"From one of America's greatest comic novelists, a hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old, and the clan's matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy's beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. And they didn't count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as their own kids. The New York Times bestselling author Cathleen Schine has been called "full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to [ Jane] Austen's own" ( The New York Review of Books ), and she is at her best in this intensely human, profound, and honest novel about the intrusion of old age into the relationships of one loving but complicated family. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together. CPL's Lunch and a Book Group gave this title 4 stars out of 5. This kit contains 10 copies of the title.

It's still warm outside but fall is here! Pick up a book (or two) about some fun things to experience during this season!

Apples and pumpkins by Anne F Rockwell

In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock's farm to pick apples and pumpkins.

Apples by Ken Robbins

Describes how apples are grown, harvested, and used, and details facts about apples in history, literature, and our daily lives.

Join us for an evening of nostalgic fun with a variety of classic and vintage board games all for your gaming pleasure. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring just yourself, and bring your own games to share! Some light refreshments will be on hand and we will even raffle off a few of the games by the end of the evening. Let's have a night of good old fashioned fun together. 

Thursday, November 2nd 6PM-9PM in the Community Room

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

A screening of “A Continuing Series of Small Indignities: A Personal Conversation About Race,” a documentary film, is the impetus for a community discussion on race and building a more inclusive, accepting and safe community. The Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition will host the screening on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill. It will be followed by a moderated community conversation and panel discussion featuring Harris, filmmaker Michael Pfaendtner, and other representatives from the Canton community.

The documentary, produced and directed by Michigan filmmaker Michael Pfaendtner, premiered at the 2017 Freep Film Festival and was also been shown at the Trinity International Film Festival and the Royal Starr Film Festival. It follows the personal experience of 59-year-old Rodney Harris as he recounts a lifetime of subtle and not-so-subtle racism.

The event is coordinated by the Canton Response to Hate Crime Coalition (CRHCC).

This Not in Our Town event is November 3 at 7:00 PM at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI. There is no cost to attend.

Teens, We Want You!

CPL TEENS, WE WANT YOU

Have you ever read a book everyone else loved only to think it's terrible - and wonder why no one else says so? Or been assigned a book for school that you thought would be totally lame - until it changed your life? Maybe you were feeling depressed until you opened a book that made your day - by making you lol. These are the stories we want to hear! 

 

We're looking for book reviews written by our teen patrons. We want to hear what YOU think. What book do your friends need to read? What book should they avoid at all costs?

 

Stop by the teen space to fill out a paper book review OR use this form to write and email it! We'll post your review in the library, on our website, or on our social media.

 

Help us help you find good reads! 

Do you want to improve your public speaking? Are you afraid of speaking in front of groups of people? You can become an effective public speaker! In this fun and hands-on course, you'll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. You'll learn how to plan and deliver your presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers—fear.

All Gale Courses are free with your Canton Public Library card, and the next set of classes will begin on Wednesday, October 18. Learn on your own schedule, and receive a certificate of completion when you've finished. Our goal is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for you to gain new skills or improve existing ones. New sessions are offered every month. Take advantage of these instructor-led courses on our databases page!

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Budget Hearing Minutes
  • Approval of General Meeting Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Trustee Comments
  • Committee Reports
    • Retirement Benefits Committee
    • Director’s Evaluation Committee
  • Approve Resolution to Close Employee Division in MERS Defined Benefit Plan and Adopt Non-MERS Defined Contribution Plan
  • Connect Your Summer 2017 review
  • Proposal for 2018 renovation of staff area
  • 3rd Quarter Budget Amendment
  • Director’s Evaluation (closed session) – roll-call vote
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Canton Public Safety invites all Canton seniors to learn more about personal safety on November 8 from 12:00-3:00PM at the Summit on the Park.   This free informative seminar will help you learn new techniques to keep you and your family safe.  Speakers, interactive booths, lunch, and give-a-ways are just a few highlights of this event. Pre-Registration is required to participate. For more information and to register, call Canton Community Senior Services at 734-394-5485.

Help us celebrate Teen Read Week this year. Stop by the Teen Space and place your vote for your 'Top Ten' favorite nominated YA books of 2017. National winners will be announced the following week, along with Canton Teens' favorites! After you vote, make sure to pick up a sweet treat from the Teen desk. 

Check out the full list of nominated books here

“The benefits of reading books include a longer life in which to read them.”  –A. Bashivi, M. D. Slade, B. R. Levy. (Social Science & Medicine. Vol 164. Sept, 2016)

 Jeremy Black offers a historian's interpretation from the perspective of the late 2010s, assessing James Bond in terms of the greatly changing world order of the Bond years--a lifetime that stretches from 1953, when the first novel appeared, to the present. Black argues that the Bond novels--the Fleming books as well as the often-neglected novels authored by others after Fleming died in 1964--and films drew on current fears in order to reduce the implausibility of the villains and their villainy.  Class, place, gender, violence, sex, race--all are themes that Black scrutinizes through the ongoing shifts in characterization and plot. His well-informed and well-argued analysis provides a fascinating history of the enduring and evolving appeal of James Bond.

Also available in: e-book

"In An Extraordinary Time, acclaimed economic historian Marc Levinson recounts the global collapse of the postwar economy in the 1970s. While economists struggle to return us to the high economic growth rates of the past, Levinson counterintuitively argues that the boom years of the 1950s and 1960s were an anomaly; slow economic growth is the norm-no matter what economists and politicians may say. Yet these atypical years left the public with unreasonable expectations of what government can achieve. When the economy failed to revive, suspicion of government and liberal institutions rose sharply, laying the groundwork for the political and economic polarization that we're still grappling with today. A sweeping reappraisal of the last sixty years of world history, An Extraordinary Time describes how the postwar economic boom dissipated, undermining faith in government, destabilizing the global financial system, and forcing us to come to terms with how tumultuous our economy really is"--.

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