last day of school. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer takes Megan McDonald's popular red-headed heroine from the page to the big screen. Judy Moody's plans for a super exciting summer are derailed when her two closest friends head off to more exciting adventures, and her parents leave for California, leaving Judy and her brother Stink in the care of Aunt Opal. Will this mean a major bummer summer for Judy, or will it turn out to be super after all? After you've seen the movie, discover (or enjoy for a second time) some of Judy's other adventures here at Canton Public Library!
June 11, 2011 | daviscrl
We have recently purchased Ghaban by Premacanda and Diwar by Rajvansh in Book on CD format. Because this is the first time we've seen Hindi books on CD, we were so excited to order a couple titles. If you listen to one (or both) let us know what you think of the sound quality. We would love to hear your comments.